Unibroue Édition 2005

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

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RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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4.5
superspak (6208) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2013
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 12/12/2011. Pours very hazy dark reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with plenty of carbonation streaming up retaining the head. Aromas of big raisin, prune, fig, apple, pear, molasses, brown sugar, toast, toffee, caramel, herbal, banana, pepper, clove, cinnamon, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with big complexity and great balance of malt and fruity esters. Taste of big raisin, prune, fig, molasses, brown sugar, toffee, toast, herbal, banana, pepper, clove, cinnamon, light oak, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruits, molasses, brown sugar, caramel, toast, toffee, herbal, banana, pepper, clove, cinnamon, oak, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic balance and complexity of dark malt, spice, and fruity esters; with zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, earthy, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a slight warming noticed well after the finish. Overall this is an incredible Belgian strong dark ale! Big complexity and balance of malt and fruity esters; and dangerously smooth to sip on. An absolutely top notch offering all around.

4
Imaena (2359) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Got this one after it had been cellared ...by that i mean left n the shelf...a few years at a beer shop in Orno, ME. Pretty standard flavor palette for Unibroque. Little more alcohol warmth than expected.

3.8
SpringsLicker (3685) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Cellared until 9/2012 Clear dark brown with a minimal white head. The aroma is sweet caramel and toast. The flavor follows the aroma and adds a fruity spicy touch. Smooth and very easy drinking. Hides it’s alcohol well.

4
OmegaX (1383) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle shared with friends. Nose is big spicy yeast and toffee/caramel with some bready notes. Flavors match. No signs of alcohol. Not much else to say here except it’s an exceptional brew. I’ve come to expect nothing less from these folks at Unibroue.

3.9
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2012
This brew must have been properly stored, as it showed no signs of age. The nose was herbal and mellow with notes of toffee and light alcohol. Vanilla and caramel cover the mouth, and afterwards leaves and almost candied grapefruit aftertaste. Seriously good stuff here - thanks Jordan.

3.4
pushkinwow (2961) - Ottawa, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
Another old favourite opened at a Bartowel tasting that is showing signs of age. Clear mahogany with no head to speak off, bit of a white film. Madira, oak, figs, toffee, yeast and some oxidization. Very low carbonation, medium bodied, slightly sweet but with a mild bitterness on the finish along with more fruit. Past its prime but still interesting to try again after all these years.

3.4
j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Pouring at Where the Wild Beers Are. Pours a clear caramel brown with a thin white head. Caramel, toast, light wood. Sweet muskiness, caramel. Toast, more caramel, long lingering toffee. Caramel, and toast.

3.5
cfrancis (3612) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
Thanks to pushkinwow for popping this at the Ottawa tasting. Pours dark brown with an off white top. Aroma is specialty malts, figs and candy sugar. Taste is fizzy, figs, raisins, special malts and yeast. Sublimely complex, perhaps a bit past but still very awesome.

3.7
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2012
C&C 750 courtesy of maniac at the Baltimore Irish Chanukah tasting, 3/17/12. Pours a clear copper brown color color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of berries, toffee and oxidation notes. The taste is toffee, berries, citrus, bready notes. Medium-full bodied. Decent. Tasty.

4
AndySnow (8305) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle @ Monks’s Sveavägen. Dark brown colour with slightly dark head. Rich aroma. Strong fruity taste.


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