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

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RATINGS: 166   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mverity (265) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle share at Proof. Pours the slightly hazy color of a wit/triple, a odd pale yellow. Can we all agree that this is almost exactly like La Fin Du Monde? Really enjoyable. Tons of fruity ester. Citrusy. Hmmm, I can really dig this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Unfortunately, this was flat. Nevertheless, it was both wheaty and fruity/citrusy. Overall, nothing really special here.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Pours a hazy yellow color with a foamy white head. Aroma of apples, sweet candy sugar, and that classic Unibroue house character. Flavors were similar. Nicely balanced with a fair amount of bitterness present. Nicely carbonated and easy to drink, but perhaps a bit on the light side for me. Worth trying!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2318) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to matt! Pours a cloudy yellow with thin white head that leaves light lace. Aroma is lemon, spicy Belgian esters, and slight bread. Taste follows, clean and crisp, easy to drink. It seems that it may be a watered down La Fin du Monde.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1940) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Poured from bottle into a plastic "glass." Hazy, pale-amber gold with an off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of orange, yeast, banana, sweet pale malt and lemon. Taste of yeast, pale malt, banana, orange, lemon, spice and floral elements. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4737) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Rich, hazy blonde and golden coloured body with a rich, three centimetre tall light tan head. Aroma of yeast, bread, wheat, coriander seed, corn and a bit of curaco. Medium-bodied; Very yeastie and bready flavours with a good light spiciness, some herbal flavours and a subdued sweetness throughout. Aftertaste shows some light sweetness, some herbs and a good sweetness from honey and curacao and a good complex flavour that lasts. Overall, a nice robust yeastie flavour with some good dry flavours and a nice complexity with a few herbal and peppery notes. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Trader Joe’s in Bailey’s Crossroads (Falls Church), Virginia on 21-November-2013 for US$5.99 sampled at my brother-in-laws house in Milton, Connecticut on 27-November-2013.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
damzz (262) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Pours a cloudy gold with a thick white head with minimal lacing. Nose is spice with a hint of yeast. Palate is heavy body with spice and yeast and malt overtones.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (376) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2013
The aroma is Belgian yeast, bread and hay. Pours a cloudy golden yellow, white frothy head, mostly diminishing with no lacing. The taste is sweet, bitter then a touch sour. The body is light to medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation fizzy and lively, the finish long sweet and sour.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2799) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Yes, a spicy nose over some light Belgian malts, with a hint of orange. Hazy yellow body, tiny floaties can be seen. Taste is the usual Belgian pale lager, quite tasty. A bit of tang although there’s no mention of wild yeast. Mild ginger notes and a hint of banana ester. For a $6 corked bottle, it’s a pretty good TJ’s beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (388) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Pretty good. Nice aroma and very flowery. Much better than what I was expecting. Can’t beat it for the price.


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