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Formerly brewed at Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Chambly, Canada

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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Nice aroma, typical of Unibroues yeast strain, fresh cut pears, plums, and little apricot, moderate phenolics, a little honey, peppery. Hazy golden color, dense off-white head. Sweet up front, some spicy phenolics, a little earthy. Medium-full body, medium-high carbonation, slight alcohol warming. Very nice, Id like it a little crisper, with a lighter body and drier finish.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (6693) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2016
BB log, Bottle from Canals Mt Ephraim, pours a murky golden copper shade with a decent sized head and alright lacing. Smell and taste are candy sugar, coriander, nutmeg, belgian fruit: plum, apples, and pear. Some honey and green pepper as it warms up a bit. Too much alcohol bite on this one

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3278) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Bouteille. Nez de levures fruites (agrumes, lger de pommes et de poires, notes de bananes et de pches), pic (clou de girofle, coriandre et poivre), malt de caramel doux, lger de sucre bonbon avec des notes de houblon floral ainsi que de trs douces effluves dalcool doux. Rondeur moyenne en bouche avec un ptillement plutt lev et une texture lgrement sirupeuse. Got de levures assez fruites (agrumes et leur zeste, pommes vertes, lger de poires et de bananes) et assez pic picotant (poivre, de clou de girofle et de coriandre) lors de lentre auquel se rajoute une got malt de caramel doux (lger de pain) aux notes de sucre bonbon et finalement une moyenne amertume de levures, dalcool doux (rchauffant) et de houblon floral sec vient se rajouter au tout avec une petite prsence herbeuse et de clou de girofle. Arrire-got moyen-long et aux notes sches, moyennement amer de levures, dalcool doux et de houblon floral avec une lgre aigreur fruite (zeste d,agrumes, notes de peau de bananes). [notes 2006]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Slightly funky, earthy aroma with a decent balance of zesty spice, bready yeast, grassy hops and estery light fruit notes. Some pepper and clove followed by hints of bread, banana and bubblegum. Subtle earthy straw/hay character along with more banana, pear and apple. Seems to have held up well and still smells pretty nice. On the fuller end of medium bodied with tight carbonation and a slight creamy texture. Heavily spiced up front with some pepper, clove and coriander lingering over the musty funk, bready yeast, light fruit and earthy hop notes into a dry, slightly tart finish. Strong bread/yeast presence with sourdough flavor followed by sweet banana, apple and pear flavors. Some earthy, grassy hops toward the end of the palate balance things out and prevents it from becoming too sweet. Theres also some subtle alcohol sweetness in the finish but the high ABV is very well masked. I didnt know what to expect going in but this beer has held up surprisingly well. Complex, flavorful and well balanced. Very slight oxidization but is still drinking very smoothly and the high alcohol content is toned down, giving off little to no heat. Im having no problem going through this 750ml rather quickly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9740) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
750 ml bottle from old notes. Pours a cloudy golden honey amber color with a medium plus sized creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, Belgian yeast with that Unibroue character, citrus, apples, wood, mild spices, doughy bread, ok but not as good as some of their best.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (13849) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
Draft - Vintage 2015 - Brown sugar, plum and raisin. Cloudy orange with a thin white head. Mellow dark fruit, light brown sugar and perfumy. Really nice.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Minderbinder (3460) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle 750ml. Pours golden with very low white head. Aroma is of fruits, caramel, alcohol. Taste is of fruits, caramel, slight acidity. Palate: Light-medium body. Slightly sticky. Overall: Over the hill.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (5760) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Acquired via trade. Hazy golden with a small quickly collapsing white head and no lacing. Aroma is slightly fruity with Madeira, cardboard and spices. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with fruity notes, brown sugar, cardboard and Madeira.. Medium body. Low carbonation. This beer was supposed to have been well stored but thats doubtful considering how bad it was. Definitely past is prime.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DenverLogan (1167) - LA, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
From the corked bottle. Interesting the layer of sediment on the side from side storage over a year ago...its still clinging on. Lots of sediment visible at the bottom. Poured into a medium Duvel tulip glass. Significant cork pop. Pours an amber - copper color. Aroma of sweet malts and honey. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of powder sugar, caramel, sweet malts, honey, slight white pepper, alcohol, flowery spices. Overall big and flavorful with the alcohol mostly subdued, but a slight touch of oxidation. Has held up very well with aging since 2006.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3389) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Huge beer with tons of plums, chocolate, caramel, nuts, and earthy leathery notes. medium/high sweetness with a dry finish that is very boozy. Good but a bit harsh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (5832) - Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Maybe one of my oldest beers, aroma is fresh, bready and belgian. Boozy and rich. Alcohol burns the finish


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