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Unibroue La Fringante

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Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Chambly, Canada

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common

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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Joshís translation of the French description: La Fringante is a deluxe, triple-fermented beer born of a unique strain of yeast which gives it an unexpected finesse. A champagne-like effervescence, its vigourous presence in the mouth underlines its markedly strong personality of balanced flavours of spices, malt and hops.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (527) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
341ml bottle. Pours a clear light golden hue with a good sized off-white head. Fruity notes up front on the nose. Citrus, and dried pineapple with some minerality, white grapes, yeast, and some booziness. Taste wise, itís sweet, and full bodied with sultanas, some for real alcohol related heat, and corn syrup like notes that leads into a surprising amount of dried fruit, light orange, light earthy notes, and sweetness and alcohol in the finish. Itís a little sweet for my tastes, but itís definitely a good effort. (The first Unibroue product Iíve had that gives no hint of the very obvious "Unibroue yeast".)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4172) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Pours gold into a snifter. Bright white head micro with medium retention recedes to coat surface. Grapeskin and yeast aromas. Medium bodied with sweet summer fruit and yeast front to back. Warm peppery finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (541) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 23, 2014
BOTTLE 341ML shared with Boystout - thanks! Look: hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma: spicy yeast, herbal hops, light fruit. Taste: got some dry/winey tripelesque notes but is mostly on the sweeter side, spicy/phenolic, honey.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
750ml bottle. 2005 vintage. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Fruity, spicy, yeast, and some citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2356) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2005 bottle, thank you Steve. Pours somewhat hazy golden with a white head. Aroma and flavor have faded. Tastes like light apple juice with some tame Belgian yeast, aroma is the same.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
rane (852) - Nibe, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle. I think it had become too old. Iīd the bottle for 1,5 years and I donīt know the age, but maybe from 2011. Orangebrown with huge pale brown head. Aroma oxidised and sweet cloying. Taste very sweet and alcoholic some oxidised notes as well. Tastes a bit like a whitewine well over the top. Some of the others I shared it with liked it though but the finesse had gone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3022) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Well balanced trippel, if a little on the light side. Coriander, a decent level of Belgian yeast. Pours golden with good head and lacing. Finishes with perfumy sweetness. Soft carbonation. Light booze in finish. Nice if not super original. Bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (2552) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2013
Several bottles, this one however is about 6 mo old. Bright though very hazy gold/peach colored pour with thin white head. Aroma is fruity, peaches, nice belgian yeast character typical unibroue yet not as in your face as some of their other beers, quite tropical really, very nice. Taste is fruity, sweet, tropical fruits, peppery belgian yeast, awesome. If anything, the palate is a bit sweet, but thatís really just being picky about it being called a Tripel. Very, very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle from 2002, bit of cardboard in the aroma. Aroma of light fruit, vinous traits and honey. Taste is similar with some spice and some yeastiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1032) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
341ml bottle from the Unibroue sampler pack (only way to get La Fringante in Alberta in 2013). Donít mind having fin du monde, maudite, and trois pistoles in the old beer fridge for a while to sample this...Cool duvel like golden pour with a bubbly white head. Super carbonation, medium-high alcohol warmth. Typical unibroue yeastiness on the nose, citrus, orange zest, coriander, all spice. Unreal smoothness and zestiness on the palate. Delicieux.


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