Vive la bière Québecoise!

One nice part about living here is that around this time of year,
Unibroue‘s holiday
collection starts appearing in beer stores. For the
price of a premium 12-pack, I now have in the fridge:

  • alt="Maudite canoe" width=100 height=85 align="right">
    two Édition 2004 extra-strong Belgian-style pale ale, conspicuously
    absent from their website for some reason ( href="http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/rate_results/22/14732/">90
    on beeradvocate)

  • Blanche de Chambly, a good white beer (86)
  • Maudite,
    the classic Unibroue beer, a Belgian-style strong dark ale ( href="http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/rate_results/22/33/">90)

  • Fin du Monde, Belgian-style strong pale ale (91)
  • Raftman,
    brewed with whisky malt — not an everyday drinker but an
    interesting change ( href="http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/rate_results/22/793/">86)

  • Eau Bénite, a
    lighter strong pale ale ( href="http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/rate_results/22/32/">87)

  • Don de
    Dieu
    , a triple wheat and the only one other than the Édition
    I’ve never tried ( href="http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/rate_results/22/694/">90)

  • Trois Pistoles, a strong dark ale which is one of my favorites and easy competition against Belgian beer (90)
  • and three flavours of href="http://www.unibroue.com/products/ephemere-pomme.cfm">Éphémère, their fruit-based white ale: peach, apple and blackcurrant. I’m not a huge fruit beer fan, but it’s a nice change sometimes. (86).

Plus there’s a 750ml corked bottle of abbey-style href="http://www.unibroue.com/products/terrible.cfm">Terrible ( href="http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/rate_results/22/3635/">90),
although the other bottle of it hadn’t sealed tightly at the cork and
was sadly flat. And a 6-pack of href="http://www.mcauslan.com/en/products/stastout.html">McAuslan St Ambroise Oatmeal
Stout ( href="http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/rate_results/194/2704/">91), one of my favorite stouts.

I keep telling myself I should branch out more in beer, but with so many
fantastic world-class beers being made right next door, why not stay
close to home? Merry beermas!

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