Sunday, 30 December 2018

December 30, 2018

379/2600) Home:  CPA (Canadian Pale Ale) by Old Tomorrow of Ontario: *1/2; 4.9%; malty, biscuity nose; malty but with a bitter edge and a bitter after taste;

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December 29, 2018

378/2599) Home:  Trash Panda Hazy IPA by Parallel 49 of British Columbia:  **; 5.5%; while the term hazy might suggest a New England sytle IPA this is brewed with Northwest hops; nose of citrus zest; tastes of both citrus and zest;

December 28, 2018

377/2598) Home:  Wizard Wolf Pale Ale Citra/Mosaic by Bellwoods Brewery of Ontario:  **1/2; 4.8%; this was a gift from eldest son; pours murky, swampy even; juicy tropical nose; tropical and citrusy; very nice;

December 27, 2018

375/2595) The 3 Brewers, Heartland:  I Did It All For The Cookie by The 3 Brewers of Ontario:  **1/2; Justin has brewed a beer with the same name before but it used the Festive Ale as a base; here it is the Amber Ale with molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger; I thought I might miss the spice that the Festive Ale brought but I was wrong; very strong ginger nose; ginger is strong but there is enough molasses and cinnamon to be noticed;  Well done;

376/2596) Home:  India Pagan Ale by St. Mary Axe of Ontario: **; 5.5%, 55 ibu; brewed with a blend of four American hops; pours hazy;  tropical nose;  juicy tropical flavours;

December 26, 2018

373/2594) Home:  God Save The Lager Imperial Pilsner by 8 Wired Brewing in collaboration with Bridge Road of Australia:  **; 7%; brewed with hops from New Zealand and Australia; piney nose; an uncommonly fruity pilsner with grassy notes and musty, citrusy flavours; very un-pilsner like not to mention un-lager like; 

374/2595) Home:  Starboard New England IPA by Lake of Bays of Ontario:  **; 5.4%, 40 ibu; brewed with Magnum, Citra and Mosaic hops; pours cloudy; juicy, fruity nose; fruity, juicy, tropical flavours; bitter finish;

Friday, 28 December 2018

December 25, 2018

372/2593) Home: Cuvée de Nöel by Brasserie St-Feuillien S. A. of Belgium:  **1/2; 9%; brewed with licorice, though I scarcely noticed it, at Abdi Abbey; aged at the Abbey then by me as this only hit the shelves in February or March which I took as a sign to age it; wonderful nose of fruit and mild spice; spices, dried fruit, alcohol;

December 23, 2018

371/2592) Home:  Stone Free Hoppy Sour Apricot Ale by 8 Wired Brewing of New Zealand :  *1/2; 4.5%; brewed with malted barley and wheat, oats, apricots and lactose; pours hazy; tart, acidic nose; citrusy tartness;  OK for a sour;