Oast House Brewers Reviews




Strangebrewer
3.5
Oast House Barnraiser
can. Poured medium amber with suspended particles. Piney hopped aroma. Medium-light bodied, creamy carbonation, finishing mouthfeel is tart and sticky. Wheaty malt flavour with resiny hops, tangerine and peppery notes, a bit grainy.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sammy
3.3
Oast House Russian Imperial Stout
big wine barrelling characteristic. dark colour. more wine and wood than stout.
Monday, March 20, 2017

clarksonmayhmnd
3.5
Oast House Barnraiser
Pale sessionable ale with frothy white head. Nice citrus hit on the nose. Hops dominate until a dry finish. Good unpretentious workaday quencher.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

jercraigs
3.4
Oast House Full Orchard IPA
2017-03-04. Hazy orange body small quick off-white head. Aroma of citrus, sort of spice like yeast or lemon peel masquerading as spice. Flavour is relatively bitter throughout, grapefruit, light yeast and an oat like grains quality. Modest musty Brett throughout. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. Decent, a bit too astringent at times. 7/3/7/3/14 Bottle at Oast House.
Monday, March 6, 2017

jercraigs
3.6
Oast House Sweet n Sowr Biere de Mars
2017-03-04. Hazy dark amber body, modest beige head. 3+ Aroma is lightly musky and fruity, light grapefruit. Flavour is lightly sour throughout, notes of grapefruit and fruit, lightly tangy. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. 7/3/7/3/15-16 Bottle at Oast House.
Monday, March 6, 2017

jg31
3.3
Oast House Barnraiser
20oz served at a bar - bready malt with notes of cereal, grassy and barnyard notes - solid ale worth a shot if you see it on tap
Monday, March 6, 2017

crazy_cat_lady
3.5
Oast House Ol’ Farmer Brown’s Dark’Ass Ale
Bottle from brewery. Warm brown with a super large tan head. Very lively carbonation. Big oak and malt aroma with some wine and toffee. Sweet malt upfront, some red wine character in the middle, and a lingering woody finish. After half a bottle, found the woodiness to be a bit overpowering.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Kauge
3.5
Oast House Toasted Walnut
Tap at Trinity Common. As BBA Porter. Seems chestnutty brownish in the glass, with creamy, smallish head. Aroma of roasty malts and slight nuttiness with rather unrefined boubony notes. Tastes the same, with a dry nutty finish. Pleasant on the palate with fine carbonation. Nice.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

UXO
3.6
Oast House Biere de Garde
Appearance: hazy amber-brown with two fat fingers of fluffy beige head, good retention and patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: dried fruit, brown/burnt sugar, bready yeast. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate-low bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, lively carbonation, mildly sweet warming finish. (3/5) My second kick at this particular cat: I actually bought one of these at the brewery last summer, but made the lamentable error of throwing it in the freezer for a little chill, then letting She Who Must Be Obeyed convince me I didn’t need to run back to the room to take it out. I coulda cried. Anyway, on to the beer. I’m still trying to figure out the Bière de Garde style, despite the fact I’ve had three or four of the BJCP reference examples. The thing is, this can vary all the way from blonde to brown, and I think this might be the darkest of the style I’ve ever had. Add to the fact that there’s a couple years’ cellaring on this, and you’ve got something that, except for the carbonation and lower ABV, I’d be hard-pressed to distinguish from an Abt or Quadrupel. And not a bad one, either. (14/20)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Subliminal64
2.4
Oast House Barnraiser
Part of LCBO 12 Beers of Christmas. Drank directly from can. Smells very hoppy, sour. Taste is much of the same. Too bitter for my liking. Not in balance with the malty flavours. Sour aftertaste, but starts off smooth on the tongue like an ale should. Overall I was glad to try it, but would not purchase again. MB The Beer "Bear"on
Sunday, February 12, 2017

