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Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
94
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863 Ratings
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Ratings: 863
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)
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3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage, No. 2013-084791. Poured into a goblet. Haven't had a Unibroue in a while and I am rather stoked. A murky root beer brown brew with around five fingers of rich beige head, holding its form well. Aroma is malt-forward and spicy, prunes and raisins, toffee, rum, and strong bready yeast. Good old Unibroue yeast, a fungus that doesn't play around, grabbing your olfactory bulbs and tongue to show you who's boss. Flavor profile includes brown bread, cinnamon and nutmeg, sassafras, coriander seed, applesauce, dry parchment, and a tiny nip of chocolate. There's a decent earthy hop note and the tannic oak dries things out ... Rather hot and woody, I bet this would age well. Fortunately, the sweet and spicy flavors are not overpowered by the wood and aromatic alcohol. Moderately chewy body with fairly aggressive carbonation. Finishes quite dry, with some sour fruit and earthy spice lingering in a most pleasant fashion. I love the laundry list of phenolic flavors one can find in these beers. A wonderful Belgian strong with great yeast character, as expected from this brewery. My own tastes might dictate some additional aging next time.

CalgaryFMC, Mar 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Very nice, deep brown/amber hue, cloudy. Medium head, very little lace.

S - Not too much there, some yeast does come through, toasted, a bit of barrel.

T - A heavy toasted taste, coffee, and malts. Surprisingly not overly boozy at all.

M - Little carbonation, fairly smooth going down.

O - Not my favorite from this brewer, but a decidedly nice strong beer.

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Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 863 ratings.