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the boozepaper 2011 Lacy head with a pretty colour. Bubbly on the tongue but a plain flavour. A bit of tang.

This has a creamy head and is quite clovey. A mild and quiet beer for the unassming chap.

- Dianna Wilson

- Kate Wakely-Mulroney

“I love this beer! I will try to keep my hand out of my pants, I am really excited! - Jeff Bafaro

Good ol’ standard. I would expect a hangover from this one. - Jesse Foster

5%

Amsterdam Brewing Co. . Toronto, ON

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3.3

Molson Canadian

4.1

Big Wheel Deluxe Amber

alc./vol.

$11.95 per 6 (355 mL) bottles

3.9

Great Lakes Project X

5% Molson Coors Canada . Toronto, ON

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alc./vol.

$10.95 per 6 (341 mL) bottles

Amsterdam Natural Blond Lager

Bewitching, like running your hands through soft lawn grass at night.

1.9

Faintly metallic aftertaste. Bathurst, south of King. - Christopher Trigg

- Helene Goderis

Full bodied. This beer makes a statement! It enters a room, proclaiming: ‘Hazaa!’

Hard little bubbles with a coppery taste. - Zach Slootsky

- Michelle Cassis

Great Lakes Brewing Co. . Toronto, ON

Project X meets 2nd Thursday of every month: $10 to enter tasting

4.0

Nickel Brook Maple Porter Aaron Zack

The table just erupted into expressions of surprise. I have supped on nectar. - Helene Goderis

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$2.50 per 1 (473 mL) can

2.2

Keith’s India Pale Ale

It’s like Willy Wonka let me into his Chocolate Factory. -

5%

Amsterdam Brewing Co. . Toronto, ON

This beer has no balls! You want to corner this beer in a dark alley and steal its wallet cause you know it won’t fight back. - Jeff Bafaro

Light and simple. A standard summer drink. - Aaron Zach

5.5 %

Better Bitters Brewing Company . Burlington, ON

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5% Labatt Brewing Co. . London, ON

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1913 Traditional Ale

3.7

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$12.95 per 6 (341 mL) bottles

3.5

Wind & Sail Dark Ale

Maple aroma, balanced hop flavour, just the right amount of bitter finish. A winner by all accounts. - Aaron Zach

A stark stout with hints of chocolate. - Stephanie Kervin

A beer with strong cocoa undertones, a smooth finish with very little aftertaste.

A fizzy beer with bite. - Mark Peckmezian

- Jeff Bafaro

4.5% Grand River Brewing . Cambridge, ON

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$3.50 per 1 (500 mL) bottle

KLB Raspberry Wheat Ale

3.3

$12.85 per 6 (341 mL) bottles

2.2

- Aaron Zack

Rich amber colour, fresh springtime smell, dense aroma permeates the palate while calming and refreshing it. I would buy a pint. Aidan Koper

4.5%

Amsterdam Brewing Co. . Toronto, ON

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$19.95 per 12 (341 mL) bottles

Harvest Gold Pale Ale

This tastes like winning. Did I win something? Yes. Life. - Zach Slootsky

4% Labatt Brewing Co. . London, ON

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$9.95 per 6 (355 mL) cans

3.3

Rickard’s White

3.1

A citrus smell and taste I find it refreshing.

This is a nice solid beer; subtle, simple, mouthy.

- Jesse Foster

- Zach Slootsky

Smooth and bubbly with a slightly sweet smell and taste. Is a little watery, but goes down smooth - would probably have another.

A nice, balanced beer, highly drinkable. - Mark Peckmezian

-Jordynn Lucier

4% Barley Days Brewing . Prince Edward County, ON

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Strong fruity bouquet. Reminiscent of soda pop. Like adult pop.

Evanna Folkenfolk

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Bud Light Lime

My tongue feels like it woke up from a nap. -

5% Barley Days Brewery . Prince Edward County, ON

alc./vol.

$12.85 per 6 (341 mL) bottles

Molson Coors Canada . Toronto, ON

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5.4%

alc./vol.

