Junction Craft Brewing & Rainhard Brewing Bock That! Fall Bock from the WE Collab West End Brew Project

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Pours dark brown. A lovely warm maltiness throughout with some nuttiness on the finish. Very pleasant.

Beau’s New Lang Syne Belgian Tripel Ale Aged in White Wine Barrels and Bottle-Conditioned

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Pours cloudy golden-yellow, pale-orange. Mango and white pepper on the nose. The barrel influence is definitely present on the palate along with the residual yeast, hinting towards a tart, light white wine with the white pepper rushing back onstage during the finish for a welcome curtain call. This was drank as part of a ‘wine’ and cheese pairing event for my Dad’s birthday and I highly recommending it with a triple creme cheese like the one with which we paired it. Thank you Beau’s and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Oast House Brewers Bière de Noël Farmhouse Ale

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Pours dark black-brown with a thick and plentiful café-au-lait head. Smoky and malty on the nose and palate with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon and black liquorice. A classic winter warmer.

Wellington Brewery 30th Anniversary Ale

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Pours deep mahogany. Caramel on the nose. Smooth and full-bodied with sweet molasses maltiness on the palate. The finish is joined by a hint of gingerbread spice. Truly a celebration. Highly recommended.

Flying Monkeys The Matador version 2.0 El Toro Bravo Imperial Dark Rye Ale Aged On Spanish Cedar

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Pours thick mahogany-amber-brown. Incredible pepper-spiciness on the nose along with caramel-nougat sweetness. The sweet-spicy-savoury interplay continues on the palate with the black pepper notes determined to be the last to leave the party in your mouth that is this beer’s finish. A complex and interesting beer. I’m eager to see what a year of cellar-aging will do for the second bottle I purchased.
@theflyingmonkeys

Beau’s Weiss O’Lantern Pumpkin Weiss

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Pour a clear light amber orange (clearer than might be expected for a wheat beer). Citrus and biscuit notes on the nose. Tart almost to the point of sour on the palate with a smooth, easy finish.

Amsterdam Brewery Hop Harvest Ale

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Like the Nickel Brook offering that I reviewed a couple of weeks ago, this is another ‘wet hop’ ale using only Ontario-grown hops. It pours a clear, light amber-orange. Tropical hop hints on the nose. A bit lighter on the palate than I was hoping for, but still with a pleasant crispness and some grip on the finish. A fine herald for future Ontario hop harvests to come.

Collective Arts Brewing Ransack the Universe Hemisphere IPA gifted to me by their biggest fan @toddWfraser

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Pours amber-orange. Lovely pine resin hops on the nose. Resin continues on the palate along with citrus and a pleasant cleansing bitterness and leads to a lengthy finish.

The label features a reproduction of “The Man with the Master Van” by artist Cait Maloney

Left Field Brewery Grandstand Hoppy Wheat

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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