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


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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Beautiful orangey-amber colour, with a generous head. Very effervescent. Notes of citrus, spices, caramel in the nose. Very complex. Sometimes vanilla. Full bodied and complex, sweet, followed by and explosion of flavours. Clearly the best.

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walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2006
from the bottle a dirty copper with a big foamy light tan head. aroma, citrus, caramel, brown sugar, did get some vanilla. flavor, a light sourness, malt, vanilla, alcohol, woody with some smoke, yeast, citrus leaning toward the lemon. not to bad

Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Ruddy orange-red body, hazy, sediment-laden body, medium buff head. Aroma of spices and caramel but with hints of rubber and band-aids too. Artificial banana flavor, with spice, pepper, and bain-aids. Bready with tart yeast esters, hints of honey, and toffee. The band-aid flavors obscure the more palatable yeast esters.

brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Bottle thanks to Boutip. Pours clear amber with minimal head. Aroma is distinctly Belgian. Hard candy, yeasty – funky notes, pepper, honey, cognac. The flavor has Belgian hard candy, yeasty fruit, spices and a hint of leather. Medium creamy body. While this was not my favorite brew from this brewer, I appreciated the opportunity to try it.

beerbiere (101) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2006
Copper color, nice compact head, good retention. Aroma of caramel, rust and spice. Stars sweet then switches to a metallic harshness. The spice (unidentified) is not well integrated. Does not have anything in common with the original Seigneuriale.

DarkMagus (537) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 4, 2006
750ml. Darker, brown/amber color... thick and creamy long-lasting head. Aromas of malt, bread, caramel, pear, possible vanilla... very complex, not quite as one-dimensional as some Unibroue beers. Alcohol was undetectable, the complex flavors were dominant and I quickly forgot how strong this beer really was. Excellent beer, really good Belgian style ale.

badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2006
hazy amber body with medium white head...aroma of circus peanuts, sweet rubber cement, sugar, and spices...flavor is mostly of yeast, bread, caramel, spice, and coriander...also has some sort of plastic flavor to it...nice palate

heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2006
Sampled at Mondial 2006 from a 750 ml bottle. A little hazy medium orange body. The head was off white. The aroma was sweet toffee with some light hay light a farmhouse ale. The taste was surprisingly hoppy with English type hops. Toffee and tea in this one. There is a little too much carbonation for me.

reebtogi (6267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2006
A very interesting beer I tried many years ago. It was probably one of the first beers I tried with a spiciness to it. I hope to find it again sometime, so that I can rerate it at that time.

hopscotch (11087) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2008 Bottle... Murky orange ale with a large, frothy, off-white head. Good retention. Malty, spicy aroma with plenty of fuzzy fruit and red apple. Yeasty as well. Well-balanced, fruity, spicy flavor. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with fizzy carbonation. Finishes lightly malty with mild bitterness.

Ernest (7695) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2006
Bottle, RBSG 2005. Head is mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, orange), moderately yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of peach and clove. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Rather too quick and flimsy in the mouth for the weight, not that satisfying.

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