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

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RATINGS: 2811   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Deep dark brown pour with a nice fluffy off-white head. Wonderful malty aroma with hints of fruit. Flavor is dark and malty with fruit and wine tastes galore.Extremely easy drinking for a beer of 9%. Outstanding


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (630) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 13, 2016
Look: hazy brown with unstable white head. Aroma: fruits, prunes, sweet, with peppery notes. Actualy it is similare to their tripel. Taste: moderate to strong sweetnes with fruits tartness. Flavour: macerated prunes, resins, caramel. Warming spicy and alcohol finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (890) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Pours a dark brown with an off-white head from a bottle. Nose is of sherry, a little sourness, like a plum past its prime or something. Bready. Flavor is a syrupy cherry coke, with a bit of alcohol burn. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerGantzel (301) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2016
Aroma of fruits and malt with notes of caramel. Dark brown liquid with a fine white head. Medium-high sweetness and light-medium bitterness. The taste doesn’t last that long for this ale. Average lively carbonation, medium-full body and creamy texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adamsville (199) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
Apparence : Brun foncé, reflets rouges vifs, semi-opaque, beau col beige, petite dentelle. Nez : Caramel, alcool, légères épices (moins présentes que d’autres Unibroue), léger boisé, fruits rouges et ses tannins de type raisins rouges, fruits séchés (pruneaux, dattes, figues). Goût : Pain grillé, minéral (!?), sucrée, légère amertume. Bonne intensité. Ce n’est qu’en faisant rouler que l’on dénote les petits côtés fruités et boisés. S : Effervescence plutôt faible, corps moyen, légère chaleur d’alcool, longueur moyenne-plus du côté malté. Bref : Très, voire trop facile à boire. Le corps est tout de même décevant pour une Abt. Côté minéral surprenant et pas dans le bon sens. Où sont cachés les fruits que l’on retrouve quand même au nez? Où est cette intensité réconfortante que l’on retrouve dans d’autres quadruples? Le travail de la levure aurait pu être supérieur. Pour moi, on n’est pas dans la cours des grandes Quadrupels.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (2759) - SPAIN - JUL 26, 2016
Bottle 33cl @ Cerveceria Internacional, Seville, Spain. A: Brown. T: Malt, yeast, sweet, fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Migmalt96 (6) - Trois-Pistoles, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016 does not count
Difficile à dire, elle est d’autant bonne que sa légende! Dans sa noirceur se cache des arômes de café et de chocolat. Bien équilibré dans l’ensemble, 9% d’alcool. Sait plaire aux amateurs de stout comme moi :)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingaugusta (224) - Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Pours caramel brown with a big tan head. Nose is sharp fruit esters and belgian candy with a bit of booze and bread. Flavor is a rich Belgian smorgasbord of yeasts, dark fruit, sugars, and warm malts. Finish is sweet and sticky. Excellent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (1200) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUN 26, 2016
Bottle, 341mL. Home. 12-14°C tasting. A dark brown opaque beer with a big off-white foamy head ; good retention. Roast, licorice, cinnamon, fruits (red berries, blackberry), light herb, alcohol, light coffee. Medium sweet, round, light dry, warming atmosphere. Full body, average texture, average carbonation, spicy lasting warming finish. Overall, a good strong belgian ale ; sweet, spicy, maybe too strong. I didn’t drink this beer for 7-8 years now ! I was so happy to drink this one ; nevertheless, slightly disappointed by my memories.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (815) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2016
750ml bottle. Pours an unclear, dark reddish brown with a medium, creamy, long lasting, beige head that laces. Sweet aroma of overripe fruit, cinnamon, roasted malt and yeast. Sweet flavour of dark fruit, roasted malt, cinnamon, vanilla and yeast with warming alcohol in a dry, almost wine-like finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. A world class Trappist-style ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Reviewed March 22, 2014. A: Pours a dark ruby color with some impressive carbonation. The head is two fingers high, and off-white in shade. Texture wise, it looks extremely fizzy (like soda) and has very poor retention. No lacing is left behind. S: Wow, this is really spicy. While the yeast dominates, the subtle notes of chocolate and brown sugar help give it some depth. The more it warms up, the more I notice its impressive dark fruit notes, and the more I like it. Nitpick: the yeastiness could be toned down slightly. T: It starts off very fruity - mostly dark fruits, but there are hints of cherries as well. Bready, spicy yeast builds up slightly in the middle before a caramel and chocolate finish. While a bit simple, it’s also very pleasant and easy to enjoy. Actually, I shouldn’t call it simple: pour in the dregs, and this becomes a richer, more complex offering, varying some of the malt and ester notes beyond caramel and dark fruits, respectively. M: Holy frig, this is drinkable and light. Not only that, it’s surprisingly clean, without a hint of the 9% coming through. The dry finish and healthy carbonation means one could be inclined to chug this - but why would you want to? With the dregs, the body becomes fuller, the cleanliness goes away, and the finish becomes a little sweeter. O: A lot of people seem to dislike Unibroue’s yeast profile - I’m not one of them. As always from Unibroue, the alcohol is concealed marvelously, without sacrificing anything in the way of richness or depth. Thank cripes this is very readily available, because I’ll definitely drink this again.


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