Trafalgar Left Coast Pale Ale

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Postby cfrancis » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:48 pm

Found this as a step in the right direction for Trafalgar. I've been less than impressed overall with this brewery and although this beer isn't amazing, it is better than most of their other offerings and I would drink this again. Although I wouldn't go looking for it specifically. Hopefully they continue to improve the quality of their offerings.
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Postby The_Jester » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:34 pm

Anyone had one recently? Is it holding up? Or is there a new shipment? I'd like to get another one, but I'm afraid.
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Postby Belgian » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:22 am

The_Jester wrote:Anyone had one recently? Is it holding up? Or is there a new shipment? I'd like to get another one, but I'm afraid.


An excellent question, and I'm sure if there was a tasting somebody could bring one along out of morbid (or hopeful?) curiosity, to share the loss (or the surprise.)

Trfalgar are not famous for long bottle life.
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Postby jimmay » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:49 am

I had one on the weekend, purchased in December. Still good (relatively speaking).
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:33 pm

The_Jester wrote:Anyone had one recently? Is it holding up? Or is there a new shipment? I'd like to get another one, but I'm afraid.



I don't think this is a beer that will hold up, but I guess it should at least last a few months.
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Postby Sean M. » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:08 pm

I am having one right now and quite enjoy it. Definitely not clear and a good hop taste. I am no expert, but it sure tastes dry hopped to me.

Mine says best before June 2010. Can the bottled date be guessed from the best before?

For those in Ottawa, I got it from the LCBO on Richmond Road near Kirkwood.

I am disappointed to hear about the quality issues though. Makes me nervous about buying more.
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Postby TJ » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:20 pm

Sean M. wrote:I am no expert, but it sure tastes dry hopped to me.


The dry-hopping definitely gives this a nice aroma, but that's about all it had going for it. I found it pretty mediocre.
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Postby seanm » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:41 am

TJ wrote:
Sean M. wrote:I am no expert, but it sure tastes dry hopped to me.


The dry-hopping definitely gives this a nice aroma, but that's about all it had going for it. I found it pretty mediocre.


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Postby Jon Walker » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:49 am

Had my first one tonight and the taste was like hop infused Palmolive dish soap. Not pleasant though under the detergent taste there were some other notes that had promise. Would try again but, as expected, this Trafalgar beer seemed poorly executed.
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