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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2008
Bottle. Bright hazy gold with ample carbonation and a frothy white head. Sweet, citrusy witbeer-like aromas. Sweet bready malt with orange, pear, and melon flavors backed by a spicy clove yeast character with a hint of coriander. Has a bit of a dry bite, but then the sweetness returns in the extremely long finish. Alcohol barely noticeable. Not outstanding or unique, but very quaffable.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2250) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Aroma: Belgian Yeast, Belgian Sugar, Apples, Mildly Boozy Apricot Brandy Appearance: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Great Lacing Taste: Belgian Sugars, Sweet Bread, Brandy Mouthfeel: Outstanding Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4271) - Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Rated on 7-26-2009 (Corked & caged bottle) This beer pours a large frothy, very very fizzy white head which mostly diminishes, hazy body, very little lacing, fizzy, and fast rising carbonation. The Aroma is malty, wheat, yeast, sweet, fruity, spicy, and coriander. The Taste is sweet, fruity, coriander, malty, wheat, yeasty, and spicy. This beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this beer hits the spot so to say, somewhat of a thirst quencher and a beer I would consider drinking again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
magsinva (901) - Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle from App Vintner - while it’s big and very oaky, it’s a bit boring. Meh?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2013
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Not bad, but nothing special. Unibroue can do better. Sweet and bready, moderately yeasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumax1 (265) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
750ml bière avec goût fruité, mais pas trop persistant ni trop agressant. Mousse bien généreuse. Peu d’arrière goût et d’amertume, à réessayer

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1432) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
Nice enough but a bit unremarkable for me. Pours slightly cloudy dark straw with no head or lacing. Nose is fruity, maybe apricot with a hint of dough. Notes of apricot, some cereal some light grassy hops. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Lightish body with lively carbonation. Nicely balanced and very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2013
At first pour it reminded me of drinking a wet spiral notebook. Notes of metal spiral with wet cardboard. As it opened up it had a nice crisp hoppyness left with some great yeast character. good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1108) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
750ml bottle while in Montréal. A hazy golden pour with a bubbly white head. Nose is sweet malt, coriander, spices, unibroue yeast. Taste is sweetness, peach, cookie malt, yeast, cloves, spiciness. Mild-medium alcohol warmth, leading to a dry, bitter, and spicy finish. Superb.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpkinhead2 (410) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2014 Bière jaune dorée, voilée, très effervescente, surmontée d’un généreux col blanc et mousseux. Arômes principalement sucrés (malt mielleux et sucre d’orge) et fruités (agrumes, ananas, mangue…), avec levure belge (typiquement Unibroue) et épices (gingembre et coriandre surtout). Nez bien agréable, très belle complexité, très bonne intensité. En bouche, pétillement moyen-fort sur la langue avec un corps moyen, velouté. Au goût, plus frais et moins sucré qu’au nez, pain frais et grain, avec quelques notes de miel et/ou sucre d’orge. Saveurs également bien fruitées (fruits tropicaux bien frais, agrumes…), et c’est passablement acidulé. Les épices sont assez subtils et difficiles à discerner, il me semble percevoir surtout du gingembre, un peu de coriandre, du clou de girofle, et une petite touche de poivre. L’amertume est plutôt légère, et la finale apporte un houblon bien frais aux notes floral et citronné. En définitive, il s’agit d’une bien bonne bière, qui m’a assez surpris par sa grande impression de fraîcheur en bouche. Je m’attendais à quelque chose de plus lourd, plus sucré et plus épicé.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3931) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 17, 2013
aged this bottle a little too long, oops, good papery belgian ale, thick malty rich sweet and dry finish, unibroue signature beer


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