Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve - Unibroue
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Reviews by jzeilinger:
4.24/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This bottle is a 2011 Vintage.
A - Pours a deep garnet amber color with a billowy head and really nice lacing retention when the glass is swirled.
S - Oak, some musty dankness, vanilla, figs, prunes, dried dark fruit, light toasted brown sugar and caramel, all the ingredients play very well together and makes for a satisfying experience for the nose. Not strong or overpowering, just eloquent and satisfying.
T - Oak and vanilla surface immediately from the beginning while the vanilla eventually fades the oak stays for the duration, dark fruit, prunes, and figs. Finishes with subtle oak and lingering spicy bitterness.
M - Medium body, gentle and velvety carbonation on the tongue.
O - Superbly done and ranks as one of the top Belgian Dark Ales I've experienced so far. Seek this one out, buy extras, enjoy one now and cellar the others. This 2011 bottle is stamped with a "Best By" of 12-12-16. Would love to have a bottle to try each year as it moves closer to that Best By date.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2013 22:02:56 | More by jzeilinger
More User Reviews:
4.43/5 rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Good looking beer here. Nice amber deep mahogany brown body, light carbonation, just lets some light through, not completely transparent. Creamy buttered tan head, very light brown, nice lace on glass. Everything here is inviting.
Smells very sweet and spicy and alcoholic. A bit of toasted sugar and malted barley, some yeast coming through as well. Somewhat grape and winelike, some apple flavors and... starfruit tartness at the beginning.
Taste is tart, spicy and very warming from the booze. I'm sticking by that starfruit profile. Nice yeast and toasted grain, only a little hop bitterness, but enough to recognize. This is the stuff.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 00:16:19 | More by cambabeer
Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 787 ratings.