$12.50 per 6 (341 mL) bottles


the boozepaper 2011 2.4

Nickel Brook Green Apple Pilsener

2.8

Stella Artois

Good thing I brought my own insulin to the party!

A subtle, persistent hoppiness

- Aaron Zack

- Christopher Trigg

Legion beer: the kind of beer you drink at a legion with old men (out of small juice glasses). They would probably mix tomato juice in with theirs. - Adam Lucier

It’s my baby. Best beer yet. Ignore these fools that say otherwise! - Jess Stokes

4% Better Bitters Brewing Company . Burlington, ON

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$11.95 per 6 (341 mL) bottles

2.3

Rickard’s Red

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$12.95 per 6 (341 mL) bottles

2.7

Red Baron

Like breathing deeply in Canadian Tire.

This beer has a fruity smell. Spritely bubbly feel, like a kiss in the 9th grade.

- Adam Lucier

I was having a conversation during that beer. Great conversation beer. - Zach Slootsky

5.2% Molson Coors Canada . Toronto, ON

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5.0%

Labatt Brewing Co. . London, ON

$5.50 per 4 (341 mL) bottles

Hockley Dark Traditional English Ale

4.0

- Jeff Bafaro

Pleasant, fruity aroma. Nice light and refreshing citrus taste. Very (too!) drinkable. Nice, light odour. - Michelle Cassis

4.8%

Brick Brewing Co. . Waterloo, ON

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$11.95 per 6 (341 mL) bottles

3.9

Nickel Brook Ale

Bananas, in pyjamas, running down the stairs.

alc./vol.

Creamy, robust flavour has a striking complexity. Very distinct and surprising taste.

- An obviously intoxicated Christopher Trigg

- Aidan Koper

A very well-mannered beer. Confident, yet knows when to let loose.

Hoppy, nutty and curiously affable. - Christopher Trigg

- Jeff Bafaro

5% Hockley Valley Brewing Co. . Orangeville, ON

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$2.65 per 1 (473 mL) can

2.5

Red Leaf Smooth Red Lager

5% Better Bitters Brewing Company . Burlington, ON

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$11.50 per 6 (341 mL) bottles

2.9

Keith’s Tartan Ale

There is a slight taste of resin and an overall thinness - a sly little beer. - Kate Wakely-Mulroney

Like speed skating on your tongue - zipping around for no other reason than to get to the finish line. Lovely head. - Diana Wilson

A creamy, buttery beer with a wheaty taste. A buttered bun, if you will. - Kate Wakely-Mulroney

A soft constitution. I would order another - Jesse Foster

5% Great Lakes Brewing Co. . Toronto, ON

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$11.50 per 6 (341 mL) bottles

3.4

Creemore Springs Premium Lager

6.1 % Labatt Brewing Co. . Toronto, ON

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$8.40 per 6 (341 mL) bottles

2.7

Laker Lager

Tastes like summer sex in a canoe.

Cloudy and otherwise indistinguishable. A sane beer. The normal fellow in the corner

- Jess Stokes

Subtle creamy tastye. Not too strong to drink all night, but not too mild and water. Nice and wheaty. - Aidan Koper

- Kate Wakely-Mulroney

Inoffensive, probably delivered by Clydesdale horse. - Adam Lucier

5% Creemore Springs Brewery . Creemore, ON

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Premium Organic Lager

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5% Brick Brewing Co. . Waterloo, ON

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$2.65 per 1 (473 mL) can

2.8

Devil’s Pale Ale 666

Very green - the Toyota Prius of beers. (Watch our for that right pedal!) - Adam Lucier

This color is figures heavily in the dreams of leprachans. - Helene Goderis

5% Better Bitters Brewing Company . Burlinton, ON

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$4.95 per 1 (650 mL) bottle

3.6

Very strong and distinct flavour. Smokey hints here and there. Such character and suaveness, this beer sweeps me off my feet! I’m in love again! - Jeff Bafaro Great dark brown look with sharp, piney nose. Solid malty backbone with some coffee flavour, and a kickass hop explosion to balance it all out. - Martín Waldman

6%

Great Lakes Brewing Co. . Toronto, ON

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$2.60 per 1 (473 mL) can


3.2

Stella Artois Legere Did you get this one from Bistro 422?

