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by G.M. Gillman
Tue Mar 07, 2023 4:01 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5286
Views: 2073917

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Once again apologies for sideways images, can't seem to fix it permanently from here.
by G.M. Gillman
Tue Mar 07, 2023 4:00 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Stores, Grocery & Indie Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 5286
Views: 2073917

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

The Guinness Extra Stout appearance is notable, especially with the Labatt version still available, afaik. Will be interesting to A/B. Meanwhile, we need Guinness FES and the West Indies Porter, these show more the true Guinness palate. Or the strong European version. I mention some in a post recent...
by G.M. Gillman
Tue Feb 14, 2023 4:14 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: France 2023 Beer Notes
Replies: 42
Views: 11386

Re: France 2023 Beer Notes

An Armenian lager, from an independent brewery going back to the early 50s and later privatized. Solid all-malt lager. Not really Czech or German-type. More like the lighter end of craft lager.
by G.M. Gillman
Sun Feb 12, 2023 7:38 am
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: France 2023 Beer Notes
Replies: 42
Views: 11386

Re: France 2023 Beer Notes

Bought the 4 beers shown from a Romanian grocery in Nice, France. Three are from Ursus, owned by Asahi. The Silva is an all-malt dark lager from brewery of that name, now a Heineken affiliate. So far I had the blue can which is a malt and corn beer but with a nice full taste. Corn is famed in Romani...
by G.M. Gillman
Sun Feb 05, 2023 6:42 am
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: France 2023 Beer Notes
Replies: 42
Views: 11386

Re: France 2023 Beer Notes

So now the same beer as just above but in the bottle, Jenlain Blonde. It is from the far French north near Belgium. I bought it as I couldn't find the cans again in a couple of places. Once at home I realized it isn't quite the same, because label states "unfiltered", the can does not. Cle...
by G.M. Gillman
Mon Jan 30, 2023 3:21 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: France 2023 Beer Notes
Replies: 42
Views: 11386

Re: France 2023 Beer Notes

Didn't tilt phone but I see now picture is right orientation. Not sure why, but all good.
by G.M. Gillman
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:05 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: France 2023 Beer Notes
Replies: 42
Views: 11386

Re: France 2023 Beer Notes

Here is Jenlain again, the family-owned brewery in the far north of France founded in the 1920s,. They are important for restoring biere de garde to the market and make great beer in general. The beer shown is called simply Blond beer top-fermented, not a biere de garde as such. Over 6 percent abv, ...
by G.M. Gillman
Sat Jan 28, 2023 6:00 am
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: France 2023 Beer Notes
Replies: 42
Views: 11386

Re: France 2023 Beer Notes

Two here, Guinness Special Export 8 per cent abv., and Thiriez Triple. The Thiriez is from far north of France near Belgium. This version of Guinness is mostly malt - no unmalted barley as usual Guinness. and even Foreign Extra Stout, have, except a small amount of roasted barley (not black malt) fo...
by G.M. Gillman
Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:38 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: France 2023 Beer Notes
Replies: 42
Views: 11386

Re: France 2023 Beer Notes

I corrected above post to state Brasseurs Unis are located in south-west France. The term Petrolette originally meant a vintage French motorcycle, ca. 1900. The label shows a helmet and goggle wearing rider on an old-fashioned motorbike. The line also includes Blonde and Blanche versions.
by G.M. Gillman
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:55 am
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: France 2023 Beer Notes
Replies: 42
Views: 11386

Re: France 2023 Beer Notes

Here is an amber from Brasseurs Unis in Pau, a city in south-west France. British pale ale style, say like MacLean's Pale Ale, or Granite Best Bitter. All French malt. Organic too ("bio"). Tres bonne, with the bonus of the distressed label, seeming to evoke a 1940s or fifties label.
by G.M. Gillman
Sat Jan 21, 2023 1:14 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: France 2023 Beer Notes
Replies: 42
Views: 11386

Re: France 2023 Beer Notes

I turned the phone 90 degrees for image, thanks for that suggestion!
by G.M. Gillman
Sat Jan 21, 2023 1:13 pm
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: France 2023 Beer Notes
Replies: 42
Views: 11386

Re: France 2023 Beer Notes

And now a textbook Red IPA, called Via RIPA, from Carru Brewery in Carru, in the northwestern corner of Italy, not far from Monaco. A husband and wife team, the man was a published writer before entering this venture. Their website is written with humour and verve, reflecting this other talent. Not ...
by G.M. Gillman
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:17 am
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: France 2023 Beer Notes
Replies: 42
Views: 11386

Re: France 2023 Beer Notes

Leffe is ubiquitous as most reading know. This Xmas version has the same background notes of clove and smoke as the rest of the line, from the phenolic yeast approach. It is a familiar taste in much Belgian, and Northern French, beer. I like it in small doses, as the bottle provided down in Nice here.