Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Beer to Celebrate 400 Years

Québec City celebrated its four hundredth anniversary in 2008 and for this special event Québec's renowned Unibroue (the "official brewer") crafted tonight's limited edition beer. Aptly named "Quatre-Centième", it showed a creamy, yeasty nose with some lemon and orange peel. The palate was simple and refreshing - citrus cream flavours with a sturdy texture and a fine mousse. Flawless, but less complex than my other Unibroue faves (1,2) - can I call this a New World Hoegaarden?

PS - the bottle shot comes from friendlier weather but the notes are fresh

"Drink less, drink better!" (Unibroue slogan)

6 comments:

Shea said...

Nice. I have a bottle of this waiting - I think I would like to age it before trying it. So I suppose it is a wit style? I remember it having high-ish alcohol %.

Joe said...

Funny that you could get a bottle of this out there. Drinking it I definitely wondered about age-ability (I actually had it cellaring for a few months). Not as high alcohol % as the rest of the Unibroue lineup. Would love to do a blind tasting of wit beers...

Shea said...

There are some awesome ones out here in CA too! the beer culture here is pretty crazy.

Joe said...

I remember my first Anchor Steam Ale in 1990 - best beer I ever had at that point - been many years...

Shea said...

Let's just say that I can walk into a good beer store here and have a selection between 150+ different microbrews. Anchor is the normal stuff you find all over the place :).

Steve said...

Wow, beer....a way for celebration on special occasions....love it!