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I like Raison d'Etre as well, but I was referring to Raison d'Extra, which is a hoppier, far more potent higher alcohol variation that I would never drink more than one of and have frequently split with someone else.

Well, I certainly have egg on my face. I'm going to try to track one of those down.

The abv is 18%? That's nearly as insane as the 120 min IPA.
post #47 of 124
Chimay
post #48 of 124
Coopers Sparkling absolute must try
post #49 of 124
We've gotten a lot of mileage from those tall bottles of Duvel from Trader Joe's.
post #50 of 124
Favorite Cheap beer: Natural Light (bottles), Pabst Blue Ribbon (Cans)
Favorite Middle of the Road Beer: Michelob, Stella, Bass
Favorite High brow beer (as in hard to find, or at specialty Menus/bars): Weihenstephan
post #51 of 124
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It sounds like you're good to go. Let me know what you think of the Three Philosophers.

Really quite good. It's billed as a quadrupel, a mixture of 98% Belgian-style ale and 2% Lindemans kriek. I must say, it taste very similar to the regular Ommegang ale at first, the cherry lambic sourness only kicking in as a subtle aftertaste on the palate.

It's not an everyday drinking beer in my opinion.
post #52 of 124
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It sounds like you're good to go. Let me know what you think of the Three Philosophers.
3 Philosophers is disgusting.
post #53 of 124
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3 Philosophers is disgusting.

I don't mind it that much, but I don't think I'd want to drink more than one 12 oz bottle.
post #54 of 124
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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.







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
post #55 of 124
^^^You may also like St. Bernardus (the Witbier is palatable to most any beer drinker) for it's livery, as well as being a quality brewery.
post #56 of 124
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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"...
post #57 of 124
DdB is one of the more balanced sour ales and my favorite. Have you had La Folie from New Belgium? That shit's terrible.
post #58 of 124
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DdB is one of the more balanced sour ales and my favorite. Have you had La Folie from New Belgium? That shit's terrible.

Hmm, I have tried 2-3 different ones from NB, have not been impressed. At all. Not even a price thing with me, I dont drink much so I would rather pay more for one beer to enjoy than get several to quaff down.
I don't recall trying that one specifically but I have realised that their high-ranking over at Beer Advocate means that the tastes of the vast majority of "Belgian-style" beer enthusiasts over there are very different from mine
post #59 of 124
Exactly. Those ratings are why I take BA reviews with a grain of salt anymore. La Folie tastes like Jolly Ranchers soaked in apple vinegar.
post #60 of 124
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Exactly. Those ratings are why I take BA reviews with a grain of salt anymore. La Folie tastes like Jolly Ranchers soaked in apple vinegar.



That sounds both horrid and hilarious.
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