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Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Belgian Ale
Chambly, Canada

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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Brewed for the 400th anniversary of Quebec City.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2012
750 ml bottle 2008? Pours hazy bright gold/orange with a lively carbonation and a thin tight film. Aroma has a strong hay/grass scent along with subtle yeast and mild sweetness. Taste is good malt sweetness some yeast and mild funk/fruitiness and spice. Palate is clean crisp and shows (at times) some heaviness and finishes chalky and dry. Drinks well and is pretty enjoyable and mellow.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14507) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
22nd November 2009
ChrisOs Kook Tasting. hazy gold beer. Light suddy white head. Light crisp palate with a soft edge. Light sweet malt with light orange and peach. Hangs together well. Finishes soft and dry.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1401) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Poured from a corkedand caged 750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip, bottled in 2008.

A: Hazy golden/amber body with a dense and thick white head, lots of fine carbonation bubbles from the nucleation point.

S: Very clean aroma, though a tad faint, I am picking up some citrus or lemons, banana and clove hiding beneath the head. Some other fruits are coming through, this has a fruity aroma for sure, a tad sweet.

T: Slight lemon and grape with some caramel and honey upfront but the yeast takes over with a strong banana flavor, mild cloves. A chalky yeast aftertaste lingers with some pear flavors.

M: Creamy and fizzy, this beer still has solid carbonation.

O: The yeast is certainly dominating this at this point, but there’s still great complexity to this and a lot to pick out. I am enjoying this, though beware the cork comes out with some spunk.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2477) - Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2012
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2008 presumably. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger foamy white head with ok retention, that reduces to lacing ring that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big grape, apple, pear, apricot, pepper, floral, clove, lemon, caramel, honey, herbal, earth, and yeast spices. Nice and well balanced aromas with good complexity. Taste of grape, pear, apple, apricot, pepper, biscuit, floral, clove, caramel, yeast spices, and slight butterscotch. Lingering notes of apple, apricot, grape, pepper, clove, biscuit, and caramel on the finish for a good bit. Nice flavor balance with good complexities. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly slick and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden, with hardly any warming present after the finish. Very smooth to sip on as well. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong pale ale. Nice complexity and flavor balance; and extremely smooth to sip on.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1828) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2012
750ml bottle, 2008 vintage: This one pours a hazy golden color. There was an inch of a dense, white foam on top. No lacing. This one has a nice nose. Yeasty, bready, wheat and peppery spices are the main ones. Maybe a touch of lemon and banana also. The taste is quite good. Medium to full bodied, yet an almost lighter feel to the taste. Touch of lemon, peppery spice, wheat, yeastiness. Another nice beer from them.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
penguinjive7 (72) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2012
This brew pours a pale golden color with a smaller head than I would expect from the style considering the vigerous pour. The smell is largely of cloves and spice with some yeasty tones as well. The clove is defintely the first flavor the hit the palate and slowly melds into yeasty fruit. A pleasant brew to drink overall, but a bit one-dimentional for the style. I expected a bit more from this brew. It was very easy to tell that this one comes from Unibroue in terms of it’s flavor profile. That being said, I have had better from this brewery but this one is definitely woth a shot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1970) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2012
*(cuvée 2008): Des effluves de cidre s’échappent de la bouteille. Beaucoup d’effervescence et de sédiments s’activent dans le ventre blanc doré de cette ale belge. Banane, pomme, poivre, gingembre et citronnelle forme l’essentiel des saveurs. C’est très bien balancé avec un arrière-goût floral qui complémente bien. La signature Unibroue n’est jamais très loin.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
toffsbury (114) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle shared by kevinsenn. 100% Belgian flavour. Pours a very hazy LIGHT yellow. Aroma a bit yeasty, characteristically Belgian. Has that nice round palate that a good Belgian has. Mild sourness with a lightly savoury element. Richness of flavour comes out if you havent been eating something sweet. Not a stellar example for Unibroue, but a nice enough beer in its own right.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1033) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
750mL bottle from Broue Ha Ha shared with toffsbury. Pours hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Spicy yeasty aroma reminiscent of a tripel. Dry taste with peach and grapes, some spice in the end. Feels very flat on the tongue. My wife says it tastes vinegary, and I agree.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4107) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 17, 2012
750ml corked bottle pours a golden orangeish color with a huge white head that settles slowly leaving some thin lacing on the glass. Aromas of light fruits and yeast with some spice. Taste is light fruity sweetness with some malty sweetness as well. Also, some yeast and spice notes and little hop character. Very well carbonated and medium bodied leaving a nice tingle on the tongue. Quite tasty and definitely high quality.


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