So, I have been a major advocate of Quebec beers since I visited and discovered so many great ones. Unibroue is probably the most well known brand available where I'm from (NYC), and I've been an admirer of them, too, for some time. This year, someone kindly purchased a bottle of Trader Joe's Vintage 2012 for me. This may be old news, but I've never seen it before, and my initial skepticism turned to delight when I saw it's made by Unibroue. But then my eye caught sight of it, right there on the front of the bottle: Natural flavor added. What could this mean, I wondered... but I couldn't really turn up much information online. I may call them, but I thought I could run this by the BA community first. My fear is that other Unibroue beers also include natural flavors (which basically means artificial flavors and is repulsive to me, especially in a product like beer--reminds me of the Lindemans fiasco). My sense from reading reviews of actual Unibroues is that they may be adding various flavor syrups, and I'm not even sure how I feel about that, but flavor additives is a whole 'nother story. I may be overreacting, but I am close to swearing off Unibroue completely if this turns out to be true. Given their recent purchase by Sapporo, I don't feel too guilty about it, but, still, I hate to give up any worthy brew. I just want to confirm my suspicions first. This also makes me wonder how many other beers use artificial/natural flavors. Does anyone know? I always thought of beer as a genuinely natural food and that you really shouldn't and don't need to add anything to it, at least not anything that isn't also food.