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)
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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 %.
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...
There are some awesome ones out here in CA too! the beer culture here is pretty crazy.
I remember my first Anchor Steam Ale in 1990 - best beer I ever had at that point - been many years...
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 :).
Wow, beer....a way for celebration on special occasions....love it!
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