Sophisticated, like an AGO docent

- Zach Slootsky

- Christopher Trigg

This beer has a really nice scent - floral and fresh. Excellent for summer patio consumption -Kate Wakely-Mulroney

4.0%

Labatt Brewing Co. . London, ON

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4.0

Waterloo Dark

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$24.50 per 12 (330 mL) bottles

3.1

Beck’s

A dark and meaty beer, please serve with reindeer - Kate Wakely-Mulroney

5% Brick Brewing Co. . Waterloo, ON

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3.4

Hockley Black and Tan

A leggy body with a bright, bright face.

Peaty, warm, and inviting. Like a tipsy Irish lass.

- Helene Goderis

- Christopher Trigg

A sparky, Lemony Snickett of a beer

Hints of liquorice. Delicious hints of liquorice. - Kate Wakely-Mulroney

- Kate Wakely-Mulroney

5% Labatt Brewing Co. . London, ON

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$12.95 per 6 (330 mL) bottles

3.2

Molson M

4.7% Hockley Valley Brewing Co. . Orangeville, ON

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$2.65 per 1 (473 mL) can

3.3

Working Man’s Stout

Crisp like the beating of Pegasi wings.

The bottom of your thermos after Uncle Fred has borrowed it.

- Helene Goderis

- Christopher Trigg

Chocolatey smell, blue collar flavour.

I’m getting both banana and apricot here - warm and sparkly, like an excellent tart” - Kate Wakely-Mulroney

4.9%

Molson Coors Canada . Toronto, ON

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- Jeff Bafaro

alc./vol.

$12.95 per 6 (355 mL) cans

Hannenberg Pils

3.0

4.5% Barley Days Brewery . Prince Edward County, ON

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4.0

Rickard’s Dark

Too cute, too sweet.

Warm and heavy like a bourbon biscuit, or a hot water bottle.

- Christopher Trigg

- Kate Wakely-Mulroney

Butterscotch! Like a very adult sundae.

I want to travel to the dark side of the moon with this one.

- Aaron Zack

- Helene Goderis

4.5% Grand River Brewing . Cambridge, ON

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Coors Light

alc./vol.

$3.50 per 1 (500 mL) bottle

2.4

5.2% Molson Coors Canada . Toronto, ON

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Brava Premium Lager

Scrumptraleocent! A very tasty beer suitable for all occasions

alc./vol.

$22.95 per 12 (341 mL) bottles

2.6

You please me, you full-bodied hussy.

- Geoff Vendeville

- Helene Goderis

Feels like this one is dancing the worm across my tongue.

Like flat Prosecco, drunk out of a bride’s maid’s shoe.

- Helene Goderis

- Christopher Trigg

4% Molson Coors Canada . Toronto, ON

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Kokanee

alc./vol.

alc./vol.

$11.95 per 6 (355 mL) cans

2.2

5% Labatt Brewing Co. . London, ON

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Budweiser

alc./vol.

$9.25 per 6 (341 mL) bottles

2.2

So inoffensive that this beer could hit me with a bat, steal $5.00 from me and give me improper directions to Montreal and I couldn’t be mad at it.- Adam Lucier

DO go chasing waterfalls - Helene Goderis

Fizzy and light, this beer is very poundable! - Jeff Bafaro

Golden and sharp, with a strong, nasal-clearing aroma.

5% Labatt Brewing Co. . London, ON

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alc./vol.

$13.95 per 6 (355 mL) cans

- Kate Wakely-Mulroney

Labatt Brewing Co. . London, ON

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5% alc./vol.

$10.95 per 6 (341 mL) bottles


3.0

Labatt Blue

This reminds me of the scene in Harry Potter 6 where they force the old wizard to keep drinking potion. Yeah I said that - don’t judge me. - Michelle Cassis - Aaron Zack

5%

Labatt Brewing Co. . London, ON

alc./vol.

