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Unibroue

Unibroue
2013 17 Grande Reserve Dark Ale

Category: Belgian Style Specialty Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 10%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Unibroue
2013 17 Grande Reserve Dark Ale

Category: Belgian Style Specialty Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 10%
Murky mahogany color. Curious aromas and flavors of warm rubber eraser, cocoa powder, birch bark and herb rub, and fig and raisin toast with a supple, soft, finely carbonated, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, easy chocolate yogurt with granola, nut skin, baked beans, and earth finish. An earthy beer for the table.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty & Funky
Aroma Aroma: warm rubber eraser, cocoa powder, birch bark and herb rub, and fig and raisin toast
Taste Flavor: chocolate yogurt with granola, nut skin, baked beans, and earth
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Veggie Burger, Vegetarian Chili, Pork Chops
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy beer for the table.
The Producer

Sleeman Unibroue, Inc.

The Producer
1100, 50th Ave
Lachine, Québec H8T 2V3
Canada
1 450-658-7658
Belgian Style Specialty Ale
Beer Glass Thistle Amber.jpg
Serve in a Thistle
This is not a classic style but represents various beers of similar Belgian theme. This category is, practically speaking, a catchall for beers that don’t fit neatly in an existing category. Specialty beers may be flavored with, or affected by, unusual ingredients (ginger, chipotle peppers) or fermentation agents (Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus), or brewed with unusual fermentables (buckwheat, sweet potatoes, maple syrup). Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements and overall drinkability.
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