Quatre-Centième
Brassin Commémoratif

Additional notes 04/21/24 (pictured)

Found an ancient bottle of this last week and decided to take a chance. $8.50 a bottle, what’s to lose? $8.50 I suppose!

Light pop on opening with a tiny bit of gun smoke. At least it’s not 100% flat. Lighted hazed, orange body with a head that dies quickly. Nose is a bit buttery and fruity. The tastes reflect that, and this is clearly a LONG way past its best and this was never intended to be kept this long no matter what the conditions.

I’m not judging this beer on this bottle, and I really liked it originally. TBH, the fact that one could drink this at this age, even if it is not good at all, is somewhat of a compliment to the beer as a whole.


Original notes 10/04/08

750 mL corked & caged typical Unibroue affair. Thanks go out to Josh for the trade just before this made it to Atlanta!

Poured this baby into the Duvel tulip. Celebrating 400 years of settlement of Quebec City. Pale, honey orange body as expected. Large head that falls back to give spotty, light head.

Nose and tastes are as expected with simple Belgian yeast notes, mild alcohol and sweetness in the finish. Light medicinal/herbal notes too.

Some non-ripe, crunchy pears in there too.

This is a typical Belgian strong pale but also provides a lot of light drinking character. The sweetness IS there but it is not at ALL cloying or heavy. Easy to quaff.

Easy drinking amongst the spice (herbal) notes a delicious example of the style. I knew I would love this and I was not disappointed.

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10/04/2008
Brewery:
Unibroue
Format:
bottle
ABV: 7.5 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 4
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