$9.95 per 6 (341 mL) bottles

Loose, collapsed foam; nutty flavour with a forest floor aesthetic. Unchallenging tase but pleasant nonetheless. - Siana Trailson

This beer lacks vital pizazz, but steers the ship into the harbour safe and steady. - Noah Gataveckos

5%

Cool Beer Brewing Co. . Toronto, ON

alc./vol.

$5.50 per 4 (341 mL) bottles

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$12.95 per 6 (341 mL) bottles

3.3

Its dark colouring belies its sophisticated flavour. It tastes like something P. Diddy might drink, if he wasn’t always drinking Cristal. - Suzie Balabuch Smells hirsutey, chocolatey taste, nice mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste. Sorta like the Maple Leafs. - Jeff Bafaro

6.2%

Duggan’s Brewery. Toronto, ON

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alc./vol.

$11.95 per 6 (275 mL) bottles

2.8

- Helene Goderis

This is the perfect beer for patio drinking: thirst quenching. Goes down oh too easily. - Jeff Bafaro

5% alc./vol.

$12.95 per 6 (341 mL) bottles

Fulsome, mossy flavour. Excellent companion while you’re looking for the pot of gold. - Diana Wilson

7.1%

Labatt Brewing Co. . London, ON

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A beer to drink in the cool of the afternoon, beneath the shady arch.

alc./vol.

$2.25 per can (473 mL)

3.5

Hoptical Illusion

3.2

Creemore urBock

4.2%

Mill St. Brewery . Toronto, ON

Like licking an ingot, if you’re into that sorta thing. I am.

One pilsner to rule them all, the Lord of The Beers. - Helene Goderis

Steam Whistle Brewing Co. . Toronto, ON

-Helene Goderis

Maximum Ice

4.0

Steam Whistle Pilsner

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Loving the golden hue, which reminds me of the inside of a Twix bar. - Suzie Balabuch

Duggan’s #9

3.3

Millennium Buzz Hemp Beer

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3.7

The colour of a sunworn cottage room. I could really ease into life with a 2-4 of this beside me. And a sunworn cottage.

This beer is as anorexic as Ally McBeal.

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Mill St. Original Organic Lager

Now THIS is a beer. Give me a cottage, bacon, motorboat, and this.

- Christopher Trigg

- Helene Goderis

This beer smells sweet, almost fruity. Tom Selleck in a bottle! Gimme a kiss!

A beer that I imagine is found in workmen’s lunch pales. - Helene Goderis

6% Creemore Springs Brewery . Creemore, ON

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$13.25 per 6 (341 mL) bottles

Creemore Springs Premium Lager

5%

Flying Monkeys Craft Brewing . Barrie, ON

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$11.95 per 6 (355 mL) bottles

Mill St. Lemon Tea Beer

3.4

3.8

Marbled head, easy on the mouth.

Tastes like summer sex in a canoe.

- Helene Goderis

- Jess Stokes

Subtle creamy tastye. Not too strong to drink all night, but not too mild and water. Nice and wheaty. - Aidan Koper

5%

Creemore Springs Brewery . Creemore, ON

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- Jeff Bafaro

alc./vol.

$23.95 per 12 (341 mL) bottles

- Adam Rasmi

5% Mill St. Brewery . Toronto, ON

alc./vol.

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$2.65 per can (473 mL)

Mill St. Tank House Ale

2.9

Jubilation Winter Warmer

Pretty taste overall, and quite drinkable.

3.5

Starts with a lvely coffee-infused aroma, and then surprises with a nice tangy kick.

Dark and comely. - Helene Goderis (and Song of Songs, chapter 1, verse 5)

- Suzie Balabuch

A warm chocolatey taste - but a dry chocolate, like a kitkat that’s been left too long at the green grocer’s.

Soft and yet flavourful. Utterly beguiling. - Helene Goderis

- Kate Wakely-Mulroney

7% Grand River Brewing . Cambridge, ON

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$4.75 per 1 (500 mL) bottle

5.2% Mill St. Brewery . Toronto, ON

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$12.55 per 6 (341 mL) bottles


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