Unibroue 16

Unibroue 16

Rated 3.719 by BeerPals

Brewed by Unibroue

Chambly, Quebec, Canada

Style:  Abbey Tripel

10% Alcohol by Volume

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Origin: Chambly, Quebec Brewed since: 2007 ABV: 10.0% Style: Triple Color: Deep ruby-brown Nose: Complex bouqueet of malt, yeast and lemon-spice notes with floral tones. Flavor: Pleasantly malty, palate-warming and slightly sweet with accents of spiced bread pudding and ripe orchard fruit.

ID: 26352 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank943
Overall Percentile98.2
Style Rank26 of 580
Style Percentile95.5
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score4.7
Average Score3.813
Weighted Score3.719
Standard Deviation0.459

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  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 4.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    From July 2007, in a corked and caged 750ml wine bottle. Three fingers of impressive ivory head, nary a hint of lace or ring though, and aclear copper pour. Nose was yeast and spices. Flavour the same, plus maybe some fruit and certainly some alcohol, although no burn. Really good mouthfeel, smooth and near buttery. Best one I've had from Unibroue in quite some time.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.9 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottled (thanks omhper!). Amber colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is spices, caramel malts, sugary and mild alcohol. Flavour is rather sweet sugar, some mild spices, and yeast and some nectar. Rather sweet, but also shows a more wooden side that probably has come with aging this beauty.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 4.7 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Another old beer available at Binny's in Chicago. A huge white head is the dominating feature of this hazy golden beverage. The yeasty aroma grabs you right away as you search the air for hints of plums, sweet malt, and hops. Finally, you indulge the taste of a full-bodied beer that is well balanced between the malt, the spices, and the bitter finish.

  • CHOPZ 7020 reviews
    rated 3.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Celebrating my 900th rating tonight... so went to my beer cellar, and was looking for something special. Found this lonely bottle of Unibroue 16, celebrating their 16th anniversary a few years back, and had not tried it yet. It was time to open up this baby ! Like other Unibroue strong ales, this one had a huge caramel off-white foamy head that stays forever (almost) and creates patchy lacing all around. The brew itself is caramel-orange in colour with lots of very tiny sediments floating all over. Beautiful tiny bubble active carbonation too. On the back of the bottle, 04-12-2006 is written in small. The nose is pretty much on the red apple side, with the usual Unibroue yeast and a touch of alcohol and sourness. The taste is a mix of lots of fruits, like the red apples re-appear at first, with some citrus (lemon, orange) in the middle, and a little bit of peaches in the aftertaste. All along, we find some hints of caramel and spices. Not really sweet, not too spicy and with a tad of bitterness. This beer is retired now, and that was my only bottle... so good trying you... Unibroue 16.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.9 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A consistent brewery whose products I have always enjoyed. This anniversary magnum is similar to many of their other brews, and I find nothing wrong with that. Orange/copper in color with tiny spots of lacing, and a thin filmy head. Vibrant and well carbonated. Fruity aroma of white grapes, cherries, and lemons. Spicy and musty with a heavy yeast earthiness. Very sharp aroma, smells great. Filling and fizzy due to the high carbonation. Poignant alcohol bite that is harsh and welcoming. Flavors are mainly fresh bread with bakers spices along with grapes and some citrus fruits rounded out by a potpourri of fresh flowers. Bitter, peppery effect is noticed in the background. Familiar as are most of Unibroue's strong ales, this one was very agreeable.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 4.3 15 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pours a dark reddish brown colur with and sticky tanhead. Aroma is malty, alcohol dark fruit and black licorice flavors. Taste is firm on the palate, Juicey fruits smoke and jerky aroma.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.9 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    If there's one thing that Unibroue does well, it's Belgians. Strongs to be exact. A really nice pour and great aromas and flavors abound. Very similar to their Trois Pistoles and Maudite in flavor. Pours out a dark amber color, with dark fruits, spices and toffeyish malts abound. Very sweet, dark fruits dominate the flavor with some toffee and spices following up the rear. Some light mushroom notes also can be found here and there. Carbonation in just the right amount, nothing too harsh here. The one thing I find hard to discern is the difference between the different vintages, as many of them are very similar in tastes and aromas. Thankfully, all the different vintages are tasty.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Tasted at the May Northern California Beer Tasting. This Belgian Strong Ale pours a deep amber brown color from a 750ml bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is dark fruit, caramel, yeast and spices. A medium to full bodied Belgian Strong Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, lots of dark fruit flavors. The hops are earthy. Nice smooth malty BSA from Unibroue. I would expect nothing less. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. The aftertaste is slightly sweet and spicy.

  • STALEYIV 1405 reviews
    rated 3.8 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Aroma on this edition is very effervescent with some sour apples coming through with some sweetness as well as some yeasty overtones and is similar to what apple juice is like with some very faint spices as well. Appearance is much darker than I expected it to be and is a cloudy, reddish-amber in color when held to the light with a very smmoth and frothy head on top that is very full and well-carbonated and remains on top. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and smooth with tons of fruity complexity as well as yeasty balance with a palette that is luscious and smooth with just a hint of alcohol coming through. Flavor is of apples as well as sour and tartness with an aftertaste that is yeasty with some slight funk as well as some spices that mingle with a finish that is creamy and very smooth with not much alcohol noticeable. Overall, I actually like this one contrary to what some have said but Unibroue sometimes gets repetative with some of their Belgian ales; anyway, definitely recommended brew here!

  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 3.4 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Pours with an amber body with orange accents topped by a thick head with some lacing left behind. It’s slightly sour with an underlying sweetness, some malt notes, a hint of banana and lots of clovy, yeasty notes. Medium bodied, smooth and a bit dry.

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