Originally Posted by chronoaug
I'm an idiot but blame 18 different beer threads for me missing it. Thank you though. I think i'll try and split it with a friend one of these days. I think they had raison d'extra but i figured i liked raspberries more than raisins.
I had Unibroue 16 a week or two ago and it was pretty good. Reasonably priced too ($9 for a 750ml 10% beer). I saw 17 at this store the other day and probably should go back to pick it up for a friend who wanted it. I like most of Unibroue's brews enough though even though it hasn't blown me away. Some have a bit of celery taste to it (maybe la fin de monde or trois pistoles) but still tasty and at the store a stone's throw from my place.
I'll probably drink my bottle of Duchesse de Bourgogne tonight. I never heard of it and being a history major, i was drawn to the bottle artwork.http://www.saveur-biere.com/images/d...urgogne-33.jpg
edit: i thought this was interesting for all the pizza heads out there http://orbitalr0x.blogspot.com/2008/...izza-beer.html
I kinda want to try it for fun as i eat a ton of pizza
The Duchesse is my favourite Flemish sour red and probably one of my all-time top beers (yes, above the modern Rodenbachs - never had the R. Alexander though). Just be prepared, if you have never had a sour red before you may be in for a shock.
If you don't want it to be too acidic, have it colder. However, letting it get closer to room temperature brings out a ridiculous amount of complexity, it can rival many complex Bordeaux wines handily. Just be prepared for the sourness.
P.s. it also ages well - I kept a few of them around for 3-4 years, the acidity went up but it also became mopre "oaky"...