LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby spinrsx » Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:44 am

Maximus showing stock now. Wonder what the bottle date is..
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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby Napalm Frog » Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:17 am

No brew date, but there is an expiry of 21 Jan 2017 on the neck of the bottle. Tastes pretty damned solid, but I'm definitely sure this is at least 1 month old if not two (I'm assuming 12 month date?).
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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby DeMarco » Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:01 am

I had one yesterday. The low bitterness helps but it has that classic american malt profile, hides the ABV really well.
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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby spinrsx » Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:45 pm

Wonder why they have the cuvee rene marked at $6.95 on their list.. it is $4.95 at the store. Might want to take advantage while we can..

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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby nickw » Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:18 pm

Napalm Frog wrote:No brew date, but there is an expiry of 21 Jan 2017 on the neck of the bottle. Tastes pretty damned solid, but I'm definitely sure this is at least 1 month old if not two (I'm assuming 12 month date?).


I asked Lagunitas about their date codes via Twitter this week, and got the response:

"For our beers in Canada we use Date/Month/Year/Brewery stamping. so, 21st of January, 2017 and (1=Petaluma, 2=Chicago). Cheers!"

I followed up asking for clarification on when the brew date itself was (American Lagunitas bottles have a "brewed on" code) but received no response. Without knowing what they consider the "shelf life" of a Maximus is (and I haven't figured it out via the internet), there is no real way of knowing when it was actually brewed? Maybe I'm overthinking this, though...
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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby portwood » Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:21 pm

spinrsx wrote:Wonder why they have the cuvee rene marked at $6.95 on their list.. it is $4.95 at the store. Might want to take advantage while we can..

with "distribution" limited to 5 downtown Toronto stores, one Ottawa, and one Welland store, not many will be able to "take advantage" :wink:
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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby BakaGaijin » Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:18 pm

portwood wrote:
spinrsx wrote:Wonder why they have the cuvee rene marked at $6.95 on their list.. it is $4.95 at the store. Might want to take advantage while we can..

with "distribution" limited to 5 downtown Toronto stores, one Ottawa, and one Welland store, not many will be able to "take advantage" :wink:


This is just rolling out....it will be everywhere.

Usually, the initial price seems to be a placeholder....not the actual price necessarily. Website has the new price.
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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby CoolB » Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:07 am

Had the Cuvee from the Welland store 2 nights ago. It was great but I wonder how much of the cost of the beer goes into the crazy thick and heavy bottles they are in.
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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby spinrsx » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:07 am

531 bottles of the cuvee rene all at 1 location in ottawa..
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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby AugustusRex » Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:00 pm

I like the Lindemans Cuvee Rene much more than the Boon Mariage Parfait Gueuze and the St. Louis Fond Tradition. It's not in the same class as Cantillon or 3F, but for this price its a steal.

Right now, Cuvee Rene is tart and refreshing, but is quite immature. I have 6 bottles in the cellar to age but I doubt I will be able to resist opening them during the summer.
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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby kevinlater » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:22 pm

red racer imperial ipa stock at meadowvale is prod. dec 3 2015 *walks away*
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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby spinrsx » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:43 pm

Sigh.

kevinlater wrote:red racer imperial ipa stock at meadowvale is prod. dec 3 2015 *walks away*
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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby CoolB » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:28 pm

kevinlater wrote:red racer imperial ipa stock at meadowvale is prod. dec 3 2015 *walks away*


This makes me sad.
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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby DeMarco » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:48 am

CoolB wrote:
kevinlater wrote:red racer imperial ipa stock at meadowvale is prod. dec 3 2015 *walks away*


This makes me sad.


Me too, and the fact that I bought one without looking at the date. I was too excited about all the Cuvee Rene I was scoring.
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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Postby Masterplan » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:45 am

What's the cellar life of the Cuvee René? At only 5.5%Abv, is it worth grabbing a few years worth or should I just plan for summer consumption?

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