Review: Unibroue P'tite Maudite Belgian Single Brune
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by Cody Lobreau
1w ago
So, there's times in life where good thing I wait a while before I do something, such as a review. I've been aching to review Unibroue's newest beers (to me) since sometime mid to late last year. Unibroue retired their Blonde de Chambly in favour of a new lighter Saison called Saison Libre, and as well brought out a lighter, more sessionable take on North America's first "strong beer" (not malt liquor) Maudite with P'tite Maudite at 4.0% ABV. Wellllll, my pricy memory card I purchased at my previous job pre-COVID conked out. A few days ago it was working fine but erased every photo except fo ..read more
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Review: Madri Excepcional Lager El Ama de Madrid
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by Cody Lobreau
1w ago
I receive on average of one to twenty emails a day with almost all of them are ads or random press agencies who don't understand what my blog is even about and try to do a "collab" with me. One of the more recent press releases was about a "taste of Madrid" beer called MadrĂ­ Excepcional. I wasn't really interested because there's enough import-themed beers beers being produced domestically in Canada that there's a fine line between an import and a premium domestic. Looking back, I was a big fan of the Molson band "A Marca Bavaria" in the mid 2000s.. it was pretty much Molson trying to capita ..read more
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Review: Pabst Blue Ribbon Groovy Lemon Strong Iced Tea (2024 Vodka-based version)
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by Cody Lobreau
2w ago
At the time of this being written, by far the most popular review on BeerCrank.ca is currently Pabst Blue Ribbon's Groovy Lemon Strong Iced Tea from 2023. Well, Pabst Blue Ribbon changed the recipe very recently so this is the 2024 version of the beer where it's made from vodka rather than malted barley. There's a lot of non-malt based "coolers" with beer names in this day and age.. why? I have no idea. When you think of a Coors Light or PBR, you think of crisp, light tasting beers made from Prairie barley and hops.. but with the popularity with stuff like seltzers, beer brands are now simpl ..read more
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Review: Pabst Blue Ribbon 5.9
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by Cody Lobreau
3w ago
The original intent today was to bring Skunksworth's Barleyslime out of hiatus - to be overly critical and downright snobby over a bad beer. I had two separate people in recent memory tell me that they only discovered this website thanks to the overly sarcastic and critical takes on bad beer. A week back I picked up a bit big ass tall can on Pabst Blue Ribbon 5.9% at a beer vendor with the full intent to tear the beer apart. The first time I ever found this beer was at a Couche-Tard in downtown Montreal. The streets were packed, it was drizzling rain and for $6.99 I had a six pack of P ..read more
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Review: Atypical Zillander Hazy IPA
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by Cody Lobreau
3w ago
Thanks to Eric from Atypical Brewery & Barrelworks for sending this my way! Today's sampling is Atypical's Zillander Hazy IPA. I've had a couple New Zealand-style IPAs in my life and they're decent.. citrusy, very quenchable and great for days on the patio. 6.0% ABV Appearance: With such a mammoth of a can (well, crowler), it only makes sense to pour it in a massive glass - their Oktoberfest glass, a very heavy, beautiful glass. The beer is moderately hazy but has a slight clarity to it. It has a lemon yellow-almost straw hue to it, while the head is thicc with a bright white hue to it ..read more
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Review: Summit Brewing Twins Pils
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by Cody Lobreau
1M ago
Summit Brewing's Twins Pils: So I actually bought this beer back in the fall.. on the very same day as Game 4 of the AL playoff series between the Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros, fitting right?! The Twins Pilsner is brewed by Summit Brewing out of St Paul, Minnesota and is a German-style Pilsner that boasts a creamy white head and full body. The beer is brewed with traditional German hops and barley, as well has light citrus and honey flavors and finishes perfectly balanced and clean. 5.1% ABV Since I bought this one, the label design has changed a bit but now on to the review! App ..read more
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Review: Big Deal Brewing by Spittin' Chiclets Original Golden Ale
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by Cody Lobreau
2M ago
Several months ago I went to my local LC and noticed a new beer in the US single serve beer section of the store. The can didn't pop out much but I still had to check it out. Big Deal Brewing by Spittin' Chiclets Original Golden Ale. I never heard of Big Deal Brewing but it's made by High Falls Operating Co out of Rochester, New York. Looking further into the beer at the time - all the branding I could find had Labatt's logo on the can. Well, High Falls Operating Co is owned by Genesee Brewing, which owns Labatt USA. If you've gone down to the States (especially northern States) in the past ..read more
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Review: Obsolete Brewing Frogger India Pale Lager
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by Cody Lobreau
2M ago
This marks the very first time I've ever reviewed a beer by Dauphin's Obsolete Brewing. It's definitely taken me a while to review it. It's only a two hour drive from Brandon but their beer has only been in local LCs sporadically for a few months now, though I've been able to sample their beer at two beer festivals so far, one in Riding Mountain National Park, and one in Brandon. Today's sampling is Frogger India Pale Lager. Named after the '80s video game, it's brewed Mosaic and Citra hops to give it a different twist on flavour. 5% ABV Appearance: Pours a crisp golden body with a sl ..read more
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What's Cody drinkin'?
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by Cody Lobreau
2M ago
I've had absolutely zero people ask me what I drink when I'm not reviewing beer... Well, here's my usuals. My usuals tend to change by the season and it depends on what the Manitoba Liquor Marts happens to carry - I'll fall in love with a specific beer but then they will price it so far out of my budget that I stop buying it.. Unfortunately it seems like I purchase enough of some beers that it keeps their purchasers ordering it in time after time. I'd be able to budget much better if I cut down on consumption, but the flip side is that then my favourite beers would be impossible to find ..read more
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Review: Devil May Care Starstudd Double IPA
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by Cody Lobreau
3M ago
First off - please don't judge me on the glassware - that was all I had in a short period of time. That said, 3 out of the 4 people who read this website won't care either way. It's been exactly five years since I reviewed Devil May Care Brewing's Starstuff APA. For those five years it was a popular Pale Ale in my fridge but now days it's a bit harder to find in my neck of the woods now that they have their own brick and mortar location.. a stone's throw away from Canada Life Centre and even closer to the VIA Rail station.. so those travelling through Winnipeg to Churchill, to the west, or ..read more
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