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Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Etobicoke, Canada

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Legend has it Etobichoker rose from the depths of The Humber terrorizing Etobicokers and haunting their children’s dreams. Overwrought citizens everywhere from Sherway Gardens to Longbranch still report sightings of the hideous monster daily.

Turns out, Etobichoker is one of those oft-misunderstood monsters who simply loves hops for their pungent aromas and flavours of pine, tropical fruit and resin. Just like the rest of us.

The End.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6127) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2012
December 8, 2011 - on draught at Volo. Hazy amber-gold with a decent creamy off-white head. Smells of that sharp, sort of sweet Belgian yeast, a hint of lemon bitterness, vaguely fruity and spicy, mostly alcohol and sharp spice. Taste follows, a little buttery (not diacetyl butter, more like hot popcorn, which is odd) - more fruit and fruit zest, I got a little rhubarb and unripe raspberry. extremely thick, acidic, decent carbonation, and increasing bitterness and less fruit in the finish, although it does stay tart and dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6111) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2011
bottle from Lackey, thanks Mike. Golden orange pour. Big aroma of herbal, sorachi ace like notes, mentholyptic, Belgian fruity yeastiness, herbal floral bitterness. Coconut/dill with great Belgian characteristics. Very nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle shared with Mike, Steve, Ryan & Big Daddy. Thanks Mike! Nose is vanilla, sorachi ace coconut/fruity character, yeast, light alcohol. Flavor is coconut, vanilla, alcohol, honey. It comes off pretty sweet but is nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2712) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 17, 2011
Great Lakes / Black Oak Etobichoker Appearance: golden orange, very cloudy with a tiny white head. Aroma: Quite yeasty, Saison like, pepper, lemon, cloves Flavour: Cloves, lots of yeast, lemon, a little alcohol, tangy malt, banana, vanilla. Strawberry too. Very nice and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2011
[3772-20110623] Tap. Fruity pineapple grass yeast aroma. Murky, orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Blood orange hops and thick pulpy malt flavour with a long heavy orange peel aftertaste and something like the sweet herb stevia. Medium-full body. Great orange characteristics throughout, quite tasty. (7/4/8/4/14) 3.7 Overheard: "It doesn’t really taste like anything I’ve had before."
(@ Bryden’s, Toronto, ON)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
2011-06-24. Hazy orange body with a nice foamy white head. 4+ Hoppy aroma is interesting, fruity with a vaguely floral character. Light yeasty profile - Belgian yeast? A light not quite spicy grass character, kiss of banana like esters? The overall flavour is sweeter than I expected, and less of a hop bomb. Fruity yeasty notes are almost like Orval meets Weiss beer with a healthy side of hops. Very interesting citrus, oranges or sweet lemon peel. Not sure I have had anything quite like this before to be honest, rather unique. Smooth average plus bodied palate dances on the tongue. 3+ Enjoyable. On tap at Bryden’s, Toronto

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2011
Unique and tasty. Orange and little head but much lace. Full mouthfeel of malt and yeast. Cloves driven but other spices noticed in the nose. Above average carbonation. Satisfying.A beer discovery. having a great lakes beer at the Rhino, a few brewers and owners there. ken taps me on the shoulder, asks me what i am drinking and what I think. Other people talk to me. Back to Ken and he asks what i think of this particular beer, if I have had it. Tells me its on for sure now little batch at Bryden’s. He himself never had it.


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