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Postby Guybrush » Fri May 24, 2013 9:18 pm

MatttthewGeorge wrote:Might try again on another batch if people seem to like it.


Nooooope!

Don't bother. This stuff it bad, it wasn't just you. I see now why they recommend it ice cold, served with ice. Do yourself a favour and forget about ever trying it again.

That goes for all of you! You hear that Bartowel? We drank this beer so you wouldn't have to.

I'm not putting this post under "Beer reviews" because I don't want to dignify Guinness Black Lager with that label.
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Postby midlife crisis » Fri May 24, 2013 9:49 pm

Really weird. This is the sort of thing that gives craft a bad name. I mean, I realize Guinness isn't craft, but crap like this just reinforces uninformed newbies who say "I don't like any dark beer" or "dark beer tastes heavy and bad". What is the thinking behind putting something on the market that is unpalatable when anything but one degree north of frozen cold?
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Postby Ceecee » Mon May 27, 2013 7:20 am

3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze is now listed. I've never bought it before...is $22.80 a reasonable price?

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/product/searchResults.do?ITEM_NAME=3+FONTEINEN+OUDE+GEUZE&ITEM_NUMBER=&language=EN
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Postby ritzkiss » Mon May 27, 2013 7:32 am

Ceecee wrote:3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze is now listed. I've never bought it before...is $22.80 a reasonable price?

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/product/searchResults.do?ITEM_NAME=3+FONTEINEN+OUDE+GEUZE&ITEM_NUMBER=&language=EN


And more importantly, is this the standard Oude Geuze or the Armand & Tomme version that was rumored to be coming?
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Postby nickelass » Mon May 27, 2013 8:59 am

It would have to be the Armand & Tommy to be priced that high. I bought a case of the regular oude gueuze last year (12 x 750) for around $160.
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Postby Kekumba » Mon May 27, 2013 9:36 am

Fantastic.

Any info on when it'll start showing up, how much each city is getting, etc?
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Postby Craig » Tue May 28, 2013 8:57 am

Kekumba wrote:Fantastic.

Any info on when it'll start showing up, how much each city is getting, etc?


I especially want to know how much is coming. In other words, will I have to line up early to get it?
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Postby Torontoblue » Tue May 28, 2013 9:03 am

Ceecee wrote:3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze is now listed. I've never bought it before...is $22.80 a reasonable price?


$22.80 is a very good price. You won't get much change from $30.00 out West.
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Postby Kekumba » Tue May 28, 2013 9:45 am

squeaky wrote:
Kekumba wrote:Fantastic.

Any info on when it'll start showing up, how much each city is getting, etc?


I especially want to know how much is coming. In other words, will I have to line up early to get it?


Apparently 105 cases. Whether there's 6 or 12 bottles a case, I don't know.
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Postby Torontoblue » Tue May 28, 2013 9:47 am

^^^ Cases of 6.
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Postby Craig » Tue May 28, 2013 10:25 am

Thanks guys.

So 630 bottles. Of which probably like 2/3 end up in the GTA. That's not many, hopefully the sticker shock will deter most people.
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Postby pushkinwow » Tue May 28, 2013 2:12 pm

squeaky wrote:Thanks guys.

So 630 bottles. Of which probably like 2/3 end up in the GTA. That's not many, hopefully the sticker shock will deter most people.


Do we have any idea when they will hit shelves?
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Postby sprague11 » Tue May 28, 2013 3:24 pm

squeaky wrote:Thanks guys.

So 630 bottles. Of which probably like 2/3 end up in the GTA. That's not many, hopefully the sticker shock will deter most people.


In my experiences, quite the opposite: "Hey this beer is selling for 22 bucks? It MUST be good!!!"
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Postby Kekumba » Tue May 28, 2013 3:27 pm

Would be great if it would show up some time this week. The less attention surrounding it, the better. I haven't seen much info regarding it being in Ontario.
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Postby mixedup » Tue May 28, 2013 5:05 pm

Given how long the (limited) Chimay Speciale Cent Cinquante was around (and the price), I wouldn't be too worried. The average/curious beer buyer isn't likely to drop $23 on a bottle of something they know nothing about.

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