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%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Pours a hazy gold with lots of carbonation and a big foamy head. Lacing is nice. Initial aroma of bananas, sour citrus, some grapefruit, coriander, hops, yeast, and some biscuits. The biscuits come out a bit more here in the flavor followed by a strong bite of bitter hops. Citrus fruits roll in, again sour like grapefruit. Yeast makes an appearence, then the flavors slowly go into the spices, mostly coriander, followed by alcohol. The body is smooth, the palate is sharply spicy and a finish of alcohol laced bitterness. The alcohol bites at the end here. Very nice, and long in the waiting. I have Rastacouere to thank for this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (972) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2016
Pours a huge bubbly head but quickly dissipates and leaves a very thin layer. Ok lacing. Has a cloudy amber appearance with sediments clearly visible. Aromas are of citrus hops, some yeasty notes with mild spices and mild malts. Has a strong bitter citrus flavour, notes of coriander and orange peel. Some spices, mildly sour. Has a bit of tartiness. Bready malts. Full bodied mouthfeel with a slight tingling, nice warming feeling. Lively carbonation. Sort of a thick yeasty feeling on the palate. The 10%abv is not really noticeable at first. Goes down fairly easy. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TorbenJensen (1490) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2015
First impression is a very sparkling beer with a foam that is almost too perfect! Beads of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and foam build up at all times below the crown. Before I lift the glass to your nose, I can already sense a fruity aroma spread. It has a good and promising aromas of ripe fruit and citrus, coriander and other gentle spice. The taste is sweet as light syrup, but mixes fairly quickly with a tart flavor of green apples. Hop bitterness is not much, but instead have the aftertaste very pleasant and as a stop-filled basket of fruit: apples, lemon and light summer berries. Palate is top notch and the mouth feeling is sparkling so its a completely delight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardbeerman (341) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
Pours a hazy golden topped by a finger or so of bright frothy head showing moderate retention and lacing properties. The is sweet, malty, corny and yeasty. Mid-full body with moderate carbonation, the taste is somewhat sweet and corny with the yeasts getting through. Pretty good tripel with a bolder yeast feature than the Don de Dieu. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (25591) - Malm, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle. Vintage 2002. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2755) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
Single bottle, sold separately from the mixer pack. Hazy amber with an off white head. Happy to try this again - typical Unibroue yeast aroma with some light spice, bit of orange zest, citrus and a bit of applewood. High carbonation and moderate body, easy to drink and slightly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jauneattend (76) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
Blonde avec un got un peu plus lger que la "Don de Dieu" du mme brasseur mais trs semblable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1555) - - MAY 17, 2014
2 year old bottle. Clear golden pour, a big thumb worth of head. Peach, coriander, yeast, and spice in the aroma. Very sweet, peppery, white wine, yeast. Medium body. booze has settled down a bit. This drinks like a slightly boozier, sweeter Fin du Monde.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (783) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
341ml bottle. Pours a clear light golden hue with a good sized off-white head. Fruity notes up front on the nose. Citrus, and dried pineapple with some minerality, white grapes, yeast, and some booziness. Taste wise, its sweet, and full bodied with sultanas, some for real alcohol related heat, and corn syrup like notes that leads into a surprising amount of dried fruit, light orange, light earthy notes, and sweetness and alcohol in the finish. Its a little sweet for my tastes, but its definitely a good effort. (The first Unibroue product Ive had that gives no hint of the very obvious "Unibroue yeast".)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5815) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Pours gold into a snifter. Bright white head micro with medium retention recedes to coat surface. Grapeskin and yeast aromas. Medium bodied with sweet summer fruit and yeast front to back. Warm peppery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (2441) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 23, 2014
BOTTLE 341ML shared with Boystout - thanks! Look: hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma: spicy yeast, herbal hops, light fruit. Taste: got some dry/winey tripelesque notes but is mostly on the sweeter side, spicy/phenolic, honey.

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