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

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RATINGS: 549   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Celebrating our sixteenth anniversary. Extra strong beer on lees, 750 ml.

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3.4
zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2011
bottle shared by murphym45 - doughy yeast, caramel malts and smooth. Toffee malts and fruity candy. Big chunky malts. Does not pair well with mexican food, but good on it’s own.

4.1
mcberko (17339) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
750mL bottle, pours amber orange with an off-white head. Aroma of yeast, cinnamon and molasses underneath that fights through to the forefront eventually. Flavour of licorice, mint, yeast, sweet dried fruits and molasses. The aging has certainly done it well. Exquisite.

3.9
elihapa (1552) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Bottle. Aroma is hazy orange-amber with a medium sized pearly head. A bit grainy on palate. Aroma is beautifully mature combo of bubble gum, yeasty spice, sherry, rum-soaked cherries. Flavor follows suit, a bit of autolyzed yeast creeping in. Great depth overall, profound dried fruit and yeast complexities. Integrates alcohol well.

3.5
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2011
A sweet, boozy sipper, highly typical of the brewer. Bronze with a lasting head. Aroma of ripe fruits. Thick mouthfeel. Tasty stew of souring summer fruits. Nice but no real departure from the brewer’s standard range. Bottle

3.1
brokensail (16440) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
A: The pour is an orange-amber color with a thin layer of off-white foam. S: Definitely a lot of oxidation happening here. Stale sugar, particularly brown sugar, with some cardboard. A fairly potent orange peel note, which is actually nice. T: This is intensely sweet, but I suppose it works out alright. Lots of fruit character such as oranges, pears, apples, maybe strawberries. Some caramel, too, just for good measure. It’s still quite oxidized, despite what good flavors that are there. M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation. D: Despite the flaws, this one wasn’t horrendous. Some decent points to it, which was pleasant in what was a lackluster lineup overall.

3.3
Pinball (12063) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2010
clear brown small smooth offwhite head. aroma : dry like dusty, sweet dark fruits like figs, caramel, malts. not really sweet as you might think from my description. faint alc. fant flowery note. Aroma reveals a strong beer but not much of a hint as to how it tastes. Let’s find out. flavor is strong sweet dark fruits (like raisins, figs) syupy note, strong note of alc. I think the alc. is too easily detectable and it sort of makes the beer a little more cloying than what would be perfect. not much hops in this brew. the overall impression is syrup, dark fruits and alc.

3.7
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2010
The beer pours a hazy brown-orange color with an off-white head. The aroma is heavy on the caramel malt and green apples. I also get a little bit of yeast mixed in. The flavor is a mix of toffee, green apples, candy and brown sugar, alcohol and yeast. The flavor is very nice and is well balanced between the malt and fruit flavors. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.9
nickd717 (4648) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
750ml bottle. Pours a mostly clear medium amber color with a large yellowish head that leaves film on the beer. Great aroma, caramel apple like the 15 but less oxidation present. Spicy and Belgian. Sweet caramel apple on the flavor as well. Belgian yeast is huge. Medium-full bodied but not syrupy, with lively carbonation. Great beer overall. These guys do Belgiums well.

3.9
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2010
0.75L corked bottle brought home from ØlKonsortiet, Aalborg. A dense fingerthickblond head atop of a dark copper colored body. Aroma is sweet, soft and vinous. Rounded malts, caramel and tinned, juicy fruits. Taste is invitingly sweet. Caramelly malts with honey notes. Fruit-cake fruitiness. Mild spices and mild bitterness underneath. Soft and vinous in the mouth. Almost full-bodied. Complex, mouth-warming end. Elegant!

3.6
larsga (7509) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2010
Big deep offwhite head. Hazy amber body with light carbonation. Musty fruity papery aroma with buttery caramel notes. Dry-sweetish earthy fruity honey taste with resiny notes. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Lightish body. Dry spicy gingery honey aftertaste with earthy musty notes. Really nice and subtle. (0.75l bottle, shared by Ole_R.)


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