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Re: Random Reviews

Postby AugustusRex » Fri May 22, 2015 11:36 pm

Belgian wrote:Alesmith Speedway Stout - holy cow what a powerful, delicous beer. I've wanted to try this for about ten years, and the 'muchness' of Alesmith's beer-crafting makes their products extremely rewarding. I could envisage the barrel-aged version being even more mouth-coating, if that's even possible.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Golden Pheasant (Slovakia)
Both have a respectable biscuit malt profile, and while Golden Pheasant or Czechvar might be the perfect foil to a hot crunchy schnitzel, I might stick with the Goose IPA as my main fridge beer for the forseeable future (while see how Stone IPA impresses me upon its hopefully pristine arrival.)


The batch of Pilsner Urquell in stores right now was canned/bottled in mid March. The Czechvar was brewed early January. I love Czechvar, but the Urquell is in far better shape right now. at many places it's $2 a can.
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Re: Random Reviews

Postby saints_gambit » Wed May 27, 2015 10:19 am

Anyone be offended if I throw links from by blog in here when I review stuff?
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Re: Random Reviews

Postby ercousin » Wed May 27, 2015 10:28 am

saints_gambit wrote:Anyone be offended if I throw links from by blog in here when I review stuff?


Content is king, I think it would be good.
GTA Brews - Toronto's Homebrew Club - http://www.gtabrews.ca/

Eric's Brewing Blog - Advanced Homebrewing for the Intermediate Brewer - http://www.ericbrews.com/
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Re: Random Reviews

Postby midlife crisis » Wed May 27, 2015 10:38 am

ercousin wrote:
saints_gambit wrote:Anyone be offended if I throw links from by blog in here when I review stuff?


Content is king, I think it would be good.


Would be very pleased to read your reviews.
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Re: Random Reviews

Postby saints_gambit » Wed May 27, 2015 2:20 pm

Then I think you're really going to get a kick out of this one.

http://saintjohnswort.ca/revisit-trafalgar-ales-meads/
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Re: Random Reviews

Postby G.M. Gillman » Sat May 30, 2015 2:36 pm

Beau Beaver River IPEh?, orange-coloured as much English IPA was, very hoppy, more English than American or maybe it's from drinking it at room temperature. Real beer in every way and very traditional.

Labatt Blue. Bottle. Very fresh, leaving rings on glass, noticeable mineral hop in the background (probably German hops), but unfortunately - for me - the adjunct dominates the flavour and finish. I wonder if the spec was the same in the 1970's. I recall the beer being richer then with some hop aroma.

Nickel Brook Equilibrium ESB, cask at Bar Hop. Very good, not quite the pinpoint precision and depth of flavour of the greatest English bitters but a very good version and pouring nicely translucent.

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Re: Random Reviews

Postby Masterplan » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:10 pm

Working my way through the Cameron's Brew master Selection pack.

RECLINE PALE ALE

Decent low abv pale Ale, in the line of collective arts state of mind, detour and red racer ISA. Nice crisp and hop of the start and hollow finish. Very 'crushable'. Better than collective arts offering, but doesn't touch detour or RR ISA.

INTO THE SHADE SAISON

A mix of apple juice and cat pee, devoid of the typical saison crispness and not exactly dry. Not quite a drain pour, but not far off.
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Re: Random Reviews

Postby midlife crisis » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:16 pm

Masterplan wrote:Working my way through the Cameron's Brew master Selection pack.

RECLINE PALE ALE

Decent low abv pale Ale, in the line of collective arts state of mind, detour and red racer ISA. Nice crisp and hop of the start and hollow finish. Very 'crushable'. Better than collective arts offering, but doesn't touch detour or RR ISA.


Or Cruiser? It is the best of the bunch for me. How do you compare it to the others mentioned? (I haven't tried Recline or RR, so trying to get a read).
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Re: Random Reviews

Postby Masterplan » Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:50 pm

midlife crisis wrote:
Masterplan wrote:Working my way through the Cameron's Brew master Selection pack.

RECLINE PALE ALE

Decent low abv pale Ale, in the line of collective arts state of mind, detour and red racer ISA. Nice crisp and hop of the start and hollow finish. Very 'crushable'. Better than collective arts offering, but doesn't touch detour or RR ISA.


Or Cruiser? It is the best of the bunch for me. How do you compare it to the others mentioned? (I haven't tried Recline or RR, so trying to get a read).


Cruiser never made it to Kingston. But from what I've had I'd rank them:

Red Racer ISA
Detour
Collective Arts Saint of Circumstance
Recline
Collective Arts State of Mind
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Re: Random Reviews

Postby jeremyg » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:19 pm

don't get the cruiser love at all

to me red racer ISA is in a class all it's own. really surprised it isn't more popular.
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Re: Random Reviews

Postby Malcolm » Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:55 pm

jeremyg wrote:don't get the cruiser love at all

to me red racer ISA is in a class all it's own. really surprised it isn't more popular.


Agreed. I like Cruiser but the Red Racer takes the cake.
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Re: Random Reviews

Postby El Pinguino » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:09 pm

Interesting...not a fan of the Red Racer ISA...was too "grassy" and simple when I had it. Prefer Cruiser, Detour. But if I'm going for the low ABV stuff (under 5%) I stick to Wizard Wolf.

Malcolm wrote:
jeremyg wrote:don't get the cruiser love at all

to me red racer ISA is in a class all it's own. really surprised it isn't more popular.


Agreed. I like Cruiser but the Red Racer takes the cake.
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Re: Random Reviews

Postby midlife crisis » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:10 pm

Malcolm wrote:
jeremyg wrote:don't get the cruiser love at all

to me red racer ISA is in a class all it's own. really surprised it isn't more popular.


Agreed. I like Cruiser but the Red Racer takes the cake.


Pretty consistent feedback - will def give RR a try.

EDIT: before El Pinguino's comments, which I just saw. Will give it a try and post where I stand.
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Re: Random Reviews

Postby jeremyg » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:35 pm

El Pinguino wrote:Interesting...not a fan of the Red Racer ISA...was too "grassy" and simple when I had it. Prefer Cruiser, Detour. But if I'm going for the low ABV stuff (under 5%) I stick to Wizard Wolf.

Malcolm wrote:
jeremyg wrote:don't get the cruiser love at all

to me red racer ISA is in a class all it's own. really surprised it isn't more popular.


Agreed. I like Cruiser but the Red Racer takes the cake.


yeah wizard wolf is definitely tops too. so good.
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Re: Random Reviews

Postby midlife crisis » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:20 pm

Did a little tasting:

1. Red Racer ISA
2. Cruiser
3. CA State of Mind

Not sure Cruiser even belongs in this category, really, at 4.9% abv. My personal cut off for a "session beer" would be 4.5 max.

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