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


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RATINGS: 178   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hartung32 (244) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Really great beer! Both Trader Joes big bottles by Unibrue(sp?) are great. This is one of the best golden ales I've had; and it's a steal for the price. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2343) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of bread and straw, herbs and lemon peel for the hops, heavy dough and barnyard for the yeast, with notes of pear and alcohol. Head is average size, fizzy, white with some slippery lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy light amber. Flavor starts slightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet, acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, slick with a lively to fizzy carbonation and finishes lightly alcholic. This is a nice Belgian Strong Ale. Fruity aroma, a hint of sweetness and a smooth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2532) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2015
1/20/2015. 750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Golden yellow with a white head. Honey, light malt, citrus, spices and floral aromas. Sweet and mellow with a smooth finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5155) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Sampled at esbls. Golden with a white thin head. Belgian yeast and malts aroma. Barnyard-esque. A dry malted beginning with soft fruit and yeast. A fruity flourish at the finish. Pleasant. Very typical of the brewery. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (1901) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2015 Pretty decent abbey style ale. Not the heights of some of Unibroue’s other stuff and not as complex but perfectly good. Both sort of sweet and dry in different parts of the sip and after taste. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2842) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2015
It poured a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma was of spiced bubblegum yeast and some citrus. The taste was of sweet citrus with a little bitterness and banana after it warmed up. The palate was medium slick and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Americo’s bottle. Yeasty in appearance and aroma.smooth mouthfeel.nice drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
[6296-20140502] Bottle. Spiced cloves and oregano aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange yellow body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Spiced yeasty grains flavour. Medium body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, GregClow, jercraigs)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
estover (65) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours golden with TONS of bubbles. Very floral and citrus nose. Thin feel and the taste matches the nose. there is a nice grassy finish that lasts for a LONG time. A great lighter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2281) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2014
750 ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Trader Joes stamp or not, what we have here is a well-crafted Belgian style pale ale from a brewery (Unibroue) that consistently males great Belgian style beers. The fruity and yeasty aroma features yellow banana, citrus fruits and apricots, It is accompanied by a complex fruityand lightly spicy flavor. The medium body has champagne-like effervescence O: excellent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3733) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy gold with a thick white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast. Flavors of coriander and tropical fruit. Smooth finish.

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