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Quatre-Centième Brassin Commémoratif - Unibroue

Quatre-Centième Brassin CommémoratifQuatre-Centième Brassin Commémoratif

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very good

271 Ratings

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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%

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: AlexF on 06-11-2008)
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Reviews by CortexBomb:
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3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Unibroue is a hard brewery for me to rate at this point. I've had their normal brews in my regular rotation for several years, and I've many of the specials that have come down the pike. About 2 years ago, the special beers stopped tasting all that special to me, and I've actually started preferring their normal beers. Such is the case with Quartre-Centieme.

Pour is textbook Unibroue, golden yellow with a beautiful frothy head. Huge carbonation. Wonderful, textbook Unibroue aroma. Mouth is bubbly and full as a result.

The flavor is only average for them though. Spice is dominant, but not an abrasive spice, almost earthy. A light touch of pear. Finish is very dry and a bit grassy.

Overall, as I seem to be saying with this brewery a lot, if this was my first thing by them I would probably rate it higher, but vis a vis the other stuff that is out there and the other stuff they've released, it's really a lower to mid-level beer. I would rather just have a Don de Dieu in most situations. It's worth a try if you're an Unibroue fanatic, but if you miss it I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2008 05:28:08 | More by CortexBomb
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/4 inch white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Rich, yeasty aroma with lots of spice and a champagne-like effervescence. Notes of white wine and green apple.

T- Has a more traditional Belgian flavor to it with the fruity esters playing a delicate role along with the spice. Very drinkable and a bit sweet with minimal bitterness. Notes of pear and more green apple.

M- Crisp and bright with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Good but doesn't stick out above many of Unibroue's other excellent brews.

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Quebec (Canada)

3.26/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy, bright yellow with a puffy, white head that dissipates leaving a few little patches of bubbles with minimal lacing.

Really fresh citrusy smell on the whole. Yeasty with the smell with some really strong notes of hay and some cloves.

Tastes crisp and refreshing. A little sweet but not suffocating, it helps that it is really bright tasting.

Really fresh tasting up front with a lot of crisp carbonation, mellow and a bit sweet in the middle the tiniest hint of stanky hops with an earthy finish with some fresh-cut grass and warm yeast flavors.

This is a really nice beer. I don't know that it is the best beer I have ever had, but it was good. Definitely ideal for a hot day. Unfortunately, at 7.5% it is a little stiff (not terrible though). Worth trying!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 22:57:41 | More by TheDoctor
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4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Purchased this bottle in September, 2008. Sometimes there are bottles in my cellar that are marked "special occasion," and end up achieving almost sacred status to the point that I second-guess any potential occasion to open them. And sometimes, it's simply necessary to say, "what the hell" and open those bottles up.
My 2008 bottle of Quatre-Centième was one such of these, which, after staring at me in the fridge for 7 days (after having stared at me in the cellar for 12 months), finally won the battle of wills tonight. Glad I opened it. It's a delicious beer, not a holy relic.

The nose is subtle but bright hominy with a faint earthy spring grass hint that was probably more pronounced 5 years ago.

The taste is wonderful in an understated sort of way. Balanced, warming, with just a miniscule hint of musty-farmhouse sourness at the end. Delicious.

PLENTY of carbonation remains after 5 years, and it's pleasantly scrubby and spritzy on the palate.

A winner with food (Thai/Vietnamese, as long as not too spicy, OR artisanal cheeses and charcuterie) or all alone by itself. I'm sad I only bought one bottle of this 5 years ago.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a beautiful semi-cloudy golden color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian Yeast, pears, apples, lemon and a light spiciness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some bready yeast, apples and pears, some lemon and a peppery spiciness.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

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Quatre-Centième Brassin Commémoratif from Unibroue
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