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


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RATINGS: 536   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Beautiful orangey-amber colour, with a generous head. Very effervescent. Notes of citrus, spices, caramel in the nose. Very complex. Sometimes vanilla. Full bodied and complex, sweet, followed by and explosion of flavours. Clearly the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (719) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
750ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy honey colour with a two finger creme coloured head. From the nose, it is indeed a Unibroue product. The Unibroue yeast is up front with light strawberry jam notes, dark bread, citrus, and spice. Taste is sweet with mineral notes, light raspberry jam, spice, and dark bread up front that leads into some alcohol burn, dark rye crisps, and light sponge toffee in a mineral heavy, bread crust-like bitter finish. It’s tasty stuff, but it’s a little too sweet. Small complaint though. More great stuff from Unibroue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazy_cat_lady (363) - - FEB 4, 2014
February 1, 2014. 750mL bottle from LCBO. Characteristic Unibroue aroma and flavour. Biscuits, bit of citrus, touch of caramel. Lovely brown colour with white head that dissipated quickly. Pretty good. Not my favourite from Unibroue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2410) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
A beautiful hazy orange and golden body with a fizzy off white head. The nose is citrusy and estery with light notes of banana, cloves and apples. Mild toasted malts with a light crisp mouthfeel. The finish is moderate and a bit bland with a tad of Belgian flavour. Overall, a good brew but a bit bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackmetal (207) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
really noticed the assorted citrus. Kind of malty during the aftertaste. Better than most from unibroue but not a standout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
Pours a nice hazy orange colour with a foamy white head. Aroma is yeasty, esters, grain, biscuit, floral hops, spice. The flavour more or less suit, heavy on the bread and grain notes, mixed with some spice, and orange citrus hops. Not bad, but there are better options.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bunget (816) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
341ml bottle. Clear copper-amber body, small white head, average retention. Aroma of spices and Unibroue yeast, caramel, honey, citrus and some booze. Harsh taste: caramel, yeast, spices, herbal hops, booze. Oily. Slightly disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
750 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy orange with a moderate tan head that remains and laces well. The nose has flowers, spice, caramel, fruit and that typical Unibroue yeast aroma. The flavour is moderately sweet with caramel, fruit and vanilla, along with a moderate amount of Belgian-style spice. Banana comes through. Hops are delicate and unobtrusive but emerge towards the end. The finish is long, malty and spicy with a slight pepperiness. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, syrupy texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a nice Belgian-style strong ale with a nice fruity character and a beautiful creamy head. 2013-06-18

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9505) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Davey. Hazy light orange-gold with a lively creamy white head. Signature Unibroue yeast in the aroma, which I’ve come to find feels homey after not having had a Unibroue beer for a while. Sweet vanilla biscuits, wheat, honey, light phenolic spiciness. Just what I wanted from this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guil0000 (367) - New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
Pours a hazy orange golden color with a pretty decent long lasting bubbly white head. Nose of banana, citrus, pears cloves and other spices and the standard yeast smell. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Taste is a bit sweet with a phenol finish. Great as usual for unibroue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
750ml brown bottle, corked. Honey gold pour, hazy. Keeps a medium sized white cap, a few patches of lace sticking in the glass. Nose has yeast, honey, biscuity malt, grain, orange, caramel. Taste has bread, grain, sweet malt, citrus notes. Yeast with clove notes, caramel and orangey hops at the end. Medium body with lots of carbonation. Overall a nice beer with some interesting spice notes.

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