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Quatre-Centième Brassin Commémoratif - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
87
very good

284 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 13
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AlexF on 06-11-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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

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

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

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

M:
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.

O:
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!

Photo of Kerrie
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of drperm
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Photo of SebD
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into a chalice style glass. The foam was minimal over a very hazy orange beer.

In the nose I get decently fruity characteristics. I smell apple and some pear. There is a decent amount of sweetness here.

The flavoring also sweet. You continue to get the fruity characteristics. I also pick up some caramel and toffee in the background. The flavor is somewhat complex, while stil having pretty good balance.

This is another very good beer by Unibroue. I continue to be impressed by what they put out.

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3.57/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle picked up at Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau. 2008 edition in honor of the 400th anniversary of Quebec City.

Poured into my Duvel chalice. Light golden honey, somewhat clear, decent half inch of foam, some lacing

Nose is quite yeasty, bit of fresh malt (grainy), herbs, lemon zest, a touch of sweet fruit.

Not a bad pale, dry finish, herbal, lemon rind, and a strong yeast component. Certainly seems as though time has mellowed this one.

Carbonation is still harsh, stinging my lips. Lighter bodied, dry.

Not one of Unibroue's best, that's for sure. A decent pale ale, but nothing special. May be the aging, or my expectations.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of MatthewWilde
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sample: 1 bottle 2008

A: Golden light orange in color, pours a small white head which evolves into nice lacing, moderate internal carbonation, translucent

S: Moderately fragrant, elements of citrus fruits, apple cider, yeast, certainly has a twang too it

T: Much akin to the nose, fruity and yeasty, moderately fragrant, touch of alcohol, aging has definitely made the brew less flavorful, but still good taste

M: Quite smooth, definitely easy to drink, mild fruit/yeast aftertaste, not lingering or overpowering whatsoever

O: A decent belgian overall, certainly has lost some of its vigor due to aging, still worth a try, I'd have to recommend a later vintage, of course

Quatre-Centième Brassin Commémoratif from Unibroue
87 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.