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Unibroue La Bolduc

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Formerly brewed at Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Pilsener
Chambly, Canada

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
With La Bolduc, Unibroue recreated an "Old Style" beer reminiscent of the 1950s. A natural and refreshing beer.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Crystal clear, sunshine-golden lager. Large, fizzy, white head. Spotty lacework. The nose is of a lemon/grapefruit combo, lightly malty with notes of yeast and orange blossom honey. Well-balanced flavor. Perfectly bittered with some light butterscotch and straw as well. Light-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and light carbonation. Dry, clean finish! Not really a pils fan, but this is a very tasty, refreshing brew! Thanks go out to radiomgb for this bottle of pils. A fine session beer!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2004 Re-Rate Thanks for sharing Tupalev. Golden yellow, very small white head. Aroma is a bit fruity and cidery. Palate is light, and a touch watery at times but fairly pleasant. Mild bitterness and some floral cereal notes. Pretty dull but quaffable. 6/3/5/3/10<P>Original RatingUnexceptional but nice. An interesting departure from their usual line. Decent despite not being a pilsener fan. 5/3/5/3/12

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2003
Somehow the less expensive unibroue offering. The smell is "reminiscent of the 1950s" kitchens as I imagine they were, bread, cereals, fruits. The taste is harmonized if anything accompanied by a friendly bitterness ending.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2003
No discernible aroma. Funky-shaped bottle. A bitter pilsener that won't be everyone's cup of tea. Bit crisp.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2003
UPDATED: APR 27, 2003 Its a good little and simple beer by Unibroue. The first I had was good,a little fruity taste. But I had another one after drinking another type of beer, and that one wasn't good. ... anyway, I would buy it again !

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2848) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2003
As many have said, this is a non-typical Unibroue offering. Pours a clear, bright golden colour with a strong snow-white head. The aroma gives away the Unibroue connection, with a hint of their familiar yeast mixing with crisp clove notes and an earthly malt background. The flavour is where things really turn left - it's a lot simpler than you'd expect from these guys, with non-descript fruity maltiness and a pinch of hops in the finish. Not bad, but not great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2003
pours deep golden colour. fresh. crisp aroma with mild hints of spice. cerealy and grainy malt flavours with a hint of fruit. good hop finish. not what you’d usually get from unibroue, but not a bad pilsener.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4461) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2004 Sob... I miss the stubbies!!! A nice simple pale ale by Unibroue. Above average. Look forward to when I don't have to hunt across the river for it...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 4, 2003
It comes with little stubby bottle. Very unusual aroma for english pale. Banana, wheat, grape and pumpkin. Interesting and pleasant. Clear, transparent. Pumpkin flavour in dominant, second is wheat. Very unusual. Not sure if that is what they wanted to archive but I like it. Thanks Doug!

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Pretty sweet. It tastes like they brewed it with champagne yeasts. Extremely bubbly, and I’m sure it ruined some of the flavor. Besides that, it seemed decidedly belgian in feel. Maybe it’s just me, but this was a reach to be an english pale ale. Lose the carbonation, it almost tasted artificial.


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