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Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by JoeWoah, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. Brad

    Brad Distinguished Member

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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.
     


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    Coopers Sparkling absolute must try
     


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    We've gotten a lot of mileage from those tall bottles of Duvel from Trader Joe's.
     


  5. Joffrey

    Joffrey Stylish Dinosaur

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    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
     


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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.
     


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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.
     


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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.
     


  9. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    Er, http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...&postcount=239.

    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.
    [​IMG]






    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
     


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    ^^^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.
     


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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"...
     


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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.
     


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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 [​IMG]
     


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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.
     


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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.

    [​IMG]

    That sounds both horrid and hilarious.
     


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