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Peche Lambic is the bomb. Love that stuff. But I reckon it's probably sweeter than Pomme. It's sweet from start to finish. There is a slight tartness to it as well. The closest thing I can compare it to is a Moscato wine. If you've had Moscato, it's basically a sweeter version of that with whatever the fruit is (they make several different fruit lambics) plus the tart.

BTW, it looks superb in the glass. Has floaties in it too.

Make sure you try Samuel Smith stuff as well. Solid brewery. ALL of their fruit beers are great. Chocolate Stout from them is my favorite stout. Their Oatmeal Stout is THE oatmeal stout.

I hear very good things about their Taddy Porter too. That one is harder to find for me.

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You guys should try making a lambic-stout float. You make it pretty much like a black&blue. It kind of mellows out the sweetness of the lambic.
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Best lambic I have ever had is Mort Subite Lambic Framboise (again, available at Calgary co-op)...

It's from belgium, one of the sweeter raspberry beers out there (I think I've tried almost all of them!) but still an enjoyable session beer. They're not cheap, but a really neat beer to try.

I've just spent a night at Brewsters drinking everything from their Farmers Tan white, to the strawberry wheat (or is it white?!? lol) to the Raspberry lager. When I got home I cracked open a flying monkey smashbomb IPA.

It's like the difference between McDonalds and a home made burger. No comparison. This beer has 100x the flavour of the brewsters stuff (and I really like them as a brew-pub). Fuck yeah!
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Best lambic I have ever had is Mort Subite Lambic Framboise (again, available at Calgary co-op)...

It's from belgium, one of the sweeter raspberry beers out there (I think I've tried almost all of them!) but still an enjoyable session beer. They're not cheap, but a really neat beer to try.

I've just spent a night at Brewsters drinking everything from their Farmers Tan white, to the strawberry wheat (or is it white?!? lol) to the Raspberry lager. When I got home I cracked open a flying monkey smashbomb IPA.

It's like the difference between McDonalds and a home made burger. No comparison. This beer has 100x the flavour of the brewsters stuff (and I really like them as a brew-pub). Fuck yeah!
That Mort Subite Lambic Framboise was actually my first lambic that I ever had. The apple one I posted up was my second. I have to admit, I like the tartness of the apple one more than the Mort Subite, but I think it's just because I'm going through a tart/sour phase right now.

And I used to be a fan of Brewsters beer until I started drinking proper craft beers, and now it tastes like piss to me. =/
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And I used to be a fan of Brewsters beer until I started drinking proper craft beers, and now it tastes like piss to me. =/
I don't think I've ever had a proper sour beer!

Brewsters is piss compared to craft beer, but great compared to the usual bar suspects. Kind of a catch 22... I said tonight when I got home that if I could find something like this Flying Monkey IPA in a bar, I'd pay $10 a glass for it.

I'm done it already, and sad I don't have any more!

I suppose it is a Tuesday and I have to work another 3 days! lol
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I said tonight when I got home that if I could find something like this Flying Monkey IPA in a bar, I'd pay $10 a glass for it.
The bars up there don't carry craft brews at all? Just another reason why I love living in the PNW. EVERY bar carries at least one craft brew, and usually it's several.

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I suppose it is a Tuesday and I have to work another 3 days! lol
It's only three days! Lol!
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Make sure you try Samuel Smith stuff as well. Solid brewery. ALL of their fruit beers are great. Chocolate Stout from them is my favorite stout. Their Oatmeal Stout is THE oatmeal stout.

I hear very good things about their Taddy Porter too. That one is harder to find for me.
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I can't speak for calgary but in edmonton you have to know where to go, a lot of places have craft beer but its not very common. I think in Alberta 3% of beer sales are craft beer haha, PWN is more like 30% and as I understand almost every place you go into has craft beer? It's definitaly getting more popular but we are way behind.

This place is opening up soon, and they are already in Calgary:

http://edmonton.craftbeermarket.ca/
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Craft/ revolution/ wurst and national are the places I tried in Calgary so far.

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