tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a great beer at all, not terrible, I wouldnt buy it again. I was expecting substantially more. I dont think this held up nearly as well as it should have.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Clear deep gold, very cidery, tons of apples in both the nose and flavor.
nimbleprop (3920) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pours a transparent gold with a cloudy, white head. Aroma of birch sap, medicinal, candy sweetness, lemons, flowers, spices, Belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet, pale malts, more birch, rootbeer, berry, lavender, yeasty. Finish is sticky and light salty. This might finally be over the hill, but I was very excited to give this a try.
GT2 (7117) - Riverslime, California, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL courtesy of ryan! Whoa- a mega treat. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Aroma is crazy: mint, birch, anise, root beer (!), ginger. Some older bottles of Stille Nacht can get these crazy noses as well. Taste is a bit weird: really funky, sweet, red apples, still easy to drink and very enjoyable. Past it’s prime but the beer has held up very well.
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of ryan, thank you sir! Bright golden color, white edge head, good lacing. Aroma of birch, pears, white pepper. Taste is very smooth, medium body, apple skins. Interesting.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
WOW! what a foamy head, quite fizzy, As its been cellared for a while. Cloudy yellow-orange in color as I said a huge white foamy head, the lace clings to the side of the glass in layers. Nose is yeasty, citusy, fruity, and sweet, a great aroma to be sure. Start is sweet, the top light to medium, the finish is tart, well hopped, acidic, and the 10% abv warms the ’Belly’. Another winner in my books, a fine beginning to the Unibroue Series
douglas88 (5173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared by footbalm. Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head. The aroma is sweet, malty, almost a spicy citrus. The flavor is sweet and has a long dryness, musty almost- which is probably due to the near decade of age on this-, a thin body, yeast, citrus, dust. Quite nice. Mellow.
Sledutah (3651) - Utah, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by footbalm, thanks!
Appearance: Slightly hazy with not head or lacing, but with carbonation
Aroma: Apples and other fruity flavors
Taste: Sweet honey with apples and alcohol
This tasted more like a cider because of the age. I liked it.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In hindsight, tasted well past it’s prime, but it still showed a hint of it’s past qualities. Lightly musty lemons and Unibroue yeast in the aroma and flavor.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A past-due date boozy fruity Belgian strong blonde ale
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when about 7 year of age (too old). Sent to me by dmschefke. Thanks a lot Dave.
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a small off-white head
In long: Nose is very yeasty with strong nail polish and some apple pie. Taste is very sweet with the alcohol really apparent. Fruity taste of fruit purée, apple and pineapple mainly. The bottle was obviously very old and I was surprised at how lively the carbonation and body was (just like a any fresh Unibroue) and there was no sign of DMS, cardboard or oxidation. There was however a little bit of diacetyl but not enough to be really bothersome. It’s like the beer just faded away without showing any typical aging problems. In a blind tasting I would never have guessed this was a way past due-date beer, I would have just complained about the level of higher alcohols and straightforward boozy and fruit puree taste. Oh well, too bad. Last time I had that beer was before my ratebeer days. How sad. What a difference seven years can make, good taste and refinement has been replaced by too much booze and a total lack of class. And not just me, this beer too.