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


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RATINGS: 2675   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2005 Short lasting, thick head covered an amazing, deep brown (like dark cider) ale. When held to light beer had many floaties and only let light in at the edges. Nose of spice, yeast, and apple cider. The taste is very grape and wine like. Complex beer. The finish is very yeasty and bread like, a big change from the first sip. Alcohol is decently hidden, but it still warms the mouth. One 12oz can hit ya’. Re-Rate 12-13-05 My ratings on this beer changed very little. The beer looks perfect, and is very complex.. smooth but still slightly acidic. Can be a little harsh sometimes, esp in the linger, still excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2187) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle from a trade. A very dark mahoganey brown with a thick fast-dissipating head. A rich spicy malty beer aroma. The taste is fantastic dark pitted fruits, raisins, spice and malts. Sweetly complex without being cloying. Probably one of the best belgian ales I have had in awhile.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
remice2 (59) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
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,à boire température pièce selon moi

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
coachd (120) - Missouri, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Aroma is ripe plums, yeast, some alcohol. Not as good or complex as I was expecting. Very nice looking dark reddish brown color. Off white head that shrinks quickly. More carbonated than I thought it would be. Tastes like a cross between a Belgian ale and a lager. Crisp because of the amount of carbonation. I am getting a cherry like taste and some other sweetness before the port wine aftertaste described on the bottle. Palate is good because of how unique it is. Heavily carbonated yet smooth. Overall I liked it, didn't love it. Probably won't buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (665) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Sampled at Northgate Tasting. I must be missing something with this renowed Belgian Strong. Tasted with La Fin and Terrible, and this was my least favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mstrcrwly (301) - New York, USA - OCT 18, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass..dark cherry pour with thin white head..aroma of dark fruits,malts,raisins..very dry,malty,sweet taste..more like a wine than a beer..not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackflag321 (494) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Shared bomber. Watery brown appearance. Ripe dark fruit nose, but not prominent on the palate. Dull carbonation makes for a surprisingly light palate. High ABV cloaked. Okay, but may be better with a meal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jennawood79 (281) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Dark ruby red in color emitting a sweet fruity aroma. Highly carbonated to style which accentuates its beautiful sweet, dark ripe fruit taste. Reminiscent of raisin, fig and black cherry with a hint of vanilla

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1027) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a thin layer of beige head. Aroma of yeast, dark fruits, and spices. Taste of raisins, yeast, and spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"hides the 9% abv very well. fruity and yeasty aroma, same in the flavor with some maltiness as well. not as harsh as maudite, and therefore better. looks great, smells ok, and tasted good, if not great. the body is nice, and like i said, it hides the alcohol well, but the carbonation is still too heavy for me..."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottld poured in a Chalice. A: Pours a nice dark brown bit cloudy color and a huge fluffy beige head when poured. Retention is quite good. It never disappears totally leaving some lacings S: Sweet, spicy and a bit fruity in the nose. Toffee, caramel malts, earthy yeasts and coriander. Dry raisins, hops and a bit of alcohol in the end T: Full of taste. Quite pleasant. Fruity and sweet upfront. Reminds dark dry fruits. Port wine. Spicy. There’s something in this beer that gives a quite refreshing sensation in the mouth, I would guess coriander. Earthy yeasts and a delicate hoppy bitterness. A warmy beer M: Medium creamy and molasses body. Reasonable carbonation O: Extremely drinkable beer. Dispite of the Belgian influence, the Canadians of Unibroue were able to do it their own way. Unibroue beer have personality and are well done [ BA Review @ 12/20/2009 ]

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