Left Field Brewery Grandstand Hoppy Wheat


Pours a cloudy light yellow-orange. Pine resin on the nose and lots of lemon-pine on the palate. I find the finish more bitter than the 40 IBUs listed on the label would seem to suggest. I think this could be a great food beer when paired with lemon accented dishes.

There might be some bottles left at the brewery located at 36 Wagstaff Drive, Toronto in Leslieville http://www.leftfieldbrewery.ca

Dieu du Ciel Moralité American IPA


Pours cloudy yellow-orange. Pine and citrus on the nose with the citrus winning. The balance between those notes carries through onto the palate. The hoppy bitterness is crisp and palate cleansing with a bit of pine resin left to hang out around the molars. Very pleasant IPA. If you can find it at the LCBO (apparently there are two 4 packs available in Barrie and Ottawa, respectively,) or get a chance to visit the brewpub in Montreal, I highly recommend giving it a try.

Branca Aguardente de Cana Rum Agricola da Madeira

Pours clear and colourless. Old barn, mouldy cedar mustiness on the nose with brief hints of tropical fruit. Definite alcohol burn on the palate (there’s a reason they call this ‘moonshine’ in Portugal) with a finish that warms all the way down that approaches smoothness during it’s lengthy persistence. Not for the faint of heart. Interesting to try but a larger bottle won’t be making its way into my liquor cabinet.

Trillium Brewing “Old Soul” American Blonde Barleywine Style Ale Aged on American Oak

Pours cloudy dark yellow-orange. Sweet nose of citrus and dried apricot. Sweet and smooth on the plate with big mouthfeel and loads of oak influences. Highly recommended.

Stone Brewing Co. Delicious IPA w/Lemondrop & El Dorado Hops


Pours light amber yellow. Lemon pound cake on the nose. There’s an almost orange TANG quality on the palate combined a nice rush of bitter hop freshness. The malt plays second fiddle without becoming overall unbalanced.

Le Trou Du Diable Albert 3 Le Singe De L’Espace Universal Beer


Slightly cloudy pale yellow. A bit saison-like on the nose with yeast and hints of white pepper and banana. Grapefruit pith bitterness on the palate that marches outward and sets-up camp on the edges of the finish. A refreshing palate cleansing beer.