Ale brewed with spices, aged with French oak, and with natural flavors added. Bottled in 2011. 10% alc./vol. Aged with French oak. Bottle refermented ale. Inspired by the great Belgian brewing traditions of Trappist monks established over the centuries, Unibroue 17 was first brewed in 2007 to celebrate our brewery's 17th anniversary. However, the overwhelming success of this specialty brew made it obvious that we could not let such a great ale slip into the anonymity of retirement. As testimony to its remarkable flavor profile which increases in complexity as it ages, the original batch bottled in 2007 was awarded an international platinum medal three years in a row, and the prestigious title of World's Best Dark Ale when it was well past three years in the bottle! So in 2011, we proudly brought back this French Oak aged, bottle refermented dark ale, with the Grand Reserve appellation as a fitting endorsement of its exceptional quality for aging. Brewed only once a year, in limited quantities, and individually numbered brasseur bottles, this is truly a flavorful delight for the specialty beer enthusiast. World Beer Championships, Chicago USA: Beverage Testing Institute: Platinum 2011. World Beer Awards: London, UK. WBA: World Beer Awards: World's Best Dark Ale 2010. 10% alc./vol. Brewed and bottled by Unibroue.