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Unibroue Édition 2005

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


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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4800) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2011
Big corked bottle picked up@ØlKonsortiet, Aalborg. Clear, dark brown. Low blond top. Vinous aroma. Dry, papery with notes of cherries and old books. Light-bodied with a quite weak, semi-dry malt flavor. Fruit tones, cherries and red berries. Notes of dusty hops. Powdery mouthfeel. A certain alcohol warmth in the ending. Past its prime, this one. Slightly oxidized.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10769) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle from Raadhuskiosken, bornholm. Production date 11-23-2004. (rated 01-24-2011). clear nutty dark brown, smooth offwhite head. darker than what i had thought. quite faint aroma, the domnant note is cellary or mouldy notes. Beneath that you might notice a little bit of alc. decieving aroma, considering it’s 10% abv. Flavor is very moudy / cellary, also sweet caramelly, sweet malty and sweet dark fruity. apart from the cellary note, the rest is pretty darn well balanced and mingled together, more subtle flavors are licorice, syrup, figs, raisins. Retired at ratebeer, perhaps they don’t make tihs anymore, lucky i got to taste it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (2892) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2011
750 ml bottle from Marche Atwater, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Very deep brown-black with a very modest tan head. Aroma: Alcohol, brightness, fruitiness, yeast, berries, dark, dried fruits, caramel, a brothy note, some earthy citrus, a touch of wild funk, some brown sugar bordering on molasses, more tangy fruit, lots of sour cherries, all of a sudden, really nice and it aged well. Palate: Medium+ body, smooth, moderate effervescence. Flav.: Minty root beer/cola herbals, nice fruits, both dark dried and slightly brighter, more mint, caramel and toffee in a bright way, some yeast note, though quite restrained, a bit of oxidation as hazelnuts/Sherry, wonderfully drinkable stuff!; sweet with sufficient bitterness and acidity for balance and a warm, alcoholic, fruity malt finish.

This is splendid stuff. It aged very nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10780) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
A: The pour is a slightly muddled mahogany color with a decent sized off-white head. S: Starts off with sweet caramel and dark fruits. Perhaps a regular ol’ BSDA without herbs? The rest of the nose is toffee, chocolate, and a bit of roast. Yes, a regular BSDA. T: Flavor opens up with brown sugar, plums, cherries, raisins, and caramel. There’s a mild chocolate flavor to it as well as a bit of a spice note, seems to be all-spice. Pretty tasty, actually. M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation to it. D: A pretty solid beer, especially for being five years old. I wouldn’t mind ticking this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6297) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2010
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp, pours dark brown / black with a small beige head. Aroma of yeast, light dark fruits, various spices, and bread. Flavour begins with dried fruits (figs, dates) and moves into various potent spices. Very nice, though not amongst their most superior brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2010
Hazy brown / red with no head. Aroma is caramel, sugar, cherry, other fruits, molasse. Medium body and low carbonation. Taste is cherry, molasse, caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Metalchopz (2261) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
Poured a hazy rhubarb red and brown with a super big creamy off-white head. Retention was very good. Lacing was thick and foamy. Carbonation was very high. The aroma was mostly the distinctive Unibroue beer on the lees scent. Wow, this beer is very smooth. For a 10% ABV, it went down very well. It tasted sweet, but not too sweet. The mouth was very complex. Berries were exploxing everywhere, and mostly cherries. There was a slight sourness and some bitterness at the finish. Fruits are all over, even the aftertaste is great revealing a full garden. I have purchased 2 other corked bottles (750ml) of this brew and have stored them in my cellar for future tastings in years to come (originally rated February 2005).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Pours reddish brown with off white head, vinous, dark fruit, and some caramel on the nose. Taste is vinous, a bit tart, maybe a touch oxidated working well with the caramel and dark fruit with a sweet finish. Pretty good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2010
Bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Sweet beer - honey, spices, apricot jam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (2864) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2010
07-MAY-2010, @Beerfestival.dk. No idea what this was before tasting. No doubt it is a belgian strong ale, with all the characteristigs: figs, bread, yeast, dried fruit. Also slightly sour. Very maltbased, very fine.

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