Tuesday, 6 November 2018

October 24, 2018

307/2528) Home:  Chocolate Blossom Chocolate Cherry Stout by Mill Street of Ontario:  **; 6.8%; brewed with malted and roasted barley, dark sweet cherry puree and cocoa nibs; nose is bitter, unsweetened chocolate and cherries;  not sweet enough to be considered alongside the Black Forest style beers of late; bitter chocolate, tart cherry flavours;

October 23, 2018

305/2526) Home:  Inedit Damm by CC Damm (Barcelona) of Spain:  **;  4.8%; brewed with barley, wheat, spices and ascorbic acid "antioxidant"; my first thought was Belgium by way of Spain - it is very much in the Belgian style; yeasty spiced nose; sweet, malty, spicy, yeasty; surprising;

306/2527) Home:  Collective Project IPA No. 7 Southern Hemisphere IPA by Collective Arts of Ontario:  **1/2;  7.1%; features Nelson Sauvin and Citra hops; nose is white wine and melon;  just a little hazy; in the New England style; citrus and white wine flavours; delicious;

October 21, 2018

304/2525) Norse Golden Ale by Norse Brewery Inc. of Ontario:  *; 5.0%; malty, grassy nose; malty, grainy, hint of fruit; a bit ordinary;

The tin instructs that the word ale is related to the Norse word ├śL, with roots in Saxon ALO and Danish-Norwegian ALU or EALU.

October 20, 2018

302/2523) Home:  Hobgoblin IPA by Wychwood Brewery of England:  **;  5.3%; brewed with Fuggles, Goldings, Styrian hops and "some mighty American hops"; fruity nose; fruity with an astringent edge;

303/2524) Home:  The Blood of Cthulu by Sawdust City of Ontario:  **1/2; 9.5%, 50 ibu; Imperial Stout with cherries, raspberries, cranberries, demerara sugar; dark, roasty, nearly burnt nose with bitter chocolate; roasty with sharp berry flavours towards the finish;  elements of IPAs from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean;

October 19, 2018

301/2522) The Biermarkt, Mississauga:  Peter, Pale and Mary Pale Ale by Mikkeller of Denmark:  **; 4.5%, 45 ibu; dry citrusy nose; dry citrusy flavours with a bitter, nearly astringent aftertaste;

October 18, 2018

299/2520) The 3 Brewers, Heartland:  Gettin' Basted by The 3 Brewers of Ontario:  *1/2; 4.7%, 18 ibu; their White with rosemary, thyme, sage, orange peel and coriander;  nose of delicious sage stuffing; I am tasting all the spices with a dash of orange zest towards the finish;

300/2521) The 3 Brewers, Heartland:  The Carrot (La Carrotte) by The 3 Brewers of Ontario:  *1/2; 5%, 20 ibu; a dry hopped pale ale with shredded carrots, Eureka hops and Nugget hops; nose is citrusy; hoppy citrus notes, carrots don't make their presence known until the finish;

By this point we were looking for the mashed potatoes.

Monday, 5 November 2018

October 17, 2018

298/2519) Home:  Mylarshark DIPA by Bellwoods Brewery of Ontario in collaboration with Other Half Brewing Company of New York, U.S.A.:  **; 8.9%; another cloudy one; peaches and pine to nose; blend of pine and citrus;