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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Crafted exclusively for Trader Joes 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (4341) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2014
750mL bottle, best before 2/4/15
Lovely Uni pour, plentiful carbonation rising in a clear, bright golden body, with tons of white head, receding to an inch and well-retained there.
Fruity (lemon, peach, nectarine) esters in the nose combine with lovely, complex pepper phenols and a well-integrated biscuity-honey (I think Ive used honey in every one of my reviews lately, my apologies) maltiness. Vanilla, herbal hops, a touch of drying alcohol and a very high strength of aroma overall. Wow, for $6 dollars, this is startin to shape up very well.
Not able to wait long for the beer to breath, I dive in and am very pleasantly surprised by the extremely clean yeast flavors and perfectly well-attenuated maltiness. Graham crackers, dough, black pepper, saazy hoppiness and plentiful golden fruit esters are very cohesive here. A touch, no more, of alcohol dries out the finish and the perfectly done, spritzy carbonation keeps the palate fresh. Medium body, low but still apparent hop bitterness and free from any of the occasional Unibroue pitfalls (heavy yeastiness, DMS, corn). Drank this alot faster than I expected. Really good. Not reinventing the wheel here, but everything is done wonderfully and the flavor and aroma are very strong. Wow.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oogiee (70) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2014
hay, cereal, floral, citrus, dough, ginger, yeasty hazy, golden, dense head, white foam, tight bubbles heavily sour, light sweetness, lightly bitter, umami, light body, medium body, lively, thick feel, astringent, tart tongue aftertaste

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shonobiwan (218) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Long Island, NY - 750 mL bottle poured a hazy golden color with fluffy white head. Aroma was spicy with fruity undertones. Taste was very sour, not what I was expecting but the character of a Belgian ale was there, very effervescent. However, I was expecting more from this beautiful bottles beer. Not a bad brew for the price.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mverity (294) - 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 (4902) - 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 (473) - 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 (2985) - 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 (2411) - 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 (5118) - 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 Joes in Baileys 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 (360) - 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.


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