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Unibroue Édition 2005

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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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4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2008 I had half a glass and im buzzed. My asian friends face is bright red after a couple sips, LOLZ. Seemed to of aged nicely over the past 3.5 years. True dark brown with hazy nucleus. Off white head.. which is totally elimated after a couple minutes. Nose is on the hoppy side with some yeast notes. It does have some characteristics of a belgian sour ale. Full bodied and a bit less spritzer-like than most other Unibroue’s. Sugary Fruit/hop finish that is inviting for more sips. Dangerous and Delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Just about as fine as it gets. Absolutely dazzling complexity at cellar temp. Sweet, toffee, tart in a dried cherry sort of way. Very complex. No head.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (946) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2005
The beer came in a handsome brown 750 ml. bomber with painted on information, a wire cage, and a cork. Pulling out the cork released a nice thud, giving indication of a strong carbonation.

The beer poured out reddish brown, and cloudy, with a three finger tall foamy head, and definitely had the Trappist style look down pat. The smell was also very authentic Belgian. The spicy, flowery, yeasty, and sweet aroma was enough to get my mouth watering immediately.

The taste was deceptively simple with sweet Red Delicious apple like start, and spicy cinnamon and sweet doughy middle. In other words this began as liquefied apple pie. But unlike the apple pie coming out of your mom’s over, this one also packed a rum raisin laden punch, and an herbal hop finish. Very complementary flavor profile had nothing clashing against each other. The alcohol was masterfully hidden, improving drinkability, and effectiveness.

I was not anticipating something this smooth out of Unibroue, but I was pleasantly surprised.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Very earthy and woody scents and flavors. Smoke, chocolate, spice, overripe fruit, they’re all there. I will hold some of this for chilly winter nights, this is really good.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Black/dark brown. Bubbly, off white head. Aroma-roasty, yeasty, dark fruit, banana, candi sugar, marshmallow, subtle hops-wow. Same flavor, complex. Full, creamy body with tingly carbonation. Excellent, could be their best brew yet.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2007
750ml bottle, corked on 2004-11-23 . Pours a very dark and rich amber-cola color with seemingly lazy carbonation and little to no head at all. The nose contains a stong hint of alcohol and raisins with underlying plums, possibly prunes, dough, and suprisingly, dates. The beginning flavor is complex, with a sugary sweet berry and raisin that turns plum taste. The mid take a quick dive to a more mildly earthy tone with only a bare hop towards the end. The most amazing part is this beer’s ability to mask the alcohol in the taste. This isn’t to say I don’t feel a great tingly warmth in the stomach. The body is remarkably smooth and easy on the mouth, feeling silky on the swallow. Only a small amount of palate astringency, but not even enough to bring the score down for me. This beer is wonderfully complex in all aspects and great for winter, as it warms you up fast. Grab it if you’re lucky to find one.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Metalchopz (2197) - 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).

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gilvanblight (768) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011
Very dark brown. White bubble head. Strong sour spicy scent. Actually smells like a wine a bit. Strong taste. Slight burn of the tongue from alcohol. Complex flavour. Very little alcohol taste despite the %age and the earlier burn. Very pleasant warm aftertaste. Fruit taste grows as it settles. Do I taste Prune?

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2005
Gorgeous deep brown color with dark head. Very full mouthfeel with notable alcohol presence. Aroma of cherries and leather with similar flavors of sweet yeastiness. Very luxurious.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Thanks to JPDIPSO! Smells very good. Fruity, spicy, plums, a good cigar. Malty, goodness. The appearance is a rich dark mahogany with an off-white head that has decent lacing. The flavor is really tasty. Oaky pear, peach, nectarine, wood.


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