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

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RATINGS: 539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Entirely Belgian in character, but not what I expected. Its a blend of styles. The appearance and ABV suggest that it would be similar to a Dubbel, but the flavor has more dark fruits, raisins, and some vanilla. Almost like a lighter-bodied variation of a Quad. Complex and enjoyable.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewWhatIWant (165) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2017
Pours copper colour with a big tan head. Aroma is nutty malt. Taste is slightly sweet, with a mild bitter finish. There are notes of candied walnuts, caramel, bananas, and earthy hops. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Ive had a number beers from unibroue, all of them good, but this is probably my favourite.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cattaneopapa (385) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2017
341ml bottle from the Beerstore. 7.5% alc./vol. Pours an opaque deep amber colour with a small lasting head. Lacing clinging to the side of the glass. I get a strong Belgian yeast aroma on the nose with notes of pears, banana, and toffee.Taste matches the aroma with caramel in the middle and finishes on a citrus hop note. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. This is another fantastic offering from Unibroue and if you ever find a bottle of it I think you should try it, The flavors mesh well together the aromas are nice and the carbonation is very strong yet creamy. I really enjoyed this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brettsky06 (391) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
Orange pour. But of a caramel aroma. Not much else going on. Taste is very complex. Some spices, banana, caramel, dark fruits and boozy flavors really make this an interesting beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (6957) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Backlog, Bottle shared with PatrickFannon, Found these vintage treats at Canals in Mt Ephraim with dust on the bottle, few years old. Pours brown with a medium to large whitish head and impressive lacing. Aroma of toffee pudding, granny smith apples, figs, prune, plum, and ready malt. Medium to fuller bodied with average carb. A touch hot in the finish but not as bad as others from these guys. Solid belgian from Unibroue

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpkinhead2 (915) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2015
Bire orange bruntre, parfaitement voile, effervescence plutt faible, et surmonte dun col beige plutt troit et moyennement dense, mais tout de mme assez persistant. Armes de pain frais, malt mielleux, lger caramel et abondant fruits du verger (surtout de la poire, aussi un peu de pomme, pche). Effluves de levure belge, esters fruits (encore de la poire, mangue) et un peu de phnols pics (clou de girofle, poivre). Nez agrable, mais complexit et intensit qui laisse un peu dsirer. En bouche, ptillement assez lev sur la langue, breuvage plutt mousseux, onctuosit plutt faible au palais. Au got, pain frais, malt mielleux, lger caramel, beaucoup de poire, autres saveurs fruites (pomme, pche, mangue), esters fruits, phnols pics Domination de la levure typiquement belge (et typiquement Unibroue!) en bouche, houblon difficile cerner, probablement principalement floral, peut-tre un peu herbac, amertume assez tranchante en finale, un peu cre, mal intgre. Got moyen, complexit plutt faible, mais intensit bien leve en bouche. Il sagit tout juste dune bonne bire. Je lai toujours trouve plutt faible pour les standards de Unibroue

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crockett (1116) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
Deep amber pour. Big fizzy quick dissipating faintly off white head Vegetable on the nose (slight creamed corn). Caramel, citric hops. Sweet. Hate the term "tangy" but its in there. Lots of sweet fruit sitting on a grainy backbone, that tastes like a scotch ale. Finish is light. Its alright. Very very fizzy even with this cellared bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (10069) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
750 ml bottle from notes. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, citrus and dark fruit, dates, vanilla, mild spices and the usual Unibroue yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardbeerman (341) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Pours a hazy deep copper topped a roughly structured tanned head showing nice retention and lacing properties. Carbonation is moderate. The nose is surprising. Caramel/toffee paired with clovy and spicy features with a certain fruity and earthy aspects from Unibroues signature yeasts. The taste brings the elements in the nose through a medium body and a light finish. Overall pertty good so if get a chance to spot give it a try. Cheers!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
750ml bottle
7.5% ABV
RBC Plaza Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
July 2, 2013
The beer pours a slightly hazed brownish=-red coloiur with a generous rocky tan coloured head. Aroma is yeast, dark fruits, caramel, and spices. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavour is sweet malt, fruity, and yeast. A very good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (1562) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Dark flavor smell...plum...but off ...taste is of plum..too sweet...nothing beside sweetness...meh


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