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

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RATINGS: 2747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - FEB 16, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2004 I smell cherries and red wine after I pour this one. The appearance in the glass is gorgeous, deep dark and rich, minimal head with very small bubbles. Flavor is a touch too fruity for me. Overall, a very good effort. The ABV is hidden well. Great beer.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 14, 2003
UPDATED: APR 4, 2004 This has got to be one of the best beers going. It's like no other dark beer I've tasted. There's a quick assault on the tongue that retreats rapidly. So rapidly, in fact, that it makes you WANT to drink more just to be sure you really tasted something that good. Very smooth, great head-- it just makes your mouth happy.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Diablokev (162) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2003
The aroma is sweet of grapefruit. The appearance is a cloudy deep amber, with a great off white creamy head. The flavor is smooth, and nicely fruity, and did I mention smooth. The beer is a pleasure to drink. Overall a very nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2003
A little sweet for my tastes but very good nonetheless. Great flavor and good aftertaste. Strong just like I like them.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WabashMan (1020) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2004 A beer that, sadly, I only tried recently. Life is better for having tasted this excellent libation! A high recommendation to anyone. Good, complex, deep flavor, and a very nice aroma make this an always worthy purchase.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2003
Signature Unibroue spicy, slightly fruity aroma. Pours a very dark brown, mid-range carbonation, and a frothy brown head. Spicy, alcohol taste. Well balanced; you appreciate it more if you experience it slowly. Is the finish smooth or is it lacking? The Maudite seemed to have more going on at the end. Still a good beer but not the best Unibroue.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Superstar (45) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2003
Hazy brown/amber color with light beige head. Initial fruit like aroma as notes of yeast, spices and alcohol subtly present themselves. A delight for the taste buds (albeit confusing), taste varies from sweet to tart, acidic to spicy. Becomes more complex as it warms, with tastes of raisins, spice, and a slight chocolate touch. High alcohol fairly well hidden with a gentle pinch of a reminder as it reaches the back of the throat. I’ll get this again, and although I probably couldn't drink more than one in a sitting, I'll enjoy every bit of it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2003
Reddish/brown/orange, quite opaqe, I like! Very tiny bubbles, a tight, thick off white head. Some smokey hints in there, or is that an oakiness? Yogurt raisins come to mind as well, on account of the vanilla and date/raisin notes. Some serious sweet caramely malts, some hints of milk chocolate as well. Alcohol and esters prevail the nose, along with ripe fruits as well. Sweet taste and a somewhat dry finish, much like last night's cabernet. Silky smooth and super soft but with an alcoholic tingle as well, quite a warming effect!! This is a Belgian golden with ripe fruits and a greater barley character. Maybe a half red wine, half golden ale thing. Superior mouthfeel but could use a more complex finish. I could drink this stuff al day, every day. That is if I didn't get hammered on account of it first.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2003
Dark brownish red with a moderately full body. Very aromatic with a rich mouthfeel. Somewhat yeasty character with a winey finish and some alcoholic warmth. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (9609) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2003
Thanks to NDmullet for this one, although it took me so long to get around to drinking it that it became available in Ohio in the meantime. D'oh! Anyway, this beer pours a deep ruby color with a medium beige head. Aroma of cherry, vanilla, figs, and raisin. Fruity flavor of plum and raspberry, with a lightly chocolate malt finish. Very easy on the tongue, unlike a lot of Belgian Ales. Absolutely smooth and easy to drink. Very good.


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