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


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RATINGS: 537   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Murky orange in color; soapy lacing. Fruity and very effervescent. Kind of like an imperial wheat beer, reminds me off a drier Don De Dieu; drinkable, but not a favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brettsky06 (357) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (6897) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpkinhead2 (908) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9936) - 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.

   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!

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (1535) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Dark flavor smell...plum...but off ...taste is of plum..too sweet...nothing beside sweetness...meh

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
750ml cork/caged bottle - This one didnt take much time at all for the cork to blow off my bottle, so it must have been building up some serious pressure for it to blow like that. The aroma is pretty much spot on for all of Unibroues belgian beers, apple juice/cider, caramel chews, all-spice, plummy..love it. Flavor is really strong with an earthy note that I get from Trois Pistoles, huge notes of dark fruit, light toffee, brandy, with a light chocolate/vanilla like finish. Really nice and Im glad I let this one sit for awhile.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Raesmama (23) - - MAY 29, 2014
This is a really unique, slightly sour beer. I like it a lot. Great with cheese!

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