Unibroue 11 | Unibroue

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Unibroue 11Unibroue 11
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada | website

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 12-01-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
171
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
12.65%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of cokes
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Polluted golden body with a silcone-enhanced off white dome.
Big, plump exotic fruit in the nose. Pineapple, mostly, but clementines and white grapes appear as well. Big wheat aromas to boot, and a rough-talking blast of alcohol.
All the services advertised in the smell are delivered. Everything in the nose appears in the flavor, but is much more developed.
Intially, the fruits enter. A three way fornication amongst pineapples, pears and mangos. White wine-ish grapes videotape the ordeal. Next scene features spices, ready to get it on. Pepper and hints of ginger wait for your 1-900 call. Wheat is on the on line. Ohh baby..spicy, and clovey. Yeast arrives and soothes everything out. Stays nearly sugary sweet throughout, but that is what you are paying for. Amazingly soft-bodied. A quick jolt of alcohol, and she's out the door.
Literally pillow-talk for the mouth. Smooth and soft, Steady rising carbonation and intermittent pricks of alcohol keep things arousing.
Goes down as fast as you want it to.
I'll be a regular client around here.

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Photo of Murph
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, bright golden/orange color with a big, creamy and sticky white head on top that lasts and leaves a great lace. Big candy sugar sweetness opens up with very nice spicy pepper and clove undertones. Big sweetness ushers the brew onto the tongue along with a nice spicy bite that fades off into a creamy sweetness. The 11% alcohol is only perceptible in it's slightly warming qualities. Beautiful medium body with a lightish feeling but the brew is a bit sticky on the tongue and loses some points there. Definitely an excellent brew and better than last year's in my opinion. I'll definitely have to grab some of this up since it is only $6 a bottle at my local Kroger.

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Photo of Bighuge
3.72/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance is cloudy golden. Carbonation looks to be moderate. You can literally hear the nice sized creamy white head fizzle down to a thin coating. Lacing is adequate. Nose is yeasty, fruity, doughy and slightly malty. Aroma smells like fresh baked bread at times. Taste is fruity and yeasty first and foremost. Some ethanol fumes are definitely part of the equation. A dash of black pepper is thrown in for good measure. It contains a subdued spritzy kind of a mouthfeel. Body is about medium. Drinkability is no better than average due to the lingering aftertaste of alcohol.

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Photo of Viking
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy orange-gold brew, with a nice amount of CO2 visible in the body. White, tiny-bubbled, almost-but-not-quite creamy head. Excellent head retention, with moderate amounts of lace left behind on the glass. Sweet, spicy, fruity aroma. Lots of hone-like smells, peppery spices, and citrus and apple scents blend well in this one. Big rush of flavor. Starts rather spicy and sweet; spices get a bit herbal in the middle; finishes with smooth fruity taste and a bit of alcohol flavor (not much, considering 11% abv). Nice mouthfeel, zesty throughout and finishing rather oily. One helluva beer from Unibroue. I'll have to get another bottle to cellar for a while (yeah, like I have that kind of patience).

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Photo of Jason
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml brown bottle that was corked and caged, no freshness date though this is a strong bottle conditioned beer so age will only add to the beer.

Substantial amount of chill haze to bring a light dusty orange hue, perhaps mostly from the use of wheat which forms and holds a thick creamy tiny bubbled lace. Excellent head retention.

Smells a bit minty with ripe exotic fruit, faint solvent alcohol and a honey bready maltiness. Very aromatic.

Unbeleiveably smooth and hard to be convinced that it is a 11.0% abv brew. The alcohol is there but hidden within the plumy and passion fruit flavours. A minty lemony herbal note hits in the middle and melds well with the sweet maltiness that throws suggestions of raw honey and Portuguese sweet bread.

One of the best brews from Unibroue yet! If you liked Unibroue 10 you'll love this one.

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Unibroue 11 from Unibroue
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