LCBO Hallowe'en Beers 2011

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Postby cmadd » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:25 am

Garthicus wrote:
Cale wrote:
JeffPorter wrote:
Garthicus wrote:Seems the Southern Tier Pumpkin is thin on the ground.


Man, I'm really sorry to hear that...still gonna give it a whirl...I have to re-acquaint myself with Highballer again, but it's interesting that the pumpkin ale with the best body is the lowest abv...

Still, I will, I'm sure buy plenty of the highballer!


I'm assuming he meant the distribution.


Correct ! :D


Disaster... averted!
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Postby vincho » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:21 pm

Highballer is in the LCBO inventory, retailed for 3.60 for a 500ml bottle!

Apparently I got the last bottle of ST Pumking at the Yonge/Bloor LCBO. When asked whether they were getting more, they said it'd be a week at least and that a new pumpkin beer was also coming in (Hint Hint). Next week is gunna be awesome!
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Postby cannondale » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:49 pm

I picked up all 4 pumpkin ales in one fell swoop last night.

With GR Highballer also joining the fray, that's 5 pumpkin beers available at the LC at once...isn't that getting a little carried away?
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Postby SMC » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:42 am

cannondale wrote:isn't that getting a little carried away?


Well I'm not going to complain about there being better selection at the LCBO.
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Postby cannondale » Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:16 am

SMC wrote:
cannondale wrote:isn't that getting a little carried away?


Well I'm not going to complain about there being better selection at the LCBO.


You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone on this site who would.
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Postby JeffPorter » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:17 pm

cannondale wrote:isn't that
getting a little carried away?


No.
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Postby TheBeeraholic » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:04 pm

ritzkiss wrote:That Ghosttown stout sounds...interesting.



I had this a few weeks ago. A co-worker brought me back a bottle from Montreal. The review is still in the vault to be uploaded but an interesting beer to say the least. Only beer i've ever had that's brewed with absynthe. Wasn't that bad a stout either. Cheers!
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Postby Belgian » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:05 pm

TheBeeraholic wrote:
ritzkiss wrote:That Ghosttown stout sounds...interesting.


Only beer i've ever had that's brewed with absynthe. Wasn't that bad a stout either. Cheers!


On sweet side was it not?(Tap at BDM brew pub.)

I'll probably buy a few, just for the heck.
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Postby Wray77 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:52 pm

TheBeeraholic wrote:
ritzkiss wrote:That Ghosttown stout sounds...interesting.



I had this a few weeks ago. A co-worker brought me back a bottle from Montreal. The review is still in the vault to be uploaded but an interesting beer to say the least. Only beer i've ever had that's brewed with absynthe. Wasn't that bad a stout either. Cheers!


Just watched some of your beer reviews, and have to say I'm quite shocked that Rogue Orange Honey and Sublime 67 end up with the same score....I guess taste like beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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Postby TheBeeraholic » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:45 am

Wray77 wrote:
TheBeeraholic wrote:
ritzkiss wrote:That Ghosttown stout sounds...interesting.



I had this a few weeks ago. A co-worker brought me back a bottle from Montreal. The review is still in the vault to be uploaded but an interesting beer to say the least. Only beer i've ever had that's brewed with absynthe. Wasn't that bad a stout either. Cheers!


Just watched some of your beer reviews, and have to say I'm quite shocked that Rogue Orange Honey and Sublime 67 end up with the same score....I guess taste like beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


I sometimes tend to grade based on style.. I found Rogue's Somer Honey to be very pedestrian to other wheat beers I was drinking over the summer. The Sublime again was rated based upon style. One of the better Molson products to be introduced and as I am no fan of Molson Canadian or Coors yes I was impressed with their 67 as it was no where near as sweet as Miller Chill or the ever so sweet Bud Lite Lime. As a beer in general sure it's a maybe medicore at best.
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:04 am

TheBeeraholic wrote: I was impressed with their 67 as it was no where near as sweet as Miller Chill or the ever so sweet Bud Lite Lime. As a beer in general sure it's a maybe medicore at best.
If your intent is to rate based on style, then comparing Molson 67 to Miller Chill and Bud Light Lime is not appropriate. Both of those beers have lime added to them and Miller Chill also has salt added. To compare Molson 67 to those two and then give it a higher rating based on lack of sweetness is ridiculous.

Molson 67 is a low calorie beer. If you want to rate is based on style, compare it to Coors Light, Miller Light, Blue Light, etc.
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Postby Cale » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:19 am

TheSevenDuffs wrote:
TheBeeraholic wrote: I was impressed with their 67 as it was no where near as sweet as Miller Chill or the ever so sweet Bud Lite Lime. As a beer in general sure it's a maybe medicore at best.
If your intent is to rate based on style, then comparing Molson 67 to Miller Chill and Bud Light Lime is not appropriate. Both of those beers have lime added to them and Miller Chill also has salt added. To compare Molson 67 to those two and then give it a higher rating based on lack of sweetness is ridiculous.

Molson 67 is a low calorie beer. If you want to rate is based on style, compare it to Coors Light, Miller Light, Blue Light, etc.


They were talking about the Sublime 67.
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Postby Wray77 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:37 am

TheBeeraholic wrote: I found Rogue's Somer Honey to be very pedestrian to other wheat beers I was drinking over the summer.


Unfortunately I buy the majority of my beer at the LCBO, where I believe 95% of their beer selection is more pedestrian than Rogue. So I have to settle.
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:12 am

Cale wrote:
TheSevenDuffs wrote:
TheBeeraholic wrote: I was impressed with their 67 as it was no where near as sweet as Miller Chill or the ever so sweet Bud Lite Lime. As a beer in general sure it's a maybe medicore at best.
If your intent is to rate based on style, then comparing Molson 67 to Miller Chill and Bud Light Lime is not appropriate. Both of those beers have lime added to them and Miller Chill also has salt added. To compare Molson 67 to those two and then give it a higher rating based on lack of sweetness is ridiculous.

Molson 67 is a low calorie beer. If you want to rate is based on style, compare it to Coors Light, Miller Light, Blue Light, etc.


They were talking about the Sublime 67.
My bad. I would never even buy that beer to try so I have no clue how similar that one is to the others...
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Postby heebes » Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:19 pm

vincho wrote:Highballer is in the LCBO inventory, retailed for 3.60 for a 500ml bottle!


hey matt - any chance you could try to get some Highballer into LCBO Store # 168:
RIDDELL & CENTENNIAL,

the pumpkins seem to do well here and the store is also good at carrying Ontario offerings. no worries if not though, i will travel to find some if i have to.

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