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Quelque Chose - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
86
very good

502 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 502
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 16.05%
Wants: 35
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001)
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49degrees

British Columbia (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a very intriguing beer. Housed in a special black champagne styled bottle at 500ml, this 8%abv strong cherry ale comes complete with champagne style cork similar to most other Unibroue specialties.

I heated this one to 135'F and shared it with family and served it alongside some double chocolate mousse cake. The pairing of the two was very interesting with the cherry and cinammon flavors from the ale coming through loud and clear and served as an excellent accent to the chocolate of the dessert.

On corking the ale, there was little to no pop sound and very very little carbination. On pouring, it gave produced no head, except a very small foam ring on the outer edges of the glasses. (I served this in a traditional Spanish Coffee styled glass.) The ale is a very dark amber to red hue somewhat similar to a Zinfandel styled wine. Very little carbination was present, but there is 'some.'

The aroma gives off very strong smells of black cherry and cinammon and reminds me quite a bit of a traditional hot apple and spice drink that I'd sometimes drink when decorating Christmas trees while growing up.

Quelque Chose brings a lot of different concepts to the table and delivers well on them at every turn. Because it carries an 8.0%abv, its a great warming drink on its own, even without the added heat. One interesting note is to make sure that you allow this ale to slide along your tongue. Its very easy to force a hot drink such as coffee to the backside of your mouth each and every morning, but this ale should be savoured and slid from the front to the back of the mouth. The results are remarkable (and considerably different than banging it back like coffee).

I'm not exactly a big fan of the lambic style, for which this brew is undoutbedly modeled. However, because this brew can be served cold, at room temperature, and even hot, it offers up a traditional flavor with a new twist. And it works.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2003 19:07:55 | More by 49degrees
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Quelque Chose from Unibroue
86 out of 100 based on 502 ratings.