Review: Unibroue La Résolution (2019)


I reviewed Unibroue's La Résolution back in 2014, and way back then it was my favourite easily available Unibroue beer at the time - It was sweet, it was boozy, it had cinnamon and nutmeg and a hint of spice to it to give it a great winter time vibe to it that only Unibroue 17 or a boozy stout/porter could replicate better for me. In the 2019 Unibroue winter taster pack, they included La Résolution, making it the first time I've seen it in nearly three years now.

From the label: La Résolution is a dark ale with a spicy character. With a 10% alcohol content, its spicy caramel aroma evolves on the palate into pleasant and complex notes reminiscent of gingerbread. Its perfect balance of spicy, caramel and roasted malt flavours is complemented by a pleasant roundness and persistent finish. A cold-weather brew that warms the heart." 10% ABV

Appearance: Pours a murky dark brown body, reminiscent of Trois Pistoles. The head starts off with a moderate to thick yellowish-beige but gradually diminishes to to a light head with a spider web lacing on the glass.

Aroma: I haven't compared my notes to when I first reviewed this beer in 2014 but it honestly reminds me of way back when. This beer is rich and boozy with a lot of caramel and brown sugar, raisins, notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, basically a ginger bread cookie in a beer. It's slightly nutty but sweet and overly winter spiced.

Taste: Lots of caramel and brown sugar right from the very first sip, there's a bit of a booze burn to it,  notes of ginger bread cookie.. so a decent amount of cinnamon and nutmeg. There's a bit of a molasses aftertaste at the end. Wintertime in a bottle.

Overall Thoughts: I'm not going to give one this time around. Check out my two other reviews of this beer to get a sense of what I think about this beer.. and apparently deep in my hoard I have a bunch of this beer, so I should see how well it's aged..

2014: https://www.beercrank.ca/2014/10/unibroue-resolution-review.html
2015: https://www.beercrank.ca/2015/11/unibroues-la-resolution-2015.html

https://www.unibroue.com/en/our-beers/la-resolution/13

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