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Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Chambly, Canada

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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Joshs translation of the French description: La Fringante is a deluxe, triple-fermented beer born of a unique strain of yeast which gives it an unexpected finesse. A champagne-like effervescence, its vigourous presence in the mouth underlines its markedly strong personality of balanced flavours of spices, malt and hops.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9672) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2004
Colour of wet straw, very faint haze; collapsing, broken-white head. Nose of white wine, candi-sugar - very little nose, however. Dry, alcoholic taste, lots of candi sugar. Fine aromatic flavours around the main sweeter taste; flowery, spicey and sugar-preserved lemony. Very dry, but tingling sensation, related to the surrounding aromatic taste, is very remarkable. Warming up, I get white wine again - might it be added? A nice beer, well made. But, possibly in order to stay close to the Belgian examples, quite a bit planer than most big Unibroue beers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghawener (1578) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 1, 2004
Bottle: Cloudy golden with little head. Complex fruity with clear tones of yeast; alcohol comes through a bit too strong.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2003
Cloudy straw color,Small white head that faded quickly.Fruity,spicy aroma with a slight sweet and sour side to it.Poured fairly highly carbonated,to the point of almost bursting out of the bottle.The flavor is quite sweet and fruity with a nice amount of spiciness and a good hop presence.Very nice brew that the alcohol doesn't seem to get in the way at all,with the exception of a nice warm feeling as it goes down.There is also a slight bite in the flavor that has an almost acid like feel on the tongue but,this seems to be more prevelant as it warms.The finish fruity and spicy with a mild hint of hops.This is one decent brew,and i'm surprised so few have tried it.Thanks go to Rastacouere for sending this great brew my way.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jercraigs (10093) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2004 Re-Rate Aug 25-04: Bottle at BierMarkt in Toronto, unknown vintage. Hazy golden yellow pastel body. Slighlty floral yeastiness in a sweetly alcoholic aroma. Flavour is yeasty and sweet with a certain something I am having trouble pulling apart, but I like it. Subtle but powerful at the same time. Palate is very nice, and appropriately 'Belgian'. <P> 11/20/03 Bottle, aged 1 year from purchase only partly on purpose. Aroma is pleasantly fruity, peach with a slightest hint of pineapple? Bit of alcohol in the background of the aroma. Flavour is mellow and nice, and changes as it warms in the glass. Interesting sweetness and bitterness but not a lot of either. Bit of warming alcohol in the finish. 6/3/8/4/17

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2005 Well carbonated. Bright orangey-yellow with lite white foam. Rich spicy aroma. Yeasty and fruity flavours. Bubbles on the tongue. Enjoyable but how would I do in a blind Unibroue taste test of all these delicious but similar beers. Sweet but not overpowering. Alcohol is well hidden. One of my favorites from the big U.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13590) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2003
Cloudy golden with fast-dissipating medium white head. Aroma is fruity (peach, grape, pineapple), herbal hoppy. Taste is cane-sugar sweet, herbal, fruity, pepper. Alcohol warming finish. Medium-full body, somewhat acidic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Lemony delicious~ POurs a very pretty golden color with a big creamy head and very sparse but nice lacing. Lots of fruits and floral arrangements, mostly bananas, and cloves. Very tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Pours a dark hazy yellow/orange color with a large retaining head and lacing. Aroma is full of citrus and banana. Flavor is spicy but semi-sweet with malt notes. Alcohol is well subdued in this high alcohol trippel. Very nicely done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2003 Flowery-lemony aroma. Big white head that is very short-lived. Opaque straw coloured beer.Nice complex flavour with florals, fruitiness (apple), citrus (persistant lemon), some spiciness. Overall rather tart around the edges of the tongue. Spices come to the fore in the finish. In spite of the lack of head this is a very bubbly beer. Flavour completely masks the alcohol content. If you didn't know better, you could knock back a few of these and get completely legless!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2003
Tasted at TFOB. Floral honey aroma. Light yellow colour with a lasting foamy head. Tastes of citrus, lemon with a yeasty finish.


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