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Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

865 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 865
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 66
Gots: 225 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
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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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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1/5  rDev -76.3%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76.3%

Mistergiffen, Sep 14, 2014
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1/5  rDev -76.3%

Reinbeck11, Mar 02, 2014
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1/5  rDev -76.3%

jclaus01, Jun 17, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76.3%

barleyswine, Dec 08, 2012
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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.

Heynow007, Apr 17, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52.6%

brez8791, Sep 11, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.6%

sharpski, Jan 25, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -46.7%

Filabee, May 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

Blanco, Apr 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

suckaj, Jul 29, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

beerist, Sep 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

JJChrist, Jun 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

iplayfeetball, May 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

logicerror, Apr 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

wilkowski, Jun 15, 2013
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2.8/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Review from notes. Poured into a snifter

A Pours a dark brown with a large billowy head.

S Very fruity with some apple but mostly a banana like note. Also a bit of vanilla and some wood as well.

T While there are hints of things like oak and vanilla, they are drowned out by a massive amount of the fruity yeasty like taste that seems to be standard on all unibroue beers. Also lots of booze doesn't help either.

M Pretty full body with a good bit of carbonation.

Overall an alright beer that is not worth the price point.

beerandcycling88, Jun 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

mjc3151, Dec 28, 2013
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Lanstrum, Jun 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

lpotter, Apr 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

strang, Sep 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

KeKeKumba, Mar 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

FilumDee, Apr 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

devilfluff, Apr 02, 2014
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Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 865 ratings.