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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby portwood » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:36 am

beerstodiscover wrote:
portwood wrote:From limited experience, IPAs die after a few weeks/months - depending on brewery - can this last that long?


For all intents and purposes this is a hoppy barley wine. I like the hop bitterness, but even if it fades, this will still be a nice ale to drink in a decade.

that makes sense, thanks
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby S. St. Jeb » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:51 pm

CA Stranger Than Fiction Porter.

Comfort food on an ugly day like this.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby BartOwl » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:06 pm

I too am drinking a Fuller's IIPA. This is absolutely terrific. The only complaint is the pepper that they added is a little too strong for me. I am going to try and find more of this.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby BeerIsGood » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:02 pm

BartOwl wrote:I too am drinking a Fuller's IIPA. This is absolutely terrific. The only complaint is the pepper that they added is a little too strong for me. I am going to try and find more of this.


This one hasn’t made it to my local yet and is currently unavailable for online purchase. Here’s hoping something opens up, as I’d really like to try this and the closest current store is 50km each way. Doable, for sure, but I’d prefer more convenient if possible.
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What're you Malty Tasking right now?

Postby Belgian » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:02 pm

Cigar City Madura Brown Ale - nice bready dark malts, almost a hint of umami/salt. Leans into Stout territory by its generosity.

Must Kuld Porter - an actual Baltic Baltic Porter? Not really. Definitely reminds me of Scandinavian stouts and porters. Has some dry herbals, hints of earth, minerality, leather... more complexity and balance of course than the Madura - both are excellent.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby BeerIsGood » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:52 pm

La Trappe Quad. Definitely a step below Rochefort 10 and Westy 12 but a very good quad nonetheless.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby BartOwl » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:27 pm

BeerIsGood wrote:La Trappe Quad. Definitely a step below Rochefort 10 and Westy 12 but a very good quad nonetheless.


I agree with this assessment. However, if you get the chance to age it 4 or 5 years, it improves dramatically. It becomes more complex.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby cratez » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:19 am

At Beerlab! London and Milos' Craft Beer Emporium:
Beerlab! Oslo Farmhouse Ale (sample)
Beerlab! Hello World Pale Ale (sample)
Beerlab! Stout w/ Toasted Coconut, Vanilla Bean & Cacao Nibs (sample)
Neustadt Springs Northern Bitter (draft)
Bellwoods Winner Hibiscus Saison (draft)
Wellington Special Pale Ale (cask)

At a social gathering:
Hudson Valley Apotheosis Sour IPA

Over the week at home:
Põhjala Must Kuld
Bellwoods Autobahn Pilsner
Boss Brewing Black
Storm Stayed Keets American Lager
Storm Stayed The Soloist: Vic Secret
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby JaseWescott » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:10 am

BartOwl wrote:
BeerIsGood wrote:La Trappe Quad. Definitely a step below Rochefort 10 and Westy 12 but a very good quad nonetheless.


I agree with this assessment. However, if you get the chance to age it 4 or 5 years, it improves dramatically. It becomes more complex.


that reminds me.. I don't think St. Bernardus sent us the Christmas Ale in 750 ml bombers this year :( anybody try La Resolution by Unibroue yet?
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby BeerIsGood » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:23 pm

JaseWescott wrote:
BartOwl wrote:
BeerIsGood wrote:La Trappe Quad. Definitely a step below Rochefort 10 and Westy 12 but a very good quad nonetheless.


I agree with this assessment. However, if you get the chance to age it 4 or 5 years, it improves dramatically. It becomes more complex.


that reminds me.. I don't think St. Bernardus sent us the Christmas Ale in 750 ml bombers this year :( anybody try La Resolution by Unibroue yet?


Yes, I have had a couple of La Resolution. Spicy with some caramel, roasted malt. Very, very good. I’ve bought a half dozen to cellar. Recommended.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby BeerIsGood » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:29 pm

Hitachino Nest Nipponia, which was part of an online order. It’s classified as an Imperial Pilsner, but I’m getting more Barley Wine in the nose, taste and body. Noticed that the best before date is December 21, 2019, so wondering when this beer was actually produced and what changes may have occurred in the interim.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby S. St. Jeb » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:34 pm

Found myself at Beer Town tonight (every once in a while, it's good to find yourself :D ), and had Sawdust City Lone Pine IPA. Haven't had this in quite a while. Still love it.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby seangm » Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:29 pm

BeerIsGood wrote:Hitachino Nest Nipponia, which was part of an online order. It’s classified as an Imperial Pilsner, but I’m getting more Barley Wine in the nose, taste and body. Noticed that the best before date is December 21, 2019, so wondering when this beer was actually produced and what changes may have occurred in the interim.


So I came across this and a bunch of Hitachino beers around this time last year at a random Markham LCBO, and based on the type of beer I'd guess they'd give it a 1-2 shelf life. My notes are from April and to me it was an excellent beer. I definitely agree with the barley wine notes, got lots of stewed fruit and even sherry-like fortified wine notes. I also found it had a Belgian golden ale/tripel quality to it, lots of phenols and dry crackery malt. There was some citrus and hoppy bitterness too, they use Sorachi Ace hops I believe, so based on your notes it sounds like those mellow out and it takes on more of the barley wine qualities with age.

I'd give this one the world class moniker, worth trying for sure. Ideally the LCBO is/will be getting newer stock, but you never know with them.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby sofakingdrunk » Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:12 pm

JaseWescott wrote:
BartOwl wrote:
BeerIsGood wrote:La Trappe Quad. Definitely a step below Rochefort 10 and Westy 12 but a very good quad nonetheless.


I agree with this assessment. However, if you get the chance to age it 4 or 5 years, it improves dramatically. It becomes more complex.


that reminds me.. I don't think St. Bernardus sent us the Christmas Ale in 750 ml bombers this year :( anybody try La Resolution by Unibroue yet?



I personally don’t remebe seeing the St Berny Xmas in a good 3-4 years. Too bad, it was great and an excellent price. As far as the Resolution goes, haven’t had one this year....but I bought it a few years back when it was around. I remember it being really good, and also and good bargain
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby BeerIsGood » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:16 pm

La Trappe Tripel, found at the LCBO in the very small town of Alexandria, Ontario. A pleasant surprise.

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