LCBO Winter Release 2017

This forum is for discussing current and upcoming LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Store releases and policies.

Moderators: GregClow, Cass

User avatar
Cass
Beer Superstar
Posts: 3297
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2001 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto
Contact:

LCBO Winter Release 2017

Postby Cass » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:57 pm

Triple Karmeliet Strong Belgian Ale $3.65 330 8.4
LA MACKROKEN SCOTCH HONEY ALE $5.95 500 10.8
St Feuillien Cuvee de Noel Xtra Strong Belgia $3.95 330 9.0
Samichlaus $5.25 330 14.0
Komes Baltic Porter $3.20 500 9.0
Abbaye Des Rocs $6.15 750 9.0
Yeti Imperial Stout $10.95 650 9.5
Straffe Hendrik Quadruple $8.35 750 11.0
Val-Dieu Grand Cru $8.95 750 11.0
Driftwood Brewery Blackstone Porter $6.00 650 6.0
Rodenbach Vintage $12.95 750 7.0
Deus Brut des Flanders $19.95 750 11.5
Samuel Smiths Organic Chocolate Stout $4.95 550 5.0
2016 Bourbon Barrel Quad $15.95 750 11.8
Oskar Blues 10 Fidy - 355 ML $5.15 355 10.5
St. Ambroise Russian Imperial Stout $5.95 341 9.8
Cuvee du Chateau $4.25 330 11.0
Masterplan
Posts: 454
Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:00 am

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Postby Masterplan » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:46 pm

Dammit! Bring back the Cuvée Van De Keizer. .
User avatar
darmokandjalad
Posts: 260
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:04 pm
Location: Ridgetown, ON

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Postby darmokandjalad » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:55 pm

Masterplan wrote:Dammit! Bring back the Cuvée Van De Keizer. .


Yeah I thought for sure we'd see that one back, what with the Rood slated to show up at some point in the near future.
User avatar
Belgian
Bar Towel Legend
Posts: 9536
Joined: Sun Jul 04, 2004 6:15 pm
Location: Earth

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Postby Belgian » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:15 pm

Straffe Hendrik Quadruple
Deus Brut des Flanders


Learn to spell, Bo-Tards! Haha. I swear everyone they hire is dyslexic or something. It's not like you'd want to find the beer by name or anything! :lol:

Komes Baltic Porter

Pretty sure this is the one I hauled back from Danzig 3.5 years ago in my suitcase. Cool.

Many interesting beers I will try!

2016 Bourbon Barrel Quad $15.95


Okay... almost a two-dollar price increase and it didn't sell fast the last time. Makes me go 'hmmh...' :-?
In Beerum Veritas
Ukie
Bar Fly
Posts: 724
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:56 pm
Location: Hamilton

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Postby Ukie » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:22 am

Thanks Cass for posting.

I hate to be a party pooper but how many of these will see the light of day considering 8 of 12 Autumn releases are still MIA.
User avatar
Craig
Seasoned Drinker
Posts: 1621
Joined: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:23 am

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Postby Craig » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:27 am

As usual, the winter release looks to be the best by miles.

Is the price on that Komes porter right? 500 mL of 9% baltic porter for $3.20 is pretty good. There are a couple of Quads in there I haven't gotten to try yet, so that's nice.
beerstodiscover
Posts: 431
Joined: Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:16 pm
Contact:

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Postby beerstodiscover » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:44 am

Not a bad list at all. Happy to see St. Ambroise RIS and Karmeliet. I tried the La Mackroken Scotch Honey Ale a couple years back and it's fantastic.
Provost Drunk
Posts: 300
Joined: Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:36 am
Location: Toronto

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Postby Provost Drunk » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:24 pm

As a big fan of potent and soulful malt-forward beers, there is plenty in the above list to get excited about :D

I presume the Cuvee du Chateau is from Van Honsebrouck? Anyone know how this one compares to their Kasteel Donker if so?
Provost Drunk
Posts: 300
Joined: Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:36 am
Location: Toronto

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Postby Provost Drunk » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:30 pm

Also, any visibility on which Abbaye des Rocs beer will be available? I sort of just assumed the Grand Cru given the general theme of the release but it doesn't actually specify.
Last edited by Provost Drunk on Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Wheatsheaf
Posts: 407
Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2003 7:00 pm
Location: Midtown
Contact:

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Postby Wheatsheaf » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:17 pm

Pretty nice price on the Abbaye des Rocs...but damn do those beers throw off some serious sediment after time in the cellar. Drink fresh or have a strainer ready.
Here's to the slow path.
User avatar
Belgian
Bar Towel Legend
Posts: 9536
Joined: Sun Jul 04, 2004 6:15 pm
Location: Earth

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Postby Belgian » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:28 pm

Wheatsheaf wrote:Pretty nice price on the Abbaye des Rocs...but damn do those beers throw off some serious sediment after time in the cellar. Drink fresh or have a strainer ready.

Or we could just shake the sediment into the beer a few days before opening it? Abbaye des Rocs. is goddamn fine stuff and I see no point in wasting the suspended solids.... by the way I'm doing this with Rochefort 10 every time.
In Beerum Veritas
User avatar
Wheatsheaf
Posts: 407
Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2003 7:00 pm
Location: Midtown
Contact:

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Postby Wheatsheaf » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:02 pm

Belgian wrote:Or we could just shake the sediment into the beer a few days before opening it?


No. Sediment is probably polite; nasty chunky floating sludge is maybe more accurate. It's almost like a magic trick: Behold as a cup of crap suddenly appears in a sealed bottle of beer... It is a nice beer, though.

With Rochefort, agitating cellared bottles is a good idea because a lot of the flavour and body is in the sediment. I find they can taste a bit thin and harsh if the stuff drops out of suspension.
Here's to the slow path.
User avatar
Belgian
Bar Towel Legend
Posts: 9536
Joined: Sun Jul 04, 2004 6:15 pm
Location: Earth

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Postby Belgian » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:19 pm

Wheatsheaf wrote:
Belgian wrote:Or we could just shake the sediment into the beer a few days before opening it?

No. Sediment is probably polite; nasty chunky floating sludge is maybe more accurate. It's almost like a magic trick: Behold as a cup of crap suddenly appears in a sealed bottle of beer... It is a nice beer, though.
With Rochefort, agitating cellared bottles is a good idea because a lot of the flavour and body is in the sediment. I find they can taste a bit thin and harsh if the stuff drops out of suspension.

Ahh. We share a brain brother, with Rochefort anyway. I did not realize ADR was such a nasty mess one needed a beer strainer, that's really a new one for me and I look forward to it with baleful apprehension.
In Beerum Veritas
User avatar
spinrsx
Beer Superstar
Posts: 2231
Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:27 am
Location: Ottawa

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Postby spinrsx » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:19 am

The Cuvee is not as sugary sweet as the Donker. I opened them both side by side

Provost Drunk wrote:As a big fan of potent and soulful malt-forward beers, there is plenty in the above list to get excited about :D

I presume the Cuvee du Chateau is from Van Honsebrouck? Anyone know how this one compares to their Kasteel Donker if so?
User avatar
jp_jkl
Posts: 178
Joined: Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:13 pm
Location: Toronto, ON

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Postby jp_jkl » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:05 am

I'm happy to see Ten Fidy is returning. It's an incredible stout and the 355ml can makes it easy to enjoy all to yourself. They also stack up well in a cellar if you want to tuck a few away for a rainy day.

Return to “LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

cron