April 14th

My afternoons off usually don’t come on Saturdays and Sundays, so it is common for me to be in the backyard on weekdays, BBQing and drinking in the midday sun. This day was highlighted by a dry-hopped Christoffel Nobel, a standout from the LCBO Spring release. Whether you are a fan of ales or lagers, this beer has something for you. It has a crisp body and lighter mouthfeel that are expected of a lager, but the spicy, piney hops add a complexity more common in ales. It is strong but doesn’t taste like it, so watch how many you drink at one time (you will want to drink more than one).

Much later in the day, a Black Oak Pale Ale was on the menu. I have become completely enamored with the Black Oak products and this sessionable ale in particular. It is similar in colour and tastes to the BrewDog Punk IPA that I wasn’t a fan of, but in more moderate quantities. Simplicity at its finest.

Black Oak Pale Ale on Ratebeer

Christoffel Nobel on Ratebeer

Today: 670mL. Year-to-date: 87.46L.


2 responses to “April 14th

  1. Good Review of the Nobel. It is such a fantastic beer and so complex for a lager. I agree that it is the standout in the LCBO spring release.

    I will have to try the Black Oak again. I have not had it in a long time.

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