A can of this Dortmunder from the brewery, so nice. Has apple and biscuit and honey, and some really refined bread and hay. Softly textured and also gently bitter. This is absolutely a star session drinker or everyday comfort beer.
A can of Smoked Saison from GS Brew Store, hazy gold and small head. Another everyday pleasure, smokiness reminds me of Raftman - effective yet not overpowering - but the base beer has hints of sour and earthy and dry, pale fruit and spice. I wonder if early Saison farmhouse ales were made using beechwood fire kilned malts. The body is right on point for substance and sessioning.
My views may not concur with all but I can see what Bim was going for. Just a beer for real beer drinkers (or brewers) to drink, not a conquest of the wildest hoppings or the most exotic or rare treatments. I see a lot of maturity and taste and skill. Nuance and layering triumphs over excess. And there's a niche for this here not really covered yet, so well-played & welcome to Toronto Godspeed; all success to you.
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