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Unibroue 11 - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

168 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 12.32%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-01-2002)
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Reviews by paceyourself:
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paceyourself

Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At first this seems to be over carbonated but a quick pour only produces a small head that almosts completely fades. I just noticed the hazy yellow color is the same as bart simpson, which means i need to turn off the tv or stop drinking tonight. I think i'll turn off the tv.
The spicy citrus aroma is a good introduction to a similar taste. The sweet honey, plum and bread flavors are mellow and not overwhelming. The active carbonation is unexpectedly soft and gives a nice mouthfeel. This doesn't taste or feel like 11% to me, very well done and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2003 18:20:15 | More by paceyourself
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Quebec (Canada)

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Illinois

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3/5  rDev -28.9%

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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle. Big thanks to t0rino for the trade bottle. 10/10/2002 date.

Appearance: Slight chill haze on a slightly burnt orange color. Head is a small bright-white collar. No cap. Minimal carbonation in the pour.

Smell: Unibroue yeast. A slight funky tartness coming from underneath. Clove and banana. Vaguely peppery. Apricot, yeast, pear, and some crisp red apple. So much yeast. Some caramel and breast notes. Fruit and yeast. Did I mention it's yeasty.

Taste: Marmalade. Pear and apricot. Red apple skin. Big hit of Unibroue yeast. Clove, banana, some underlying bubblegum. Mealy fruit. Vaguely biscuity. Overcooked and caramelized malt sweetness. Building punch of yeasty clove. As it warms some crazy sweetness comes out. Sweet yeast and clove. Sugary. Almost candi sugar levels of sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Minor carbonation. Body is medium and smooth. Easy drinking. Probably the best part of the beer.

Overall: Wait, 10 years on a Unibroue beer makes it not awful? Barely.

I was 15 when this beer was released. It drinks decently, but that's about all I expect from Unibroue at this point.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 21:14:45 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.05/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cheers to whomever sent this beer in a trade to me and Goblinmunkey7 (I should look this up later)

Note: Bottled 10/10/2002, when I was 15...

Consumed 2/8/13

Appearance: Hazy, medium amber with an off-white head - decent carbonation, even after all these years - leaves some lacing

Smell: Strangely, it's not bursting with Unibroue's signature yeast - some potent off-flavors, like solvent alcohol and acetone - but aside from that, some fruity esters like banana and apple - some spices - oxidized malts and cardboard

Taste: Well... I probably would have been better off if I drank this when I was 15 - solvent alcohol, cheap vodka, and acetone - maybe some paint fumes as well - oxidation and moldy cardboard - but there are some good flavors here, too - caramel, lightly toasted malts, bananas, and apple - some grassy and herbal malts

Mouthfeel: Medium body, lightly carbonated, sticky, feels old

Overall: Scored with a massive handicap due to the age

I would like to hope that I've aged better than this beer. Maybe it was good once, but it's probably 10 years past its prime. Interesting, at the least.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 20:52:55 | More by angrybabboon
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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-27-2012 06:13:04 | More by beerpadawan
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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-19-2012 00:58:23 | More by jfcaa193
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Virginia

2/5  rDev -52.6%

01-22-2012 22:08:17 | More by ygtbsm94
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-15-2012 02:31:03 | More by djrn2
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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

11-30-2011 19:05:40 | More by brandoman63
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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

11-25-2011 17:12:23 | More by nmann08
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hyuga

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

11-15-2011 06:06:22 | More by hyuga
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ClockworkOrange for sharing this brew at a recent tasting. Unibroue 11 is circa 2002/2003 putting this beer at a few months shy of 9 years old at the time of opening.

Poured from a corked and caged bottle into a mini snifter, this brew appears a clear golden color with a white bubbly fizzy head that quickly recedes. Closer inspection reveals some tiny particulate floating through the body and additional pours into my glass get more and more hazed.

The aroma of this brew is apple meets pear skins. It smells of grass, light skinned fruits, a touch of sulfur and a slight indication that this might be peppery and "tart." The taste is sweet bready malt, a bit high in residual sweetness giving a flavoring that is somewhat like candy. The fruits mentioned in the aroma are present in flavor: pear and apple. The finish is dry ad spicy with a peppery note as expected from the nose.

This is a medium to full bodied brew with a light, enjoyable level of carbonation. It is easy drinking with a spiced dryness that encourages more frequent sipping. This brew did not at all seem like it was 11% or "over the hill" I believe this was a well kept bottle that could have been held on to for a few more years yet. Thanks again for sharing Jason!

