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


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Legend has it Etobichoker rose from the depths of The Humber terrorizing Etobicokers and haunting their childrens 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (2173) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
Lucky enough to try on tap at the Bent Elbow. Hazy yellow, foamy white head. Aroma of wheat, banana, citrus and tropical fruits. Taste: Belgian spice, spine, sweet fruity hops, and a bitter finish. Thick body, great mouthfeel. Enjoyed this one - well done Great Lakes and Black Oak, this is why I love you both!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1696) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
On tap @ Bent Elbow - taps a hazy deep gold with a puffy cap. Aroma is pungent and awesome - apricot, citrus, pine, spice with Belgian yeast funk. Taste is a wonderful amalgam of fruits spice and plae malts with citrusy-piney hop offset...finishes lightly dry and hoppy-fruity. Much like an abbey blonde with Duvel strength.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGolem (815) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
Sample on tap at Imbibe (Kitchener). Pours amber-orange with white head. Some lacing. Amazing aroma, very fruity (apricot, mango) with some hops and a tad of alcohol Full bodied beer. Little lack of balance (alcohol not so well hidden), but overall, a very good I2PA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (1143) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
473ml can form brewery. Pours a hazy, dirty golden colour with a one finger, off-white head. Aroma has notes of candy sugar, Belgian yeast, lemon and orange citrus, and hints of pine and spice. Taste is bitter with some funk. Mildly bitter/semi citrus fruit, alcohol warmth finish. Medium body with a medium frothy, carbonation. Pretty clean in the mouth with a touch of slickness. Overall, not your typical Double IPA. Reminds me of a mix of a IIPA and a Belgian Saison. Not saying thats bad, just kinda the Jack of All Trades, Master of None.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
Cloudy golden pour with light lacing. Tropical fruit and orange blossom on the nose, sugarcane and white cherry flavours dominate the body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1581) - - OCT 1, 2013
Hazy gold pour small head. Aroma of raspberry, yeast, lemongrass. Grassy up front, fruity, sugar, citrus peels. Medium body. Definitely unique

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
Ta Joe. Clear golden pour witg a frothy head and clinging lace. Gorgeous aroma of grapefruit hop and gummy bears. Lovely fruit hop, peach, mango and squash with a pinapple finish. Refreshing beer. Sweet amd fruity. Great creation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
nose is soapy and belgian.lemon rind, kinda sweet. cloudy yellow pour with amazing foam. mouthfeel is nice. flavor is fermented orange belgian spices and candy sugar.nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
A bright hazy yellow pour with a thick white head. The nose has a lot of tropical citrus and spicy yeast. Fresh and fruity with a nice softly hoppy finish. Really solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1522) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2013 (Project X bottle from brewery - labeled as a Belgian Strong, 9.5%, 55IBU) Pours a slightly hazy pale orange with a decent head of white froth leaving some lace. Aroma is a blend of fruit from Belgian yeast/malt and from hops - there are rich sweet peach/tropical fruit notes, a bit of herbal/lemon freshness, that coconut-like richness and some alcohol. Flavour is pretty sweet to start, that rich Belgian candy sugar/malt character with orange (fruit and zest) prominent among a lot of general fruitiness. Theres more of that coconut type note mid-palate, some herbal hops, and then the beer dries out and a moderate, slightly spicy hop bitterness finishes it off. Mouthfeel is reasonably thick and syrupy with soft carbonation, and somewhat noticeable alcohol. Interesting - not quite sure what the style is, not quite sure I care! Its a good blend of malt, yeast and hops fruit characters, and its quite tasty.

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