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

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RATINGS: 2656   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoydJustitz (58) - Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Hazy brown color with a thick, creamy, beige head. Port wine aroma with evident alcohol. Taste: Roasted malt, fruits. The flavor is a bit on the sweet side. Great Trappist strong ale!


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stxoil (21) - Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Not a lot of dtetectable aroma. Pours a very dark brown with thin tan head. Very complex taste as added spices are evident. Very smooth and mellow. Good but not my favorite style.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (780) - New York City, TURKEY - SEP 11, 2014
Drought. Inky black with small off-white foamy head, very little caramel aroma, medium carbonation, mocha taste with a hint of sour cherry, long finish. Very smooth and balanced taste!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
remice (9) - - SEP 10, 2014 does not count
grosse brune foncé,obscure saveurs de fruits confits,chocolats subtile, sur une longue chaleur toute douce de levure belge typique d’unibroue.un peut épicé,très pétillante pour une abt mais c’est parfait comme ça! longue final qui réchauffe,Solide classique , ont passe toujours du bon temps avec la trois-pistoles

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2014
Famed Canadian ale in Belgian trappist or abbey beer style. Lots of dark malts, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, aromatic hops; well-balanced and tasteful but it also had a hint of DMS which disturbed me a little.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (235) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2014
This beer is like nothing i have ever tried....rating is tough because it is so different for me...meady crazy dough bread flavor...my mouth was overwhelmed...3 more to drink then i shall rerate.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuelMTL (66) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
From 341 ml bottle. Pour is dark brown with almost no head. Nose is vinous port wine-like with strong notes of sweet dark fruits, mainly prunes and cherries. Fresh pie notes too. Taste is quite sweet with a long warm alcohol finish. Flavours of sweet fruit desserts with some vanilla and dough notes. This beer has definitely a unique character!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neur0 (909) - GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
(Flasche) Es hat eine dunkel- bis kastanienbraune Farbe, leicht trüb mit einer fast weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist karamellig, hefig, etwas rindig, warm und leicht röstig. Der Geschmack ist samtig, medium bodied, sonst wie das Aroma. Bittere kommt leicht im Nachgeschmack.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edwardbass (514) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Color is dark brown. Aroma is sour, very ripe tropical fruit, sweet sugar. Taste is cherries, really ripe banana, some lemon and yeasty sourness backed. Quite sweet once it warms up a bit (and you should let it warm up - it improves dramatically). Booze is apparent and warming, but not overwhelming. Not a style I am a big fan of, but it’s obvious this is a very high quality brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HourGlass13 (53) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a dark brown nearly black color, with a nice light tan head. Very Cool bottle. Aroma is like dark fruits, dark malt. Taste is impressive, dark malty, with hints of said fruit, yet balanced and very good. Very drinkable no bitterness or harshness. Some light alcohol taste, not enough to be overpowering, it does let you know its there! Over all excellent beer!!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HuskerTornado (31) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into sensory glass. Pours a dark brown with purplish red undertones. A medium tan head appears which subsides after a couple of minutes to a thin veil, sparse lacing. Smell is pungent dark fruits up front - plums, cherries and raisins, mainly. The alcohol is also apparent, with some chocolate and a bit of an herbal quality. Taste is exactly what you expect from the aroma. Lots of sweet, dark fruits up front, with a touch of chocolate and alcohol spiciness. Under that initial blast, you can taste some hops, which help to balance the sweetness of the beer and it does a good job. Reminded of dark chocolate on top of tart, dark cherries. This ends up being dry on the finish, despite the sweet smell and initial flavors. Very easy drinking for a strong dark. Mouthfeel is smooth and bubbly. Overall, an excellent strong dark Belgian ale. Way too easy going down at 9%.


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