I am planning a beer tasting night on February 5, 2011 with 4 of my closest friends and fellow beer lovers.
Really the night will just be a hang out time with the guys but we are going to make the beer drinking center around beers from Unibroue and share our thoughts on each one. I sent a list to everyone to choose their top 5 picks. I’ll tally the votes up and see which 5 have the most. Check back after February 5th and I’ll post my review on each of them. You can see a quick summary after the jump or go to http://www.unibroue.com to check them out.
January 24, 2011 | Categories: Beer Tasting, General, Links | Tags: apple, Beer, blackcurrant, blanche du chambly, ephemere, la fin du monde, maudite, noire du chambly, Tasting, unibroue | Leave a comment
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Category: Belgian Specialty Ale
Brewed in: Canada (Chambly, QC)
Purchased this beauty in a 750 ml bomber from Sherbrooke Liquor in Edmonton. Before I even give you the review I need to do a plug for this brewery. If you haven’t sampled the brews coming out of Unibroue – you need to do so as soon as you can. They are all quality. Check them out here.
Pours a deep cloudy ruby color with a thick two-finger near white head. Head retention was very respectable with noticeable lacing.
The nose for this brew is very sweet. I detect an earthy clove-like smell, some sweet fruitiness, some fairly potent yeast-funk, with a slightly bitter finish. This aroma is complex and inviting.
The taste of the beer is strong and very rich, in other words, it is what you expect from the nose. Flavors are malty with evident citrus notes. Hints of berries or fruitiness come through with a dry partially bitter finish.
The mouthfeel is more assertive than I was anticipating for the style. It goes down very smooth given the ABV and gives your tongue a nice tickle.
The Belgian characteristics of this beer are up front and center and come through the bountiful aroma and flavor profile. None of this comes across as over the top though.
Overall, this is an absolutely exceptional product. I am proud of Unibroue and the fact I can say this beer was brewed in Canada.
January 12, 2011 | Categories: 4 Pints, Beer Tasting, Belgian and French Ale, Belgian Specialty Ale, Ratings | Tags: Beer, belgian, canada, maudite, Tasting, unibroue | Leave a comment