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Postby Belgian » Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:10 pm

lister wrote:
spinrsx wrote:Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel Raspberry Chocolate
LCBO#: 403147 | 750 mL bottle
$10.95
First off, light years better than the Maple Bacon Doughnut. No contest, hands down. Second, is it worth paying $11? No. But if you want to have it for the novelty factor then split the cost with someone.

The raspberry flavour is the most noticeable but it's not over the top like a framboise or KLB. The chocolate is there but not prominent. I'm not sure where the pretzel comes in. It's probably too cold at the moment.

Unless you absolutely hate fruit related gimmicky beers I think the worst you'll have to say about this is "Meh."

Damning with faint praise indeed.

Wow. First of all they just added pretzels to the brewing, they didn't claim to be going for a pretzel flavor. Perhaps the lye they use in pretzel glazing should come across?

Secondly it's amazing how Rogue can possibly blow these. Maple and bacon are great flavors, so are chocolate and raspberry. They should hit it out of the ball park but instead make Voodoo Donut beers that are famously meh. "What a hoax. I must try one."

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Postby toweringpine » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:34 pm

Belgian wrote:
lister wrote:
spinrsx wrote:Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel Raspberry Chocolate
LCBO#: 403147 | 750 mL bottle
$10.95
First off, light years better than the Maple Bacon Doughnut. No contest, hands down. Second, is it worth paying $11? No. But if you want to have it for the novelty factor then split the cost with someone.

The raspberry flavour is the most noticeable but it's not over the top like a framboise or KLB. The chocolate is there but not prominent. I'm not sure where the pretzel comes in. It's probably too cold at the moment.

Unless you absolutely hate fruit related gimmicky beers I think the worst you'll have to say about this is "Meh."

Damning with faint praise indeed.

Wow. First of all they just added pretzels to the brewing, they didn't claim to be going for a pretzel flavor. Perhaps the lye they use in pretzel glazing should come across?

Secondly it's amazing how Rogue can possibly blow these. Maple and bacon are great flavors, so are chocolate and raspberry. They should hit it out of the ball park but instead make Voodoo Donut beers that are famously meh. "What a hoax. I must try one."

- Fun article on Sodium Hydroxide or other alkaline dipping solutions -


Awesome! Thanks for sharing the link Belgian. My wife and I have been making our own pretzels for a while with varying degrees of success. I learned a few tricks that will hopefully make the next batch even better.
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Postby GregClow » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:48 am

matt7215 wrote:
JeffPorter wrote:Has anyone tried it yet? Someone on RB described it as a quad


"Quad is barrelling aroma"

umm.........?


I knew who wrote that before I even went to check... :lol:
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Postby Belgian » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:48 pm

toweringpine wrote:Awesome! Thanks for sharing the link Belgian. My wife and I have been making our own pretzels for a while...

Great man. I'll add 'excellent googling skills' my résumé.

Meanwhile don't go all FIGHT CLUB on your missus and give each other matching lye scars.
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Postby spinrsx » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:32 pm

nice new beer at TBS - if you're into buying kegs

Red Racer India Session Ale 4% ABV
Quantity: 1 × Keg 50000 ml
Price: $276.00
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Postby vandutchy » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:14 pm

spinrsx wrote:nice new beer at TBS - if you're into buying kegs

Red Racer India Session Ale 4% ABV
Quantity: 1 × Keg 50000 ml
Price: $276.00


I am curious to try this and will need to track down a bar that will be carrying this in Toronto as I have never had a Central City beer that I did not like. I find it a bit frustrating we can't get the ESB in Ontario and even more frustrating is the fact that we can get IPA in cans only at the LCBO, Pale Ale only on tap at select bars and now the ISA but only in keg format at the B.S.....It would be great to standardize the availability here in Ontario but I guess we in Ontario should be happy with what we get and that there are breweries out there willing to tolerate the strict guidelines that need to be followed in order to sell alcohol in this province :)
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Postby cfrancis » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:56 pm

I love Central City but didn't care much for their ISA. Found it really thin body and the hops seemed a little soapy.

Now if we could get the Phillips Session ale. Man that one blew me away.
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Postby spinrsx » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:13 am

LONG DARK VOYAGE TO URANUS
LCBO 410779 | 473 mL can
SEASONAL/LIMITED QUANTITIES

Price $ 5.25
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Postby S. St. Jeb » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:54 pm

Ceecee wrote:Naughty Neighbour cans are now listed.

NAUGHTY NEIGHBOUR AMERICAN PALE ALE
LCBO 398693 | 473 mL can

Price $ 2.80

Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Better Bitters Brewing Co.

Beer, Ale, Pale Ale
4.9% Alcohol/Vol.


Showing stock now.....in one store.
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Postby cheechonaleash » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:17 pm

spinrsx wrote:LONG DARK VOYAGE TO URANUS
LCBO 410779 | 473 mL can
SEASONAL/LIMITED QUANTITIES

Price $ 5.25


$5.25 for a tall boy?! :o
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Postby lister » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:36 pm

cheechonaleash wrote:
spinrsx wrote:LONG DARK VOYAGE TO URANUS
LCBO 410779 | 473 mL can
SEASONAL/LIMITED QUANTITIES

Price $ 5.25


$5.25 for a tall boy?! :o


Yup, long dark voyage to your wallet...
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Postby S. St. Jeb » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:12 pm

cheechonaleash wrote:
spinrsx wrote:LONG DARK VOYAGE TO URANUS
LCBO 410779 | 473 mL can
SEASONAL/LIMITED QUANTITIES

Price $ 5.25


$5.25 for a tall boy?! :o

I had the same reaction, but it's actually cheaper per unit than the previous large bottle.

$5.25 for 473 mL = 1.110 cents/mL
$7.95 for 650 mL = 1.223 cents/mL
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Postby cheechonaleash » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:14 pm

S. St. Jeb wrote:
cheechonaleash wrote:
spinrsx wrote:LONG DARK VOYAGE TO URANUS
LCBO 410779 | 473 mL can
SEASONAL/LIMITED QUANTITIES

Price $ 5.25


$5.25 for a tall boy?! :o

I had the same reaction, but it's actually cheaper per unit than the previous large bottle.

$5.25 for 473 mL = 1.110 cents/mL
$7.95 for 650 mL = 1.223 cents/mL


Interesting. Thanks for the math!
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Postby Blasphomet » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:24 pm

That beer is not worth that.
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Postby spinrsx » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:56 am

listed now

CRUISER ALL DAY PALE ALE
Canada | Amsterdam Brewing Company
LCBO 413427 | 6x355 mL | $ 13.65

RAILWAY CITY - BLACK COAL STOUT
LCBO 413781 | 473 mL can
Price $ 3.15

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