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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2005
(341ml bottle) Crystal clear straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, grassy, light honey. Taste is medium sweet, hay/grassy, honey. Watery light body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Bottle sampled at Fourquet Fourchette: Pours a very pale golden with a fizzy, short-lived white head. Very subtle, noble hoppy aroma has hints of dry pale malt. Smooth, yet pretty uninteresting body has a good noble hoppy presence. A clean, drinkable lager, but nothing great.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
nothing really special here in my opinion. its not bad, but the style holds it back. good for unibroue for deviating from the belgian ales though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2005
A bit of departure from the usual style of the bottle and labelling, presumably like it was in the fifties. Well if this is a fifties style beer then welcome to the past. This is a very nice beer with all the hallmarks of a beer of its style. Good pils hue of pale amber and a pleasant grassiness in the nose. I detected a bit of apricot and pineapple here but not to its detriment. Great mouthfeel and presentation. A welcome departure from the usual Unibroue offerings.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Tasted like "Barn in a Bottle" and unfortunately there were animals in that barn and not just hay. I didn’t notice till later it was a Unibroue product and that was suprising because they don’t often mess things up this bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2005
2004 bottle from Depanneur Rahman. Drank this a while ago and I swear I rated it, but I guess not. . .Pours a light apricot-yellow, slight gold tinges, clear with a moderate amount of foamy white head, mostly dissipating to a ring. Smells rather dry, with lots of powdery/dusty yeast, some wet hay and corn. Perhaps the bottle sat on the shelf too long. Flavor, though, was not off, as far as I could tell. A lightly crisp, mildly grassy honey and husky grain flavor, with some oat-like flavors and a very smooth, almost slippery/oily body. Bit of thinning on the end. Dry, earthy grains are dominant. Light body, low malt sweetness, more hay, corn, vanilla on the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Grainy and hay flavors dominate this tiny beer. Seems a little like unfinished wort. No malt or hop flavors in particular. Finish is grainy and nonexistent.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (7912) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2005
Probably aged sample Huge white head, fine & dense, fed by enthousiastic carbonation, from an orange-golden beer. Cookies, biscuit, stale malt, grain in the nose. Biscuit taste, malty, slight herbal touch, bit of caramel and very faintly grassy. Very thin, watery MF, but it seems to be filled in with a dusty, chaffy batter. Prematurely aged beer? I wonder what the idea was. Too watery, fizzy.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GonZoBeeR (2926) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2005
Aroma:malt Appearance:Gold white head with big bubble. Flavor:Light malt not the best unibroue beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DerWeg (1494) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2005 I don’t know what the bad fuss is, this is not "U" and it is certainly a very refreshing session beer, very simply made in the way things were before Macro meant Crappo. I think it is far better than anything Mr. Sleeman puts his own name on. It has a tight punchy pleasing maltiness and nice carbonation that make it very fresh and natural tasting, quite enjoyable cold from the bottle while you are building a snowman or washing your car. Points for the classic stubby bottle too.


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