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

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RATINGS: 161   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Sampled in the big bottle. A nice smooth golden ale. Mild hops are refreshing.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (753) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Pours a golden color with a white head. Malt, yeast, spice fruit and hop aroma. Yeast, malt, clove, banana, apple, pear and hop flavors. Medium body and lively carbonation. Fruit and spice finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2323) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle, pours bright yellow, nice belgie head, taste was nice and spicy and really tasty and man the price on this is unbeatable for the quality. If your looking for a cheap beer with lots of punch this is it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Shared bottle. Hazy golden pour with white fluffy head. Nose was champagne yeast, hopcitrus, mild funk, white pepper. Tasted hopcitric, spicy, floral, and estery, with a lot of fruit jumping around, some dry hops, orange zest, white pepper, and a well rounded finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2030) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
750ml bottle shared by Dave. Poured a hazy golden orange with a small foamy white head. Aroma of lemon, orange, hint of banana, and Belgian yeast. Taste has lots of Belgian yeast characteristic, lemons, oranges, and ripe banana.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (994) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Poured from big bottle. Aroma of vanilla, lemon and cake. Cloudy gold with lacing head. Lotsa citrus, spice flavors with hop, pepper and yeast notes. A pleasure to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gachupines (875) - USA - JUL 17, 2014
Hazy golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is yeast with hints of banana. Flavor is a bit of banana and clove. A bit muddy, finishes weirdly bitter. Wife: 3.7

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weezel (187) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bubblegum, clove, and tart lemon. Cloudy light off gold color. Taste has some pepper, banana, sweet candy sugar, with a refreshing finish. Effervescent and crisp. Great beer for $5.99.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8183) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle. Etched glass. Shared by Dmac. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of spices, lemongrass, ginger, orange peel, malt, spicy yeast. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3986) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
750ml c&c bottle thanks to JKirk. Poured a good looking slightly hazy gold under a smaller mostly white head. Aroma is good, bubble gum, yeast, more lime, grains, some wheat. Palate is medium to fuller, strong carnbonation. Flavor is the same as the aroma. Meh.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (517) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours fairly clear golden with lots of foamy head. Nose and taste is nose belgian and lemon. Nice.


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