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

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle with a best before of 02-04-15. Pours with a lightly hazed straw yellow hue with a large and retentive bright white head that leaves great lace. Strongly yeast driven aroma with the distinct Unibroue yeast notes. Baked apples, dried apricots, and gooseberry esters, with a phenol notes of coriander, black pepper and celery. Pear like with a slightly perceived sweet date like note. Mild bready malt, herbal and spicy hop, mildly carbonic. Citrusy. Flavors are spicy and malty. Poached pear esters with some 4vg clove like phenols. Sweet notes up front with a dry finish. Spicy and festive, cardamom/allspice and ginger notes. Mild eugenol tongue numbing. Very lively carbonation, bright, and dry with low bitterness and lasting spice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (564) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Appearance was clear golden with diminishing white creamy 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are sweet Belgian pale, slight wheat with fruits of citrus and tropic. The yeasts are the stars though with pepper, banana, cloves, no alcohol. Taste are sweet malts with hints of lemon, earth, orange, melon with spicey clove, banana, pepper yummy. Palate was soft creamy smooth CO2 with meduim-full body, rich lasting fruity yeasty nectar finish. A wonderful Belgain Golden ale, traders joes for 4.99 a steal.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Clear golden color with lasting white head. Nice peppery, dry pale malt, earthy hop, light fruit aromas. light body, average carbonation. Peppery, phenolic coriander, clove flavors with dry pale maltage, and a fruity sweetness to balance----tasty

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (509) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle from 12/12- pours out cloudy copper color with thin white head. Highly carbonated. Nose of yeast, cloves, and citrus. Frothy mouthfeel. Taste is of cloves, banana, and yeast. Pretty smooth and decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1029) - Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2013
From bottle. Perfect golden color, with lots of head and bubbles. Aroma is bubblegum, yeast, and floral notes. Taste is sweet malt, bubblegum, yeast, and peach. Bubbly and full mouthfeel. Lingering sweetness on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (782) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Very yeasty caramel aroma with lots of carbonation and some resin. Bright gold with a quick disapating foam. Crisp, balanced flavors of apple, yeast, biscuit, wheat and herbs. Finish leaves a continuous herby flavor with bitter orange peel. Overall, very smooth and flavorful. Some very faint fruits and strong herb and apple flavors. I’d give this an A- rating.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (6459) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle 650ml @ Hotel Room, Bay Park Hotel, Monterey, CA
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, sugar, yeast and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (12722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle, 75cl corked. It’s a lighlty hazy golden beer with a two-finger white head. Orange peel, grass and a little peppery hoppyness in the aroma, some pale malts and a yeasty hint as well. The flavor has a nice citrus peel touch, with a fine bitterness and some peppery hints. Some yeast notes and banana too. Slightly warming on the palate, a bit too much for a beer at 7.5% ABV I think, with a full body and a quite soft but a bit flat carbonation. Long, bitter and fruity finish. Except that it is a bit alcoholic, it’s a fine brew I wouldn’t mind drinking more of. 130808

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (5386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle. Press hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of spices, malt, yeast , pepper and fruitiness. Flavor is sweety and fruity with soon be citrus, spices and yeast . Medium body, lively carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (531) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Hazy gold with a big white head. Smells of muted banana yeast, tart, markers(alcohol). Tastes sour & winey with bits of chewy barley flavor with a dry procecco-like finish. Not as effervescent as I was expecting. Sorta watery. Almost reminiscent of a berlinerweis. Good, but I prefer the the other, blonder options from unibroue.


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