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 15:06:52 | More by stakem
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mdfb79

New York

3.48/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 03/25/11 notes. Shared with a few friends, poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a clear golden color with one inch of white head and very light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of Belgian yeast, spices, apples, and fruit malts.

t - Tastes of apples, faded fruity malts, Belgian yeast, light spice, light bread. A little sweet.

m - Medium body and no real carbonation in the mouth at all.

d - Overall a decent beer, but a little bit past its prime. I could tell by the low carbonation and the faded fruit taste that its past its prime, but still a solid beer. I would recommend drinking this one now if you still have one as I don't think it will get any better.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 01:07:28 | More by mdfb79
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womencantsail

California

3/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The pour is a murky golden straw color with essentially no head to speak of.

S: Not too pleasant to start off. Lots of cardboard with some alcohol. This is followed up with a sweet honey-like aroma as well as some floral and herbal notes and yeast.

T: Starts off really sweet like a mead along with some toffee and caramel to remind you this is a beer. There's still some cardboard oxidation and alcohol, but also a very strange herbal flavor.

M: The body is medium with a pretty low level of carbonation.

D: Like the 10th Anniversary, this one is pretty much dead.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 06:22:57 | More by womencantsail
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Big thanks to my boy Jethro for pulling this one out.

Pours a slightly hazy golden amber, first glass is relatively clear, medium sized white head forms, slowly settles to a thin ring, few lace spots stick.

Smell is nice, lots of apple character, pears, honey and caramel, very fruity, apricots, white grapes, some spiciness, alcohol is almost nonexistent.

Taste is similar, sweet apple tart, coriander/cinnamon like spice, honey and caramel sweetness, pears and apple, quite sweet still, but has a nice fruity and toasty finish, alcohol has disappeared.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Didn't get too much oxidation out of this, and was holding up very well. I think I still liked this one fresher, but definitely an aged treat. Thanks Ron!

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2010 15:31:13 | More by Viggo
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nickd717

California

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to bring for "bring"ing this beer to a tasting. You're the man, Barry.

Pours a hazy golden color with a one finger white head leaving a ring around the glass as it settles.

Aroma is very pleasant with honey, pale malt, spice, yeast, and mild sherry oxidative notes. Hey, it is over 6 years old.

Flavor is good and sweet with pale malt, lots of honey and spice, Belgian yeast, and a little light fruit, especially apple and pear. Sherry is definitely in there as well, but there's not too much of it.

Nice and sweet on the palate with medium body and mild carbonation that belies the age of this beer. 11% ABV is very well-hidden.

Drinkability is pretty high. This beer is very good overall.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2009 06:33:32 | More by nickd717
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jeffmonarch

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle in a snifter glass.

A - Yellow orange like the 10 I just had. A little white head but not much.

S - Fruit and alcohol though the alcohol is present it is not overpowering.

T - Fruity and spicy. The alcohol leaves a nice warmth in the throat but is not overpowering like the smell.

M - Light bodied with good carbonation.

D - As with all of the others, great. This is a perfect example of why this is my favorite brewery.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2008 04:37:19 | More by jeffmonarch
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - following a rather uneventful uncorking, it poured a pleasant clouded peach color with a bare covering of bubbles. They don't last long, leaving a weak ring behind.

Aroma - the nose has an inviting, melon-like fruitiness, soft yeast and alcohol to add some complexity and roundness as well.

Taste - yeast and candi-sugared grains dominate. A warm boozy flavor warms the belly and downright feels good.

Mouthfeel - slightly heavy, subdued carbonation. A prickly, peppery heat at the back of the throat following the swallow.

Drinkability - a fine sipper, but I think some of its finer complexities have aged out. Well preserved to be sure and tasty, but I probably shoulda popped this back in '05.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2007 19:34:15 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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mjc410

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 2 Aug 2006

Poured into a Chimay chalice, the beer is a bright and mysterious golden yellow. It's a little hazy, but you can clearly see the bubble column rising from the glass's etched fleur-de-lis in the center. The fairly vigourous pour yields only the slightest head, which recedes to lacing very quickly. The nose is sweet and light. Aromas of candi sugar, pear, flowers, and alcholic spice arouse the senses. The taste is at first spicy and clean in the mouth, although the alcoholic character increases significantly as it warms. There is also a wheat twang, reminiscent of a hefe, but much less potent. It becomes cloying if sipped too quickly. There is only a slight bitterness. While the body feels medium-thin to me, it manages to feel syrupy as well. The carbonation, however, is nice, along with the massive warming sensation. Overall, the drinkability suffers from being too alcoholic and sweet, even after all these years.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2006 12:59:23 | More by mjc410
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Unibroue 11 from Unibroue
93 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.