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

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RATINGS: 2644   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2002
This was a great belgian ale, although brewed in Cananda. Lots of spicyness in the taste along with yeastiness. The finish was well hopped, leaving a dry and solid taste in the mouth. A suberp beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield (3665) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2002
Very satisfying pop of the cork, and gorgeous in the glass with a deep caramel color and lasting head. Aroma is understated, giving few hints of the plum, raisin, and apple cider flavors within. A match for most Belgian-made Belgians. The palate disappointed, however, being less lively than others in the style. Should be matched carefully with food--I found it did not work well with all the flavors on my plate at Thanksgiving dinner, 2002.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fraternie (814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2002
UPDATED: APR 30, 2003 Amazingly complex beer. Hints of grape and plum, very smooth and somewhat spicy. Extremely sweet but not cloying, balanced well. Very dark body and incredible head retention. A world class beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2009 12oz.BB05/22/05.Huge pff cap explosion.Deep,dark red/mahogany color.Bursting carbonation unleashes a finely beaded,dense,entrancing head.Aromatics are literally slapping me from the La Chouffe tulip.Dark fruit,spices(pepper,corriander?)slight roastiness,and alcohol.The yeast gives the overall aroma a fresh rain touch.Palate is carbonated but very full.Flavors are defined and clean.Sweet,FRUITY,roasted,and vinous mouth flavors are followed by a defenition spicy/hoppy/alcohol finish.I haven’t had this for over a year and my taste has changed.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - NOV 25, 2002
This is one smooth brew. Not to be drank too quickly. Complex flavoring. Well worth the money. ;)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2003 Very fruity and complex brew.Re-rate : I don't taste the roasted malt much. Flavor is mostly of Belgian yeast and Fruity sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2002
750mm Bottle. A strange ale that tastes of over ripened fruits. With the 9% abv, a 750 bottle will get ya pretty tanked.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2003 Spritzy grapes and soda-like flair combine with leather notes and hints of alcohol and cheese and lift themselves above a plum colored vibrancy with glorious thin brownish suds coating the glass superbly with each aroma-lifting swirl…strong yeast and malt interplay with grape tartness…restrained sweetness and nice subtle yeasty spiciness seem to sing in complete harmony with slight but delectable dusty mustiness adding to the glorious complexities that live within this here trios pistoles.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2002
Very spicy and fruity - cherry - tastes like a well rummed cherry cola in fact. Not very beery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2002
Excellent, complex beer. Right in the middle of my favorite Unibroue beers. Complex flavor, but still pretty mellow, with a decent alcohol nose.


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