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

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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Josh’s 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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jercraigs (8091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2004 Re-Rate Aug 25-04: Bottle at BierMarkt in Toronto, unknown vintage. Hazy golden yellow pastel body. Slighlty floral yeastiness in a sweetly alcoholic aroma. Flavour is yeasty and sweet with a certain something I am having trouble pulling apart, but I like it. Subtle but powerful at the same time. Palate is very nice, and appropriately 'Belgian'. <P> 11/20/03 Bottle, aged 1 year from purchase only partly on purpose. Aroma is pleasantly fruity, peach with a slightest hint of pineapple? Bit of alcohol in the background of the aroma. Flavour is mellow and nice, and changes as it warms in the glass. Interesting sweetness and bitterness but not a lot of either. Bit of warming alcohol in the finish. 6/3/8/4/17

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
presario (4709) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2005 Well carbonated. Bright orangey-yellow with lite white foam. Rich spicy aroma. Yeasty and fruity flavours. Bubbles on the tongue. Enjoyable but how would I do in a blind Unibroue taste test of all these delicious but similar beers. Sweet but not overpowering. Alcohol is well hidden. One of my favorites from the big U.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11666) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2003
Cloudy golden with fast-dissipating medium white head. Aroma is fruity (peach, grape, pineapple), herbal hoppy. Taste is cane-sugar sweet, herbal, fruity, pepper. Alcohol warming finish. Medium-full body, somewhat acidic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Lemony delicious~ POurs a very pretty golden color with a big creamy head and very sparse but nice lacing. Lots of fruits and floral arrangements, mostly bananas, and cloves. Very tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Pours a dark hazy yellow/orange color with a large retaining head and lacing. Aroma is full of citrus and banana. Flavor is spicy but semi-sweet with malt notes. Alcohol is well subdued in this high alcohol trippel. Very nicely done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2003 Flowery-lemony aroma. Big white head that is very short-lived. Opaque straw coloured beer.Nice complex flavour with florals, fruitiness (apple), citrus (persistant lemon), some spiciness. Overall rather tart around the edges of the tongue. Spices come to the fore in the finish. In spite of the lack of head this is a very bubbly beer. Flavour completely masks the alcohol content. If you didn't know better, you could knock back a few of these and get completely legless!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2003
Tasted at TFOB. Floral honey aroma. Light yellow colour with a lasting foamy head. Tastes of citrus, lemon with a yeasty finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (3373) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2003
This complex beer is the most refined of all of Unibroue’s beers. Hazy yellow color with a huge white head. The nose is pine, lemon and sugar candy. The palate is quite peppery with lemon and yeastiness persisting through out leading to a quick tart lemony finish. Simply their best blonde ale!!!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2003
HSSSG2003 Part 1 Looks like pear juice. Murky and straw-colored with a small, creamy, white head. Quickly dissipating. The aroma is of clove, pepper, banana, fruit cake and bubble gum. Wow! Nice and spicy! The flavor is of English toffee, kettle corn, bubble gum, fuzzy fruit and alcohol. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, semi-sweet, fairly dry finish. Nice Brew! Thanks go out to Radiomgd for this lovely Unibroue!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2003
Mostly clear golden color with a fast fading puffy white head. Aroma is a fantastic blend of sweet Belgian malts and a bready yeast. Flavor starts sweet and caramely before becoming dry, bready, and warming as the alcohol rushes down my throat. Body is lightly viscous with a thin carbonation throughout. Pretty smooth overall, and one of Unibroue's best offerings. I only wish I could get it locally. Thanks MartinT!


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