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LCBO Winter Release 2017

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:57 pm
by Cass
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

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:46 pm
by Masterplan
Dammit! Bring back the Cuvée Van De Keizer. .

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:55 pm
by darmokandjalad
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.

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:15 pm
by Belgian
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...' :-?

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:22 am
by Ukie
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.

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:27 am
by Craig
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.

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:44 am
by beerstodiscover
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.

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:24 pm
by Provost Drunk
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?

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:30 pm
by Provost Drunk
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.

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:17 pm
by Wheatsheaf
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.

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:28 pm
by Belgian
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.

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:02 pm
by Wheatsheaf
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.

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:19 pm
by Belgian
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.

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:19 am
by spinrsx
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?

Re: LCBO Winter Release 2017

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:05 am
by jp_jkl
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.