Dieu du Ciel Moralité American IPA

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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

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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.

Oast House Biere De Garde Farmhouse Ale

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Pours cloudy dark amber-brown. Notes of toffee and crème brûlée on the nose. The palate is smoky and reminiscent of Rauchbier with much more sweetness. The finish is velvety smooth and pleasant. Recommended.
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