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

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RATINGS: 157   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3103) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Kettering bottle. Pours a light gold color with a small, bubbly, white head. Fairly classic Belgian ale aroma: slightly sweet, yeasty, and a hint of alcohol, Flavor matches the aroma with the addition of spice and banana. Pretty true to form. Fine overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1326) - Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2013
This starts with a mild wheat and spice aroma, and pours a hazy straw with a large white head. Very light on the palate, with lots of carbonation and a mild spice flavor. There are some citrus hints as well as sweetness from the malts. For $6 a 750mL bottle, I’ll definitely be picking up some more of this, and laying some down to see how it holds up.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3228) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Strong aroma is mainly yeasty with a malty undertone and a butterscotch hint. Pours a slightly hazy solar yellow with a thick, fluffy, and rather persistent white head. Satisfying flavor has malty, banana and yeasty notes, not overly complex or distinctive but still acceptable and a little more. Smooth texture has a firm, if not persistent, fizz and leaves a yeasty, slightly fruity finish. Overall, decent if not great.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10808) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle from Trader Joe’s in Davis, CA. Pours hazy gold with a foamy 3 finger white head. Aromas of pineapple, banana and ginger. Med body. Flavor starts a little earthy. For me the flavor is banana hints, ginger hints, pineapple - primarily because it hits my tongue as a bit acid? And that pleasant fruity, spicy earthiness persists into the finish. Very tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thetmaxx (742) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Poured from the bottle, Nice cloudy straw colour. thick white head no lacing. Aroma is of a belgium beer, good bannana aromas. flavour was also really enjoyable. nice belguim flavours. overall a very good beer. thanks to my sister for picking this out for witzend, bnoel09 and I.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnoel09 (416) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Poured into an English Pint. Golden straw color with a thin white head. Aroma is primarily Belgian yeast. Flavor is slightly grainy with a lot of Belgian yeast. Medium bodied with a crisp palate. Overall a nice Belgian.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Witzend (17) - - JAN 12, 2013
Poured from a bomber big head very fruity with a great pilsner/champagne caricature nice spicy finish great beer for the price nice job TJ's ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2013
750 ml bottle from Trader Joe’s (Tucson) - Pours a clear light golden color with a two finger thick white head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma and flavor is toasted malt, esters, yeast, and light herbal hops. Smooth and slightly dry finish. Medium body. A nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle from TJ Berkeley. I love it when i can get a bottle of Unibroue for under $6. Dark yellow with a foamy white head. Grainy Belgian yeast, pear, banana, and apple aroma and taste with a sweet spice malty finish and a full bodied creamy palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2753) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2013
The aroma is earthy, peppery, fruit. The appearance is hazy yellow/orange, translucent, white head. The flavor is pepper, spicy, light fruit, crackers. The finish is spicy, orange peel, pepper. Medium in body, lots of carbonation. Decent. As with all trader Joe’s beers, great value for the money.


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