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Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Chambly, Canada

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RATINGS: 2801   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Strong Belgian type ale similar to a Port wine ! Is as dark as can be, mellow in taste with an aroma of ripe fruits. It can be compared to an old porto and is brewed from well roasted malt.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2003
I am pleased to find a Unibroue I like. After a number of them I was beginning to despair. The rich claret like colour is great under the creamy head which dissipates rather quickly. The nose is very fruity with hints of raisins and sultanas, making it comparable to a tokay. The warmth in the mouth is immediate and it is a rich and the flavours of said fruit and aniseed become evident. A real sipping beer that is well suited to a rich pork dish or with some strong and bitey cheese.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2004 First Belgian strong I ever tried. Dark brown not much of a head. raison, clove, fruity(in a earthy way) followed by an alcoholic kick.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2007 This is a wonderful Belgian Strong Ale. It has a fairly high ABV of 9%, but it is hidden well in it complex taste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 9, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2005 Nice light clove/apple aroma. I love dark strong ales like this. One of my personal favorites. Wonderful taste, not too sour or funky. Just a hint of lactic sourness on the aftertaste, like they mixed 5% lambic in it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2003
UPDATED: APR 19, 2004 75 cL bottle, goblet, 55 degrees. Large, tan, fizzy, foamy head shrinks quickly and is on a muddy brown body that is completely opaque in the center. Cookie, caramel malt is moderate in aroma; light, flowery hops; moderate cobweb, doughy yeast; raisin, plum, port, oak, clove, licorice, and alcohol aromas. Nice, robust aroma. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a moderately sweet, lightly bitter, moderately acidic finish. Flavors are bunched up in the front and there's a dark chocolate flavor in the aftertaste that I didn't identify in the aroma. Fizzy, disruptive carbonation; medium-heavy body; oily texture. The bottom line is: well hidden alcohol; good, but not great.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VAYankee (339) - Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2003
Dark and cloudy with a tan head. Rich fruity aroma. Complex flavor - elements of cherry, smooth malt, a little alcohol. Aftertaste is mostly sweet fruitiness with a little alcohol. Nice!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2003 Pours quite cloudy, and produces a nice beige head, which leaves a very nice lacing. Smells great like a dark fruit, and a floral spiciness. Tastes even better, beginning with a sweet malty taste and ending very smoothly masking the alcohol well. The tastes are the most complex I've ever experienced, of dark fruit light hops, and spice. I instantly fell in love with this beer, and as it warmed exposing its deep flavor I enjoyed it much more. Love it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Something really must be said for beer that you cannot see through. The muddy black brown amber color is beautiful with a definite toffee candy fragrance. Little head. Taste the malts. Sweet and bitter with a smooth finish & little alcohol aftertaste. This is excellent. Would definitely recommend.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Light spicy Belgian character in both the aroma and flavor. In spite of the 9%, the flavor's malty and very smooth.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Great brew. Toffee, caramel, dark, tasty, and malty. Slightly fruity and mellow as advertised. Extremely enjoyable.


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