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

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.
@oasthousebrewers

Sawdust City 11.05 Triple India Pale Ale

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Collaboration between brewmasters Sam Corbeil and Ryan Morrow of Nickel Brook.
Pours cloudy amber orange. Nose of tropical fruit and pine resin. Loads of hop of the palate encircled by orange citrus and palate scraping bitterness. The finishing is pleasantly long. Highly recommended.