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

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RATINGS: 170   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaBeer1972 (1360) - 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 (1941) - 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 (536) - 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 (7867) - 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 (644) - 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 (5894) - 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 (636) - 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 (1416) - 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 (858) - 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.


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