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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Craig » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:26 am

I've always thought the Blau and Rochefort 10 are the best of the quads.
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Postby beerstodiscover » Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:57 pm

Magnotta 3 Threads Porter - Nice classic porter, liquorice, tobacco, cherry.
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Postby beerstodiscover » Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:40 pm

Harviestoun Ola Dubh 12yr old Whisky Aged — Very well balanced stout with nicely integrated wood and whisky character. Relatively dry and easy drinking.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby JaseWescott » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:58 am

Chocolate Manifesto and Fullers Vintage Ale (2020) are not drinking well. Chocolate Manifesto still taste like Nesquik but it's thinner and less chocolatey than I remember. the roasted malt in Fullers this year makes the whole beer taste like a can of FAXE, Bavaria 8.6 or another Euro Strong Lager, there is no signature bready biscuity malt or marmalade character that we all love :o
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Fuller's VA 2020

Postby Belgian » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:26 pm

JaseWescott wrote:... and Fullers Vintage Ale (2020) are not drinking well.... the roasted malt in Fullers this year makes the whole beer taste like a can of FAXE, Bavaria 8.6 or another Euro Strong Lager, there is no signature bready biscuity malt or marmalade character that we all love :o

They're not bloody cheap either! Regardless I will try one fresh, and leave one to fester into expected maturity. I liked last year's very much!

Do you guys have any Vintage Ales you've held on to, Fullers or St. Ambroise or otherwise? I need to cellar dive when I can... there's a small vertical in there.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Craig » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:42 pm

I haven't managed to keep a vintage ale longer than a year in a while. I did a three year vertical way back when and didn't find much benefit to the aging, so there isn't much incentive for me.

I hope this year's is better than Jase's experience. It's such a great style and not one we get that often around here.
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Sawdust City Viva La Stout

Postby JaseWescott » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:51 am

Craig wrote:I haven't managed to keep a vintage ale longer than a year in a while. I did a three year vertical way back when and didn't find much benefit to the aging, so there isn't much incentive for me.

I hope this year's is better than Jase's experience. It's such a great style and not one we get that often around here.


I hope it's just my palate too. I picked up Sawdust City Viva La Stout at the LCBO and it's delicious :D

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drink up the old VA

Postby Belgian » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:50 am

Craig wrote:I haven't managed to keep a vintage ale longer than a year in a while. I did a three year vertical way back when and didn't find much benefit to the aging, so there isn't much incentive for me...

Yes I bet a year on most of them is already very developed. Thomas Hardy's Ale being a notable exception.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby S. St. Jeb » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:10 pm

Omnipollo "Mimmi" Mimosa Sour (Fruited Sour Ale)

This is one of those ones that's really hard to consider a beer. Much more like a fruit juice.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby JaseWescott » Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:11 pm

S. St. Jeb wrote:Omnipollo "Mimmi" Mimosa Sour (Fruited Sour Ale)

This is one of those ones that's really hard to consider a beer. Much more like a fruit juice.


I know right, it taste like a shandy. the other beer release Aura I enjoyed more.

I picked up Rodenbach Caractere Rouge and IPA No. 15 by Collective Arts (re-release of the very popular IPA No. 5)
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Philip1 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:30 pm

Zundert 10 (Quadrupel) from the town of the same name in the Netherlands. Normally priced $4.95 (330ml) it was $3.50 at my local LCBO.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby seangm » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:06 am

With a friend of mine recently discovering the world of craft beer, and instantly becoming a hazy fan, I've been tagging off his orders/trades and trying some pretty good stuff lately. The highlight has to be Brasserie du Bas, what a phenomenal brewery. Both I've tried, Neron and Vertige, are so beautifully rich, smooth and loaded with a mind blowing amount of tropical/juicy hops. Neron has an almost wildflower honey impression in its sweetness, but unlike some of these saccharine sweet IPAs they are so wonderfully balanced. Anyway I could go on, but on the topic of saccharine sweet:

Blood Brothers + Town Blood Brotherhood TIPA- I found this one so cloyingly sweet as to be undrinkable. I am sometimes mixed on these low bitterness haze bombs anyway since I prefer some bitterness in an IPA, but I do like Badlands quite a bit. Curious if anyone found the same thing with this one.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Bobsy » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:25 pm

JaseWescott wrote:Chocolate Manifesto and Fullers Vintage Ale (2020) are not drinking well. Chocolate Manifesto still taste like Nesquik but it's thinner and less chocolatey than I remember. the roasted malt in Fullers this year makes the whole beer taste like a can of FAXE, Bavaria 8.6 or another Euro Strong Lager, there is no signature bready biscuity malt or marmalade character that we all love :o


I agree with your statements on both of these. Disappointing,

Drinking Crooked Path Baltic Porter from Amsterdam. This is nice, and not too high ABV either, which means Tempest is on deck for after dinner.
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Impy, not evn a wrd.

Postby Belgian » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:56 pm

Bobsy wrote:... which means Tempest is on deck for after dinner.


Thanks, reminds me I have a Double Tempest from a few years back.

Also the excellent Cigar City Marshal Zhukov BARIS is just $15 at Spadina and Front store.
I guess they've given up selling this beast for $20-30? YVW.
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Re: Impy, not evn a wrd.

Postby portwood » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:16 pm

Belgian wrote:Also the excellent Cigar City Marshal Zhukov BARIS is just $15 at Spadina and Front store.
I guess they've given up selling this beast for $20-30?

the peeps are saving up for the goose that laid the $23 golden egg :lol:
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