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

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RATINGS: 534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


martin21's rating

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
martin21 (155) - Quebec city, Quebec, - DEC 27, 2008
Fruiter. epicer... levure Unibroue... rien de formidable encore. Fruity, spicy, Unibroue yeast. nothing worth it again.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6564) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardbeerman (226) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1062) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (895) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Dark flavor smell...plum...but off ...taste is of plum..too sweet...nothing beside sweetness...meh

4
   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.

2.9
   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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1318) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (944) - 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 .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (620) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazy_cat_lady (193) - - 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.


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