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Brewer's Advent Calender 2017

Postby Belgian » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:23 pm

This is for tasting notes of the German brewery products featured in the 2017 selection. December 01-24, any notes you may have (on the prescribed day of course!)
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Re: Brewer's Advent Calender 2017

Postby alsiem » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:56 pm

Just got told that I have received one as a gift. Looking forward to it and a great idea for a thread.
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Re: Brewer's Advent Calender 2017

Postby Napalm Frog » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:13 am

There are two advent calendars this year. The first is the aforementioned German one available via the LCBO website. The second is a group custom order, like last year from Alberta with international beers. I ended up getting both, picking up the Alberta one from QQ this weekend. Came in 2 weeks earlier than last year, which is nice.
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Re: Brewer's Advent Calender 2017

Postby Masterplan » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:19 am

Still 465 of the LCBO advent calendars in stock with a little over a week till go day...

I'm a little surprised there wasn't more advertising by the LCBO for these in store. Like even a little sign at the cash stating the calendars availability. Quite a few people commented on mine as I was picking it up...
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Re: Brewer's Advent Calender 2017

Postby Belgian » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:32 pm

I understand this Co. offers this German Breweries pack 24, the 'Worldwide' Craft pack 24, and a more select (small-brewer) Bavarian Brewery 7-pack with a glass (which also sounds good.)

From the four beers I've tried (yes I cheated ahead) these ones so far to me seem OK and very drinkable but pretty light and broad-appeal, of course that said not expecting it to be Craft but still. Honestly looking at some of the brewery place names where I've been makes me nostalgic to think where I may have had these exact brews in my travels there even decades ago.

In any case the Calendar is fun & will hopefully yield a few cool and interesting new surprises.
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Re: Brewer's Advent Calender 2017

Postby portwood » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:19 pm

Masterplan wrote:I'm a little surprised there wasn't more advertising by the LCBO for these in store.

LCBO is only interested in co-op advertising (ie the producer/agent pays for the promotion) :wink:
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Re: Brewer's Advent Calender 2017

Postby seangm » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:18 pm

Well, add me to the list of those receiving this advent calendar. It's my first year trying a beer advent of any sort, and I'm still fairly fresh off a vacation to Germany, so what better way to reminisce. In the photo I noticed a rauchbier that I'm certainly looking forward to, as the only German rauchbier I've had to date is Schlenkerla.
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Re: Brewer's Advent Calender 2017

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:37 pm

Day 1 - Schlossbrauerei Original Pils: simple generic German pilsner. Nothing offensive; light and refreshing but definitely not noteworthy.

Day 2 - Herrnbrau Zwickl: Unfiltered keller-style beer. Sweeter than I’d like; not for me but some may enjoy.

Day 3 - Hohenthanner Blau Weisse: Nice label and lovely looking beer. Not a style I drink so I enjoyed this just for it being different than my typical consumption however found it a bit overwhelming by the end.
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Re: Brewer's Advent Calender 2017

Postby Masterplan » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:39 am

Day 3 was the best one so far.
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Re: Brewer's Advent Calender 2017

Postby Belgian » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:02 am

@ Matt,

I think my Dec 1 and 3 were switched around but I may be wrong! Similar notes to yours. Many were fun to drink but very easy.

The Märzen for today (Dec 4) is Baldur from Wacken, and while it's not bad it's tame for the style - almost clear dark look, light and refreshing with hints of caramel and apple.
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Re: Brewer's Advent Calender 2017

Postby seangm » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:12 am

Belgian wrote:@ Matt,

I think my Dec 1 and 3 were switched around but I may be wrong! Similar notes to yours. Many were fun to drink but very easy.

The Märzen for today (Dec 4) is Baldur from Wacken, and while it's not bad it's tame for the style - almost clear dark look, light and refreshing with hints of caramel and apple.


I definitely didn't get that beer this morning, mine might be switched around as well. Either that or I opened 14 instead of 4.
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Re: Brewer's Advent Calender 2017

Postby Napalm Frog » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:32 am

I got the Hofbrau Original for today (4th).
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Re: Brewer's Advent Calender 2017

Postby seangm » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:43 pm

Napalm Frog wrote:I got the Hofbrau Original for today (4th).


Same here, Hofbrau today. My first 3 did line up with MatttthewGeorge though.
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Re: Brewer's Advent Calender 2017

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:53 pm

seangm wrote:
Napalm Frog wrote:I got the Hofbrau Original for today (4th).


Same here, Hofbrau today. My first 3 did line up with MatttthewGeorge though.


My 4th is also Hofbrau.
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Re: Brewer's Advent Calender 2017

Postby Belgian » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:11 pm

Pretty sure I mixed up my notes & it was the Hofbraü.
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