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What to pair with wild duck?

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GraniteSkunk
places 10 º 21:57 Sat 1/19/2013

Cooking up a pair of wild ducks tomorrow(a mallard and a wood duck if it matters), and Iím not sure what will go well with these beauts. Any ideas?

 
timfoolery
beers 1125 º places 2 º 22:14 Sat 1/19/2013

I would say some Backwoods Bastard, Tres Pistoles, or a dubbel. Donít overpower it with a BB stout. Possibly a wee heavy scotch ale.

 
after4ever
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beers 6736 º places 251 º 22:52 Sat 1/19/2013

Big belgians are a good idea--the Trois Pistoles would definitely work, as would any big Unibroue offering.

I would go with a really crisp and highly carbonated gueuze, but thatís not to all tastes. Anything even a little funky and gamey on the plate (which I like, to be clear) tends to pair well with the sharp and cleansing qualities in a lambic, and the funk works nicely as an accent. Cantillon Vignerone would be a good one too.

 
pinkie
beers 470 º places 10 º 22:58 Sat 1/19/2013

Originally posted by after4ever
Big belgians are a good idea--the Trois Pistoles would definitely work, as would any big Unibroue offering.

I would go with a really crisp and highly carbonated gueuze, but thatís not to all tastes. Anything even a little funky and gamey on the plate (which I like, to be clear) tends to pair well with the sharp and cleansing qualities in a lambic, and the funk works nicely as an accent. Cantillon Vignerone would be a good one too.


Maudite or another strong dark ale. Whatís the one by dogfishead?

 
VertBaconStrips
beers 2200 º places 4 º 23:54 Sat 1/19/2013

agreeing with the Unibroue line up.

 
konstifik
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beers 573 º places 36 º 03:51 Sun 1/20/2013

Duck Duck Gooze?

 
Nisse666
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beers 5163 º places 141 º 03:59 Sun 1/20/2013

Dynamite or TNT?

 
b3shine
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beers 6762 º places 293 º 04:27 Sun 1/20/2013

Originally posted by konstifik
Duck Duck Gooze?


Beat me to it.

 
eaglefan538
beers 2958 º places 92 º 04:38 Sun 1/20/2013

Totally depends on how you are preparing it. Sauces? Spicing? Etc.... But, my ultimate recommendation would be a red wine anyway - why ruin beer by pairing it w/ a food? ;)

 
Sigmund
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beers 5800 º places 170 º 04:58 Sun 1/20/2013

Coincidentally I am drinking a bottle of Adnams Broadside Strong Original right now, and think it would pair superbly with wild duck. Tame duck too, if it matters.

 
Nightfall
beers 1306 º places 39 º 05:59 Sun 1/20/2013

Doppelbock (Celebrator, Andechser) . Especially if you glaze the duck. Westmalle Dubbel would also work nice. And my third alternative would be a Duchesse Bourgogne.