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Unibroue 16

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


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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Celebrating our sixteenth anniversary. Extra strong beer on lees, 750 ml.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4306) - SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
30 år surt. Pours cloudy mahogany wrh a small off white head. Aroma is malty caramel bready spicy and a bit fruity. Flavor is sweet malty and spicy in front adding more peppery bitter and phenolic character in middle sistaining it to the end with nice fruity touch. Finishes dry malty and fruity with a great pungent touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
Bottle at "30 år av surt". Golden/amber beer, lasting off-white head. Sweetish yeasty aroma, fruity notes, marcipan. Marcipan flavor, yeasty, fruity, sweetish, some malt, roasted notes. A bit too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (3164) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
Thanks to pushkinwow for popping this at the Ottawa tasting. Pours a dark brown with small white top. Aroma is special malts, yeast and grapes. Taste again is filled with grape, fig and malts. A little sweet but nicely complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 27, 2012
light hazy amber, apricots, caramel, apples, but flavors don’t stick out that much. Fairly rounded. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9404) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2012
Bottle shared by TimE. Glowing amber-orange, nice head. Oxidized, estery nose, spice, ginger, orange, honey, grains. Very fizzy, with alcohol and some metals, peach, esters, ginger. Nice, but the 2004 blew it away.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (5754) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2012
750ml corked bottle pours a dirty amber color with a 2 finger light beige head that retains well and eventually settles to some spotted lacing. Aroma is dark fruits and some light roasty bitterness with some light hops bitterness and malty sweetness and yeasty finish. Modest carbonation and medium to heavy body with a little alcohol provide a tingling warming sensation on the palate. A very nice example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4751) - Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2012
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled December 2009. Pours hazy reddish orange color with a nice 2 finger light khaki head with great retention that reduces to a lacing cap. Some spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, candi sugar, plum, raisin, apricot, molasses, biscuit, apple, and yeast spices. Some nice and interesting aromas. Taste of caramel, plum, apple, molasses, gold raisin, candi sugar, biscuit, and spicy yeast. Lingering notes of caramel, dark fruit, molasses, and spices on the finish for a bit. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel. Very smooth drinking for 10%; with only a slight warming on the finish noticed. Good balance of flavors and spiciness. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong pale. Interesting mix of flavors that come together very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Murky orange with a lightning fast dissipating white head. Aroma of bready maly, yeast, alcohol, brown sugar and fruit peels. Taste of yeast, fruit, light pepper and mild alcohol. Dry and sudsy with a bit of alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Gold/copper and hazy with some beige head. Aroma is belgian yeast with some brown sugar, dark fruit, candy. Hint of sweetness and fruity taste with a light tartness. Very solid, don’t notice the alcohol, finish is a bit sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1871) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2011
bottle shared by murphym45 - doughy yeast, caramel malts and smooth. Toffee malts and fruity candy. Big chunky malts. Does not pair well with mexican food, but good on it’s own.

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