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by schomberger
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Beau's Exporting to NY
Replies: 77
Views: 12663

I though Matt's point was to try and put together a six pack of ONT craft that would impress our counterparts to the south, then realize how difficult that would be, especially if you can't include apa ipa iipa. What I'm seeing, and obviously everybody has their own tastes/opinions, are a few (possi...
by schomberger
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Beau's Exporting to NY
Replies: 77
Views: 12663

^^Nutcracker, Tempest agreed. If you include King and Creemore, then you can include Beau's too.
by schomberger
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Beau's Exporting to NY
Replies: 77
Views: 12663

I think if you accept the premise that Ontarians are hyper critical of their beer, then you have to be mindful of the affect that has on RB and BA ratings when analysing rankings. IMO a beer like Lake Effect is so enjoyable an IPA I'd have to have a Sculpin or Alesmith side by side with it to say fo...
by schomberger
Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16771
Views: 2308761

^I find it amazing how much TP improves with even as little as a year on it; I can only imagine 8 year old! I admit though that i'm not a big fan of unibroue yeastiness which I find very prominent in fresh TP, so aging makes a big difference for me, changing the beer from ok/not a favorite to delici...
by schomberger
Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Founders Features
Replies: 19
Views: 5498

^I agree. When additional ingredients like chocolate or coffee are added it doesn't make a fair comparison to grade a beer to one that stays within the basic four ingredients; so comparing the breakfast with peche and deciding which is better makes sense to me, but not comparing against regular temp...
by schomberger
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4865
Views: 1159907

I know there was a discussion about this somewhere, but I couldn't find it, so...

Red Racer WITH bb date stamped on the bottom is back (in Aurora).
by schomberger
Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Founders Features
Replies: 19
Views: 5498

^^By impy I was refering to the breakfast which is its category on RB (though I now realize Founders has a plain impy too). The backwoods is the scotch I refered to. I've never tried the all day ipa but I agree some of our Ontarian ipas, like the ones you mentioned, are coming along nicely and are m...
by schomberger
Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Founders Features
Replies: 19
Views: 5498

Great Lakes brews some excellent beers but many / most of those are seasonal or only available at the brewery or in select downtown TO pubs; for example, Harry Porter which i'd love to try and would be right there buying a sixer at the LCBO if i could...my point on Founders is that their robust port...
by schomberger
Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Founders Features
Replies: 19
Views: 5498

Loving the porter, wishing it could be a permanent listing or that an Ontario brewer could take up the challenge and brew something similar or, god forbid, better--if that's possible in Ontario..(?) The Backwoods is the pleasant surprise of the release for me, as the thought of scotch ale didn't rea...
by schomberger
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Belgian Quad Blind Tasting Results
Replies: 45
Views: 10247

^I don't know if I can find the inner strength to wait another 8 years!
by schomberger
Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16771
Views: 2308761

Last night:

St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout while preparing dinner,
then during the Leaf's game
a 2008 and 2013 Fuller's Vintage ale side-by-side; the 2008 won for aroma and flavour hands down
by schomberger
Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4865
Views: 1159907

^WARNING: Check the beer reviews section before trying this!!!
by schomberger
Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Belgian Quad Blind Tasting Results
Replies: 45
Views: 10247

^Interesting, thanks. Checking some other bottles of Roch I now realize I was looking at the wrong numbers (there's two sets in the bb box). So the bb is actually 21 08 2018, which makes the beer 4 months old (which makes sense, as it was a recent purchase). Now I'll let my other Roch bottles wait u...
by schomberger
Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Belgian Quad Blind Tasting Results
Replies: 45
Views: 10247

A few aging questions while we're on the topic--- I'm curious if you guys are basing your aging numbers on production dates or just how long you actually cellared a beer after purchase? My current Roch 10 has a bb of 08 04 16---would any of you know how old that make it already? I think Chimay does ...
by schomberger
Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Founders Brewery Feature
Replies: 278
Views: 65154

For me, the porter is awesome. I was actually concerned that it couldn't possibly live up to my expectations but it did. Better than the deschutes IMO, harder to compare to the nutcracker with the cinnamon element, which is excellent also. Creamy, rich chocolatey malted milk flavour with minimal bit...

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