DuffMan
3.5
Oast House Biere de Garde
Bottle, shared at SuperBowl Party poker event. Medium brown with golden highlights, bubbly tan head. Burnt sugars, bread crusts, dates, mild Belgian yeast esters. A touch sweet, but I liked the bready quality here. Nice.
Monday, February 6, 2017

robinvboyer
3.8
Oast House Sweet n Sowr Biere de Mars
Medium to dark copper, with a large off white head. Aroma is vinous, soft, semi sour spicy rye. Light lactic notes with hints if pear and stone fruit. Medium body, solid carb. Finish is leathery, some vinous tartness, with slight funk. Quite nice.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

bulldogops
3.8
Oast House Biere de Garde
Rating #2391 - 2016.03.24 - Bottle from CBI. Pours a hazy amber brown with a frothy white head, not much lacing. Aroma is of caramel. candy sugar, mild citrus. Clean mouthfeel, medium carbonation, mild alcohol warmth. Taste is a crisp sweetness, tempered with herbal notes, mild funk. Sublime.
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Spab
3.3
Oast House Dunkel
On tap at the Wickson Social. Pours a orange-tinged dark brown with modest-sized light tan head. Aroma is chocolate, nuts‎ and dark fruit. Flavour has chocolate, dark fruit,‎ a little nuttiness and a bit of toastiness. Gently dry. Average body. Carbonation on the mellower side. Nice.
Friday, December 30, 2016

portwood
3.3
Oast House Barnraiser
Citrus zest, orange, grassy hops. Well carbonated, creamy mouth feel. Lemon zest, dry pine resin finish. (canned 10/26/16)
Saturday, December 3, 2016

robinvboyer
3.1
Oast House Cherry Berliner
Tap a wvrst. Cherry red pour, with a medium pink head. Subtle tartness, hints if sweet cherries but it’s very faint. Lactic tartness becomes more pronounced, and the fruit comes further forward.
Sunday, October 23, 2016

JoeMcPhee
3.9
Oast House Oost Indie Bier
Very pale straw colour. The nose is light and clean. Sort of a touch of wheat and a very light fruitiness. There’s a bit of soft pepper and a clean fresh finish. Pretty solid beer really. Clean and fresh.
Sunday, October 9, 2016

JoeMcPhee
3.5
Oast House Eisbock
Very dark, almost still pour. Good clarity. The nose has coffee and some toasted malt. Fairly light palate for something at this ABV. Bright and a bit peppery. Sweetness is restrained but there is a bit of a slickness on the palate. Brown sugar, light cocoa and a warming ethanolic finish. Lovely. Subtle brew.
Sunday, October 9, 2016

Tranquillity
2.9
Oast House X Bar Hop Belgian Pumpkin Massacre
Draft at ronnies local. Brown body, small beige head. Aroma of spices, cinnamon and pumpkin pie. Same for taste.
Monday, September 19, 2016

Sammy
3
Oast House X Jopen Haarlem Globetrotter
Very light on the spruce, after a few weeks this is a melange of flavours. Its quaffable. On tap at Louis Cifer. Brown colour.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

mabel
3.7
Oast House X Jopen Haarlem Globetrotter
[8583-20160709] Tap. Dark fruits and plummy medicinal herbs aroma. Dark dark brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Boozy fruity barrel flavour has a long sweet base aftertaste. Medium-full body. Good, interesting. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(@ Brux House, Hamilton, ON)

Sunday, September 4, 2016

mabel
3.3
Oast House Black Sow’r
[8554-20160630] Tap. Burnt toast and blackened sweet pancakes aroma. Black cola body with a quick foamy tan head. Soured fruity blackened plum flavour. Medium-full body. Interesting balance. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(@Bar Hop Brewco, Toronto, ON)

Saturday, September 3, 2016

pushkinwow
3.4
Oast House Cherry Berliner
Growler shared by Ian.Cloudy light rose pour with an off white head. Nice mild sourness with an earthy cherriness, becomes more tart as it warms up, moderate carbonation and body, fairly smooth, some unripe blackberry on the finish.
Thursday, August 4, 2016

jercraigs
3.3
Oast House X Jopen Haarlem Globetrotter
2016-07-09. Black body with a small beige head. 3+ Aroma has an interesting earthy mushrooms meet red wine barrel quality, lightly tangy and vinous. Flavour is a touch odd. Vaguely earthy dusty malt below a fruity tangy vinous character. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Decent but not entirely to my tastes. 6/3/7/3/14 On tap at Brux House, Hamilton.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sammy
3.3
Oast House Black Sow’r
On tap at The Only Cafe. Decent soured beer. Roast only in aroma.. A soured stout, really. Some sugar to body. No head.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

