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Unibroue 16

 (RETIRED)
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98
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Formerly brewed at Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Chambly, Canada

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RATINGS: 547   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Celebrating our sixteenth anniversary. Extra strong beer on lees, 750 ml.


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2152) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2010
This has been in a box in the dark at room temp for some years so I was worried that it might have taken a hit. But, happily for me, it just got better! Poured a big, sudsy, foamy, frothy, light tan head that settled out after a bit and a little lace. Color is a lovely clear, medium amber. Aroma is big bread yeast, malt, a little metalic, and malt. Flavor is like aroma minus the metalic and plus a little fruitiness and malt sweetness, but cut with the carbonic acid and the bitterness of yeast and hop. Body is excellent - mouth filling and the bubbles are just right for the malt et al. Finish is like flavor and slowly fades in a medium long period. Very well rounded beer and easy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imaragingbull (569) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2010
Pours hazy orange copper with distinct cream head. Pleasant sweet caramel aromas overlying some fruity hop zestiness with a touch of unibroue ale yeast character. Medium full body, chewy mouthfeel, sweet caramel with lingering yeast flavours and a touch of anise and tartness on the finish, even some mu‘assel apple-tobacco like flavours. Bitterness is there, however subdued by the higher gravity.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (3872) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2010
750 mls of overly sweet disappointment purchased at Canal’s Hainesport. Poured an ugly muddy brown body underneath a bubbly beige head. Aroma is overly sweet with lots of caramel, molasses, toffee, cardboard, sugar, rotting fruit. Body is medium/full with a slick coating that isn’t to pleasant and soft carbonation. Flavors of sickly sweet things, sugar coated caramel, corn syrup over toffee, molasses flavored mapled syrup and a touch of toast. Man is this sweet.......hey Canada how about some Mother Fucking hops!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2601) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle Pours out hazy orange topped with a tall head. Aroma was of sweetness toffee, apples, cherries, and some spice. Taste was more of the fruit a wide variety might I add cherries, apples, berries, even some pit fruit. A good amount of malts and spice to balance it out.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2197) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2010
Celebrating my 900th rating tonight (October 2008)... so went to my beer cellar, and was looking for something special. Found this lonely bottle of Unibroue 16, celebrating their 16th anniversary a few years back, and had not tried it yet. It was time to open up this baby ! Like other Unibroue strong ales, this one had a huge caramel off-white foamy head that stays forever (almost) and creates patchy lacing all around. The brew itself is caramel-orange in colour with lots of very tiny sediments floating all over. Beautiful tiny bubble active carbonation too. On the back of the bottle, 04-12-2006 is written in small. The nose is pretty much on the red apple side, with the usual Unibroue yeast and a touch of alcohol and sourness. The taste is a mix of lots of fruits, like the red apples re-appear at first, with some citrus (lemon, orange) in the middle, and a little bit of peaches in the aftertaste. All along, we find some hints of caramel and spices. Not really sweet, not too spicy and with a tad of bitterness. This beer is retired now, and that was my only bottle... so good trying you... Unibroue 16.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garthicus (2651) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 17, 2010
Thanks a million to Blankboy. Appearance: Ruby red, tiny white head. Aroma: Apples, cinnamon, lemongrass, slightly boozy, wood, a small hint of alcohol. Flavour: hot initially with lots of malt & honey, quite a lot of carbonation on the tongue, a lot of raisins, prunes & a hint of carbonation. Long red fruit finish. Really super. Thanks Paul.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2010
Thanks to thehulk for the share on this one! Pours a golden yellow with a gray head. The aroma is sweet and malty. Butterscotch, toffee, soft fruit, candi sugar, biscuit, cherries, strawberries on the nose. The flavor is soft and super complex. Toffee, butterscotch, berries, biscuit, and many more on the palate. Heavy, syrupy mouth feeel. Great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
750ml caged and corked bottle that has been kept in a temperature controlled cellar environment for 1.5 years. Appearance: Slightly hazed brown orange body with a 1 finger beige crown that shows a little retention and lace. Smell: Belgian candy sugar, banana notes, pale malt, some red fruit notes. Taste: Pale malt up front with a touch of sweetness that transitions towards a small belgian yeast and hop wave which then gives away to a slightly sugary sweet finish. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with nice fine carbonation. Drinkability: Surprisingly good for 10% abv Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-24-2009

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuchampions (1235) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2010
Bottle cellared since 2006. Light reddish/copper color with a two fingered head. Aroma of light fruit (pears, apples), black pepper, and spice. Big malty start with lots of spiciness (from yeast and added spices), fruitiness, and some alcohol. Nice mouthfeel, carbonation helps the perception of fullness. Good stuff. Aged very well, wish I had more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1826) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 18, 2010
750 ml bottle: The cork comes out of this one with a loud "pop". This one pours a cloudy/opaque orangish color. There is a fairly substantial off-white head that lingers and leaves quite a bit of lacing. The aroma is very nice. Bready and yeasty, with lots of fruits. Pineapple, citrus and some faint spices. Good body to this one. Flavors are mixed. Bready, yeasty, pineapple, citrus, a faint spiciness. Just a bit sweet with some dryness to the finish. this was an excellent beer!


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