La Seigneuriale | Unibroue

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La SeigneurialeLa Seigneuriale

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Quebec, Canada

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kbub6f on 03-17-2005

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of Fader
3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A - A nice very cloudy amber, with an aggressive head that slowly dissipates, leaving a slight lacing that slowly breaks away.

S - A very nice smelling beer, a deep aroma of spice and a very slight booze scent.

T - A very deep spicy start, with booze breaking in throughout, with a yeasty crescendo, and an almost sour/bitter finish.

M - A bubbly start, that quickly disappears.

O - Solid beer, but was expecting more from this brewer.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of MrTinnedPEach
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - clear bubbly copper, tower of tan head held endlessly
S - yeasty esters of sour peach and herbs, leafy, and a bubblegum hint
T - leafy green and mild citrus hops meld well with yeasty esters, touches of mint bubble gum, cracker grain malt
M - light with creamy carbonation, crisp and clean all the way through with a minerally dryness on the finish
O - this is enjoyable to drink, so fresh and clean that it leaves you thirsty and satisfied in a great way

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark rich honey amber that almost grades into russet, with ample billowing Duvel style foam. One is immediately struck by the strong yeasty esters, phenols, fruit, brown spices, and bready malt aromas, and the taste is even more complex. I get quite a lot of banana, which combines with crystal malt sweetness to yield a banana bread effect, cinnamon and nutmeg, cloves, a more fragrant noble hop perfume, some apple, a whole ton of yeast really. A yeast forward beer that veers into cloying at times, whereas Duvel stays fruity and crisp. The finish is dry, reasonably bitter, and very earthy, calls to mind ginseng or even fresh potatoes or other root vegetables. You've got several takes on spice all vying together and I can't say the whole thing is as balanced as maybe it should be, but it ain't dull. There are medicinal notes and almost a fermented honey vibe like mead. Sweetness and earthy bitterness linger for a long time and I get some overly ripe tropical fruit and grassy green hops. Fairly bubbly but less assertive carbonation than I was expecting, which is fine in terms of letting the nuances shine forth. I laud the complexity even as I wonder if the finish is overly variegated and dank. Unibroue does not produce a bad beer. This one is very good but not a world beater (cf. their dark ale and tripel offerings).

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

La Seigneuriale from Unibroue
3.91 out of 5 based on 332 ratings.
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