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Glad this one is around Ontario more often now.

This is a “go to” beer for me when it is available.

About the Beer – It poured a nice deep copper colour with a good thick head.  The aroma was of malty caramel, biscuit, resin, and maybe some fig!  The flavour had a very nice balance between malt and bitter.  You could pick out some pronounced earthy and herbal hops, caramel, and a bit of dark fruit.

Would I Drink it Again? – Yes, as already mentioned this is one of my “go to” beers.  Very yummy!

I don’t know but it is pretty good.

I have looked at this beer probably a bazillion times at the LCBO but never picked it up.  Finally I just grabbed one.

About the Beer – It poured a nice brown/black colour with a thick mocha head.  The aroma was of coffee, caramel, chocolate, and a bit of rum.  The taste was very nice with tons of malty chocolate and caramel, hints of licorice and a coffee aftertaste.

Would I Drink it Again? – Yes, this is a very nice beer!

This one brings back memories.

I chose to drink this beer on a steamy hot night as it brings back memories of Thailand.  Sometimes enjoyment of beer is all about the environment or experience at the time!  Even though this beer is from Singapore it was readily available in Thailand.  It is one of my favourite of the Asian Lagers and and it is great to drink on the beach!

About the Beer – It poured a very pale yellow colour with a nice white head.  The aroma is as weak as the colour.  A bit of grain, grass, and cereal is all you can pick out.  The flavour is also what you would expect from a pale lager.  Sweet corn with a slight bit of malt.  It was very crisp on the palate.

Would I Drink it Again? – Yes,  it goes well in sweltering heat or with a spicy asian dish.  Nothing flashy just an easy drinking beer.

Probably a good way to go…

I just had to pick this one up for the name Mort de Rire (Death by Laughing).

About the Beer – It poured a dark brown colour with an ever rising head.  The aroma was of dark fruit that was a bit sour.  Maybe cherries?  The flavour was the same.  Dark sour fruits of plum and cherry with hints of roasted malt.  It finishes with a tiny bit of bitter.

Would I Drink it Again? – Probably not, but it was a good beer, just not my thing.

LCBO brewery feature beer.

Thanks to HMH Negotiants for getting these awesome Dieu du Ciel! beers into Ontario.  I am glad to see the LCBO starting to branch out thier craft beer offerings.  The brewery feature is very cool!

About the Beer – It poured a nice yellowish white colour with a great head.  The aroma was all over the place.  Bubblegum, citrus, spice, herbs, and a bit of floral pounded the senses.  The taste was just as complex.  Nice wheaty flavour with lots of citrus, spice and fruit.

Would I Drink it Again? – Yes, I bought more than one and may go back for more!  Super yummy beer!

A little something from NY State.

Apparently Saranac means “Cluster of Stars” in Iroquois.

About the Beer – It poured a nice copper colour with a good head.  The aroma was of pine, resin, and fruit.  The flavour was a bit buttery followed by resin with a grassy finish.

Would I Drink it Again? – No, not really what I am looking for in a pale ale.  The company states the beer is in the English style but I did not think that.

Anything with the word hop in its name must be good…

The first time I had this beer the consistency was lacking but I have had it quite a few times since then and it has been spot on!

About the Beer – It poured a dark copper colour with a nice thick head.  The aroma was of grapefruit, herbs, flowers, and spice.  The flavour follows the aroma.  Nice grapefruit, floral notes mixed with biscuit.  Very nice malt backbone.

Would I Drink it Again? – Yes,  it is a tasty american pale ale.

A go-to brewer when the selection sucks.

Creemore has been around these parts for over 20 years and there is one thing you can count on.  It is almost always on tap at your local bar.  It is a good go-to beer!

About the Beer – It poured a very pale gold colour with a nice fluffy egg white head.  The aroma was of grain, grass, and a bit of bread.  The flavour was mildly sweet with a tiny hit of grain.  There was a nice grassy hops finish and a great mouth feel.

Would I Drink it Again? – Yes, as you probably know I am not a Pilsner fan but this was a very pleasant beer!

Lets try this again!  Rapid fire round two.

This is one of my favourite summertime beers.  Lovely and refreshing.

About the Beer – It poured a clear amber colour with a nice big head.  The aroma was of candied apricot, caramel, and a bit of peach.  The flavour was fantastic.  Lots of malty sweetness but not overly sweet mixed with apricot, wheat, and a touch of bitterness.

Would I Drink it Again? – Yes, in fact I bought six!

One of my favorite Quebec beers!

This was one of my go to depanneur beers while living in Quebec.

About the Beer – It poured a foggy brown colour with a nice head.  This beer does not get style points for its colour.  The aroma was super complex.  Lots of dark fruit, lemon, spice, alcohol, and toasted notes jump out at you.  The flavor was just as complex.  Cinnamon, orange peel, dark fruit, and cloves really barrage the senses.

Would I Drink it Again – For sure, I love this beer!

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