Unibroue 17 | Unibroue

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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
Ratings:
343
Reviews:
272
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.86%
 
 
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12
Gots:
23
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Grande Réserve 17

Unibroue Re-released another one. Hope it’s good.
Served in Taps Magazine glass.

A- Dark tobacco-brown. Very creamy looking light beige head. Looks great. Some speckled lacing.

S- Spicy. Something brett-like but I doubt there actually is any in here. Maybe some vanilla. You can definitely taste the oak aging but it’s very delicate. A very interesting smell.

T- Very good. Might be the belgian brown ale I’ve enjoyed the most yet. Some dark fruit obviously but also so much more than most beers in the style. Nice hoppy bitterness in the finish.

M- Very full. Carbonation seems perfect to me. The type of mouthfeel which massages your mouth.

O- Top notch beer. I’d certainly like to taste an aged one, hoping for even more complexity and flavors and a less ‘‘green’’ the hop taste would be nice too.

A-4.0
S-4.0
T-4.0
M-5.0
O-4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass, pours a murky brownish-red with a thick brow-white head. Very good retention.

I smell alcohol upfront, and then the dark fruity aromas come through as well as a nice resiny hop aroma. Some cinnamon, coriander and spices are also present.

Tastes malty and fruity upfront, raisins, figs, plums, along with fruity, citrusy and floral hops. The oak aged is just barely noticeable, but it's there. Very nice hop finish to balance off the wonderful maltiness. The alchol is noticeable, but still well hidden.

Overall a wonderful Belgian dark ale, not my favourite Unibroue beer, but still wonderful!

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Dark blood reddish brown with 3mm pearl white head.

Lots of yeasty fruity esters on nose. Mild spice notes.

More spice up front with warming alcohol finish. Lingering dark fruits balance the alcohol beautifully.

Nice round mouthfeel. Won't drink because of scarcity [not sure why I wrote this in my original notes].

Overall beer is incredible. One of my favorites from Unibroue. All it took was two years and a trip to see my buddy Phil in Québec.

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Unibroue 17 from Unibroue
4.16 out of 5 based on 343 ratings.
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