Which LCBO Beers Do You Miss The Most?

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Postby sofakingdrunk » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:55 pm

Forgot to mention Deschutes Black Butte. Loved that
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Postby austin » Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:39 pm

Fuller's 1845
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Postby dale cannon » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:00 pm

there will always be places in my heart for..

fullers 1845
okocim porter
unibroue terrible
founders backwoods bastard
southern tier gemini, unearthly and 2xipa
westmalle dubbel
la chouffe

<sniff, sniff>
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Postby matt7215 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:49 pm

dale cannon wrote:there will always be places in my heart for..

okocim porter

<sniff, sniff>


Forgot about that gem! It was great.
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Postby Belgian » Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:11 pm

^ I had almost mentioned Okocim. Actually the original Okocim Pils was a nice strong-tasting polish lager, it was later replaced with something called 'export' which I found gross. But the baltic porter, yes!

Westmalle Dubbel is coming back, briefly... I might squirrel away half a case since it ages really well for years, and stands up respectably to some to the more vaunted Trappists (same yeast strain as Westvleteren's brewery now uses, I just remembered.)
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Postby ercousin » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:19 pm

Belgian wrote:^ I had almost mentioned Okocim. Actually the original Okocim Pils was a nice strong-tasting polish lager, it was later replaced with something called 'export' which I found gross. But the baltic porter, yes!

Westmalle Dubbel is coming back, briefly... I might squirrel away half a case since it ages really well for years, and stands up respectably to some to the more vaunted Trappists (same yeast strain as Westvleteren's brewery now uses, I just remembered.)


I recently had some Westmalle Tripel and Dubbel that were about a year or two old each and they were terribly oxidized. Perhaps they used to cellar well but the new stuff seems to have quality problems.
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Postby dale cannon » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:18 am

Oh dear!

I neglected to mention the saison DuPont, specifically in the tiny bottles with the butterfly on the label...circa 2006?
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Postby JeffPorter » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:09 pm

dale cannon wrote:Oh dear!

I neglected to mention the saison DuPont, specifically in the tiny bottles with the butterfly on the label...circa 2006?


Oh, man...yeah...If I remember correctly, were they, like, 250ml?
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Postby Inkling » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:29 pm

spinrsx wrote:Prima pils and dfh 60min


+1 for the Prima Pils. I always buy it when travelling now, after having discovered it when it was at the LCBO.
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Postby mintjellie » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:36 am

Inkling wrote:
spinrsx wrote:Prima pils and dfh 60min


+1 for the Prima Pils. I always buy it when travelling now, after having discovered it when it was at the LCBO.


Make that a +2. I loved that beer.

I also miss Christoffel Blonde and Christoffel Nobel.

Sam Adams Latitude 48 as well.

Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock.
Weltenberger Kloster-Assam Bock.
Ayinger Celebrator.
Paulaner Salvator
Fullers 1845
Adnams Broadside
Belhaven Scottish Stout
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Postby spinrsx » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:53 am

aren't these all at the lcbo right now?

mintjellie wrote:I also miss

Sam Adams Latitude 48
Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock.
Belhaven Scottish Stout
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Postby toweringpine » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:34 am

Bellhaven Twisted Thistle.

It was available years ago as singles and made a reappearance in the mixed pack from last Christmas' release. The ones last year were not nearly as good as when it was available as singles.
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Postby Wheatsheaf » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:58 am

JeffPorter wrote:
dale cannon wrote:Oh dear!

I neglected to mention the saison DuPont, specifically in the tiny bottles with the butterfly on the label...circa 2006?


Oh, man...yeah...If I remember correctly, were they, like, 250ml?


What do you guys like about the 250ml bottles? The smaller format? The cute label? I have had a lot of both and I feel pretty strongly that the smaller bottles are inferior. If 250ml is stereo, 750ml is glorious surround sound. So much of what makes Saison Dupont great is the yeast, and I just don't think the dynamics scale down well. (Incidentally, I just had a 10 1/2 year-old Saison Dupont, a 750, a few days ago--amazingly good, one of the best beers I've had all year.)
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Postby lister » Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:12 pm

Wheatsheaf wrote:What do you guys like about the 250ml bottles? The smaller format? The cute label? I have had a lot of both and I feel pretty strongly that the smaller bottles are inferior. If 250ml is stereo, 750ml is glorious surround sound. So much of what makes Saison Dupont great is the yeast, and I just don't think the dynamics scale down well. (Incidentally, I just had a 10 1/2 year-old Saison Dupont, a 750, a few days ago--amazingly good, one of the best beers I've had all year.)


I don't like the small or large sizes. The various 333ml through 500ml sizes work best for me, cans preferred.
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Postby dale cannon » Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:43 pm

toweringpine wrote:Bellhaven Twisted Thistle.

It was available years ago as singles and made a reappearance in the mixed pack from last Christmas' release. The ones last year were not nearly as good as when it was available as singles.


I felt precisely the same. The one in the mixed pack was a watered down shell of it's former self. The one in singles had a potent and delicious hop profile, beautifully balanced. I will add the singles version of it to my memory lane list.

Wheatsheaf wrote:What do you guys like about the 250ml bottles? The smaller format? The cute label? I have had a lot of both and I feel pretty strongly that the smaller bottles are inferior. If 250ml is stereo, 750ml is glorious surround sound. So much of what makes Saison Dupont great is the yeast, and I just don't think the dynamics scale down well. (Incidentally, I just had a 10 1/2 year-old Saison Dupont, a 750, a few days ago--amazingly good, one of the best beers I've had all year.)


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