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Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Chambly, Canada

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Crafted exclusively for Trader Joe’s this delicious beer is made in Quebec, Canada, and brewed according to the time honored traditions of classic Belgian Ales. It strikes the perfect balance between spices, hop, and malt profiles. With champagne-like effervescence and aromatic notes of citrus peel and ginger, this beer is malty, mildly sweet and hoppy with a subtle, spicy finish. It is sure to please the most finicky beer drinkers.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10584) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate balanced, yeast and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spice sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (3769) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Funky babyfood banana and pear nose. Hazy golden, thick head. Dry pear and lemon flavor Light body, watery. Has some nice attributes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6438) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle from Trader Joes, Sacramento. Pours golden with a huge off-white head and an earthy citrus aroma. There is a typical yeasty sweet malt flavor with a slightly bitter spicy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7125) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2013
750mL bottle. Poured clear, straw golden with a nice cap of bright white head. The aroma picked up fresh doughy yeast, floral notes and cloves over soft honey-kissed bready malt.. spicy and warm on the back of the nose.. very clean and enjoyable. The flavor found tangy cloves, white pepper, and tight carbonation on the tip of the tongue, with watered-down honey and bready malts behind.. finished like it started, with tasty yeast and lively carbonation. Lighter-bodied and very well carbonated on the palate.. not overly complex, but it was crisp and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1097) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Color is golden with white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy. The taste is peppery belgium yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3350) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Trader Joe’s, Brooklyn 750ml ($6): Pours a golden color with a frothy white head. Aroma is yeast, fruits, citrus, spice, and a bit of light hops. Taste is very slightly sweet. Nice yeast. Slightly hoppy and dry finish. Easy to drink. This was a pleasant Belgian, and for the price, it cannot be beat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5363) - Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma has quite a bit of fruit; citrus, banana, mild spices, clove, sweet malts, bubble gum with the typical Unibroue character. The flavor is moderately sweet, malts, cloves, banana, citrus, bubble gum and yeast. Pretty tasty and definitely a good value.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5343) - Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks solid; a hazy yellowish-orange with thin white lacing. Smells and tastes solid too; Belgian yeast, hops, citrus, and spice. Good on the palate with a nice, dry finish. Good beer at a great value.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TOSG55 (219) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very hazy straw color with a decent-sized head. Aroma of citrus, spice (coriander?) and yeast. The flavor has similar notes, but is balanced nicely for an overall tasty effect. A very solid Belgian-style, and a great value.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Split a 750ml bottle. Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a large white head. Aroma was heavy on banana, some citrus notes, spices. Flavor was some banana, tropical fruit notes, some light spice and some yeast notes. Pretty enjoyable, and well priced brew.


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