Oast House Brewers Reviews




HogTownHarry
2.8
Oast House Heritage Wheat
August 2, 2013 - on draught at Bar Hop. Pale clear yellow pour, small white head. Aroma is very floral, definite lavender there, but more cardamom than I care for (don’t like soap in my food/beer) - probably a little on the sweet side, but who can tell? Taste follows, sweetness comes through more, but also something unpleasant - enough to hide a lot of that 8.8% ... again, too floral and spicy. Average body, a bit boozy, quite astringent - and all that lingers way too long on the palate; I would hate a hangover from this stuff.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tranquillity
3.5
Oast House Saison
Bottled. Hazy orange yellow with a huge white head. The Aroma has fruits and berries. The flavor is taste like a cherry pie.
Friday, June 16, 2017

mikkopen
3.7
Oast House Saison
750 ml bottle. Cloudy golden colour, thick white head. Spicy, fruity aroma with banana and yeasty notes. The flavour is sweetish fruity, malty, with banana and notes of citrus fruits, and a spicy-hoppy finish. Tasty.
Saturday, June 3, 2017

Listigovers
3.7
Oast House Russian Imperial Stout
Pretty intense even for impy. Has some light char in flavor and smell but not overpowering. Definite wine note, oaky, full but not creamy until the finish. Long, a warming alcohol in the end. Quite tasty, leaves my lips sticky.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Listigovers
4
Oast House Eisbock
Smells smoky and dank. Brown tan head that is creamy, opaque. Very chewy and dessert but not overly sweet, some vanilla, very decadent. Delicious.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Listigovers
3.4
Oast House Biere de Garde
Brown and clear beer. Has a sweet and malty caramel smell. Flavor is sweet with a slight tartness, mild funk in the end. Well balanced.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Listigovers
3.8
Oast House Saison
Hazy and bubble golden. Nice light yeasty and lots of fresh tasting grain. Keeps a layer on the tongue, yummy
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Listigovers
3.5
Oast House Sweet n Sowr Biere de Mars
Cloudy brownish beer. Smells tart and sour cherry. Light body and lots of acidity, nice bit of funk, not bad.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

mabel
2.8
Oast House Ol’ Farmer Brown’s Dark’Ass Ale
[9131-20170413] 750mL bottle. Roasted grains and dark fruit aroma. Dark brown. Black brown body with a long-lasting foamy mocha head. Soured yeast and roasted funky grains flavour. Medium body is soured. Not a fan, and it seems infected. (6/4/4/2/12) 2.8
(w/ blankboy, GregClow, jercraigs)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Spab
3.5
Oast House Spruce Tip IPA
On tap at Duke’s Refresher+Bar. Pours a clearish golden ‎colour with good-sized white head that leaves solid lacing. Aroma is spruce and pine resin with caramel and grains. Flavour also has a solid spruce character with some piney hops and some caramelized grainy maltiness with traces of butter. Oily mouthfeel. Nice.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

mabel
3.4
Oast House Sweet n Sowr Biere de Mars
[9067-20170304] Bottle. Dusty wood shavings and light fruity orange aroma. Soured fruity yeast flavour. Medium body has a funkiness. It’s like the younger sister of a flanders. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Oast House, NOTL, ON)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

mabel
3.3
Oast House Full Orchard IPA
[9066-20170304] Tap. Fruity orange grains aroma. Hazy, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Yeasty boozy grains flavour. Medium body. Good, simple. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(@ Oast House, NOTL, ON)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Listigovers
3.3
Oast House Hef’s Big Wood
Pours a hazy and bright golden colour. Smells woody and wheaty. Taste is spicy and woody, a little bit of harshness in the palate, overall a refreshing wheat. I dunno if barrel aging hefe is really necessary though.
Monday, May 1, 2017

blankboy
3.1
Oast House Ol’ Farmer Brown’s Dark’Ass Ale
[Bottle (750ml) shared with GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o j&m] Pours a very dark brown with a huge foamy tan head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is dusty, a bit toasty and yeasty along with dark malt, eggshells and very light hops. Flavour is malty, yeasty and a bit metallic along with very light hops -- tastes old. Average bodied. Just O.K.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

jercraigs
3.6
Oast House Ol’ Farmer Brown’s Dark’Ass Ale
2017-04-13. Dark brown body with a large frothy beige head. Aroma of dusty dark malt dominates, tangy dark fruit undertones. 7+ Flavour is interesting, lightly tangy yeasty funk throughout. Light fruit, dusty malt. Vinous red wine. Average bodied palate, effervescent carbonation. I’m not sure but I think this may have been aged at the brewery before selling. 7/4/7/3/15-16 Bottle from the brewery, Niagara On The Lake.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Listigovers
3.6
Oast House Full Orchard IPA
Hazy golden beer. Smells light but malty, some brett. Taste is half funk half hoppy, some metallic notes in the brett, light and easy, yum.
Sunday, April 16, 2017

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 Bičre 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

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