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

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RATINGS: 853   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by the great Belgian brewing tradition of Trappist monks established over the centuries, Unibroue 17 was first brewed in 2007 to celebrate our brewery’s 17th anniversary. However, the overwhelming success of this specialty brew made it obvious that we could not let such a great ale slip into the anonymity of retirement.

As testimony to its remarkable flair profile which increases in complexity as it ages, the original batch bottled in 2007 was awarded an international platinum medal three years in a row, and the prestigious title of "World’s Best Dark Ale" when it was well past three years in the bottle!

So in 2011, we proudly brought back this French Oak aged, bottle refermented dark ale, with the "Grande Réserve" appellation as a fitting endorsement of it’s exceptional quality for aging. Brewed only once a year, in limited quantities, and individually numbered "brasseur" bottles, this is truly a flavorful delight for the specialty beer enthusiast.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
horto008 (170) - Alabama, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Terrific. Bottom line. Slightly acidic with a wine quality to it. Not overly hoppy or bitter but exceptionally balanced. Poured with a 1in head that laced the glass. Translucent mahogany brown. Does not taste 10% but the alcohol is present in the nose. Aroma was slightly sharp/sour for me. If this had a touch more maltiness, it’d be in my top 10.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcon25 (260) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle pour split, thanks Andrew. This was the 2013 version, very nice amber pour, sweet aroma I get kind of black licorice in the aroma. Deep flavor, spices, little bitter. Very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (1346) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2015
750 mL bottle, poured and split. Cork exploded off this one. 2013 vintage. Pours a swirling caramel brown color with a cola fizz head. Wood like, raisin spice aroma. Very nice flavor with some vanilla, plum fruit, and maybe some cinnamon spice. Has a bitter hop finish very late. High carb here. Very tasty strong ale. Probably my favorite beer from these guys.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (1032) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Chocolate brown pour and brown lace not much head. Aroma is caramel malt, booze and toasted hops. Flavor is dank and dark with burnt toasted complexion and savory sweet malt with bits of citrus. Well done strong ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BreWedge (387) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a rusty brown/red with a huge off-white head, plenty of carbonation. Aromas of wood, leather, plum, and raisin. Tastes of plum, raisin, and alcohol. Full bodied, medium carbonation, long alcohol finish. Overall, big bold tastes that remind me of Westvletern XII.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wolffish (353) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
Une belle surprise que cette bouteille de 2013 qui est apparue sur les tablettes d’un de mes détaillants préférés... Les levures sont typiquement très présentes, supportées par la banane, l’alcool et un côté boisé moins dominant qu’à mon souvenir. Des notes de porto sont perceptibles en arrière-goût, de même que du tabac (une première dans une bière pour moi). Vraiment très bonne!!!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleRider78 (177) - - APR 19, 2015
Poured a nice foamy brownish head with a deep brown appearance. Aroma is of darker malts, spices. The flavour is pretty mixed and varied. Very spicy feeling on the palate, roasts, caramel, yeast, darker type fruits all come together in the overall taste. Mouthfeel is extremely tingly with a tinge of alcohol aftertaste. Hard to believe this is 10%abv. Nicely hidden. Under the impression this is a yearly ritual. If so, bring on 2013 and beyond...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RhetoricalAns (596) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
750 mL bottle. Fairly deep hazy chestnut brown pour. Tall foamy tan head. Lots of lacing and great retention. Aroma of toasted malt, toffee, cloves, banana, yeast. Taste is medium sweet, along same lines as aroma with a fairly spicy finish. Hints of warming alcohol throughout. Medium to full body with lively carbonation. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1139) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Market brown color, medium white color. Sweet malt and pepper aroma. Full body with a sweet malt flavor and medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Matt_Foran (92) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Nice ruby reddish brown color. A very nice aroma of dark fruit and a little from French oak barrels. Taste is mostly the same as the nose, with a nice dry malty finish. A really really solid Belgian beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Cloudy sewage color with 1.5-inches of caramel head, moderately fine. Aroma is grass, some raisin, light caramel and dates, dry scone, a touch of candy. Body is watery and slightly syrupy, medium weight, medium coarseness carbonation with moderate burn. Flavor is green herbal grass with minerals and hay, slightly astringent, hint of molasses a bit of pear juice. Overall: I feel like I may have kicked up some sediment in transporting this (unfortunately); nonetheless, the beer could be great but has mineral/astringent notes that make it taste slightly off, and the cloudiness is unattractive. I wish it were more to me.


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