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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bretteux (181) - Ste-Julie, Quebec, - MAY 15, 2013
Le liquide est doré-ambré.Au nez,les épices,fruit séchés,clou de girofle et levure typique Unibroue.Au goût,effervescence normal,les épices,levure amère et une fin malté.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpkinhead2 (653) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2015
Bière orangée brunâtre, parfaitement voilée, effervescence plutôt faible, et surmontée d’un col beige plutôt étroit et moyennement dense, mais tout de même assez persistant. Arômes de pain frais, malt mielleux, léger caramel et abondant fruits du verger (surtout de la poire, aussi un peu de pomme, pêche…). Effluves de levure belge, esters fruités (encore de la poire, mangue…) et un peu de phénols épicés (clou de girofle, poivre…). Nez agréable, mais complexité et intensité qui laisse un peu à désirer. En bouche, pétillement assez élevé sur la langue, breuvage plutôt mousseux, onctuosité plutôt faible au palais. Au goût, pain frais, malt mielleux, léger caramel, beaucoup de poire, autres saveurs fruitées (pomme, pêche, mangue…), esters fruités, phénols épicés… Domination de la levure typiquement belge (et typiquement Unibroue!) en bouche, houblon difficile à cerner, probablement principalement floral, peut-être un peu herbacé, amertume assez tranchante en finale, un peu âcre, mal intégrée. Goût moyen, complexité plutôt faible, mais intensité bien élevée en bouche. Il s’agit tout juste d’une bonne bière. Je l’ai toujours trouvée plutôt faible pour les standards de Unibroue…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crockett (1039) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
Deep amber pour. Big fizzy quick dissipating faintly off white head Vegetable on the nose (slight creamed corn). Caramel, citric hops. Sweet. Hate the term "tangy" but it’s in there. Lots of sweet fruit sitting on a grainy backbone, that tastes like a scotch ale. Finish is light. It’s alright. Very very fizzy even with this cellared bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7428) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
750 ml bottle from notes. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, citrus and dark fruit, dates, vanilla, mild spices and the usual Unibroue yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardbeerman (283) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Pours a hazy deep copper topped a roughly structured tanned head showing nice retention and lacing properties. Carbonation is moderate. The nose is surprising. Caramel/toffee paired with clovy and spicy features with a certain fruity and earthy aspects from Unibroue’s signature yeasts. The taste brings the elements in the nose through a medium body and a light finish. Overall pertty good so if get a chance to spot give it a try. Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
750ml bottle
7.5% ABV
RBC Plaza Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
July 2, 2013
The beer pours a slightly hazed brownish=-red coloiur with a generous rocky tan coloured head. Aroma is yeast, dark fruits, caramel, and spices. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavour is sweet malt, fruity, and yeast. A very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (1092) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Dark flavor smell...plum...but off ...taste is of plum..too sweet...nothing beside sweetness...meh

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
750ml cork/caged bottle - This one didn’t take much time at all for the cork to blow off my bottle, so it must have been building up some serious pressure for it to blow like that. The aroma is pretty much spot on for all of Unibroue’s belgian beers, apple juice/cider, caramel chews, all-spice, plummy..love it. Flavor is really strong with an earthy note that I get from Trois Pistoles, huge notes of dark fruit, light toffee, brandy, with a light chocolate/vanilla like finish. Really nice and I’m glad I let this one sit for awhile.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Raesmama (23) - - MAY 29, 2014
This is a really unique, slightly sour beer. I like it a lot. Great with cheese!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1353) - Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle shard with friends. Nose is light Belgian yeast, citrus, tons of toffee and caramel. Pour is cloudy, murky, brown. Flavor is sweet toffee and caramel with a hint of fruitiness. Very nice and different from the typical Unibroue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
Aroma has some floral notes and some spiciness. Some alcohol smells and fruitiness can be detected aswell. The taste is very sweet with a bitterness on the end. Some sweet belgian sugar notes are here too. The appearance is a cloudy yellow/gold with a nice lace head .

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