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La Seigneuriale - Unibroue

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88
very good

312 Ratings
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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-17-2005)
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(4.0) A: Hazy chestnut copper with a tall and very puffy head. Good retention in the form of a thin blanket with minimal lacing down the glass.

(4.0) S: Fresh grass, cloves, banana, orange, and cane sugar. Very potent and inviting with a bold spice element.

(3.75) T: Dry grass, lemon zest, tart citrus, spices, and some sweet tropical elements. The focus is more towards a bitter and dry grassy taste as opposed to a sweeter cane sugar profile, which equates to a higher drinkability.

(3.75) M: Medium bodied with a moderate-high carbonation. Rather clean with a bit of slickness.

(3.75) D: This is real nice and a great summer option as it’s a bit drier and lighter tasting than other Unibroue options. Now if only they could carry their other offerings I’d be set.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 00:29:40 | More by Digimaika2
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-24-2013 00:15:57 | More by jaxon53
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes.

A - Poured dark orange with strong carbonation and a two finger fluffy white head. Bright. Decent lace rings and a great finger of retention. Became totally cloudy with yeast added.

S - Sweet spice, orange, honey, sweet notes. Quite mellow, subtle, and inviting.

T - Orange, sweet malt, sweet spice, yeast, sweet flavours.

M - Strong carbonation, medium to full body, and a nice sweet honey like finish.

O/D - Nice little Unibroue beer. Most of their typical flavours are shown off and it's well done. Not the most complex of the style, but it seemed appropriate. Enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 00:12:33 | More by tbeckett
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a light copper colour with two fingers of bubbly, foamy white head.

Smell - Yeast, clove, banana, fruity esters, spices.

Taste - Strong yeast strain along with the trademark banana and clove flavours, and fruity esters. Light hops.

Mouthfeel - Nice dry finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - Another excellent Belgian strong ale by Unibroue. Glad to see this one come to Alberta.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 04:48:46 | More by leaddog
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-22-2013 16:09:36 | More by thehyperduck
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-21-2013 05:05:14 | More by yancot
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-16-2013 03:15:32 | More by RedAleMan
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nullbort

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-14-2013 17:19:42 | More by nullbort
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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-14-2013 03:19:39 | More by WeissBoy
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-10-2013 15:44:24 | More by 4ster
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Odri

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-07-2013 01:54:11 | More by Odri
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml cork and caged bottle poured into tulip

A- Light blonde amber with three fingers of white head that stays around for a while but doesn't stick

S- Sweet malts, honey and caramelized banana, cloves and pepper, peach and plum

T- Light malts with honey, ripe bananas, spices of cloves and pepper and orange rind

M- Medium bodied, dry up front but sweeter finish, medium carbonation

O- A very easy drinkable pale, alcohol is hidden, would work well with lots of food, sweetness is a bit on the high side for my liking though

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 20:19:26 | More by Kmat10
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-02-2013 04:27:47 | More by rale
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-01-2013 08:14:21 | More by schnarr84
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brewsclues

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

05-28-2013 22:10:31 | More by brewsclues
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-26-2013 19:26:09 | More by Slatetank
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Giant 4 fingers of soapy bone head settling down to a cratered blanket. A hazy amber honey brew a few lazy streams of carbonation.

S: Sweet malts with honey and caramelized bananas. Spices of cloves and white pepper paired with standard Unibroue bready yeasts.

T: Pale malts with honey, bready yeasts and ripe banana. Strong presence of spices of cloves and white pepper.

M: Medium bodied with slight syrupy feel on the tongue. Low to moderate carbonation that leaves a mild buzz.

