Unibroue 15

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Quebec, Canada
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
4.04 | pDev: 9.16%
Apr 13, 2017
Feb 17, 2006
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Reviewed by jzlyo from Iowa

4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Aroma is a complex mix of dark fruit/raisins and fruit. The flavor is dark fruit, mild raisins, yeast, malts and a mix of mild funk and warming alcohol in the finish. From my college days, wish this wasn't a one-off special, it was awesome.
Apr 13, 2017
Rated: 3.73 by yourefragile from District of Columbia

Jan 14, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by harpus from Alabama

Jul 31, 2015
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 20, 2014
Rated: 4 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 14, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Brewski from Pennsylvania

Aug 10, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by kbuzz from North Carolina

Aug 10, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by GRG1313 from California

Aug 09, 2014
Rated: 4 by beernads from Florida

Jul 18, 2014
Rated: 4 by zestar from California

Jul 01, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by emalc from Michigan

Jun 08, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by afsdan from Colorado

Apr 10, 2014
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pouring a cellar temp into a snifter. Figured it was time to go after this one after many years maturing in the basement. The beer pours a clear but sediment laden copper hue with a fizzy eggshell white head of 1 cm that fades to a sturdy edge layer rapidly after the pour.
The aroma is evident immediately with citrusy fruit and spice notes leading the way, I get some cloves and pear with a little musty funk buried in for good measure. I also get bready yeast notes that mix with the fruitiness to remind me of scones or muffins.
First sip reveals an average body with fine tingly carbonation and a little bit of a stickiness on my lips after the sip. The carbonation leaves a lingering feel on my tongue. I also get many burps from one sip, didnt think the carbonation was very high, but rethinking that now.
Flavor is sweet and spicy with toffee, pear, white grape, and then moves to cloves and some black pepper. the carbonation lingers on my palate after each sip, amazing.
Flavor is also some grain and bread with a little musty blanket on the finish. As the beer is warming now, I also get some anise, which i personally dont like as a flavor, but I suspect many would approve of in this beer.
I dont get any warming alcohol or other hints of the booze and this 10%er goes down a little too easy IMO.
Glad I sat on this, would be happy to have another downstairs, but I do not. Unibroue and the anniversary beers are usually good for many years and this one continues that trend. Bon Biere de la Quebec!
Feb 15, 2014
Rated: 3 by tom10101 from Canada (QC)

Dec 29, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Jul 03, 2013
Rated: 4 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Jun 24, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by Kelp from New Hampshire

Apr 16, 2013
Rated: 4 by beer64nut from Missouri

Mar 15, 2013
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Reviewed by corby112 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Slightly funky, earthy aroma with a decent balance of zesty spice, bready yeast, grassy hops and estery light fruit notes. Some pepper and clove followed by hints of bread, banana and bubblegum. Subtle earthy straw/hay character along with more banana, pear and apple. Seems to have held up well and still smells pretty nice.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with tight carbonation and a slight creamy texture. Heavily spiced up front with some pepper, clove and coriander lingering over the musty funk, bready yeast, light fruit and earthy hop notes into a dry, slightly tart finish. Strong bread/yeast presence with sourdough flavor followed by sweet banana, apple and pear flavors. Some earthy, grassy hops toward the end of the palate balance things out and prevents it from becoming too sweet. There's also some subtle alcohol sweetness in the finish but the high ABV is very well masked.

I didn't know what to expect going in but this beer has held up surprisingly well. Complex, flavorful and well balanced. Very slight oxidization but is still drinking very smoothly and the high alcohol content is toned down, giving off little to no heat. I'm having no problem going through this 750ml rather quickly.
Feb 20, 2013
Rated: 4 by imperialking from Illinois

Oct 22, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by aasher from Indiana

Jul 01, 2012
Rated: 3.25 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Apr 23, 2012
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Reviewed by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750ml Bottle - Thanks to Pushkinwow for sharing

Appearance - Hazy copper colour with a small size fizzy off white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation and there isn't much lacing. The head was gone in a few minutes.

Smell - Malts, raisins/grapes, yeast, apples

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, grapes/raisins, and apples. There is also a fair amount of yeast and spice and a bit of a honey sweetness. It ends with a fruity and spicy aftertaste.

Overall - I really enjoyed this one and even though it is an older bottle the flavours were still very vibrant and full. The booze was well hidden and the beer is extremely drinkable. I'd like to have a few bottles of this in my cellar for special occasions.
Apr 18, 2012
Rated: 4.25 by whatname from Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2012
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottle date of 1/6/2006. Pours a very hazy and cloudy golden orange color with a fairly dense 1-2 finger off white head with decent retention that reduces to a thin cap of lace that lingers. Some slight bits of lace on the glass. Aromas of big banana, orange, honey, grape, caramel, molasses, candi sugar, clove, and yeast spices. Some nice and well balanced aromas with good complexity. Taste of big banana, orange peel, grape, honey, pepper, toffee, butterscotch, clove, molasses, apple, candi sugar, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of caramel, citrus, toffee, butterscotch, clove, molasses, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel. Very smooth to drink for 10%, but is still a bit of a sipper. Alcohol is extremely well hidden, with hardly any warming noticed at all after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Belgian strong pale. Tons of great balanced flavors with good complexity; and very smooth to drink for the gravity. Definitely highly enjoyed this one. This has held up very nicely over 6 years.
Apr 13, 2012
Rated: 4 by jfcaa193 from Canada (QC)

Feb 19, 2012
Rated: 5 by zonker17 from Texas

Feb 18, 2012
Rated: 4 by drummermattie02 from Texas

Jan 16, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Jan 15, 2012
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Reviewed by Sixpack595 from Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I forgot about this one in a dark corner of the basement, and was a bit nervous about how well it aged. Popping the cork yielded a whiff of alcohol and berry. Pouring yielded light copper body with a very sparse layer of foam. Mouthfeel is prickly with a good bit of carbonation that is unexpected based on the weak head. A bit of alcohol is evident, fruity with a touch of tart and just enough bitter to balance things out. Glad I hung onto this one, it held up very well.
Jan 01, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by jophish17 from Georgia

Dec 24, 2011
Rated: 4.5 by Pamola from Vermont

Dec 21, 2011
Rated: 5 by jbertsch from Massachusetts

Dec 11, 2011
Rated: 4 by rab53 from Washington

Dec 09, 2011
Rated: 4 by FreshmanPour77 from Minnesota

Dec 03, 2011
Rated: 4 by deapokid from Pennsylvania

Dec 03, 2011
Rated: 4.5 by nickfl from Florida

Dec 01, 2011
Rated: 4 by LadyOfMuchBeer from Texas

Dec 01, 2011
Rated: 4 by brandoman63 from Illinois

Nov 30, 2011
Rated: 4 by nmann08 from Virginia

Nov 25, 2011
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