Our BrewView on Unibroue’s 1837 was originally published on January 27, 2019.
The 1837 is brewed in memory of our heroes who died for the motherland and freedom during the Patriots War. On December 14 of 1837, Jean-Olivier Chénier, one of the leaders of the rebellion, alongside 60 of his comrades, fell on the battlefield at the battle of Saint-Eustache against the British troops.
One year after these events, two patriots are executed at the Pied-du-Courrant Prison. In January and February of 1839, ten of their companions will suffer the same fate.
STYLE: Unibroue-style Golden Ale. 7% ABV.
APPEARANCE: Medium golden color with a dense 3-finger height white colored head. Soapy dense lacing on sides of glass as liquid is consumed.
AROMA: Fresh golden malt, spicy phenols, bready yeast, white pepper, sugar cane.
FLAVOR: Aromas carry over into the flavor.
MOUTHFEEL: Carbonation level is high, fills the entire mouth with its effervescence. Sugar cane and white pepper finish lingers.
IMPRESSION: This was the first time to taste this beer. It exceeded expectations, and have not had it since. Would love get get more.