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Irresistible Brune - Unibroue

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84
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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 06-09-2003)
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by kbub6f:
Photo of kbub6f
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Huge, flat-bumpy, tan head stratifies with subsequent pours: cool. A hazy, toffee-brown beer. Sweet/sour apples, a hint of toffee, metal, caramel, sugar and Unibroue spice in the nose. The front has tangy apples and caramel sugar. The middle is thick toffee... almost some chocolate, but not quite. Finish is quite bitter with some cocoa. Again, a classic, dark Unibroue. Good, strong, caramely, spicy, fruity.

kbub6f, Oct 30, 2005
More User Reviews:
Photo of Popsinc
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another Unibroue offering for the IGA supermarket chain (this according to the Unibroue rep on hand)...........

A dark brown pour with a fizzy tan head that seems to fade quickly. The nose is lightly fuity and highlight with berries. Somewhat of a cloying character to it. A touch of tartness towards the end accompanies a dry finish.

Popsinc, Jun 09, 2003
Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly satisfying. Molasses colour, smell and taste.Big long lasting tan head. Much superior overall to the nauseating blonde. Some malt and flavorings that overcome mid-sip syrup and yeast. Carmel malt brown sugar. Something different from Unibroue. Spice is moderate. This was interesting for after supper.

Sammy, Sep 12, 2004
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pourred a large dark head that did not disapear too quickly. Very dark colour, almost opaque. The spices reminded me of the other Irrésistible but this one has a thin taste of roastiness. Would probably be better with more roastiness or butterscotch taste. Overall, I was alittle bit disapointed, it seems that we have a blonde golden ale in the body of a dark ale. I not sure where Unibroue is taking us with that one.

Phyl21ca, Jul 28, 2003
Photo of weeare138
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to hopdog...
Appears a hazy dark brown with a red hue. Small light beige head that fades into a tiny cap.
Smell is of hops, caramel, brown sugary, along with cocoa, and a fruity aroma.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, yeasty, slightly thin. This one seems to hit along the sides of the tongue with a mild sourness that is hardly noticable. Probably the age catching up to the bottle.

weeare138, Aug 25, 2006
Photo of mrmanning
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle-Pours deep chestnut brown with a frothy beige head. Nice retention here. Lots of dark fruit and spices in the nose, some candied sugar, earthy malts. Pretty sweet dark fruit flavours (plum, black cherry), nice hoppy taste mixed with spices and floral notes. Sweet and creamy in the finish. Good.

mrmanning, Mar 14, 2010
Photo of pootz
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341ml bottle from metro jeanette. pours a lovely hazed dark chestneut color with a good cap that laces well.... lively carbonation.... cocoa, grass and sweet cookie dough in the nose. Peppery mouth feel from the carbonation, malt spine detectable, variety of flavors..cocoa, fruits, some mustiness..not actually complex but multi- layered, slightly fluent decernment..wet finish with the signature UB yeast fruity after taste. This is a beer that could have had potential but as I suspect UB makes too many styles with the same yeast strain...this dark just does not come off with too many tastes that don’t mix well ...cocoa tastes from dark malts does not seem to mesh with the peachy fruit tones from the yeast, the hops chosen to not compliment the sweet malts...just a brew that didn’t do anything for me. I like the irrisitable blonde which is a superior wit to this failed hybrid brown

pootz, Apr 27, 2005
Photo of vitesse
4.72/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

served in 33 cL brown bottle with gold foil and goofy monk picture on the label.
i found this in a Super C supermarket in montreal. seems to be made specially for a grocery store chain.
anyway...
this beer blew me away. excellent woody brown color with great foamy head that retained well. very complex taste. nutty malts hit you first, without any roastiness. very smooth. then the maltiness gives way to a rush of fruity esters. unibroue really got an insane amount of nectarine flavor into this beer. the aftertaste is dry, too, but leaves no evidence of alcohol at all. none.
this beer is just insanely complex. everything is working here, imo.
very very drinkable. if you see this one, pick up a bunch.

vitesse, Oct 20, 2003
Photo of DrJay
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, deep ruby/brown colour with a fluffy, dark tan head. Mild malt aroma with a spicy, yeasty character. There's also some sweet candy sugar and a light ripe fruitiness. Subdued flavour overall with some smooth malt to start and a bit of fruit and spice at the end. Chocolate shows up as the beer warms. Dry finish with lingering spice and alcohol warmth. Soft carbonation and slightly creamy texture with a medium/light body. This beer is very easy to drink. Great complexity in the aroma, nicely matched by subtlety in the flavour. I'll definitely pick this one up again on my next trip to Quebec.

DrJay, Sep 21, 2005
Photo of PatandDavid
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark color color. No head, sadly. Aroma wise, there's a bunch going on: maltiness, chocolate, maybe some sugar and spice thrown in for good measure. Mouthfeel, I thought it should be a bit more, it's really thin +. Carbonation is pretty low. Tastewise, I get some caramelly malt.

PatandDavid, Apr 18, 2005
Photo of francisweizen
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. A dark brown brew with a tan/beige head of foam that lasts quite long. Aromas are of twigs, berries, various belgian spices, candy sugar, yeast, roasted malts, and a bit o' hops. This reminded me of St. Bernardus 6 or something similar in flavor. The taste is very berry-like and a bit boozy with some lovely spice notes as well. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but decent and the drinkability is very good for this is a 7% brew, that drinks like a 5% one.

francisweizen, Mar 08, 2004
Photo of Beersignal
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very dark brown like semi-sweet chocolate or coca-cola, letting little light pass through. Sand coloured cap of foam composed of mostly small bubbles with some really big ones in the mix. Light aromas of figs, lightly browned caramel, chocolate and tropical spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger) all hemmed in by that idiosyncratic yeasty Unibroue smell. Would recognize it anywhere and would be disappointed if it were not present. Nicely complex beer.

Active carbonization animates the tongue and ushers in a beer of medium body and neutral texture... not watery not oily. Firm flavours of chocolate oranges, and spices combined with a slight acidity are followed after a short pause by a sustained bitterness of hops and roasted grains.

Pleasantly drinkable but could use some aging to gain the silkiness that would cement all flavours into something a little less twitchy. Would gain even more complexity.

Beersignal, Jan 23, 2004
Photo of ViveLaChouffe
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque dark brown with a big rocky tan head. Smell is yeasty, fruity apple, spicy (clove and cinnamon).

Tastes of ripe banana, clove and yeastiness. Sour apples and hints of lemon. Mouth is lighter than you would expect but still lightly sticky. Pretty damn good. The stronger big brother of the Irresistible Blonde.

ViveLaChouffe, Dec 14, 2005
Irresistible Brune from Unibroue
84 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.