jercraigs
3.1
Oast House Black Sow’r
2016-06-30. Dark brown-black body is near headless. Aroma of tangy vinous fruit, moderate oak. Flavour is fairly sour and vinous up front, red wine and oak. Average bodied palate feels thin due to low/no carbonation. Decent but the overall impression doesn’t work for me today. 6/3/6/3/13 On tap at Bar Hop Brewco, Toronto, ON.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Beergooner
5
Oast House Grandma’s Strawberry Rhubarb
Not as good as the first time but still fantastic Great beer for hot days.
Saturday, July 9, 2016

jksipa
3.6
Oast House Sweet n Sowr Biere de Mars
Bottle from the brewery. Hazy deep amber with a generous off white head. Nose has lots of green apple, funk, grape, over some light bread. Flavour is only lightly sweet with a medium+ tartness. Mouth is medium with prickly carbonation and a short tart finish. 7/4-/7+/3+/15
Sunday, June 12, 2016

RhetoricalAns
3.4
Oast House X Momofuku Peach Ale
Draft. Hazy light orange. Finger of white head, decent retention. Light sweet peach aroma, some softer wheatiness. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Moderate bitter finish.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

mabel
2.9
Oast House Toasted Walnut
[8096-20160305] Tap. Burnt sap and sugary molasses and woodsy roasted maple syrup aroma. Dark cola brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Roasted Tootsie Roll and woody sweet nuts flavour. Full body. Average. (6/3/6/3/11) 2.9
(@ C’est What, Toronto, ON; Labelled as a porter)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

JoeMcPhee
3.5
Oast House Nut Brown
Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. The nose is lightly toasty and a bit sweet. Some earthy chocolate and a toasted malt sweetness. There’s a little bit of astringency but nothing objectionable. A touch of cherry fruitiness and a bit of light rumminess as well. There’s a nice balance to this beer.
Monday, June 6, 2016

crazy_cat_lady
4.1
Oast House Sweet n Sowr Biere de Mars
Bottle from the brewhouse. Pours opaque warm reddish brown with finely bubbled white head. Sour aroma of grapes and tart apples, some caramel and raisins. Tastes of tart Granny Smith apples, some caramel and raisins. Lingering sourness on the tongue. Quite nice.
Saturday, June 4, 2016

Spab
4
Oast House Coffee Milk Stout (Bourbon)
On tap at Volo. Pours a nearly black brown colour with modest-sized beige head. Aroma is big coffee, roasted grains, some bourbon, a lactic note and sweet chocolate. Flavour is a lovely combination of roasty espresso and sweet milk chocolate, some bourbon and a little lactic sourness. Creamy mouthfeel. Really good.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

crazy_cat_lady
4
Oast House Hef’s Big Wood
Draught at WVRST. Cloudy yellow with thin lingering white head. Straw and lemon flavours. Similar flavours, with some banana, clove, and coriander in the finish. Nice and crisp.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Hidden_Pooch
4
Oast House Coffee Milk Stout (Bourbon)
Lots of complex flavours going on here and they all fit together in the end. Pours dark black with a rich crema head. Aroma is of coffee, vanilla, wood, chocolate, and bourbon. Taste is espresso, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, and brown sugar. Has a heavy body that is bitter upfront and finishes smooth. One pint will do you of this rich brew.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

jksipa
2.7
Oast House Barnraiser
Bottle from the brewery. Clear pale gold with a small short lived white head. Nose is predominantly butterscotch with just a hint of citrus. Medium- toffee sweetness with little bitterness. Mouth is medium and creamy with average carbonation. Meh. 5/3/5/3+/11
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

chris__hartley
3.3
Oast House Eisbock
It pours basically opaque black; the head is beige and foamy. The aroma has notes of: toffee, coffee, and short bread. The taste is medium sweet and finishes medium bitter; there are notes of: toffee, burnt sugar, and molasses. The palate is medium bodied with light carbonation and a medium finish. Overall, it’s meh.
Monday, April 18, 2016

