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Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve - Unibroue

Unibroue 17 Grande RéserveUnibroue 17 Grande Réserve

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BA SCORE
94
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707 Ratings
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Ratings: 707
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.61%


Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This French oak aged, bottle refermented dark ale has a remarkable and complex flavor profile. Its Grande Réserve appellation is a fitting endorsement of its exceptional aging qualities.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-30-2011)
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Reviews by brentk56:
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A beautiful pour, with a three-fingered ecru head; the auburn liquid is just a shade too dark to see through but the head leaves a curtain of lace

Smell: Caramel malt, dried fruit (dates and figs), brown sugar, apple, oak and spice cake flavors

Taste: Up front, the caramel, dried fruit and spice cake flavors blend nicely with a slightly vinous character adding complexity, in the middle; the finish displays some tart flavors, though the sweet tones that dominated the aroma and presented themselves, up front, linger underneath

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: A nice take on the BSDA style by Unibroue; the tartness in the middle is an intriguing twist

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 21:04:51 | More by brentk56
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xKALECx

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +18.5%

04-18-2014 01:04:00 | More by xKALECx
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

04-17-2014 23:15:55 | More by DangerDawg
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Heynow007

New Jersey

1.18/5  rDev -72%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

This may be the worst tasting beer I ever had, and I like them all. Stouts are my favorite, especially those aged in bourbon casks. This beer is aged also, but probably in poop casks. Taste like metal in my mouth. Way too carbonated and dull. No fruit, coffee or chocolates.
No where near dirty bastard from founders. can't touch dogfish head. Not even close to southern tier anything.

This beer sucks.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 01:17:17 | More by Heynow007
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aptbosox

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-16-2014 01:59:58 | More by aptbosox
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Norseman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-15-2014 07:43:04 | More by Norseman
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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-14-2014 17:11:36 | More by berley31
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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +18.5%

04-13-2014 04:51:42 | More by jonathaniler
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TwoForty

Florida

5/5  rDev +18.5%

04-13-2014 02:41:56 | More by TwoForty
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d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

04-12-2014 19:40:39 | More by d_brommer_nh
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-10-2014 00:05:27 | More by afsdan
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-08-2014 00:04:21 | More by Gagnonsux
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-06-2014 17:54:15 | More by jim_carignan
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

5/5  rDev +18.5%

04-06-2014 03:28:37 | More by CurtisD
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Fabiand

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-05-2014 19:47:57 | More by Fabiand
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Tivlavrie

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-03-2014 03:47:32 | More by Tivlavrie
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devilfluff

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -28.9%

04-02-2014 22:43:41 | More by devilfluff
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BeerDrinkingDiver

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-31-2014 03:22:29 | More by BeerDrinkingDiver
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Raziel313

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-27-2014 08:54:17 | More by Raziel313
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flagmantho

Washington

3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip; this batch was bottled in 2012. I'm excited!

Appearance: rich amber-brown hue with a moderate haze and a finger of creamy tan foam atop. Nice head retention and overall appearance.

Smell: sweet with a phenolic bite right up front; this mellows to a chalkier aroma with hints of rich, dark fruits. Not bad, but a bit unrefined.

Taste: kind of the opposite of the aroma; with the dark fruits up front and the phenolic bite toward the end. There's a good spiciness, although what I'm really after in a beer like this is the fruitiness. Good, but not outstanding.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of well-integrated carbonation. Quite satisfying.

Overall: perhaps this beer will get better with age, but the spicy phenolic character is just a bit rough for my palate. I love the fruity undertones and wish they played a more prominent part in the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 19:36:04 | More by flagmantho
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R_J_FearNoBeer

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-24-2014 04:21:53 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -28.9%

03-20-2014 22:58:52 | More by KeKeKumba
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Griffith

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-20-2014 02:02:29 | More by Griffith
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Element1290

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-19-2014 12:02:18 | More by Element1290
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OnWisconsin

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-18-2014 22:23:45 | More by OnWisconsin
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Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 707 ratings.