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Postby Belgian » Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:41 am

The Weihenstephaner is a curiously beguiling wheat. I will pick up the Anchor Steam on your rec's, because the Stratford Common blew me away at Volo. Looking forward to the ST IPA some time in June (and slightly off-topic the Cono Sur Vision Pinot Noir is arriving next weekend you guys - if you need that dazzling-yet-reasonable bottle of Vino to entertain guests... or whatever.)
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Postby Bytowner » Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:12 pm

Dang it. Summer releases better start hitting the Ottawa area stores this week. We got a couple SA Summer and Anchor Steam, but I've never been impressed with either of them. Was wanting Great Lakes Orange, but it made the briefest of appearances here, and was gone before I could grab a bottle. Really hope good beer hasn't become popular in Ottawa...
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Postby Torontoblue » Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:30 pm

Just having an Anchor Steam and I totally forgot how bitter the finish is on this beer when it is fresh. Wonderful!!!!
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Postby Jan Primus » Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:52 pm

Torontoblue wrote:Just having an Anchor Steam and I totally forgot how bitter the finish is on this beer when it is fresh. Wonderful!!!!


Nice to meet you at Volo on Friday night...do you recall what they were serving on cask that night?
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Postby Torontoblue » Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:06 pm

Jan Primus wrote:
Torontoblue wrote:Just having an Anchor Steam and I totally forgot how bitter the finish is on this beer when it is fresh. Wonderful!!!!


Nice to meet you at Volo on Friday night...do you recall what they were serving on cask that night?


It was a pleasure chatting.

The cask was Durham's Hop Head served using gravity instead of the engine. The straight pour makes it feel and taste like a totally different brew, actually helps it retain more bitterness than normal.
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Postby Bytowner » Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:10 pm

I cracked, not having anything else in the house, and popped open an Aventinus from the winter release. MAN, this is a good beer. As a real malt fiend, this is such a satisfying, complex beer. From the wheat beer spicyness to the sort of desert wine character and, of course, that chewy, date-like malt, I love every aspect of this beer. It even poured perfectly, with a thick, creamy, almost nitro-like head. Just excellent.

I think they even have a few of these left downtown, I'm going to stock up.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:52 pm

Chapeau Kriek.
Definitely a beer for the ladies.
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Postby Bobsy » Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:53 pm

Shared the following with the missus last night: Anchor Steam (preferred the Stratford), Grolsch hefe (meh), Tree Hop Head (solid) and a Nelson Paddywhack IPA (brilliantly complex). I have a Metro Joannette Rauchweizen and some ST IPA lined up this evening.

By the way, I second Anchor Porter if the LCBO ever decided to get in another one of their brews.
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Postby icemachine » Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:26 pm

Bytowner wrote:I cracked, not having anything else in the house, and popped open an Aventinus from the winter release. MAN, this is a good beer. As a real malt fiend, this is such a satisfying, complex beer. From the wheat beer spicyness to the sort of desert wine character and, of course, that chewy, date-like malt, I love every aspect of this beer. It even poured perfectly, with a thick, creamy, almost nitro-like head. Just excellent.

I think they even have a few of these left downtown, I'm going to stock up.


I'm in a similiar situation, nothing but an Aventinus and Hoegaarden available as choices. Fortunately I've got a bit of Christmas Cake leftover to have with Eisbock.
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Postby Illuminatus » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:13 pm

icemachine wrote:
Bytowner wrote:I cracked, not having anything else in the house, and popped open an Aventinus from the winter release. MAN, this is a good beer. As a real malt fiend, this is such a satisfying, complex beer. From the wheat beer spicyness to the sort of desert wine character and, of course, that chewy, date-like malt, I love every aspect of this beer. It even poured perfectly, with a thick, creamy, almost nitro-like head. Just excellent.

I think they even have a few of these left downtown, I'm going to stock up.


I'm in a similiar situation, nothing but an Aventinus and Hoegaarden available as choices. Fortunately I've got a bit of Christmas Cake leftover to have with Eisbock.


I love Aventinus. I'm going to age a dozen bottles or so.

Unibroue 1837 for me.
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Postby Magni » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:39 pm

delirium tremens right now.
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Postby JesseM » Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:32 pm

Unibroue 1837? Delerium Tremens?!? You guys are ridiculous ..... :(
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Postby Belgian » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:12 am

Illuminatus wrote:
icemachine wrote:I cracked, not having anything else in the house, and popped open an Aventinus from the winter release. .


I love Aventinus. I'm going to age a dozen bottles or so.



Clarification for the casual reader:

The "Winter Release" one is the Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock, of course - and yes there are still some around. Prepare to lie down for a nap after one of these.

The "Regular" Aventinus Weizenbock (ie. not the super-strong Eisbock) is the one which available all year round as LCBO General List. It is a bit more manageable on a hot day, LOL! But who says you can't have either?
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Postby Jon Walker » Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:23 pm

JesseM wrote:Unibroue 1837? Delerium Tremens?!? You guys are ridiculous ..... :(


Actually I think the whole thread is pretty ridiculous and designed to elicit bragging and oneupmanship.

Or maybe that's my glass of Närke Kaggen Stormaktsporter talking. Whatever.
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Postby Bobsy » Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:36 pm

Jon Walker wrote:
JesseM wrote:Unibroue 1837? Delerium Tremens?!? You guys are ridiculous ..... :(


Actually I think the whole thread is pretty ridiculous and designed to elicit bragging and oneupmanship.

Or maybe that's my glass of Närke Kaggen Stormaktsporter talking. Whatever.


Dude, you're just jealous that you didn't get invited to tonight's 5-year darklord vertical tasting.

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