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Re: worst Ontario brewery re-try of 2015?

Postby darmokandjalad » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:10 pm

atomeyes wrote:i've had it.
not horrible.
drinkable,
not award worthy


Drinkable and not horrible? Now that's what I call a ringing endorsement. I can see why it has been touted as Trafalgar's best beer in years!
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Re: worst Ontario beer of 2015?

Postby MetalHead » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:13 pm

Blood brothers Shumei ipa. It was a horrible tannic astringent mess. Everything I've tried from them has been mediocre to downright awful. They really need to get their act together.
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Re: worst Ontario beer of 2015?

Postby DeMarco » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:38 am

Yeah I'll chalk up mostly everything BB has put out was terrible. A lot of one off's that indie has done has been sad aswell.
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Re: worst Ontario beer of 2015?

Postby napoleon » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:42 am

TheSevenDuffs wrote:
cirriform wrote:Blood Brothers' Inner IPA (? -- was brought to a party we held, I didn't see the tag but was told it was their IPA) -- tasted young, infected, or both. No one defended it, and at least two people dumped their fifths.

I would second this. I read that it was a brett IPA, which might explain why you got some "infected" off flavours. It was pretty rough for me. Their Shumei IPA was just as bad, if not worse for me.

I will give these guys another chance at some point as they are new and I'm sure they are tweaking, but quality needs to improve significantly.

I'll toss out Blood Brothers' Cocoa Woman...their chocolate gose. It might not have been the absolute worst taste, but it was one of the worst ideas for a new brewery to try. Master the basics, then get wild. This one was a muddy miss.
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Re: worst Ontario beer of 2015?

Postby MeltedOzark » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:59 am

Early last year at C'est What I had Bret You Got it Going On from Church Key. I don't know what went wrong with the beer or the keg, but it tasted like long-expired Italian salad dressing. I sincerely hope that it wasn't supposed to taste like that.

Dishonourable mention to Yukon Brewing Yukon Gold and Rogue OREgasmic ale. The latter may have been another keg problem and the former was just all kinds of terrible out of the bottle.
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Re: worst Ontario beer of 2015?

Postby sprague11 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:00 am

Church Key just cannot brew anything sour.
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Re: worst Ontario beer of 2015?

Postby jeremyg » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:10 am

had to check through my untappd because i couldn't think of anything off the top of my head that i hated outside of a dunham brew at cask days that tasted like bitter weeds

anyways,

the beer i liked the least was glb's pompous ass, but voting it isn't far - not a style i like at all

worst: tie between muskoka moonlight summer saison and nickelbrook's continental drift
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Re: worst Ontario beer of 2015?

Postby jeremyg » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:12 am

for 2016 beyond the pale's pale ale project #2 is leading the pack
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Re: worst Ontario beer of 2015?

Postby Wonky » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:14 pm

jeremyg wrote:for 2016 beyond the pale's pale ale project #2 is leading the pack


While I won't say it was the worst beer this year, it was definitely my least favourite of the pale ale projects. I haven't had #4 yet, but since it's based on #1 which was fantastic, I'm hopeful....

Too bad #2 was the one they decided to can, and the one the brewer (can't remember his name right now...) likes best according to his dad.
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Re: worst Ontario beer of 2015?

Postby jeremyg » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:46 pm

Wonky wrote:
jeremyg wrote:for 2016 beyond the pale's pale ale project #2 is leading the pack


While I won't say it was the worst beer this year, it was definitely my least favourite of the pale ale projects. I haven't had #4 yet, but since it's based on #1 which was fantastic, I'm hopeful....

Too bad #2 was the one they decided to can, and the one the brewer (can't remember his name right now...) likes best according to his dad.


it had a really off putting lemon flavour to it that i didn't like, tasted almost artificial. ended up a drainpour.
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Re: worst Ontario beer of 2015?

Postby saints_gambit » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:57 am

I have tried everything in the province this year.

It is Tracks ESB
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Re: worst Ontario beer of 2015?

Postby bradb » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:36 pm

groulxsome wrote:
atomeyes wrote:i know he posts here, but honest feedback's better than lying


oh god oh god... phew.

Anyway!

For me it was a little beer called "The Wall" by Block 3. I've had some good beers from Block 3 (King Street Saison, for example) but The Wall should not have been released. "If Cheetos made a blue cheese flavour, it would taste like this. No sour, all the wrong funk. " Isovaleric/butyric acids. Just gross. The kind of thing that should never have been released. If you make a beer that bad either have the resolve and resources to either dump it or age it somehow (bottle it with brett and hope?). At some point the worst beer isn't about the most bland/uninspired/poorly executed but not tragically flawed beer (I did drink all those Trafalger beers!), but rather about the worst decision making about releasing a beer at all.

It has a 2.2 on untappd. That's crazy: https://untappd.com//b/block-three-brew ... all/955497

That's the worst I had last year.


Not only was this the worst beer I had last year, it's easily in the top 5 of worst ontario microbrews of all time for me.

I was so angry about this that I took a Block 3 hiatus for quite a while. I have no idea how it has a 2.2 on untappd.
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Re: worst Ontario beer of 2015?

Postby distr0 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:10 am

While we're on Block 3, their 'Biyeastual' was my lowest rated for 2015, although it seems to be getting decent ratings currently
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Re: worst Ontario beer of 2015?

Postby atomeyes » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:44 pm

5 Paddles' "Million Dollar Shag" is one of the worst beer i've had in 2015. a saison that tastes like a wheat beer. bubblegum yeast nose. finishes gummy and sweat.

just...just stop.
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Re: worst Ontario beer of 2015?

Postby sprague11 » Thu May 19, 2016 7:20 pm

Can I go back and retroactively change my answer to Refined Fool Ripsnorter?
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