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Edition 2004 - Unibroue

Not Rated.
Edition 2004Edition 2004

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

263 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 263
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: taez555 on 12-10-2003)
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Reviews by Douglas14:
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Douglas14

California

4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy shit! This beer is incredible!

It pours a burnt orange color, moderately hazy with minimal head and very little lace...which is the only knock I have on the beer. The aroma is incredible of oranges and other citrus fruits...very floral. Light spices appear as well also. The taste is even more impressive. Very spicey, fruity, acidic, and just a bit malty...a lot of floral essence as well that follows the aroma. The beer has a medium body and finishes a bit dry. I enjoyed this beer so much because of its uniqueness....the flavor, the aroma, the overall experience is great. I am upset that you cannot find them anymore..truly a sad fact. Everything about this beer is great: its delicate, its complex, its interesting, everything...I can't get over how surprised I was by how much I liked it.

Anyway...unbelievable beer. These are the beers the enlighten people to new styles.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2008 04:19:56 | More by Douglas14
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.21/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle shared by Todd last night.
Slightly hazy copper brown color with a smallish head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is filled with overpowering spices atop a faint brown sugary caramel malt base. The flavor is not a bit different. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet spicy mouthfeel. Not bad for a ten year old beer, but too heavy on the spicing for my tastes.

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Ohio

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Quebec (Canada)

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South Carolina

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Florida

4/5  rDev -2%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-15-2013 08:23:31 | More by beer64nut
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev -26.5%

03-04-2013 16:29:16 | More by t0rin0
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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-17-2012 15:14:03 | More by stereosforgeeks
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beerpadawan

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-27-2012 06:13:20 | More by beerpadawan
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MatthewWilde

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 bottle 2004

A: Burnt orange in color, cloudy throughout, pours with no head, no lacing, no internal carbonation, certainly a few years peaked

S: Moderately fragrant with a rather fruity aroma, apple juice comes to mind, some pepper and herbal elements exist as well, quite yeasty

T: Flavor is incredibly subdued, fruity and yeasty, but missing something, very slight alcohol but almost not even present, definitely a shell of what this ale used to be

M: Like drinking juice, amazingly drinkable, like water on the palate, extremely mild fruity aftertaste, not lingering or drying

O: Unfortunately this beer has seen better days and peaked a couple years ago, but an interesting experience needless to say, unbeatable mouthfeel given it abv

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 02:27:32 | More by MatthewWilde
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the Belgian yeast, with some wheat and assorted spices thrown in. The flavor is similar, with a strong yeast component. I also get some nice pepper and spice notes, as well as some floral and rose notes. All of this is mixed in with some biscuit and wheat notes, as well as a good dose of alcohol, Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 05:45:20 | More by Mora2000
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

03-05-2012 01:57:08 | More by randylangford
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

02-19-2012 00:56:21 | More by jfcaa193
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

02-11-2012 18:34:44 | More by ygtbsm94
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

01-15-2012 02:25:13 | More by djrn2
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cork & Cage bottle with no freshness date. There's a code, but I can't crack it.

Poured a hazy copper-orange color with a very small head (maybe 1/4 of an inch). Head quickly settled to absolutely nothing. No ring around the glass, no lacing....NOTHING. Initially following the pour, I could see some carbonation bubbles, but I'm 10 minutes in now, and none remain.

Aroma is fruity. I'm getting green sour apple. Maybe a hint of vinegar. I know what you're thinking....maybe this beer has gone bad...but I don't think that it has. Is it a bit flat?..Yes...but it taste pretty good actually.

Taste: Sweet and fruity up front. Apple cider. I'm also getting some earthy malt flavors near the middle. This beer is definitely lacking carbonation.

Medium bodied with a very low/soft carbonation. Too soft. Normally this brewery and Belgians in general are high in carbonation and sometimes too high for my taste. This however....is too low.

The flavor is there, but sadly the carbonation is not. It's still drinkable though.

Morey's Bottom Line: Well, this bottle was given to me for free by the owner of a local bottle shop. He said that he had a couple of cases, and one of them had gone bad and the other was ok. They got mixed together, and so he gave me a bottle. This is still good, but it's gone pretty flat. I could tell from the quiet pop when I pulled the cork.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 01:34:18 | More by Morey
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rab53

Washington

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-09-2011 05:27:00 | More by rab53
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PlinytheFarter

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-05-2011 01:33:27 | More by PlinytheFarter
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-30-2011 19:04:26 | More by brandoman63
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amstelcat

Ohio

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-21-2011 01:43:10 | More by amstelcat
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

11-18-2011 22:00:23 | More by JAHMUR
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Tawnos

Washington

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is a cellar aged Unibroue 2004 from Malt & Vine.

A: Bronze with floating yeast particles. No lacing or head, but significant bubbling from carbonation and nucleation points along the yeast particles. Burnt orange/bronze colors. Thick coating as I swirl the glass.

S: Pineapple dominates, with notes of anise and other tropical fruits, e.g. mango.

T: Present alcohol mixes nicely with pineapple and a bit of honey. Follows up with white pepper and slight clove numbing (though that may be the alcohol).

M: Prickly at first, almost too carbonated, with a drying alcohol presence. The thick sugars are the rescue, slicking over the initial prickliness and

O: I never tried this back when first released, but it has aged nicely. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, which offsets the overbearing prickliness on first swallow. A solid B/B+ overall.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 03:06:28 | More by Tawnos
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zrab11

Indiana

3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a nice grainy carmel color with a small head

S- Has a piney amd yeasty smell to it. Has some sweet carmel notes as well

T- Has a nice malty begging followed by some mintyness and then finish's with a peppery wood flavor

M-Medium to light bodied. ok carboantion

D-Overall this was ok. think it would of been better opened a year before 2011. was alittle subdued in taste and felt like some of the tastes had run togheter. OVerl a drinkable beer but not my favorite from this company.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 16:59:20 | More by zrab11
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Edition 2004 from Unibroue
91 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.