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

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RATINGS: 2671   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2003 Upon opening this bottle you will soon see the bubbly foam. An amber color, it warms you up soon after the first sip.This is one quality beer. I recommend it highly.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2003 750 ml corked bottle Dark orange brown color, big thick clingy head, sweet fruity, bready aroma, full bodied, alcohol hidden very well, smooth and velvety this is a great belgian strong ale, very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 22, 2002
A nice looking brew. A little too sweet for me. It does have a dryness to it in the finish. Not something I would drink often but it is very good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2002
nice brown color with light beige head, fruit like aroma,very smooth and drinkable, becomes more complex as it warms, a delight for the taste buds, highly recomended

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2558) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 20, 2002
Bottle. A deep orange brown color with minimal head. This beer has the typical corked belgian beer aromas, but the taste is more mellow, watery, and drier than I expected. The flavors become most apparant with a dry kick in the finish. It did not have the robust mouth-filling charge that many Belgianís have. It had a dry fruit flavor, somewhat sour, and malty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 Incredibly smooth for such a high ABV beer. A slight fruity sweetness to it. Very mellow without an overpowering taste. Sip it slow.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tourette (211) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2002
Amazing beer! Iíve never had anything quite like it. Re-rate: I sampled this beer again and noted that the aroma isnít as exquisite as I previously thought. Not a 10. But on the flavor side, I would choose 11 if I could. Incredibly complex and wonderful.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 17, 2002
Cloudy, dark brown color w/ a nice head, this beer is elegant. There are so many subtle fruity & spicey flavors that it was like tasting a fine wine. Donít miss this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
I disliked this when I tried it once before, but I now believe that I had a bad bottle. Iíve given it another chance, and I like it much more. It has a unique flavor, with a nice balance of hops, malt, and an unusual spiciness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2002
Cloudy ruby red color, nice head. Smelled of raspberries, tasted of raspberries, as it warmed, it tasted of chocolate covered raspberries...not overpowering with the fruit, but definitely there. Well balanced belgian with a moderate taste of alcohol.


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