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Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:46 am
by Craig
There's no real hops character to protect, so the aging potential should be stellar. I keep lower ABV sours in the cellar without worrying.

Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:48 am
by spinrsx
weird, the batch from the last time the lcbo had this beer is listed at 6.9%

Masterplan wrote: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?

Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:05 am
by Masterplan
BakaGaijin wrote:
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.

Walked in and the display price was $6.85, my heart sank, but went to the cash and it scanned at $4.85....

Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:07 pm
by seangm
Masterplan wrote: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?


Sometime last year I drank a bottle that I'd held on to for at least two years and it was great. Definitely worthy of aging. Strangely though the bottle I had said 5.5% ABV on the original label, but had an over-sticker stating 6.7%... Either way, I think it's worth picking up a few.

Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:45 pm
by Provost Drunk
St. Feuillien Tripel is now showing stock. I picked some up from King & Spadina on my way home from work. I had to be "that guy" and make an employee grab it from the back room, but to his credit he knew exactly what I was looking for and was prompt and courteous in his retrieval. Best before date is Oct 2017.

Re: LCBO Spring Craft Beer Release 2016

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:19 pm
by Ukie
biegaman wrote:
Provost Drunk wrote:Anyone had the Caldera Rauch Ur Bock before? You don't see too many North American craft brewers attempt a rauchbier and those I've tried can't hold a candle to Aecht Schlenkerla. I will probably give this one a shot.

I'm of the same mind, but this one's for real. Really, really good rauch in my opinion. Great value at that price point. Here's the review I posted of it just over a year ago: http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profil ... a=biegaman




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