O: An enjoyable easy drinking pale ale that pairs well with many dishes, from bbq to creamy pastas or cheese platters. The alcohol is very hidden. While not comparable with some other Unibroue offerings, I will definitely pick up another for a summer patio dinner.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 03:27:56 | More by FondueVoodoo
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-25-2013 23:09:55 | More by IanSpindler
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philmen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-23-2013 23:12:10 | More by philmen
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-20-2013 08:58:54 | More by artemh
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 17/5/13

A hazy bronzed amber with a large loose soapy three finger off white head that hangs around for quite some time but doesn't stick it just leaves a few random patches

S Unibroue yeast is always nice, clove and banana reminds me of a Hefe, some spice I can't place, over-ripe fruit, peach and plum perhaps and I swear I get a little peat, no idea where that's coming from but once I found it I couldn't shake it. Woody earth with some brown sugar and vanilla, smells very complex and I'm loving it

T talk about going WOW to meh, the nose just doesn't follow through in mouth, some rind and slightly sour notes I didn't find on the nose, grainy with a little booze, disappointed that the smells complexity's toned down but it still tastes decent but I'm surprised how different it is from the liquid gold I was smelling

M leaning towards full for the color, foams up just a little but not to airy, yeasty fruit lingers on the finish and just a little slick after the fact

O smells great but didn't quite match that level in the other areas, decent brew but I may have got too excited for a Unibroue brew that I haven't tried

solid brew but considering who brewed it I thought it would be a tad better, I'm still happy with my purchase considering the price point but I'd probably grab a different Unibroue next time around

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 05:54:06 | More by wordemupg
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:
Pours honey-gold with some muddy tinge and an ample, airy head. Good retention and gloppy lacing.

S:
Smells kind of toasty overall, but is really heavy on their yeast, bananas, lemon zest and bread.

T:
Nice and smooth. Orange rind and vanilla ice cream. Subtle, but pretty sweet after a bit.

M:
Dry and hoppy up front, good carbonation. Gets sweeter and heavier on the malt/yeast as you go along.

O:
Nice. Not too in-your face. Definitely sweet, but there is a nice balance. It doesn't get to be too much. Refreshing and crisp. Not bad. Would definitely have it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 22:18:46 | More by TheDoctor
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I just had a bottle of a imperial Hefe that tasted too hot and one dimensional for a strong summer style. While this is not a wheat beer it does taste like an imperial hefe in the citrus notes and the light spicy notes on the finish. This is a well balanced beer that has a lighter touch than some of the bigger Unibroue beers and one I will drink more often.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 03:49:16 | More by canucklehead
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. First I've seen of this particular offering in Alberta, and it was a pleasantly surprising find on the shelves of my hometown's bottleshop (wait, there's a bottleshop in my hometown?!).

This beer pours a hazy medium golden amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, thin, loosely foamy ecru head, which leaves a few blobs of sudsy lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of grainy pale malt, earthy yeast (yup, that Unibroue house stuff), under-ripe banana, softly spicy clove, green apple skin, and a bit of peppery alcohol. The taste is fruity semi-sweet pale malt, somewhat sour yeast, raw sliced apples, tame coriander, white pepper, and a soft grassy hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly frothy, the body medium-light in weight, and a bit too tacky to be considered all that smooth. It finishes on the sweet side, the drupe fruitiness ramping it up a notch over the flailing malt, as the yeast and hops keep a low profile.

An agreeable, if not overly complex big Belgian pale ale, the perceived strength kept well at bay. As usual for this brewer, a solid, somewhat accelerated intro to the style - glad I finally got a crack at it.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 03:38:51 | More by biboergosum
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

341ml Bottle from Marche Omni QC for $2

Appearance - Hazy amber colour with a large size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, clove/yeast, bananas

Taste & Mouth - There is a high amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains mixed with some breads/grains, lemons, and faint hops. There is also some ripe banana and a bit of a maltiness. It ends with a fruity yet spicy aftertaste.

Overall - This brewer can do no wrong. While it tastes similar to the other Unibroue beers, it has some nice nuances to it. It has some great ripe fruit flavours and a touch of malt to balance out the yeast. It's kind of like a mix of a trois pistoles and a maudite. I'll buy some more while it's available.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 00:50:52 | More by spinrsx
La Seigneuriale from Unibroue
88 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.