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


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RATINGS: 2623   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 11, 2002
Beautiful dark amber pour, looks very nice in a Chimay goblet. Crisp apples-n-alcohol smell. Intensely rich flavor, with all kinds of fruitiness in it. Very strong, in fact I drank a full glass at the end of a tasting session, around midnight after a long day, and the result was falling asleep on my couch. I think it’s between this and Ommegang for the best Belgian brewed in North America.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2002
The tops of the regular line from Unibroue. Served in a wide goblet the perfume is rich and spicy with a pie fruit aroma. Wild carbonation keeps up a fine and rocky head that leads to and empty glass covered with lacework. The real key to this beer seems to be the yeast. It leaves the malt a touch sweet, but provides a dry and complex spice to the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2002
A favorite from Unibroue... pours well, sweet, spicy and the alcohol is not overpowering.... easy to drink, but dangerous!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
igneous1 (1489) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2002
perfumey, slightly spicy aroma...prune flavors. fairly sweet, but the high alcohol is very well hidden. great beer, just after a couple more tastings, i think i went a little high on this one

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2002
Average appearance for a Belgian, dark brown, light tan head, hazy. Wonderful aroma of malt, cherries, and yeast. Sweet complex flavor similar to the aroma with some hop bitterness in the middle and a sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
amosmoses99 (17) - CANADA - AUG 29, 2002
Unique!!! The smell and taste are very sweet and the carbonation is somewhat like Coke but this stuff packs a punch. It looks very rich and has a nice foamy head. One reviewer said it popped when he/she opened it and they weren’t kidding. Unbelievable head. You don’t drink this one to get drunk ’cause I bet you’ll pay for it later. Awesome label, why the complaints??? Really messes with my stomach!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2002
By far the best belgian strong ale. Full body and flavor, without apparent alcohol, but still has a certain kick to it. My bottle was about 14 months past the best before date- but it still kicks ass. There was nothing bad about it despite the old age- in fact the age may have made the flavors even better. Very smooth and drinkable, with so much complexity. Dark color and nice head. Very spicy, with some coriander, and finishes off with a nice port/wine taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
This beer is best described using the eloquent words of John Madden: "BAM! Tough actin’ Tinactin."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2002
very fruity with an amazing mouthfeel. one of unibroue’s best.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sov (15) - Bonny Doon, California, USA - AUG 23, 2002

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