Whatup14
3.2
Oast House Sweet n Sowr Biere de Mars
Bouteille 750ml, gracieuseté de msjpearson, Thanks Mike! Couleur orange brûlé trouble, mousse beige imposante mais fugace laissant une dentelle éparse. Arôme de raisin, malt, un peu sauvage, fruité, liège. Goût de malt, un peu vineux, légère acidité, liège en fin de bouche. Carbonatation très (trop?) élevée, corps moyen-faible.
Sunday, April 17, 2016

jercraigs
2.5
Oast House Toasted Walnut
2016-03-05. Aroma of wood barrel has a vinous not quite red wine like quality to it, like a combination of the wood and alcohol of the beer. Flavour is strongly woody, vanilla, sweet lightly sugary dark malt. Wood character dominates over what seems like a nice base. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ 5/3/4/3/9-10 On tap at C’est What, Toronto.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

reebtogi
3.3
Oast House Biere de Garde
750ml corked bottle pours a dark amber brown color with a 2 finger light beige head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits with some caramel and yeasty notes. Taste is a dark fruity and caramel malty sweetness with herbal bitterness. Light to medium bodied with abundant carbonation. An enjoyable brew that is well balanced and a good representation of the style.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

pootzboy
3.7
Oast House Eisbock
On tap @ the bent elbow - deep dark brown, not much cap, rich maltiness with prunes and a vinous note lightly sweet, thins in the finish, hides the alcohol well. A decent Eisbock made in the traditional way but a tad too :"port-like" for my liking
Monday, March 28, 2016

JoeMcPhee
3.1
Oast House Local Hoption
Golden pour. The nose is lightly peppery with an almost minty note over the top. Has a bit of soft vanilla and a touch of citrus. Kind of unusual. Understated.
Thursday, March 17, 2016

sallysudz
4.4
Oast House Toasted Walnut
NOSE - caramel, chocolate, coffee, alcohol APPEARANCE - dark brown with small off white head TASTE - chocolate, coffee, nuts, subtle sweetness, tons of bourbon PALATE medium body, average carbonation, beautifully bittered finish OVERALL - a boozy end of the evening treat
Sunday, March 13, 2016

Freaky_tiki
3.5
Oast House Barnraiser
On tap at Tall Boys. Found this to be an underwhelming for a pale ale. When it comes to the hops there really is no there there. Happy steals a sip from my glass & grimaces. Says he’s not partial to water flavoured beer. And neither am I. Rerate about a 1/2 a year later: Can from LCBO. First few sips -- straight from the can -- were nice. Came on here to review & surprised to see my first rating so low (2.9). Something’s been tweaked or the draft I recieved was off, cuz I dig this. Slinky pale ale with angular, cat pissy (faint but present) hops (I actually love cat piss hops). Grassy notes. Cats pissing on lawns. Yum for me, apparently. Radical rerate for me. I want more.
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sammy
3.5
Oast House Toasted Walnut
On tap at trinity common. Taste is there for a porter its bang on. Bourbon gives it something.
Sunday, March 6, 2016

Sammy
3.7
Oast House Sochi
Very decent base beer. Creamy. Barrel aged in icewine barrel. Very major league.
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Tranquillity
3.4
Oast House Barnraiser
Draft at Irish Harp. The aroma is fruitily hoppy and the body extremely creamy with a lovely British IPA finish.
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Spab
3.3
Oast House Gingerbread Porter
On tap at Against the Grain Leaside. Pours a dark brown with average-sized light tan head. Aroma is gingerbread, other Christmas spiciness, toastiness and light, sweet‎ chocolate. Flavour is fairly prominent ginger with toasty bread, cinnamon, hints of nutmeg, a bit of chocolate and even a touch of sweet fruitiness. Average body. Pleasant.
Friday, February 5, 2016

biirusaikou
3.7
Oast House Berliner Weisse
Draught at The Craft Brasserie. Pleasant notes of lemon juice and sour apple, honey cereals, quite tart, fairly dry finish. Maybe not exactly on style but quite enjoyed this brew anyway.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

JoeMcPhee
4
Oast House Cherry Berliner
Cloudy ruddy-pink pour. The nose is really nice. Lots of cherry with notes of almond and deep fruit over a lactic sort of quality. The fruit really pops on the back of the palate. Tart up front but there is a soft sweetness in the back. Sort of a spicy/rich fruitiness and a bit of lingering wildness. Damn tasty.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016