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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 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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnoel09 (410) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Poured into an English Pint. Golden straw color with a thin white head. Aroma is primarily Belgian yeast. Flavor is slightly grainy with a lot of Belgian yeast. Medium bodied with a crisp palate. Overall a nice Belgian.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3009) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 19, 2014
Nice medium blonde Belgian. Nice floral Unibroue classic yeast on lees. Finishes a little sweet. Nice coriander, a little soft malt aroma. Soft carbonation. Bottle from Trader Joes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4494) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty blonde color ale with a huge foamy head with great retention with some great lacing. Aroma consists of Unibroue yeast ester with some rustic malt notes and some peppery notes. Taste is also dominated by some Unibroue yeast ester with some rustic malt notes and a spicy peppery finish. Body is full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Great mix of drinkability and complexity. Another winner from Unibroue.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1745) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Corked and caged bottle. Two-toned golden poppy & moon yellow with a large, fizzy white head that is mostly and quickly diminishing. Very effervescent. Belgian yeast nose - banana, cloves, coriander and candied ginger. Passion fruit, ripe banana, white pepper, cloves and light stone-ground wheat bread flavors. Finish is very faintly sour with more notes of husky wheat and dried straw atop sweet light-vanilla malts. Refreshingly clean with a pillowy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11842) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
Cloudy blond, assertive spice - gotta be coriander all over this, big Unibroue yeast, some sugary pale malt sweetness and a little bit of citrus late.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bwyu (21) - - MAR 18, 2014
Light and drinkable for an 8.5 abv beer. Big head with light Apple pear aroma. Flavor gets better as warms but also gets more phenolic. Nice bargain from Trader Joes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1619) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Bomber into glass, shared with my pal , hazy orange pour with thin white head...fruit aroma, and taste is similar, very smooth belgain, didnt expect this to blow me away, but its one of the better belgains ive had

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Banksiz (17) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Slightly citrusy-clove nose, pours a golden amber. Medium sweet with a delicate bitterness. Spritzy, with a pleasant bitter finish. Well-made and a very pleasant drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1480) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2014
pours gold, slight hazy, white head about 1/2 inch high. lots of crackers, grass, hay, bubblegum, slight clove on finish. lots of carbonation keeps it light and bubbling in the mouth but me thinks its over carbonated.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersighted (49) - - FEB 25, 2014
Man, this is about a Belgian as a French Canadian beer can be. Brewed by Unibroue, this slightly cloudy golden ale underneath a fluffy white head. Distinct sweet yeast aroma permeates this deliciously herbal traditional Belgian golden. This is the real deal and only $6.99 at Trader Joes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burleybrew (34) - - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle from tjs. A well done belgian ale. Quality malt presence with a slight hop bit finished with a crisp dry finish carried by typical belgian carbonation. Belgian done well; Unibroue.


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