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Unibroue Édition 2004

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


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RATINGS: 535   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5877) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle shared by Dogbrick at the Eurostash III tasting on 1/12/12. Hazy gold pour with a medium beige head. Sprucy nose with some malt and Belgian esters, along with some honey sweetness. Sweet malt flavor with honey and spruce character along with some Belgian banana esters before a sweet syrupy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1426) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle enjoyed side by side with the 2005. Pour is hazy butterscotch with no head at all. It’s flat. Aroma is light toffee malt, light fruity spice, faint hints of butter, and oxidation. The flavor is not quite as oxidized as i thought it would be. Very significant notes of butterscotch and faint Belgian spice with hints of oxidation and light wood. Flat. Really better than expected but past prime for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanfolty (2204) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Dec 20, 2011, bottle from Bvery, think this one was a little past prime as it soured a little. Opaque orange pour with minimal head. I bet this was good in its heyday, but the sour taste is just too much for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8656) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle. Hazy orange pour with minimal head. Fruity citrus aroma but it smells like it might be starting to sour a bit. Medium palate. Taste is citrus fruit, and some yeast. Pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2011
bottle. Pours a beautiful orange/copper, a little darker than I expected. The aromas scream coriander, orange peel, and lemony citrus. The palate follows much more boldly than I thought with big up front citrus that smooths itself out but finishes with some bracing acidity. I could not believe this was 5 years old. A wonderful take on the style and exactly what I expect from Unibroue. Although different styles, this one was much better than the edition 05 in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2011
From a bottle at home in Skövde. Golden, hazy. Mintcaramell and "kardemumma" aroma, Fresh taste but dies qvickly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dazz3 (1695) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2011
4/5 in darkness. Smells minty and abit stale. Tastes spicy, creamy and light malty then dies out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4213) - SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
Courtesy of marsiblursi. Pours cloudy amber with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity, raisins and mint; very nice and pleasant. Flavor is damp cellar, sweet, alcohol, a bit peppery and spicy. Finishes with a warming alcohol sensation and a bit bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrDick (351) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Opened July 16, 2011. Looking for a Belgian strong, I found this in the back of my beer fridge and said what the hell. It’s either going to be drain pour or something decent. Turns out that this beer is still decent. It poured really nice for the age - orange/brown with a thin head and light carbonation. There’s not a big difference in the aroma and taste. Taste is a big wallop of sweet honey and perfume. Really reminds me of a honey mead. I seem to remember this beer having a lot of spice flavors in 2004. The spices are still there but have mellowed in age. There’s pepper, mint and applesauce. Not a lot of alcohol taste but halfway through the the bottle and I’m feeling it. Overall - this beer has held up well through the years. If you still have some, crack it open!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1595) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2011
750 Bottle. Cloudy dark orange. Nose is a bit musty, with some spiciness. Taste has some spiciness, a bit of oxidation and mustiness, with a strong alcohol nose at the end. This is still a decent beer that has held up OK despite the years. I won’t get to the end of this bottle by myself however.

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