Most of these notes are from two months ago. I've really been slacking lately:
-Founders PC Pils - 355 mL bottle from an LCBO six-pack. Pours nicely, with lots of lacing generated as the head recedes, with a thick, foamy collar left behind. Clean and grainy, with some crackery pale malt sweetness that is soon joined by citrusy hop flavours of lemon and grapefruit. Finishes with light floral and weak resin notes. This is a quality pale lager that speaks for itself.
-Collective Arts Prophets & Nomads Gose - LCBO tallboy (4.5%). Gorgeous in the glass, with a muted, briney aroma. Tastes of gritty wheat husk, sour lemon, grassy/floral hops and mild-to-moderate lactic acidity, with coriander and light saltiness on the back end. I loved this when I first tried it back in Sept, but I've found follow-up samplings (into Oct and Nov) have been less impressive.
-Innis & Gunn 150 Maple & Thistle Rye Ale - 500 mL bottle from the LCBO (5.9%). Deep burgundy hue, with a thick, beige head that lasts on and on. The flavours aren't all that much more interesting than I&G's regular line-up, though there is some nice rye flavour, with hints of fig/plum, muddled orange citrus, maple syrup and toffee. Oak and vanilla as per usual. I love rye beers but this one didn't quite do it for me, especially given the price.
-Forked River For Forked Shake Milkshake IPA (Raspberry) - Tallboy can from the brewery (6.6%). Pinkish tinge to the head, with an aroma that is not too far off from an actual raspberry milkshake. Tastes of raspberry, strawberry and milk sugar, with hints of citrus and tropical fruit. Not very bitter; this was a lot better than I was expecting it to be.
-Railway City Orange CreamsicAle - Tallboy can from the brewery (4.8%). Tastes as advertised, with flavours of sugary orange, vanilla cream and some grainy pale malt sweetness in the background. This isn't really my thing but I can see why others might like it.
-Omnipollo Zodiak - LCBO tallboy (6.2%). Zested orange, white grapefruit, lemon and lime with hints of pineapple, melon and apricot. Moderately bitter on the back end, with some pithy, earthy, resiny notes. Well above average by Ontario IPA standards.
-Death & Taxes Raspberry Radler - LCBO tallboy (4.3%). Bog standard fruit beer; not bad, but not that good either. 'Radler' may not have been the best descriptor. Is this a Sawdust City beer or are they just canning it for a contract brewer?
-Railway City The Balancing Act - Bomber from the brewery (3.0%); deemed a 'lemon ginger session ale'. Clean, simple flavour profile of grainy, bready pale malts and lemon zest. Restrained ginger spice on the back end with some grassy, herbal hop bitterness. Decent enough.
-Yellow Truck Complicated Blond Lager - LCBO tallboy (4.8%). One of the most uninteresting 'craft beers' I have tried in a very long time. If you like Euro lagers, you'll probably like this one. If not... don't bother.