Saturday, 9 December 2017

October 7, 2017

334/2152) Home:  Viaduct IPA by Danforth Brewery of Ontario:  **1/2;  6%;  named for the Prince Edward (or Bloor) Viaduct which crosses the Don River and connects Bloor Street to Danforth Avenue;  fresh pine dominates the nose;  flavors are a blend of pine and citrus, the balance leaning towards pine;  I wish it was easier to find;

335/2153) Home:  Sergeant Stripes Export Stout by Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. of Ontario:  **1/2;  7.9%;  Wild Oats series;  brewed with barley, malted and unmalted, and blackstrap molasses;  roasty nose with sweetness, but not the bourbon or oak variety, and dark, nearly burnt, coffee;  dry roasty flavours, faint alcohol;  sweetness emerges at the finish and through the aftertaste;  it has a nice sweet edge without any sort of barrel aging; 

From Beau's Fall Mixed Pack.

336/2154) Home:  White by Black Bellows Brewing Co.of Ontario:  *;  5%;   a take on a wit with malted barley, unmalted wheat and spices;  opaque;  yeasty nose;  assertive yeast, wheat flavours;  nothing special;

October 6, 2017

333/2151) C'est What:  Dry Hopped Exhibition IPA by Royal City Brewing of Ontario:  **;  4.5%, 30 ibu;  on cask;  brewed with Mosaic hops;  tropical fruit and oranges to the nose;  flavours are citrusy, orange finish with a touch of touch resin;

October 3, 2017

332/2150) Home:  35 & 118 Cream Ale by Boshkung Brewing Co. of Ontario:  *1/2;  minerally flavours, floral notes, bright finish;

October 2, 2017

331/2149) Home:  Naughty Otter Wheat Ale by Gananoque Brewing Company of Ontario:  *1/2;  4.8%;  nose of malted wheat and cloves;  tastes an odd blend of berries and cloves;  I am not sure about this one;

October 1, 2017

330/2148) Great Lakes Brewery:  CanCon Session Ale by Great Lakes Brewery of Ontario:  **;  4.3%, 28 ibu;  fresh hop leaf nose;  fresh leafy hop flavours;

This was brewed in collaboration with ACTRA, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema,
Television and Radio Artists, "to celebrate Canadian storytelling on Canada's 150th birthday".

GLB describes this as, "Beautifully crafted, full of character and delightfully refreshing as your favourite Canadian shows,"

Great Lakes Brewery has a very pleasant patio complete with picnic tables.  It is a very nice way to sample their wares.

Monday, 2 October 2017

September 30, 2017

329/2147) Home:  Melifera by Le Trou du Diable of Quebec:  *;  5%;  brewed with wheat and barley with local honey added during the boil and a lactic acid fermentation;  pours opaque;  the nose is a bit lemony, a bit funky;  tart, acidic;  only a bit of honey is revealed at the finish; 

I fear this one did not work for me.

September 26, 2017

327/2145) Home:  Hefeweizen by Kichiesippi Beer Company of Ontario:  **;  5.5%, 15 ibu; unfiltered;  mildly, and unusually, tart nose;  cloves, citrus zest, muted banana flavours;  nicely done;

328/2146) Home:  Elora Borealis by the Elora Brewing Company:  **1/2;  5.1%, 30 ibu;  Citra Pale Ale;  floral, mildly citrusy nose;  citrus, mostly grapefruit, flavors;  bold citrus finish, yet very smooth;  great name, too;