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Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
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803 Ratings
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Ratings: 803
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 59
Gots: 196 | FT: 12
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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grumpygerman

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-30-2013 18:58:38 | More by grumpygerman
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Pens1967

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-30-2013 15:45:58 | More by Pens1967
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Dayman766

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-30-2013 00:49:42 | More by Dayman766
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arizcards

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 750 ml bottle from Total Wine in late August for $12.99. Bottled in 2012, best before 12-18-17.

Beer poured garnet with a beautiful white head that is leaving lacing.

Nose is classic Belgian yeast and dark fruits.

Taste is dark fruits, a hint of vanilla oak, a bit of cocoa.

Mouthfeel is classic Belgian yeast strain, medium bodied yet light on the palate and smooth.

Overall this brew is superb. Alcohol is well hidden, taste is delicious and very smooth. Unibroue has this style nailed down stone cold!

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 23:11:07 | More by arizcards
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WritersBlock

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-28-2013 02:01:58 | More by WritersBlock
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mjc3151

Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.9%

12-28-2013 01:36:55 | More by mjc3151
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-25-2013 01:31:46 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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Giggy

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-25-2013 01:18:43 | More by Giggy
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BobbyOlson

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-25-2013 01:09:32 | More by BobbyOlson
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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-23-2013 05:12:37 | More by WeissBoy
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timoteo833

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-23-2013 02:11:41 | More by timoteo833
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Wasatch

Utah

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml
Caged/Corked
Bottled In: 2011
Best Before: 12-12-2016

Poured into a chalice a nice dark grape color, nice carbonation, with a little fizzy off-white head, with very minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some nice yeast notes, plums, figs, grapes, and raisins. The taste is very nice, malty, yeasty, with lots of dark fruit goodness. The ABV is hidden very well with this brew. Medium body. Overall another very nice brew from Unibroue.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 20:54:49 | More by Wasatch
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CraftBeerGuild

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-22-2013 14:40:10 | More by CraftBeerGuild
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $9.95

Appearance - Hazy brown colour with a large size beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, dark fruits, clove, apples, an earthiness

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and dark fruits. There is also a bit of vanilla, apple, and a yeasty spiciness. I can also pick up on the oak and a bit of a burnt/charred flavour.

Overall - Really complex and something that is pretty different from the other beers in the Unibroue lineup. I have a few bottles tucked away and can't wait to see how they taste aged.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 01:15:01 | More by spinrsx
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JoeMans

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

12-16-2013 23:37:00 | More by JoeMans
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Kerne

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-16-2013 01:52:04 | More by Kerne
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-12-2013 03:57:11 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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Willi_BW

California

3.25/5  rDev -23%

12-11-2013 01:49:44 | More by Willi_BW
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-10-2013 00:39:46 | More by Benesi88
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groleau

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-09-2013 03:50:24 | More by groleau
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jwg782

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-06-2013 22:02:41 | More by jwg782
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bcsbeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-05-2013 16:37:22 | More by bcsbeer
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elNopalero

Texas

4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 2011-103402

This pours a raisiny cloudy color with tan cocoa foam. The aroma has a hint of vanilla and stone fruit along with a buttery note and a hint of tobacco.

It tastes smoothly mellow, giving off hints of stone fruit, raisin, and a leathery vanillin whisper. It’s smooth, mellow, sweet and pleasing. It hides the ABV well.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 09:23:30 | More by elNopalero
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Tirefan

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-04-2013 01:30:22 | More by Tirefan
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pashu

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-02-2013 02:34:06 | More by pashu
Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 803 ratings.