Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Belgian Ale
Chambly, Canada


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RATINGS: 408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Brewed for the 400th anniversary of Quebec City.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3542) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Opens with a resounding POP! Pours clear light gold into the glass with a tall, lasting white head that laces nicely. Fruity clean aroma. Very nice. Lightly sweet flavor that follows the fruity aroma. Medium bodied, lively.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8236) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Brian Sucks! .. . Pours a basic brown .. good foam as always from unibro brews .. . light caramel, yeast, and brown yeast .. . a good beer but nothing to astonishing .. . . andy murray just won gold at the olympics...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (8313) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Smells yeasty. Pours cloudy blond, like a hefe or triple. Taste has the same yeast profile as a lot of Unibroue beers, I guess it’s the "on lees." These lees leave a bit of cloying sourness at the end which takes away from the overall beer, but otherwise it’s decent, enjoyable. Big points for low price, in Quebec at least. Bottle from Peluso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2320) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2012
750 ml bottle 2008? Pours hazy bright gold/orange with a lively carbonation and a thin tight film. Aroma has a strong hay/grass scent along with subtle yeast and mild sweetness. Taste is good malt sweetness some yeast and mild funk/fruitiness and spice. Palate is clean crisp and shows (at times) some heaviness and finishes chalky and dry. Drinks well and is pretty enjoyable and mellow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (23756) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
22nd November 2009
ChrisOs Kook Tasting. hazy gold beer. Light suddy white head. Light crisp palate with a soft edge. Light sweet malt with light orange and peach. Hangs together well. Finishes soft and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Poured from a corkedand caged 750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip, bottled in 2008.

A: Hazy golden/amber body with a dense and thick white head, lots of fine carbonation bubbles from the nucleation point.

S: Very clean aroma, though a tad faint, I am picking up some citrus or lemons, banana and clove hiding beneath the head. Some other fruits are coming through, this has a fruity aroma for sure, a tad sweet.

T: Slight lemon and grape with some caramel and honey upfront but the yeast takes over with a strong banana flavor, mild cloves. A chalky yeast aftertaste lingers with some pear flavors.

M: Creamy and fizzy, this beer still has solid carbonation.

O: The yeast is certainly dominating this at this point, but there’s still great complexity to this and a lot to pick out. I am enjoying this, though beware the cork comes out with some spunk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (5125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2012
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2008 presumably. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger foamy white head with ok retention, that reduces to lacing ring that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big grape, apple, pear, apricot, pepper, floral, clove, lemon, caramel, honey, herbal, earth, and yeast spices. Nice and well balanced aromas with good complexity. Taste of grape, pear, apple, apricot, pepper, biscuit, floral, clove, caramel, yeast spices, and slight butterscotch. Lingering notes of apple, apricot, grape, pepper, clove, biscuit, and caramel on the finish for a good bit. Nice flavor balance with good complexities. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly slick and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden, with hardly any warming present after the finish. Very smooth to sip on as well. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong pale ale. Nice complexity and flavor balance; and extremely smooth to sip on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (2154) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2012
750ml bottle, 2008 vintage: This one pours a hazy golden color. There was an inch of a dense, white foam on top. No lacing. This one has a nice nose. Yeasty, bready, wheat and peppery spices are the main ones. Maybe a touch of lemon and banana also. The taste is quite good. Medium to full bodied, yet an almost lighter feel to the taste. Touch of lemon, peppery spice, wheat, yeastiness. Another nice beer from them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
penguinjive7 (72) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2012
This brew pours a pale golden color with a smaller head than I would expect from the style considering the vigerous pour. The smell is largely of cloves and spice with some yeasty tones as well. The clove is defintely the first flavor the hit the palate and slowly melds into yeasty fruit. A pleasant brew to drink overall, but a bit one-dimentional for the style. I expected a bit more from this brew. It was very easy to tell that this one comes from Unibroue in terms of it’s flavor profile. That being said, I have had better from this brewery but this one is definitely woth a shot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (5437) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
*(cuvée 2008): Des effluves de cidre s’échappent de la bouteille. Beaucoup d’effervescence et de sédiments s’activent dans le ventre blanc doré de cette ale belge. Banane, pomme, poivre, gingembre et citronnelle forme l’essentiel des saveurs. C’est très bien balancé avec un arrière-goût floral qui complémente bien. La signature Unibroue n’est jamais très loin.

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