Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Chambly, Canada


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RATINGS: 2856   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Strong Belgian type ale similar to a Port wine ! Is as dark as can be, mellow in taste with an aroma of ripe fruits. It can be compared to an old porto and is brewed from well roasted malt.

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pumpkinhead2 (922) - Longueuil, Quebec, - SEP 2, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2014 Bière brune rouge, bien voilée, très effervescente, et surmontée d’un col brunâtre, dense et résistant. Arômes de levure belge (typiquement Unibroue!), pain légèrement grillé, caramel, léger chocolat, épices (anis, clou de girofle, muscade, piment de la Jamaïque…), fruits foncés bien mûrs (du raisin surtout, mais aussi des prunes et des cerises noires), et même de la banane. Nez riche et très complexe, belle intensité, très agréable, ça met en appétit! En bouche, pétillement élevé sur la langue, breuvage bien mousseux, onctuosité intéressante au palais. Au goût, domination de la levure et des épices, avec une pointe d’alcool, le tout donnant un effet très chaleureux en bouche. Aussi, saveurs de pain légèrement grillé, caramel, léger chocolat, avec des fruits foncés significativement plus subtils en bouche qu’au nez. L’amertume est plutôt faible, mais tout de même bien présente. Belle complexité, intensité adéquate, excellente bière. On dit que le vieillissement est très bénéfique à cette bière. Personnellement, j’ai dégusté de la Trois-Pistoles vieillie jusqu’à 3 ans et 9 mois que j’ai trouvé moins pétillante et moins amère, pour un résultat plus doux, plus velouté, plus rond et plus harmonieux. En vieillissant, les saveurs maltées de fruits foncés, de caramel et de chocolat deviennent un peu plus évidents, mais on ne peut pas dire que ça change significativement la personnalité de la bière cependant.

monksmisery (7) - - JUN 12, 2017 does not count
all time favourite. always new layers to discover, and a fantastic feeling upon completing a bottle. the best of unibroue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Westy1130 (87) - New York, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Cork bottle: Pours a deep rustic dark red, with medium head. Aroma: Dates, plums, concord grapes and toffee. Taste: Dark fruit, ripe cherries and Belgian yeast. Awesome quad.

Hopper8 (159) - Holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2017
This is a really good beer that borders on being great. The yeast and dark fruit noted are super pleasant, but it just doesn’t quite seal a five from me. It’s almost there and it’s good, but it’s not quite there.

Brettsky06 (422) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 14, 2017
Dark brown pour. Aromas of raisin and plum same in the taste but with some yeast notes as well. Boozy finish. Two thumbs up

josanguapo (1621) - SPAIN - APR 12, 2017
From Saveur Biere. In Grimbergen glass. Watching Los Soprano 6x04. Lighter and more drinkable than usual in the style. The dark fruits profile is there but lower than i’d like, although improves as it warms up

Niko100 (2891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, dark fruit, & brown sugar; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, dark fruit (notably figs & cherries), raisons, caramel, and spice; Nicely balanced; Overall, a bit sweet - but good.

Homebrewerguy (306) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2017
I was really looking forward to a great taste experience when I opened this bottle. Right from the start I realized that I was to be disappointed. The aroma was more solvent than anything else. Flavor had some dark malt roastiness but was overwhelmed by a stressed yeast phenolic that really thinned out the palate of this BSA. I’ve had similar home brews with this fault. Unibroue, or rather Sapporo, needs to check their yeast bank or clean their equipment.

ozzy70 (1132) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 14, 2017
750 ml bottle. Pored dark brown, foamy tan head. Aroma was fruity, raisin, plum, bread, yeast. Taste was mild sweet, raisin, plum, alcohol apparent.

gallaghermurph (54) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Pours a dark chestnut with a dark reddish tint. A khaki head dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is not overpowering but is yeasty with raisin, jam overtones - more sweet than yeast. Palate is lighter than I expected, with a very slight stickiness. Bubbles are small but not such to make it seem creamy. Taste is dough and yeast frosted with dark fruits - almost like a dark sticky bun if that makes any sense. There are hints of dark grains in the back ground but dark fruits are prominent, with a very very slight bitterness in the after-taste. Its all very well balanced - almost artificially so. It’s kind of like someone was trying make the most middle of the fairway example of what a quadruple is, and once you understand this one, you can then venture into the others. I like this a lot, don’t get me wrong this is a tremendous beer, but for whatever reason don’t find it all that interesting.

Korcz (3310) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Całkiem nudna Belgia, dużo kolendry, leciutkie owoce i karmel. Wodniste i nieco puste. Takie o.

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