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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3748) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Hazy golden pour with ring of white. Belgian yeast and clean vanilla and honey. Great blanch De chambly ness to it. Large carbonation lends itself to big full mouth full. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Hazy Yellow Color, Huge Frothy Head, Spotty Lacing. Belgian Yeast, Floral, Citrus Aroma. Belgian Yeast, Clove, Citrus, Slightly Sour with Bitter Finish. Bubbly with soft carbonation. Hides High Alcohol Well. Easy Drinker and Enjoyable. I guess I should Pay closer attention, since I’ve passed it so many times until I’ve noticed that it was made in Canada and realized it was Unibroue product. Pretty Good. Recommended...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4127) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Big, yeasty Belgian aroma a la Fin du Monde or Don de Dieu. Great gilt bomber, foggy blonde beer, thin clingy white head. Lightly sweet and spicy, yeasty with a frothy mouthfeel. Spicy, prickly finish with some biscuit and cookie. Nice pint for $5.99 @ Trader Joe’s Tallahassee.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaBeer1972 (1289) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle from TJ’s in Framingham. Pours out a bright honey yellow with a big frothy white head. Fruity yeast aromas. Flavor is on the sweet side Mouthfeel is fizzy. Not as refined as a good Belgian brew, but of course not bad for the price either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold citrus color with a thin tight soapy head that leaves a thin film and collar. Aroma has spice bubblegum yeast and and mellow citrus. Taste is citrus sweet with a little bitterness and pepper banana bubblegum and a little warming. Palate is medium slick and dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
penstemon (127) - - OCT 8, 2013
Pours golden with a white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, candied ginger, pear, and lemon zest. Taste of Belgian yeast, lemony citrus, ginger, and bread. Malty sweetness and very little bitterness. Light-med body. A nice golden Belgian, and a great deal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (481) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Smells spicy and sweet, of Belgian like yeast. Taste is full flavored, sweet Belgian yeast almost like a full flavored, stronger saison. Some spice flavors but not too much. Pretty well balanced overall and pretty enjoyable. Carbonation does fast and it tastes flat and has a bit of an odd aftertaste. Dropping rating a bit due to that. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - 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 (633) - 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 (5801) - 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


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