Unibroue 17

Unibroue 17

Rated 3.852 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Unibroue

Chambly, Quebec, Canada

Style:  Belgian Strong Ale

10% Alcohol by Volume

35 International Bittering Units

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Origin: Chambly, Québec Brewed since: 2007 ABV: 10,0% Fermentation: Top Style: Extra strong dark ale Color: Dark amber color with spirited effervescence and cream-colored lacework SRM: 32 Clarity: Opaque Head: Rich lacy beige foam Bubbles: Fine, moderate Effervescence: Sustained Nose: Complex bouquet of roasted malt, hops and aromatic spice notes with vanilla undertones Flavor: Intensely malty, slightly sweet and hoppy with mocha & cocoa accents and a subtle oaky finish IBU: 35 Body: Medium Aftertaste: Pleasantly lingers on Suggested serving temperature: 12º - 14º Suggested glass: Chalice or tulip

ID: 30506 Last updated 4 years ago Added to database 13 years ago

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Overall Rank384
Overall Percentile99.2
Style Rank38 of 1172
Style Percentile96.8
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.7
Average Score3.950
Weighted Score3.852
Standard Deviation0.401

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  • MARTINSANDERS 361 reviews
    rated 3.4 3 years ago

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

    Bottle. Colour - murly dark brown with red edges, thin creamy light brown head, good lacing to the bottom of the glass. Aroma - dark fruits, roasted malt. molasses, grass, spices. Mouthfeel - medium bodied, slightly over carbonated. Flavour - sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit and spices

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

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

    Bottled@Fonefan (thanks for the bottle omhper!). Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is alcohol, raisins, toffee, soap and some mild spices. Flavour is hops, spices, some alcohol as well as mild birch sap. Probably needs a bit of aging, since it felt a bit strong, sharpedged and alcoholic.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

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

    aroma is winelike and bready at the same time. it grew on me as it opened up. feel is full. looks dark brown with red hues. flavor similar to aroma with more spice and yeast. nice

  • CHEFCHAD 542 reviews
    rated 4.4 12 years ago

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

    Smells of fruit and hearth with massive oak and vanilla tones. Pours a very nice reddish brown with a great white creamy head. Another amazing carbonation and body from this brewery. Top notch. This is one of the most interesting and complex beers I have ever had. Huge Plum and rasins and vanilla. But what really stud out was the buttery complexity. I really thought I was drinking an highly oaked Merlot. This was stunning.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    pours with a stable cream head .. . musty cherry, tobacco, jam, alcohol and basement flavours, also similar in the nose .. . slightly sour slightly sweet, nice link up .. . good but seems less than last 2 years .. abv is fairly well hidden too .. . wwf: pandas that wrestle ... ..

  • BOSOXBRENT 227 reviews
    rated 4.3 12 years ago

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

    My friend Rob is a huge Unibroue fan and brought this little nugget of goodness over to my apartment one day. It sat in the fridge for a couple of weeks, until tonight were we were thirsty and had to take on the 17.

    The beer poured out into the glass had a cloudy, dark brown color with reddish highlights when held up to the light. The head was slightly off-white and about a finger thick, but had an amazing retention and left some light lacing on the side of the glass. You don't have to work hardk to pick up on the aroma which was full up brown bread, plums, figs, and a slight hint of alcohol.

    The beer is excellent to drink with a hearty carbonation level when first poured. The flavor has a great spiciness to it that, mixed with the carbonation, dances around on your tongue. Mixed in with the spices are some slight sour notes on top of a bed of roasted malts and dark fruit. This definitely is a winter warmer as your throat immediately warms up upon having a sip.

    Another stellar job by the folks at Unibroue in the never ending collection of high alcohol brews. Keep up the great work!

  • PFOXYJOHN 676 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

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

    This beer was one of several provided by bluesandbarbq that served to enhance my family's holiday celebrations; merci beaucoup et joyeuses fêtes! Poured a deep ruby color, cloudy, with a cascade of miniscule bubbles. The dense bubbly off-white head resulted in good lacing. Medium-bodied and well balanced. Pungent plum and spice aromas; taste was lightly bitter and spicy with a long, mellow bittersweet fruity finish.

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 4.3 12 years ago

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

    Yummy, Yummy Yummy! Full and very soft, creamy mouthfeel. The first taste is of some spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, a touch of pepper (which comes out a lot in the finish). This gives way to some fruity notes: apples and bannanas. There is a hint of chocolate in there too. Kind of iced tea colored, with a super soft and frothy head that leaves a film all over the glass. Clean and refreshing finish. This is a very tasty beer, but in all honesty, is nothing short of the fabulousness that I expect from this brewery.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle from State Line. The pour was deep orange-brown, hazy-cloudy, huge typical highly carbonated U head and ringed lacing. The aroma was wonderful, sawdust, sprtizy notes of lemon-lime, oranges, coriander, root-beerish spicing. The flavor followed the aroma, chocolate and dark fruits mixed in lightly, yeast faint for the U, yet still present. Mouthfeel was airy-full, carbonated. A pretty nice brew, although the spicing did turn a bit too strong w/ some annoying cinnamon-like character eventually.

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

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

    Brown pour with red highlights and a foamy white head. Aroma contained brown sugar and cherries. The flavor was rich dark cherries and other fruit, some toasty brown sugar and a hint of chocolate. Another good offering from Unibroue.

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