Edition 2004 | Unibroue

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
267 Ratings
Edition 2004Edition 2004
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by taez555 on 12-10-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
267
Reviews:
245
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.76%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
For Trade:
1
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4.84/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.21/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle shared by Todd last night.
Slightly hazy copper brown color with a smallish head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is filled with overpowering spices atop a faint brown sugary caramel malt base. The flavor is not a bit different. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet spicy mouthfeel. Not bad for a ten year old beer, but too heavy on the spicing for my tastes.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MatthewWilde
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 bottle 2004

A: Burnt orange in color, cloudy throughout, pours with no head, no lacing, no internal carbonation, certainly a few years peaked

S: Moderately fragrant with a rather fruity aroma, apple juice comes to mind, some pepper and herbal elements exist as well, quite yeasty

T: Flavor is incredibly subdued, fruity and yeasty, but missing something, very slight alcohol but almost not even present, definitely a shell of what this ale used to be

M: Like drinking juice, amazingly drinkable, like water on the palate, extremely mild fruity aftertaste, not lingering or drying

O: Unfortunately this beer has seen better days and peaked a couple years ago, but an interesting experience needless to say, unbeatable mouthfeel given it abv

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the Belgian yeast, with some wheat and assorted spices thrown in. The flavor is similar, with a strong yeast component. I also get some nice pepper and spice notes, as well as some floral and rose notes. All of this is mixed in with some biscuit and wheat notes, as well as a good dose of alcohol, Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Morey
3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cork & Cage bottle with no freshness date. There's a code, but I can't crack it.

Poured a hazy copper-orange color with a very small head (maybe 1/4 of an inch). Head quickly settled to absolutely nothing. No ring around the glass, no lacing....NOTHING. Initially following the pour, I could see some carbonation bubbles, but I'm 10 minutes in now, and none remain.

Aroma is fruity. I'm getting green sour apple. Maybe a hint of vinegar. I know what you're thinking....maybe this beer has gone bad...but I don't think that it has. Is it a bit flat?..Yes...but it taste pretty good actually.

Taste: Sweet and fruity up front. Apple cider. I'm also getting some earthy malt flavors near the middle. This beer is definitely lacking carbonation.

Medium bodied with a very low/soft carbonation. Too soft. Normally this brewery and Belgians in general are high in carbonation and sometimes too high for my taste. This however....is too low.

The flavor is there, but sadly the carbonation is not. It's still drinkable though.

Morey's Bottom Line: Well, this bottle was given to me for free by the owner of a local bottle shop. He said that he had a couple of cases, and one of them had gone bad and the other was ok. They got mixed together, and so he gave me a bottle. This is still good, but it's gone pretty flat. I could tell from the quiet pop when I pulled the cork.

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.08 out of 5 based on 267 ratings.
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