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


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RATINGS: 2811   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12276) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2004 Red brown color, cloudy, frothy head. Excellent lacing. Cherry aroma. Fairly thin for such a strong beer. Cherry flavor, rather alcoholic with vanilla and a hint of sourness. A better thirst quencher as you might expect with the high alcohol content. Good beer, but IMO doesn't deserve the high rating. Or did I miss something? Re-rate: tap Café Morshuis Albergen. Buttery aroma and flavor. Apple. The high ABV is hardly noticed. Butterscotch. Diacetyl. Likeable but better from the bottle. The above rating is for the bottled version.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 12, 2003
This beer pours a really dark amber color with a medium dingy head that fades quickly. The aroma is very sweet and promising of a good taste. Upon first taste, this reminds me of a very sweet wheat beer. It has hints of fruit in the taste and the carbonation is very apparent when drinking, but overall it reminds me of a really smooth wheat beer. It is not excessively smooth to drink and it is pretty flavorfull. I could not see myself drinking more than one of these at a sitting because of the fullness of the flavor and the fact that I am not too fond of it. Nothing special about it in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Attractive dark color. Fruity aroma with a like flavor. Has a raisin like taste. Sweet, has notes similair to a Port wine. Not being a Port wine lover, I'll take this anyday.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2003
Murky medium brown red colour with a smallish tan head. Fortified vinous, malty and lighter citric sour with hint of yeast aroma. Low carb but decent mouth filling body. Medium low bitter, higher fruity honeycomb and caramel malt flavours. Lovely lifting sharp but still sweetish finish and aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2003
Opened up nicely after warming. Murky brown, with a thin tan head. Aroma is of sweet, fruity malts. Flavor is accentuated by alcohol warmth. Again, dark, sweet fruits hit home here, with hints of grape and caramel developing as the beer warms. Kind of thin-bodied, but the complexity makes up for this fact.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Caramel colored beer. Nice looking. Sweet aroma. Raisen, caramel, and grape flavors bursting through my mouth. An awesome beer with great quality from our neighbors to the north. My favorite from Uni!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2793) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Dark tan head, nice laceing hanging on. Beautiful clear amber color with ruby highlights. Fruity spicey nose , some alc. also. Body is med/full , nice mouthfeel, carbonation is a little high. Fruity , yeasty , earthy notes, some cinnamon, vanilla, lots going on. Finish is dry and fruity. Need to lay some down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2003
I enjoyed this but don't think it lives up to the hype. I don't think Unibroue is capable of making a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2003
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a very dark red-brown with head disapearing to absolutely nothing. Aroma is of sweet apricot, plum. Flavor is cherry, woody, alcoholicy. Beer is ok. Nothing special. Sampled at 73 degrees Fahrenheit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2003 Dark brown with a red gleam. The head is dense, generous and it accompanies you through your journey. Malty and fruity aroma of grape. The taste is complex: an adequate balance of chocolate, roasted caramel, cherries, grapes, spices, yeast (less than Unibroue's standard). A light alcohol (not quite well-hidden, but about what I expect from good belgians of this ABV) bitterness joins you until the end. It's a rich and complex beverage, but while it's probably not overrated, I prefer many other belgian strong ales to this one..

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