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sofakingdrunk wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 7:45 pm If my eyes didn’t deceive me, I think I just saw the Vim&Vigor is coming to the LCBO. Happy days.
Your eyes didn't deceive you. I enjoyed one on the weekend. A classy Ontario made pilsner.
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cannondale wrote: Wed May 24, 2023 7:41 am
sofakingdrunk wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 7:45 pm If my eyes didn’t deceive me, I think I just saw the Vim&Vigor is coming to the LCBO. Happy days.
Your eyes didn't deceive you. I enjoyed one on the weekend. A classy Ontario made pilsner.

That’s great news, I love Vim&Vigor. Right up there for best Pilsner in the province, for me along with Donna.
I’m hoping it ends up being a wider distribution and not only Ottawa area.

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I see the Jart-Elle Oude Kriek is available now, but at $11.95 for 375ml, it better be pretty damn good.

Anyone had it, yet?

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Andicus wrote: Fri Jun 09, 2023 10:35 pm I see the Jart-Elle Oude Kriek is available now, but at $11.95 for 375ml, it better be pretty damn good.

Anyone had it, yet?
Yes, I have had it. It was good, but if you want a strong cherry component, you will be disappointed.

I think I could get into my displeasure for high prices, but it may be more helpful for LCBO relative value. The 3 Fonteinen kriek that was released a couple of years ago was a few dollars more and was a better price/taste proposition.

I would say buy it, as I did, but don't buy more than one. A bit of a checking off a brewery box for me.

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Post by tyke66a »

Since I wanted the label to add to my collection, :roll: I must admit I didn't even look at the price until afterwards so it was a bit pricey for 375ml

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anthony9 wrote: Sat Jun 10, 2023 10:33 am
Andicus wrote: Fri Jun 09, 2023 10:35 pm I see the Jart-Elle Oude Kriek is available now, but at $11.95 for 375ml, it better be pretty damn good.

Anyone had it, yet?
Yes, I have had it. It was good, but if you want a strong cherry component, you will be disappointed.

I think I could get into my displeasure for high prices, but it may be more helpful for LCBO relative value. The 3 Fonteinen kriek that was released a couple of years ago was a few dollars more and was a better price/taste proposition.

I would say buy it, as I did, but don't buy more than one. A bit of a checking off a brewery box for me.
I picked one up the other day. I saw that there were only 3 left in stock, locally, so that got me off my butt.

And, yes, I was also thinking of 3 Fonteinen regarding the price. I wasn't able to get one of those, so I won't be able to make a personal comparison.

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Post by anthony9 »

My earlier comment was basically saying 3F is more expensive than Lambiek Fabriek, but I think the quality is greater if we are only looking at the two companies in a vacuum.

If you've never had it the Armand and Gaston, part of the summer release, is great. Pricing seems to fluctuate, so the price could be higher or lower than the previous release by a significant percentage.

I hope you enjoy the kriek.

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Post by Andicus »

Yes, that's what I took your reply to mean.

I completely missed the Armand and Gaston. I have to read more carefully. As it's not a brewery I'm familiar with, I totally missed that it was a gueuze.

I will definitely be giving that a try. Cheers!

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Post by Craig »

Andicus wrote: Tue Jun 13, 2023 8:55 pm
anthony9 wrote: Sat Jun 10, 2023 10:33 am
Andicus wrote: Fri Jun 09, 2023 10:35 pm I see the Jart-Elle Oude Kriek is available now, but at $11.95 for 375ml, it better be pretty damn good.

Anyone had it, yet?
Yes, I have had it. It was good, but if you want a strong cherry component, you will be disappointed.

I think I could get into my displeasure for high prices, but it may be more helpful for LCBO relative value. The 3 Fonteinen kriek that was released a couple of years ago was a few dollars more and was a better price/taste proposition.

I would say buy it, as I did, but don't buy more than one. A bit of a checking off a brewery box for me.
I picked one up the other day. I saw that there were only 3 left in stock, locally, so that got me off my butt.

And, yes, I was also thinking of 3 Fonteinen regarding the price. I wasn't able to get one of those, so I won't be able to make a personal comparison.
You'd have to travel a bit, but there's lots of 3F Intens Rood in stores right now: https://www.lcbo.com/en/storeinventory/?sku=21838

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Post by anthony9 »

I don't know about others, but I saw when that first got listed and I have a hard cap for LCBO stuff and it's above that. $20 is a lot for a half bottle.

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Post by tyke66a »

Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted back in small 330ml bottles (31065) at $3.20 with deposit. Still a top UK beer with multiple CAMRA awards

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Post by anthony9 »

3 Fonteinen Armand & Gaston Oude Geuze is listed, but not available ($11.95, same as the LF Jart-elle, much better, though not apples to apples).

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Post by sofakingdrunk »

3F Armand is in stores now, i just cracked one. Sensational and worth every damn penny.

Jaipur ipa is also back after a 10 or so year hiatus…and I think it’s cheaper now than it was back then. It’s still a tasty drink, but our ipa selection has come so far now that it’s nothing special anymore.

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Post by anthony9 »

Not sure how new these are:

Small Pony Barrel Works Tropical Apocalypse - 473 can

Timmermans Lambicus Strawberry - 330 bottle

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anyone know when equilibrium astrophysics batch was canned. It came out in NY State in January 23.
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