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Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

848 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 848
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 64
Gots: 215 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a garnet color with a small, off-white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of dark fruits with a little spice.

Tastes of the dark fruits upfront with some oak notes. Fruits lead off with dark cherry and fig leading into some brown sugar and toffee. A bit of sweetness comes in, but it is fairly mild. The oak notes come through with some light woodiness and a good bit of vanilla. This leads to a toasted bread note that ends with a bit of nutmeg and clove.

Mouthfeel is full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, I quite like this and everything is blended together well.

ocelot2500, Aug 14, 2012
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip. A hazy dark brown color with a thick tan colored head that leaves lacing down the glass.

Earthy oak, fig, Belgian yeast, clove, slight toasted malt aroma.

A nice toasted malt and raisin/molasses flavor at first. The clove and plum flavors then kick in and blend with an earthy yeast and roasted malt. The roasted malt, clove, and alcohol linger in the finish.

Full body with higher carbonation and a bit of peppery spice and alcohol burn on the tongue.

Fully expected this to be a quality dark ale and it didn't dissappoint. Very nice especially on a cold night like tonight.

Kromes, Dec 18, 2012
Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve from Unibroue
94 out of 100 based on 848 ratings.