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

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RATINGS: 2640   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pinkie (457) - New York, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Pours a deep dark brown with a flourishing head of beige foam that recedes to a very thin cap. Soapy lacing and alcohol legs. On the nose it’s cherries, bready yeast, strong malt undertones, sticky fruit and some horse blanket. The hops are forward on the palate with a little pepper accompanied by the yeasty sweetness and the ripe fruits. The malt is good and strong like a dark beer should be but the balance is perfection. It has a medium-heavy body but it’s practically weightless on the palate and finishes off-dry with some alcohol warming. This ale has dash and a soaring spirit. One of the best.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Karol (591) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle bought at the Beerstore in Hamilton/Canada picked by my good friend and craft beer geek Erik. I’m a European on vacation in Canada and well know all the Belgian ales available in stores, so he wanted to pick a Canadian belgian style ale for me to taste. Overall a tasty beer, not so mind blowing like Westmale but stil good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1073) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DomD (23) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
500ml bottle ($2.51). Nice herb aroma. Pours black with tan head. Medium sweet taste. Full bodied with creamy texture and average carbonation. Very good strong beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ejh8 (63) - - JUN 28, 2014
Very dark Belgium strong ale. Delicious and rich. Delivered in a 750ml bottle. Awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
a_sully (80) - - JUN 20, 2014
Dark brown with a tan head, aroma holds floral notes. Taste is sweet with hints of grape and raisin, finish similar to a port. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (446) - - JUN 15, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-16-12- Served in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a dark brownish brew with a reddish tint. Upon serving there was a light white head that faded rapidly to give a medium level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is heavy of dark fruits with notes of roasted malt and brown bread. It is mixed with a light yeast, spice and chocolate aroma. It is quite nice. Taste – The taste starts out as dark fruit and cocoa. It’s a nice dark chocolate covered cherry and raisin taste mixed with a brown bread flavor. As the taste advances the fruit and the bread remain but the chocolate begins to fade. In the middle some tastes of yeast and a light spice come to the tongue. From there a lighter caramel and toffee sweetness mix. All these flavors persist to the end where they are met with a lighter alcohol flavor that leaves a warming sweet taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body is on the creamier side with a medium level of carbonation. Both are quite fitting for the sweeter complex flavors of the brew. The body provides enough thickness to where it can really permeate the tongue while the carbonation suits the sweeter flavors well. Overall – A very nice tasting Belgian dark. A great flavor profile with a wonderful aroma and feel. A brew to try.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pottygok (433) - Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Aroma: Dark fruit aromas with hints of wine. Appearance: Dark brown with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Taste: Light sweetness balanced by a light sourness in the finish. Palate: Medium body, thick texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Rich and complex tastes, very much like a well aged wine. Very solid beer. I would seek this out again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobberger40 (7) - largo, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2014 does not count
Floral, citrus, and fruity aroma, big tan head. Taste fruit, spice and hint of chocolate, moderate carbonation. Would pair well with Creole or spicy food.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (599) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
12 oz bottle. Poured a hazy reddish brown color with a frothy tan top. Taste of Belgian yeast, plum, fig, slight alcohol. High carbonation, medium body. Unibroue is amazing!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkinWell (225) - - MAY 24, 2014
Pours a dark, dark brown with two-inch thick head. Dark fruit, cherries, figs on the nose. Bready, sweet malts, bananas, slightly tangy citrus. A really wonderful Belgian-style ale.


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