- duckdown Nov 14, 2009 02:37 PM
I had a date last night and took her to West 50, a bar at Burnhamthorpe & Hurontario which boasts 108 types of beer on tap..
Unfortunately, the night was full of several disappointments (beer wise, not romance wise heheh), including the Denisons, which I was hoping would fare better than my canned version of the beer. Unless their kegs are suffering from the same problem (which I'm told they don't) then it must just be something with my tastebuds because I don't really find it that enjoyable and still can taste the "wine flavor" I referred to in my original beef with their canned product. They also were out of at least 4 varities of beer I tried to order, or were unacceptable and pouring foam... Including Paulaner :(
But anyways, the one standout of the night was Kronenberg Blanc. It's the most banana-ish fruity-ish white beer I think I've ever had, but a delicious and not overpowering amount. I've seen Kronenberg countless times at the LCBO but never even know they had a Blanc version.
My question is; is this one of these beers thats only available in kegs? I sure hope not, because it was delicious and I would really like to get my hands on some in the GTA.
If anyone has any knowledge about this beer, I am all ears!
Kronenbourg Blanc is available in bottles in some countries, but only kegs are being imported to Ontario at the moment.
I agree that it's a surprisingly good wit. I'm not a big fan of the Kronenbourg 1664 Lager, so I wasn't expecting much when I tried the White, but I quite enjoyed it.
Its not a matter of bottling the beer. Its more if they can get it into the stranglehold of selling in ontario which is the LCBO and the Beer store.
I actually like the lcbo and how every store is relatively consistent. But from a brewers/business perspective they really don't like it because those stores destroy their profit margins and its a mad struggle just to get them to carry it.
I suggest emailing the lcbo and requesting that they start to carry Kronenbourg blond. the consumer pressure might help.
Your issue with Denison's Weissbier cans seemed to be a real issue, but that is resolved now.
The issue with the keg may be that it is hard to maintain fresh kegs and clean lines with places that have so many beers. For example, I remember trying Brooklyn Lager at Bier Markt and thinking it was one of the most vile beers I've ever tried. I later tried it again and love the beer. For this reason, any beer I don't like at a place with a million taps, I assume it is the fault of the place, not the beer. I've only been to West 50 once and the beers I had were both good, so I'm not sure if this is the case there though.