Now Drinking

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Re: Now Drinking

#41 Post by Artemis » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:19 pm

This 750ml bottle of beer from Quebec for $12.95(CAD) is REALLY worth it.
I was going to save it but after receiving my Secret Santa gift, I felt that the appropriate thing to do is to drink a beer! :cheers:


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#42 Post by Pure Method » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:03 pm

Unibroue is one of my favorite breweries. Love La Fin du Monde

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#43 Post by Bandit72 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:10 pm

GUINESS. Tonight anyway.

I have four bottles of decent red for myself over Christmas. A Carménère, Garnacha, Rioja and Malbec. I tend not to drink white wine. I do like some whites but they aren't as punchy as good reds. I will never buy one put it that way. I like spice, meat, chilli, deep colour. I will post as I have them.

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#44 Post by Jasper » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:02 pm

I got my dad some limited edition French single malt whiskey. Yeah, French. Scotch in everything buy name. It got a 93 from Wine Spectator. Haven't had any yet due to the plethora of holiday beverages. Should be interesting...

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#45 Post by krakle » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:03 am

I'm drinking now.

It's another shit christmas and I'm drinking so I guess I should particpate in this thread. (Recently I had my first wildlife mattress spotting, but failed to capture it on photograph... I feel like this action thread is easier for me to participate in.)

For now it's coffee, but it will be Grolsch or a St. Bernardus Prior 8 or Abt 12 later.
I plan on recording a little tune, perhaps. If I finish it before I call it a day, I might enjoy the recorded result with a glass of Knockando. Got myself this bottle of 21y single malt Scotch to get through christmas as good as possible. I might be really pleased with it. Never spend so much on a bottle of booze, but I had an unexpected bonus from work so I decided to buy some presents for a few people, including myself.

Be happy people. :wave:

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#46 Post by Artemis » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:08 am

Trying this HIbernus beer with lunch. It's another Quebec beer..delicious.

Dominus Vobiscum Hibernus - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2807/40305

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It pairs well with this tourtière I'm having. I just hope I don't get food poisoning. I didn't have power for 2 days in my place. I think it should be okay as it was in the freezer. The meat smells and tastes good. :noclue:

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#47 Post by kv » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:23 am

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#48 Post by Artemis » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:58 pm

Saw this beer at the liquor store and thought I'd give it a try. Not bad for $2.65 a bottle.

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Affligem Blond

Winner of numerous awards and international tasting sessions, Affligem is Belgium’s Abbey beer.

Brewed in the Flemish village, of Opwijk, this top-fermenting Belgian Blond beer is still brewed according to the original recipe.

Well balanced, with a sweetish, refreshing fruity flavour and a hoppy, dry finish, it’s a robust 6.8% by volume – yet still remarkably easy to drink!

Matches perfectly with hard cheeses or white meats and fish.

Deep yellow with brilliant clarity and a thick head that laces the glass, Affligem Blond is unmistakably Belgian. Belgian yeast aromas waft up from the glass, pulling coriander, black pepper, and clove in the nose; sweet, bready malts and slightly grassy, perfumy hops thicken the bouquet. Smooth, bready malts cascade onto the front of the tongue and zip from taste bud to taste bud, riding the beer’s perky carbonation. Complex, spicy yeast characters swell alongside moderate hop bitterness mid-sip; then, the drink segues into a dry finish with lingering spicy flavours.

Succinct from front to back, Affligem Blond’s playful character and neat finish allow the smooth alcohol to go unnoticed until it gently glows in the depths of the chest.

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#49 Post by Juana » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:23 pm

http://www.deepellumbrewing.com/beer/

I'm currently drinking the Dallas Blonde. It's pretty light but I love it. It's kind of like a light Pale Ale. Since they're friends it also doesn't hurt that I got a couple free cases of it. Love me some free beer.

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#50 Post by tvrec » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:24 pm

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Nice. Their Fall Hornin' Pumpkin was excellent this past year. My fav of the style for 2013 for sure.

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#51 Post by SR » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:36 pm

Chinaco reposado

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#52 Post by Juana » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:24 pm

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Not pictured are 2 bottles of 12 year Tully Dew. Don't mind the floors we're retiling right now :drink: All in all successful liquor store run for their wholesale sale. $250 for 16 bottles of the hooch.

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#53 Post by Artemis » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:19 pm

So, last night at pub called Sin & Redemption(which is directly across the street from a Catholic church) I paid $22 for a bottle of Westvleteren 12. I was already a little drunk when I ordered it, otherwise I wouldn't have spent so much money on 1 bottle of beer. I took the bottle home as a souvenir too. :lol:
The beer was a lot better than I thought it would be. At 10.2% alcohol I thought the beer would taste a little rough but it was easy drink and flavourful,good smell too. There was some sediment as well, not sure if this is normal. :noclue:
I meant to ask about this label because the photos I had seen of the beer did not have any labels at all.

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#54 Post by clickie » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:15 pm

This stuff right here. I go through one of the large bottles every couple of days, Two full servings of vegetables in every glass...
It's pretty high in sodium though, but now they came out with a newer low sodium version I might switch to.



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Re: Now Drinking

#55 Post by tvrec » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:52 pm

Ummmm… yes, please
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#56 Post by tvrec » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:54 pm

Artemis wrote:This 750ml bottle of beer from Quebec for $12.95(CAD) is REALLY worth it.
I was going to save it but after receiving my Secret Santa gift, I felt that the appropriate thing to do is to drink a beer! :cheers:


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I tried one of these a month ago… it was actually on sale at the LCBO for 9.99!

I liked it, but thought its mulled character was not as palatable--for me--as the just a plain old Fin du Monde.

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#57 Post by Hype » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:31 am

St. Bernardus 12. One of the best IMHO.

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#58 Post by Artemis » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:40 am

Adurentibus Spina wrote:St. Bernardus 12. One of the best IMHO.
Yes, it's very good.

That was one of the beers I got last year my secret santa Mescal.


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#59 Post by sinep » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:47 pm

Ive been enjoying my 2014 membership to the bruery:
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And last night it was:
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http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/the-bruery ... ut/106579/

I highly recommend joining their reserve society

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#60 Post by tvrec » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:33 am

We're (partner and I) preservation members at the Bruery. The Reserve leans toward the pricey side of things. But they do make some great sours and more. I really enjoyed the "Tout Mais le Collier" as well as the "Or Xata."

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