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Unibroue’s Quatre-Centieme

By Jasmine · September 15th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Tonight Joe and I are drinking Unibroue’s Quatre-Centieme, a beer brewed to commemorate Quebec’s four hundredth birthday. It’s a Belgian style pale ale–Quatrewe’re pretty sure we first tried it at the Jug Shop’s saison tasting (things got hazy towards the end). We definitely bought it there. I had assumed it was a saison, but that doesn’t appear to be technically true–probably the Jug Shop just thought it went well with the other beers. It’s made with “four spices”. I don’t know what the spices are, but there are definitely hints of nutmeg and cloves in the nose and in the taste. There is a light apple tartness and lots of carbonation. I’m not usually a huge fan of lots of bubbles, but that’s the style and I think they balance it nicely. At 7.5% alcohol, it’s a perfect after-work beer to split.

Tags: Tastings

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Luke E. // Sep 16, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    I was just talking about Canadian breweries with a friend, and we were having trouble naming any. We came up with Unibroue, La Fin Du Monde, Labatt and Molson. And those last two hardly count. Any other good recommendations on Canadian breweries?

  • 2 Joe Ruvel // Sep 16, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    uh oh – your list goes down to only three – La Fin Du Monde is a beer from Unibroue. I want to believe there is some other small good Canadian breweries – but I don’t know any off the top of my head…oh I remember one! http://www.beeratjoes.com/?p=10

  • 3 Ethan // Sep 22, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    I have yet to try any other their beers (anxious to, though), but Dieu Du Ciel has some beers that are supposed to be great.

    http://www.dieuduciel.com/