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Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve - Unibroue

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Ratings: 898
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 69
Gots: 231 | FT: 14
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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

mattreitz49, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

larbush, Sep 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

npendres, Sep 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

muskiesman, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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

Mistergiffen, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

cp45, Sep 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Shawn_Winters, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Sweffin, Sep 12, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -7.1%

BeerBuzzGuy, Sep 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

VaTechPhilly, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

750 ml bottle for $10

Appearance is a lovely red-brown colour with a 1.5 finger foamy white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Looks inviting

Nose is of alcohol first off,dark fruits vanilla,cocoa,spiced rum and sherry.

Taste is just...wow. Vanilla is what hits me first, really picking up that french oak. Ripe figs,blue plums,bittersweet chocolate and a very distinct alcohol burn, but in a really nice way. You can taste all 10% of this beast. The typical Unibroue yeast is un-noticable here, as far as i can taste. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel.

Overall a really great sipper....truly a cool weather beer though. Very complex and balanced. Glad that i've got another bottle tucked away in the cellar to sit on for a year or two and revisit.

Sofakingdrunk, Sep 09, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -21.3%

kwk1990, Sep 06, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -27%

tgraven, Aug 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

2013. 750 ml bottle at Beer Authority, NYC. Paid way too much but I look at it as a one time thing. I'm a big Unibroue fan because of the unique yeast flavor. This brew has just a hint as the stars are the caramel/malt flavors. This thing is growing on me proportionally to the rose in my cheeks. I can feel, from behind the mask, my complexion turning to that of the jovial monk that bedecks most Trappist labels. It's 70F outside but I'm in a Yuletide flava'. Do not....I repeat ...do not...misconstrue this as a complaint. The further I get into this endeavor, the more disembodied I get. Is that Tim Leary over there drinking W/Jerry Garcia. Methinks it just might be. In the end this was a most enjoyable venture.

seedyone, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Turbo, Aug 29, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -7.1%

BrunoPettipas, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Beerasaurus, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

eulerthegrape, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Corson, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

ShadyRigglesbee, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

LodiRigglesbee, Aug 24, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +4.3%

Bottled in 2013. Mahogany color with a massive amount of khaki head. Smells of dark fruits, spices, some cocoa, and caramel malt. Delicious tasting with caramel malt, dark fruits, spices, yeast, light chocolate, and a bit of oak in the finish. Has some alcohol warming to it. Medium body with high carbonation. Another great beer by Unibroue.

ksimons, Aug 23, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%

HamGlade10, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

TequilaVoodoo, Aug 20, 2014
Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 898 ratings.