Archive for the Bottle Fermented Category


Posted in Ales, Bottle Fermented, Reviews with tags , , , , on October 9, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Unibroue, Chambly, Quebec

  • 5.5% ABV, 15.5 IBU’s
  • This beer is produced to recognize the rivermen and lumberjacks of Québec in the 19th century who finished their day with Ale and Whiskey.
  • Brownish orange coloured ale, with a light soapy head, that subdues rather quickly.
  • Highly carbonated, bubbles feel pleasantly sharp against the tongue.
  • Has a very strong yeasty aroma and flavour, which one comes to expect when opening any offering from Unibroue.
  • It has a slight banana and nutmeg flavour, but the smokey whiskey malt goes undetected on the palate.
  • I find it has gotten rather mundane tasting different Unibroue beers because they seem to all have the same flavour profile. They are all yeasty and over poweringly sweet. It is almost like that is the base flavour for all of their beers, but some have just a tiny tweak to make it something else. Overall I have not been pleased lately with Unibroue beers, a brewery that I loved so much several years ago. I hope something comes along soon that can change this impression for me, but for now Unibroue and I will be taking a break.


Posted in Bottle Fermented, Reviews, Wheat Beers on August 18, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Unibroue, Chambly, PQ

  • 5% Alcohol content
  • Belgian Witbier style (white ale), bottle fermented
  • Strong yeast aroma, slighty soapy
  • Flavour is extreamly mild, mindlessly light, slight apricot notes that die off quickly
  • Very bubbly, constant bubbles, slightly cloudy, good thick head
  • Thirst quenching


Posted in Ales, Bottle Fermented, Extra Strong Ales, Reviews on August 17, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

La Trou du Diable, Shawinigan, P.Q.

  • 10% Alcohol content
  • Belgian style extra strong ale
  • Oaked in used apple brandy barrels, from local cidery
  • Yeasty, Fruity, Peach
  • Finishes Bitter, warm, boozy finish