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

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RATINGS: 2644   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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4.3
   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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (273) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Poured from bottle into a tulip: Pours dark brown with a redish hue, small head that dissipates quickly leaving behind a fine lace. Aroma of dark fruits, currants, bread, belgian yeast / banana funk, and caramel. Taste is banana, cherries, other fruits, a little funk, slight alcohol, and grass. Medium to heavy body, light carbonation. This is an interesting beer with a lot of complexity. Strong but not overly boozy, with a slight bite at the end to balance out the strong flavors. Pretty damn good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (869) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Refined beer. Pleasant blend of caramel malts with Belgian yeast. Some hints of spice. Soft burnt caramel color with a good head. Full palate without being too heavy. Complimenting carbonation. Alcohol was present but not distracting. Strong bready malt flavors with some sweetness with toast and spice from the yeast. A little molasses as well. Quite good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (515) - - JUL 25, 2014
Pours a dark brownish color. Aroma and taste are dark fruit and roasted malts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjakopa (205) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUL 18, 2014
Pours a very dark red/amber colour with some head thats thick but dissipates. Aroma is lots of caramel and some belgian sweetness. Taste is full bodied and well carbonized. Generally on the sweet side but more of the caramel comes through with practically none of the high alcohol content. Aftertaste is nice and round with some hints of candy/bubblegum. No real bitterness but no real sweetness either. Very balanced all the way through. Extremely drinkable!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Karol (601) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle bought at the Beerstore in Hamilton/Canada picked by my good friend and craft beer geek Erik. Im 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 (1273) - 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 (31) - 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 (65) - - 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 (106) - - 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 (545) - - 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. Its 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.


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