Unibroue 17 | Unibroue

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4.16/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by AlexF on 02-12-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
274
Ratings:
348
pDev:
10.1%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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Photo of Cramshawbar
2.74/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Gross. It may be an attempt at Belgian style, but by deciding to load it with nutmeg, they killed all other flavours and shot themselves in the foot in the process.
Only about a $1 cheaper than St. Bernardus, which is ridiculous. They are worlds apart.
Stay away.

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Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2011 version. Reminds me a bit of Chimay Blue but with added complexities. Full-bodied mouthfeel with low carbonation. Smell and taste highlight dark fruits - raisins, figs, prunes - with some mellow spices.

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Photo of impending
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HardTarget
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Kept room temp since 2008, sampled 2017.

Appearance: Translucent deep brown glass holds a thin halo of tan spotty foam.

Aroma: Red wine tannin, clove like spice adds a forest herbal note, mild alcohol.

Taste: Well balanced with a sweet start that turns to a dark red wine profile and finishes with an alcoholic slap. There is a hint of brown paper bag oxidation, but I had to go looking for it. The taste profile is big and punchy.

Mouthfeel: Medium light body goes a bit thin and dry in the finish, low carbonation, a bit numbing.

Overall: Picked up a new release of the 17 Grand Reserve so popped this cork after 9 years in the closet waiting it's turn. The alcohol warms rather than burns, but it's heavy handed. I would say this held up rather than improved with age. The house yeast taste is a matter of personal preference.

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4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattSharpless
4.93/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Cath
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of JoeMans
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Hypersomnia
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of dgeebs07
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Ngntjp
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of REDAMI
2.51/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured from 750ml bottle into Chimay goblet.

A - Deep amber brown pour, no head.

S - Apple wood and toffee on the nose. A slight wiff of bready yeast.

T - Apple cider, leather, caramel. Definitely not a strong dark, more like a mulled apple cider.

M - No carbonation, watery.

Deeply disappointed, this is terribly mislabeled in style.

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Unibroue 17 from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 348 ratings