Sunday, 21 September 2014

May 23, 2014

120/1101) Caffe Volo:  Citra IPA by Shacklands of Ontario:  **;  a 5.7% American IPA;  piney, resiny, earthy nose;  dry bitter astringent flavours;

121/1102) Caffe Volo:  East Side IPA by House Ales of Ontario:  *1/2;  a 6.5% American IPA;  prominent sweet maltiness;  of the two, I prefer their West Side IPA;   sugary sweetness with a very mild hop presence and a sweet candi sugar finish;

122/1103) Caffe Volo:  Dubbel by Oast House Brewers of Ontario:  **1/2;  a 7% Belgian Dubbel;  the nose is dark, slightly burnt sugar;  this sweetness returns in the finish and the after taste but first yeasty carbonated mild tartness intervenes;

123/1104) Caffe Volo:  Gucci Brown by House Ales of Ontario:  **1/2;  very rich, sweet brown sugar nose;  sweet dark sugary notes;

I had intended to visit C'est What where they were holding their Festival of Small Brewers but by the time I got there people were lined up outside as far as Church Street. I did meet my acquaintance Andrew who was lucky enough to have been there earlier but he was unimpressed at the prospect of paying $12 after taxes and tip for a pint of Princess Wears Peach Pants.

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