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Postby SteelbackGuy » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:14 pm

Belgian wrote:
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Belgian wrote:As I say, French Wine is the elixir of the gods.


From time to time, they actually get it right.


When it's right it's SO right. And it's not just the super expensive stuff that rocks...

The French have "wankers in wine-making" like anyplace else, it is true... Borgougne is especially screwed for pricing and the El Cee Be Oh! usually buys all the wanker wines from Burgundy - it's a small region and competent agents from all countries actually go after the good stuff - actively pre-buying it - and whatever people don't want, the vintners approach the passive lazy LCBO who consider the exorbitant markup potential of shitty French pinot noir in the Ontario market. Well it's not completely shitty but it's certainly table wine-grade stuff, not the good burgundy and not worth 16-20 bucks.

I'm drinking Rasteau Ortas Prestige 2005 CDR Villages from the Rhone and it's good, deep dark cherry fruit and high-palate acidty and some spice. Wines from the Southwest and Midi and Rhone and Provénce represent some better values.


Where did yu pick that one up? I am interested.l
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Postby Bobsy » Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:12 am

sphilp wrote:brewdog punk ipa. Its a really good american inspired, but scottish made ipa.


Hey! I've got that one in my fridge right now! Glad to hear that its good. The Paradox Grain is also a nice offering from them if you've not tried that one yet.
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Postby Belgian » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:45 am

SteelbackGuy wrote:
Where did you pick that one up? I am interested.



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Postby sphilp » Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:28 am

Bobsy wrote:
sphilp wrote:brewdog punk ipa. Its a really good american inspired, but scottish made ipa.


Hey! I've got that one in my fridge right now! Glad to hear that its good. The Paradox Grain is also a nice offering from them if you've not tried that one yet.


No I haven't yet, I looked for it but couldn't find it :(

I see R&R is carrying Brewdog now, so hopefully we can get a few cases in but I not sure about their supply, I think they only brew a little of it.
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Postby boney » Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:45 pm

Made the trip into TO last night (unfortunately, one day early for the ST release) and picked up County Durham Signature Ale based on things I've read on The Bar Towel. Drinking my first now and to say I'm impressed would be an understatement. I love West Coast PA's and this, in my opinion, competes with Church Key's for best in province. Would be my new session beer if only I could get it in the Hammer. Yum.
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Postby Jon Walker » Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:39 pm

If you can't beat 'em join 'em...

Right now I'm drinking the Southern Tier IPA I just had delivered. Nice!
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Postby Illuminatus » Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:19 pm

boney wrote:Made the trip into TO last night (unfortunately, one day early for the ST release) and picked up County Durham Signature Ale based on things I've read on The Bar Towel. Drinking my first now and to say I'm impressed would be an understatement. I love West Coast PA's and this, in my opinion, competes with Church Key's for best in province. Would be my new session beer if only I could get it in the Hammer. Yum.


It's pretty damn good. The LCBO carries it, so if you can't get it in your area, ask them to transfer some stock.
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Postby acromion23 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:27 am

Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter. The breakfast of champions.
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Postby Bobsy » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:05 am

Pulled a 14 month old Rochefort 8 out of the cellar (okay...storage locker). Its aging quite well, and the sweetness has almost dropped out completely, giving it an oaky vinous character. Its becoming very dry too...almost like Orval. I wonder how my St Bernardus are aging? This is the problem I've found with a cellar...curiosity.
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Postby JesseM » Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:49 pm

My quest to find ST IPA in the Waterloo Region was fruitless on the day, however, I picked up a sixer of King Brewery's Pilsener, which I can only assume is from the first big batch of the stuff for the summer. Daaaaaaaaaamn this stuff is good fresh! Like, wow, seriously, really good.
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Postby Illuminatus » Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:56 pm

Went on an ST hunt. Like Jesse, no success. I am, however, over the next few hours, drinking the following:
Schofferhoffer Grapefruit
St. Peter's Golden
Young's Chocolate Stout
Brooklyn Lager
Bass
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Postby JesseM » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:07 pm

Illuminatus wrote:Bass


This stuff goes down WAY too easy :lol: . For a nitro'd mainstream ESB of the same ilk as Boddington's, it's not bad though 8) .
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Postby Illuminatus » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:10 pm

JesseM wrote:
Illuminatus wrote:Bass


This stuff goes down WAY too easy :lol: . For a nitro'd mainstream ESB of the same ilk as Boddington's, it's not bad though 8) .


They nitroed my Bass! Those *censored* *censored*ers.
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Postby thekulman » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:21 pm

Lot's of Wheat beers as mine is in the secondary.

Denison's
Grolsch Wheat
Weihenstepan
Rickard's white
Mill St. Belgian Wit
Edelweisse

Can't get enough of this style in the summer!
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Postby Queef » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:54 am

yesterday I sipped on a Dieu Du Ciel Corne Du Diable, was a fantastic beer, as well as a St. Arnould P'tit Train du Nord (one of my favorite beers right now.
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