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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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713 Ratings
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Ratings: 713
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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oline73

Maryland

4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.

The beer pours a murky mahogany color with a finger of fluffy off white head. The head sticks around nicely. The small and taste are both super oaky. It's like drinking a dark Belgian ale in a workshop. There are some sweet sugar and dark fruit undertones in the smell. The flavor is more balanced, but still dominated by the oak. There is a nice dark fruit component and just a slight sweetness. There is a mild Belgian spice in the finish. The abv is not at all apparent. The mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side and the carbonation is quite smooth. The finish isn't as dry as I would expect given the oak level.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 05:00:16 | More by oline73
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Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 713 ratings.