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Unibroue
La Résolution Dark Ale

Category: Belgian Style Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 10%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
2017 Best Belgian Style Strong Ale, 2017 Best Canadian Beer

Unibroue
La Résolution Dark Ale

Category: Belgian Style Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 10%
Nearly opaque dark brown color. Spicy, attractive aromas and flavors of sarsaparilla, gingerbread, dark chocolate mint and graham crackers, and menthol-eucalyptus lozenge with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, involved, long spiced melon, chocolate fondue with pears, and toffee finish. A robust, spicy, herbal Belgian strong ale that begs another sip.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: sarsaparilla, gingerbread, dark chocolate mint and graham crackers, and menthol-eucalyptus lozenge
Taste Flavor: spiced melon, chocolate fondue with pears, and toffee
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Tagine, Skirt Steak with Mole, Limburger
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A robust, spicy, herbal Belgian strong ale that begs another sip.

The Producer

Sleeman Unibroue, Inc.

The Producer
1100, 50th Ave
Lachine, Québec H8T 2V3
Canada
1 450-658-7658

Their Portfolio

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88 Unibroue Maudite 8% (Canada)
85 Unibroue Noire de Chambly 6.2% (Canada)
87 Unibroue Trois Pistoles 9% (Canada)
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96 Unibroue La Résolution, Extra Strong Ale 10% (Canada)
92 Unibroue Terrible 10.5% (Canada)
91 Unibroue Blanche De Chambly 5% (Canada)
94 Unibroue Éphémère Poire 5.5% (Canada)
89 Unibroue Éphémère Sureau 5.5% (Canada)
90 Unibroue Éphémère Pomme 5.5% (Canada)
88 Unibroue Blanche de Chambly 5% (Canada)
92 Unibroue Lune de Miel 8% (Canada)
95 Unibroue 2016 17 Grande Reserve Dark Ale 10% (Canada)
96 Unibroue La Résolution Dark Ale 10% (Canada)
94 Unibroue 2013 17 Grande Reserve Dark Ale 10% (Canada)
92 Unibroue Á Tout Le Monde Megadeth Saison 4.5% (Canada)
87 Unibroue Blonde de Chambly 5% (Canada)
91 Unibroue Blanche De Chambly Belgian-Style White Ale 5% (Canada)
88 Unibroue Éphémère Pomme Flavored Wheat Ale 5.5% (Canada)
86 Unibroue Éphémère Fraise & Rhubarbe Flavored Wheat Ale 5.5% (Canada)
94 Unibroue La Fin du Monde Belgian-Style Triple Ale 9.0% (Canada)
89 Unibroue Maudite Belgian-Style Double Ale 8.0% (Canada)
94 Unibroue Trois Pistoles Belgian-Style Dark Ale 9.0% (Canada)
93 Unibroue Don de Dieu Belgian-Style Wheat Ale 9.0% (Canada)
89 Unibroue Noire de Chambly Belgian-Style Black Ale 6.2% (Canada)
92 Unibroue Terrible Belgian-Style Quadruple Ale 10.5% (Canada)
94 Unibroue 2014 17 Grande Réserve Dark Ale 10% (Canada)
85 Unibroue Raftman Belgian Smoked Ale 5.5% (Canada)

Belgian Style Strong Ale

Belgian style strong ales range in color from medium to dark brown and in alcohol from 8-11%. These beers typically have a fruity Belgian yeast character and a degree of sweetness coupled with a viscous mouthfeel. This category also includes Belgian style quadruples. Better examples of this style strike a seamless balance between rich, sweet malt flavors, alcohol and complex Belgian yeast flavors ranging from banana to dark fruit. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre, Brouwerij Bosteels Pauwel Kwak, La Trappe Quadrupel and Brasserie Dubuisson Freres Scaldis.

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Belgian Style Strong Ale