Unibroue 15 | Unibroue

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252 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ypsifly on 02-17-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
252
Reviews:
213
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Sixpack595
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of ikantspel
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

750 into a duvel tulip

pours a magnificent amber. antique white head. with slightly heavy carbonation.

heavily tart and yeasty smell. some spice barely creeps in

kinda tart at first. alcohol creeps in a balances it out. sweet bready yeast aftertaste. almost like butter cookies.

this is the first time ive ever had the mouthfeel as the top. after a few sips this brew gets GOOOD. thank you to whoever cellarred and posted this on ebay. CHEERS

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Photo of metter98
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very cloudy dark amber in color and appears a little milky. It poured with a thin head that faded away very quickly.
S: The nose has strong fruity aromas.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is quite fruity. Flavors of apples and pears seem to stand out in particular; there are also hints of spices and sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and sticks to your tongue like a comfortable blanket. Aging definitely improves the mouthfeel of this beer.
O: Considering its strength, this beer is quite easy to drink because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste. Nevertheless, it’s a good beer to sip and savor.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

703rd Review on BA
Bottle to Oswg
750 ml c/c
Bottle date of 1/6/06

Thanks to stan @ Lone Hill for this one

App- A light golden orange with a one finger very noisy bubbling crackling head. Not a ton of leg/ lace either. 2nd pour way to much sediment but was expecting it.

Smell- Ahhh, that famous Unibroue scent. Full, rich, spice, yeasty. This was quite big on the nose 5 years on.

Taste- Unibroue does a grand job with the Belgian Strong.... This one was strong, balanced and a little yeasty. Five years was still very quenching, refreshing and tasteful. More of a pepper note a little nutmeg.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonated. A spicy yeasty note remains.

Drink- For me this is an under the radar forgotten in grand scheme of things type of brewery that does good beer. 5 years on this one holds up quite well. Id love another bottle.

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Photo of kwjd
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at a store in Howell, Michigan. I'm assuming this isn't new, so i twas nicely aged by the store already. One I pop the cork the bottle starts gushing. I wish I had my glass near by, because it kept gushing over the counter until I could get my glass to pour the beer. Pours with huge white head, as you'd expect after the opening. Very hazy pale orange colour. Lots of floating yeast is visible even though I only poured about 1/3 of the bottle. Smells quite fruity, of peaches and apple, with some citrus. Lots of yeasty aroma too. The flavour is quite sweet. This is a delicious Belgian ale, though I would have preferred less gushing.

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3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 02/12/11 notes. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a murky orange color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of dark fruits, spices, yeast, and fruity malts.

t - Tastes of dark fruits, spices, and yeast.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation

d - I thought this was a very nice beer. I liked the smell a lot, but I think the taste is a little bit past it's prime. I don't think this one is going to get any better so if you're sitting on a bottle, I say drink it now. Still good and glad I tried it; would have again.

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Unibroue 15 from Unibroue
4.04 out of 5 based on 252 ratings.
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