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Unibroue 11

Formerly brewed at Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Chambly, Canada


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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Launched to celebrate Unibroue's 11th Anniversary, 11 has a rich aroma reminiscent of ripe fruit and fig, and is accompanied by a delicate spicy after note. The taste is complex and its body more than generous. This unique strong beer is warm and intriguing whilst remaining smooth and delicate. With its 11% Alcohol, "11" is the highest alcohol content beer in Quebec. Produced in limited quantity and sold for a very minimal price for its quality, only about 6000 cases of this special brew will be sold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2011
750ml bottle pours a hazy, dark yellow with a thin, white head. Looks like pineapple juice. Nose of tropical fruits, candy sugar, yeast. Flavor is sweet, tropical fruit, pineapple juice, nail polish. Chalky, medium bodied, sticky finish. Definitely mellowed out some.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2011
750 ml bottle shared by dbsdelight- thanks again, Dan! Dated January 2003, wow. Pours a mostly clear gold color with no head. Lighter-looking than most Unibroue beers. Aroma of honey, Unibroue yeast, nutmeg, caramel malts, and herbs. Flavor of Unibroue yeast, mixed fruits (pears, apples, apricots), herbs, grains, and honey. Light-medium bodied, with a sweet, herbal mouthfeel and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Hazy amber with faint bubbles lost most carbonation despite being corked and caged. Aromatically oxidized with apples, and cider notes. Esters, perfume, apricots and apples. A hint of cinnamon and light clove. Apples and hints of cardboard but still a modest Belgian style fruit tone that this isn’t bad. Odd I typically hate any oxidation whatsoever. The finish falls off quick with a bit of warming.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
A: The pour is a murky golden straw color with essentially no head to speak of. S: Not too pleasant to start off. Lots of cardboard with some alcohol. This is followed up with a sweet honey-like aroma as well as some floral and herbal notes and yeast. T: Starts off really sweet like a mead along with some toffee and caramel to remind you this is a beer. There’s still some cardboard oxidation and alcohol, but also a very strange herbal flavor. M: The body is medium with a pretty low level of carbonation. D: Like the 10th Anniversary, this one is pretty much dead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2010
Old rate. Nose has strong banana aroma. Pours a beautiful gold, but more of a dark amber cloudy wheat. Mouthfeel a bit thick. Some bitter tastes elsewhere hide a strong alcohol content. Overall a beaufiul effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Metalchopz (3076) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
Celebrated my 800th review with this discontinued brew that has been in my cellar, waiting for a good occasion. Bring in the new year (originally rated January 2007) !! On the cork, 2-6 is writen and on the back of the bottle 12-12-2002. Not even open, I can see lots of sediments floating around in the bottle. Pours a hazy golden-orange colour with a average white head that is fizzy and bubbly. Surprisingly, because of its lack in creaminess, the head disappears rather quickly. Carbonation though is quite active, with tiny bubbles all over the glass. Because of this, a small ring stays around. Beautiful fruity aromas with the Belgian yeast. Plums, apples, bananas, honey, mild nuts and spices. The alcohol is nowhere to be found, not in the nose, nor in the taste. Good creamy mouthfeel and close to full-bodied. The flavours start on the sweet side and end up on the bitter one. Lots of fruits and spices, but so well blended, that it is hard to detect them easily. Some peaches, citrus, banana cake, apples and hop. I am really thankful I could taste this one and suggest you jump on it, if you see a bottle of this just sitting there in a store (just like I did... back in 2004).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 28, 2010
Bottle at the Country Inn. Pours a hazy gold with a medium sized white head. Vinous, big wine and cork aromas, apples and pears, lightly fruity. More wine flavors, caramel apples. Very interesting. Vanilla and toffee, apples and wine on the finish with a light warming alcohol note. Held up rather well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10420) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2009
Hazy orange with a medium off white head. Sweet yeasty aroma with fruity and malty notes. Flavour was sweet with malt, grainy, yeasty and caramelish notes. Finished sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Big thanks to bring for "bring"ing this beer to a tasting. You’re the man, Barry. Pours a hazy golden color with a one finger white head leaving a ring around the glass as it settles. Aroma is very pleasant with honey, pale malt, spice, yeast, and mild sherry oxidative notes. Hey, it is over 6 years old. Flavor is good and sweet with pale malt, lots of honey and spice, Belgian yeast, and a little light fruit, especially apple and pear. Sherry is definitely in there as well, but there’s not too much of it. Nice and sweet on the palate with medium body and mild carbonation that belies the age of this beer. Drinkability is pretty high. This beer is very good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle 75cl.
Light unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, oxidide, fruity, sherry. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090922]

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