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Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

785 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 785
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 57
Gots: 188 | 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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Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-19-2013 01:43:30 | More by RyanTheLion13
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Photekut

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-18-2013 21:16:41 | More by Photekut
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-18-2013 19:46:03 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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jbarletto

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-18-2013 14:54:35 | More by jbarletto
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Hopinista

Nevada

4.93/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

750 ml bottle #15853 2012 vintage poured into delirium snifter.

A: Pours a distinct dark brown color, almost the color of maple syrup. Looks quadruple-esque with a nice fluffy cream colored head.

S: Musty spice and brown sugar upfront. Some banana, caramel, and dark fruit come through. The oak adds a nice back, this smell reminds me of bananas foster.

T: Very complex. Right up front I get a vanilla malt flavor. Some dark fruits, figs and dates are in the middle, and then the oak finishes in a big way. The aftertaste is very reminiscent of taking a sip of spiced rum. Extremely delicious, and the rum character only gets stronger as the beer warms.

M: Very medium and light on the palate, especially considering the amount of carbonation going on. Very easy to drink, which is kind of dangerous for a beer at 10% abv

O: I've always loved Unibroue, and this just cemented itself as my new favorite beer. I picked this up as a whim while on vacation, and now have 2 in my cellar. I'm going to try one in a year, and then the other on the "best by date," in four years. I definitely reccomend picking this up whenever you can.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 07:03:58 | More by Hopinista
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jimctin

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-15-2013 18:03:34 | More by jimctin
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-13-2013 16:58:36 | More by BMart
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-11-2013 14:36:05 | More by mcsauter82
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zillo043068

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-10-2013 18:43:01 | More by zillo043068
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FEUO

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-06-2013 12:21:19 | More by FEUO
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml corked and caged bottle shared with NewBrewBB (thanks Brett). Served in a taster. Pours a deep, brownish amber with a loose, cream-colored head that dissipates into a swirl across the center and a tight band around the edges. Nose expresses dark fruit, toasted notes, and a hint of buttery oakiness. Taste follows nose; however, the flavors are really masked by the carbonation. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an extremely gassy/prickly carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a decent beer - typical Unibroue quality; however, the extreme carbonation kills it a bit.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 22:51:52 | More by Jwale73
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Braseltonage

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Oboogie

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

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
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FliryVorru

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-02-2013 19:52:35 | More by FliryVorru
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JohnBender

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-28-2013 02:05:36 | More by JohnBender
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IRONRakkasan

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-28-2013 01:48:41 | More by IRONRakkasan
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RichK1

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

04-26-2013 17:41:34 | More by RichK1
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Bassbeer24

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-24-2013 23:24:29 | More by Bassbeer24
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mkennedy119

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

04-24-2013 01:38:28 | More by mkennedy119
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-21-2013 22:42:54 | More by brewsclues
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sparx1100

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-21-2013 01:13:02 | More by sparx1100
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mikeradebaugh

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-18-2013 02:04:57 | More by mikeradebaugh
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Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

04-17-2013 15:07:55 | More by Whatup14
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-15-2013 17:14:47 | More by yancot
Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 785 ratings.