Thursday, March 31, 2011

Beer for Wine Lovers: Duchesse De Bourgogne

Let's face it, we can't always drink wine (we may want to, but even us wine lovers need to spice up life with cocktails, scotch on the rocks, and sometimes even, beer).  I often find people who are so opposed to trying a different alcohol-based beverage, that they limit themselves to a wide variety of fun beverages.  What I mean to say is - there's a wine for beer lovers and a beer for wine lovers.  :)  

750 mL bottle of Duchesse De Bourgogne
(Photo from Google Images)

One beer that is often recommended for wine lovers is the Duchesse De Bourgogne.  It's a Red Ale containing a higher than normal alcohol level: 6%.  It has that oak twist, as it's matured in oak casks for several months (much like many red wines in the New World style).  Fruity, oaky, and chocolately -- much like an aged Cabernet.  :)  It's slightly pricier than your average American Pale Ales, but well worth it if you can't seem to enjoy other beers.  If anyone has tried this beer, I'd love to hear your comments!  Please post below.  :)

(Check back regularly for other beer suggestions for wine lovers.)

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