Category Archives: Canada

Unibroue La Fin du Monde

Brewery: Unibroue
Country: Canada
ABV: 9%
Style: Belgian Tripel
Other Notes: 19 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from bottle) The excellence of triple fermentation through a blend of special yeasts gives this malt beverage La Fin du Monde (The End of the World) an exquisitely robust flavour of exceptional refinement.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.94
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle with a best before date of 24th July 2017. Poured into a Chimay goblet glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a one finger white head that settled to a nice creamy layer and left nice curtain lacing.
Aroma: Juicy orange and mango, biscuity malt with touches of honey and banana.
Taste: Biscuity, banana, honey and orange with a hint of peach. Clove and light peppery spice on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: The citrusy orange was just coming on a bit too strong at times for me. Other than that, it was nice.

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Driftwood Fat Tug IPA

Brewery: Driftwood Brewery
Country: Canada
ABV: 7%
Style: American IPA

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Take a deep breath, sailor. It’s difficult to fathom, but such monstrous hop bitterness can be foiled by ample malt buoyancy; this hop monster dwells in the deep, its tendrils raised to Hoppy Nirvana.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.46
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: At first glance, there was no bottled on date, and I bought it anyway. Only after I got home and poured it out could I finally see this faint dating on the neck of the bottle in the light and I was kind of disappointed. To have a bottling date is great, but it should also be clearly shown… not hidden away only to be seen at certain angles. But anyway, this was a 650ml bottle with a bottled on date of 12th April 2016, poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: It poured a slightly hazy golden orange colour with a big three finger off white head that had good retention and left lots of sticky lacing.
Aroma: Strong orange, orange juice and orange zest aromas, tropical mango and passionfruit notes here and there along with pine and light caramel.
Taste: Lightly bitter citrus grapefruit, orange and orange zest. Sweet caramel malts, lightly biscuity, pine resin with a touch of pineapple.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This IPA was pretty good with nice bitterness, albeit also a little on the sweet side for me with the caramel, biscuit and pineapple.

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Dieu du Ciel Aphrodisiaque

Brewery: Brasserie Dieu du Ciel
Country: Canada
ABV: 6.5%
Style: American Stout
Other Notes: Cocoa & Vanilla Stout

Brewer Description: (from website) Aphrodite is a dark ale brewed with cocoa and vanilla beans. Its flavour profile offers dark chocolate, bourbon and roasted malt tones. Gentle sweetness from the vanilla harmonizes alongside the bitterness of cocoa, presenting a subtle and surprisingly balanced finish.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.39
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 250ml pour on tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas into a Moeder Lambic snifter glass.
Appearance: It was a pitch black colour with a just less than two finger tanned head that had great retention and lacing.
Aroma: Dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee bean.
Taste: Dark chocolate truffles with vanilla and a light bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to light bodied with light carbonation.
Overall: Looks and smells great. Body is a bit on the light side, but it was smooth and well balanced. One of the best stouts out there.

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Fuggles & Warlock The Last Strawberry Wit

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Brewery: Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks
Country: Canada
ABV: 4.9%
Style: Belgian Witbier
Other Notes: Contains fresh strawberries

Brewer Description: (from website) A refreshing Belgian Wit brewed with fresh strawberries and sweetened with lactose. Delicately sweet and slightly tart.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.89
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: On tap at Owl and Pussycat Taproom and Kitchen (Busan) into an Upright Brewing tulip glass.
Appearance: It was a hazy straw yellow colour with a one finger white head with decent retention and leaves good lacing.
Aroma: Strawberry, strawberry yoghurt and some bready malt.
Taste: Strawberry, lactose, yoghurt and light tart sourness. Finish was a bit abrupt.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Light, crisp and refreshing. Great for hot summers.

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Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel

Brewery: Brasserie Dieu du Ciel
Country: Canada
ABV: 9.5%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Extra strong Stout brewed with coffee.

Brewer Description: (from website) A deep, dark and profound stout. Espresso coffee is infused during the brewing of Péché Mortel, resulting in an intense dark beer with roasted malt flavours enhanced by bitter coffee. The dry finish is long and persistent. Intended as a tasting experience, we invite you to enjoy this brew in moderation.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.71
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.5

Intro: A 341ml bottle with a bottled on date of 13th August 2015 and poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: It poured a deep dark brown, near black colour with a less than one finger tanned head that disappears fairly quickly but leaves nice small spotty lacing.
Aroma: Strong coffee, espresso, sweet black cherry and vanilla, roasty malts and a hint of dark chocolate.
Taste: Very nice coffee, roastiness, lightly charred with a finish that is a lingering dark chocolate bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Smooth velvety, full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: Very nice coffee stout that I could drink again and again. Will definitely age a few bottles since it does suggest that on the back label. Would also love to try a barrel-aged version of this bad boy.

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