Our BrewView on Unibroue’s Seignuriale was originally published on January 17, 2019.

Brewed since 1995, the origin of this beer was from Boucherville, Quebec. Available for a limited time in Canada.

This beer was initially brewed by the now defunct Seigneuriale brewery in Boucherville. Unibroue decided to revive it in 2012, in honor of its name and unique recipe.

The “Régime Seigneurial” flourished in New France until the mid-nineteenth century. In 1667, Pierre Boucher, Sieur de Grosbois, established a seigneurie in Boucherville on the South Shore of Montreal. The last three seigneurs resided in the sumptuous François Pierre Boucher manor of Boucherville, which was built in the 1750s and declared a historical monument in 1974. This ale is dedicated to these ancestral roots.

STYLE: Unibroue-style Brown ale. 7.5% ABV.

APPEARANCE: Light brown with orange hues, beige color head is dense, creamy and lacing is even-sheeted on the sides of the glass during consumption.

AROMA: Bready Unibroue yeast, spices, pineapple and candied fruitcake.

FLAVOR: Deep burnt caramel, citrus, mild hop bitterness.

MOUTHFEEL: Moderate carbonation, hits the tip of the tongue, then tickles the soft palate. The finish is pleasant and lingers moderately.

IMPRESSION: This is not the funky, tart version of a Belgian brown ale. Master brewer Jerry Vietz put his own unique spin on the style. Although of its 7.5% ABV, we consider this a sessionable ale due to its drinkablity.