TheGB (422) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a nicely laced brown head. Nice aroma of biscuit, prune and brown malt. Nice taste with some light spice. Very nice palate too.
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DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml->stem. Deep brown with white head. Aroma has anise, spices, fruits. Taste of banana, spices, nuts, other fruits. High carbonation. Complex, good.
asmithbeer (66) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Black with little ivory head. Aroma of prunes, cloves, and toasted grains. Taste of banana and clove, good mouth feel and carbonation.
mike_77 (1960) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown. Aroma has some aniseed and spices. Lots of complex dried fruits. Itís quite sugary. Also rich and warming.
NeoHippie2 (450) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am not the biggest Unibroue fan but this was pretty respectable and well-balanced. Lots of roasted malt and yeast on the nose. Decent belgian taste to it (dubbel-ish). Some nice complexities too of dried fruit and some spice. I was pleasantly surprised. Not the greatest by any means but enjoyable. Iíd be interested to see how this cellars. Well done.
DYCSoccer17 (3012) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle. The aroma on this has the distinct Unibroue yeast profile - very fruity with hints of pineapple and passionfruit. There is a light underlying spiciness, which seems more along the way of nutmeg. Light toastiness, too. Fairly straight-forward aroma. Modestly transparent mahogany-colored body present with a large, fizzy, light tan head. Good head retention. Starts with a sharp carbonation. Becomes a little sweet with some toffee-like flavors, before this becomes a bit spicy (white pepper). Some of the fruity, pineapple yeast esters then follow, before this finishes with a little bit of metallic flavoring and a little anise. Entirely overly carbonated for me, but decent nonetheless. Curious is all of these vintages are identical, though?
TURDFERGUSON (3571) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Shocked I havenít rated one of these yet as I feel
like Iíve had it every year. Havenít has a Unibroue in a while and donít miss it too much. Strong yeasty phenols, light pine, raisins, hazelnut, roasty malt. Flavor has some schwarzbier-like qualities, and ends with a sweet, slightly watery, light anise finish.
johnnnniee (1499) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by my brother in law, thanks for the opportunity Dave!
Pours a deep dark brown with a smallish off white head that shows moderate retention and lots of lace. The aroma holds lots of brown sugar, a smattering of dark fruit, lots of yeast and fruity esters, a bit of pepper, and a faint non descript spice. The flavor follows the aroma quite well. Lots of dark fruits and dark sugars with a strong bit of Belgian yeasty flavors. Thereís a hint of spice but it is faint and compliments rather that overpowers like so many other holiday brews. Medium to thick body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a sweet sugary almost bubbly mouthfeel. This is a very nice beer. It has that unmistakeable Unibroue taste and aroma. Iím told that this was six dollars for a 750, thatís a hell of a bargain these days for a great beer.
penstemon (58) - - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pretty much black with a beige head. Aromas of spices (esp. nutmeg and clove), sweet bready malt, dark fruit, a little oxidized. Taste of fig, raisin, spice, bread, burnt caramel, maybe a hint of banana. Slight hoppy bitterness, but very much in line with other dark Belgian-style ales from Unibroue (thatís a good thing).
HonkeyBra (2483) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a thick head made of tan foam. Aroma of dark candied fruits, strong yeast notes, some pear and baked apple. Some cinnamon, some cardamom, touches of clove and plans. Mild apricot and plums. Flavor is mildly sweet with touches of fruit and yeast. Thinnish mouthfeel. Good, especially considering the price.