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Unibroue 15

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

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RATINGS: 452   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Golden color, fizzy white head that settles quickly. Aroma of bread and caramel. Taste is malty, bur decent bittering hops, a bit of a sour finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (884) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Picked up several months ago at Holiday Wine Cellar when they had a cellar sale ($12.99...they charged a bit more because of the vintage). Pours into my Unibroue tulip a hazy golden straw color with two fingers of white head and lots of suspended particles. Aroma of musty Unibroue yeast, bready malts, some caramel, and some apple. Flavor of rich spicy caramel, honey, sticky fruit, and more yeast. Prickly carbonation and well-concealed ABV. This is now over four years old...I had hoped for more complexity but itís still pretty good. (431, 566)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6531) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle, generously brought out of the cellar by Vergil the beer guy at Radio Maria-- it wasnít even listed on the bottle menu! Hazy orange gold. Fruity spicy aroma, marmalade, ginger, barley candy. Flavours of barley candy, chestnuts, marzipan, heaps of spices, cherries, golden raisins. Crazy! Thank you so much Vergil!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2011
750 ml bottle, and Iím pretty sure I got it at Friar Tuck in Savoy. Bottle marked í6 January 2006í. Pours a cloudy, dusty, orange-golden color with some sediment and a finger-thick but dense off-whtie head. Aroma of caramel malts, honey, apples, wood, Belgian yeast, brown sugar, and dry, musty grains. Flavor of sweet caramel malts, apples, Belgian yeast, wood, brown sugar, and grains. Mostly Iím getting caramel out of this. Medium-bodied, with a chewy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This has held up pretty well for 5 full years, as no signs of oxidation are present. The alcohol is also completely hidden. More drinkable than a lot of Unibroue beers and pretty nice overall.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
A: The pour is a clear golden-orange color with a very short lived white head. S: A really cidery nose that is super dry. I get mostly apples and white grapes, with maybe a touch of pale, cracker type malts. A bit of a sugar note is the only real sweetness to the aroma. T: Starts off with a semi-sweet white wine flavor and the same apple juice/cider character. Thereís a definite alcohol presence to this beer, and itís quite light overall, so not much to hide it. Surprisingly, not as dry as the nose would lead you to believe. M: The body is medium with a moderate to high level of carbonation. D: Seems that this one has aged very strangely. Wasnít awful, just wasnít really too overwhelmed by it either.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3465) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
750ml bottle. Pours clear golden with a small off-white head that fades to spotty foam. The aroma is nice with Belgian yeast, sweet caramel apple, spice, and some sherry-like oxidation. Sweet caramel malt and pale malt base with Belgian yeast, apple, pear, fruitcake, spiciness. Complex and tasty. Really smooth mouthfeel with medium-high carbonation and medium-full body. Excellent if conventional Belgian golden ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2010

Bottle 750ml. @ home.

[ Trade by fiulijn ]. Initail sparkling, clear medium amber orange color with a large, frothy - open, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, light to moderate yeasty, sweet wood, sweet perfume, sweet honey. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, sweet yeast fruit, vitage malt notes. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20100919]

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Poured into a snifter. Drank this beer recently, but did not taste old at all. Color was a cloudy pale yellow. Head was full and fluffy, leaving great lacing. Aroma was very fruity with some spices. The main smell was of bananas. Taste was similar. Some mix of cloves and earthy hops added as well. A very complex taste that made me want to keep drinking more. Mouthfeel is very smooth. It is extremely easy to drink for a beer at 10%. Normally the alcohol would show here, but it was complete hidden. Overall, this is one fine beer, especially for being a couple years old. I picked it up on sale for $8 and it was definitely worth the price. If you find one on sale, I suggest that you pick it up. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-27-2008 20:25:24

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wolfenstein62 (48) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Sweet apricots and spices on the nose. Some citrus notes. Golden with an orange haze in color. Looks more like a Triple than a Belgian Strong Ale. Surprisingly still fresh tasting after 4 years in the bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
750ml bottle purchased at Dís a few months ago. Last night before another seven day a week marathon of school/work. Decided to go for something big that I was looking forward to. Poured into my Chimay chalice. A-Body is a very hazy, translucent golden yellow. Pours with a 1-2 finger foamy head that eventually fades to a thick collar and leaves behind some lacing in the glass. When held up to the light one can see that the cloudiness is thick and dynamic with darker yeast sediment and cloudiness moving about the body. S-Smell is soft but very good. A spicy Belgian yeast comes through accenting a big fruitiness (apple, pear, lemon). Soft floral hops are noticeable in the background as well as the slightest hint of phenols. T-Taste is very subtle and mild. A fruitiness (as described above) comes through first and is the highlight of the flavor upfront. This has an accent of just a hint of floral hop flavor as well as a substantial bready yeast backbone. Spicy Belgian yeast really comes through for the finish as well as a slight accent of both floral hop flavor and bitterness as well as a hint of alcohol. What lingers is soft fruitiness and spiciness. P-Medium to high tingly carbonation and a very smooth, yeasty body. O- This is a very good BSPA that with its aging has developed a pretty mild, soft character. I would imagine that when this was fresh the floral hops really shined...but the alcohol was also much more noticeable. This BSPA...at least at this stage is drinking like a soft Tripel. Its very good and I am happy that I bought it. Would purchase again if I saw it again. The 10% ABV is well hidden though this does drink like a 7%...so its not completely hidden. Unibroue is an awesome brewery that doesnít get the credit it deserves. Serving type: bottle


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