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Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Chambly, Canada

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.22   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Fresh 2006 bottle, mostly drainpoured on 8/27/06.
Feeble white head lounges about precariously at cover, with lots of fizziness in the liquid, which is a very weak amber, more golden-like and starkly clear and filtered.
Smells papery, prematurely oxidized and pasteurized? I don’t know, it certainly dosent smell fresh and yeasty. Metallic character is definitely there, with short lager time evident (vanillin, corn). Some honey fermentation biproduct (sharp, waxy candy corn and spicy phenol) is notable, with no hops, and an insipidly simple caramel-honey sweetness.
As disappointing as the aroma is, the flavor takes it another level. Papery, dry, poorly extracted/undermalted or just plain pasteurized and stale (or both). Metallic to the extreme, with compound lagering flaws. Sweet, candy-like, artificial caramel flavor is present on the end. No alcohol noted, fizzy, annoying carbonation and some minor wateriness. Even some DMS thrown in for good measure.
Now let me go see which Sleeman beer I should alias this to.....

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2006
Pours a clear copper color with a thick, fluffy white that diminishes to almost nothing. The aroma has a decent biscuity malt and some honeyish sweetness, not as bad as I thought so far. The flavor though, that’s another story, the biscuity malt is there but feels very weak and bland, the honey sweetness is also noticeable. The body is light with a watery texture and the carbonation is moderate. Too bad the flavor doesn’t follow on the promises made by the aroma because this beer would have been at least decent.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
radiomgb (2235) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2006
341ml bottle from the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/quebec/g target=blank>La Trappe à Fromage in Gatineau, Quebec. Golden amber in colour, quickly dissipating off white coloured head, some lacing. The aroma is grainy, some wheat, moderate sweetness, very light honey. The flavour is grainy, very sweet, slightly herbal, faint honey. Sweet mouthfeel, light body, quite gassy with high carbonation. Finishes fizzy, lingering, sweet. This is quite a shame.

No Best Before date.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2006
341 ml bottle. Cooper color. Small head. medium carbonation. Very light honey taste (very very light). I prefer that one that the regular U. ok but not enough for me to be bought again.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Quevillon (2462) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2006
Bouteille de 341 ml. Couleur orange ordinaire avec un beau collet qui a disparu vite. Arome de malte nul, où est le miel?? Goût de malte pathétique avec un soupson d’alcool, encore une fois où est le miel?? Celui qui a créé ça peut ce le mettre dans son U!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2006
Don’t see the point of this beer. There’s a hint of honey and not a hell of a lot else, other than pronounced metallic and alcoholic flavours (for some reason).

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GonZoBeeR (2915) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2006
Aroma:comercial beer nose,very light honey aroma... Appearance:clear gold,light head... Flavor:sweet honey flavor,dry finish....

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2006
Robe blonde dorée très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche timide. Arômes timides de malt. Saveurs timides de blé et de miel.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GRM (2959) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2006
Brown bottle, 341 ml, purchased on July 2 2006; eye: amber with honey reflections, nice tan head, light effervescence; nose: hops, herbal, malt, sweetness of 7-UP; mouth: honey right at the start followed by quite a fall in taste to the malt, honey finale, mildly sweet, really lightly bitter, light body, carbonated; overall: not that great but definitely not that bad FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 341 ml, acheté le 2 juillet 2006; oeil : ambré avec des reflets miel, belle mousse tan, légère effervescence; nez : houblon, herbacée, malt, sucré de 7-UP; bouche : miel en attaque, puis chute vers le malt, finale mielleuse, moyennement sucrée, très légèrement amère, corps léger, plutôt mince, carbonatée; en résumé : pas terrible mais pas si pire que ça

1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Eructoblaster (2983) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2006
Bottle. Nice golden body with heavy carbonation and a diminishing white bubbly head. Boring malty aroma with some herbal and bready notes. Taste is rather watery, and carries light malty and corny (!!!) hints. Leaves a bad chemical aftertaste. That mediocre macro-lager symbolizes perfectly what happened to Unibroue since it merged with the Sleeman group. It shows a total lack of respect for the customers that made Unibroue a major player on the beer scene by loyally buying their excellent "pre-Sleeman era" stuff.


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