DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dead ringer for the '10'. Luscious pour with cloudy yellow appearance and meringue head. Again I taste a wheat beer quality - its sweetish, herbal with mint and anise undertones. Fruity, but not hugely so, low bitterness level, low acidity, vanilla notes very smooth mouth-feel. I like the '10' and '11' but they are candy-like to some degree, and could benefit from a wider palate range. Alot of Unibroue beers seem to have this same, fortified wheat beer profile.
Minderbinder (1959) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden with almost no head (white). Aroma is of malt, madeira, fruits, caramel. Taste is of malt, fruits, alcohol, caramel, slight cardboard. Palate: Light-medium body. Overall: Over the hill. The alcohol is somewhat present.
tom10101 (3009) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (750 ml). Acquired via trade. Clear golden with a small quickly collapsing white head and no lacing. Aroma is fruity and boozy with cardboard. Taste is mostly of cardboard along with light fruits and boozy notes. Medium body. Low carbonation. This beer was supposed to have been well stored but that’s doubtful considering how bad it was. Definitely past is prime.
OmegaX (1276) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the house. Thanks the TheBeerSommelier for this one. The last of the anniversary beers from Unibroue for me. This one is dead. No carb, oxidized to hell. Not much of an aroma. Flavor is cardboard and sherry. That’s pretty much what I expected but hoped it wouldn’t be, lol. I’m still surprised at how well these beers have held up. This is the only one I’ve had that has been totally flat, which is very impressive. Cheers!!!
Damico (2646) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden orangey hazy with plenty of floating sediment. The aroma has faded immensely, a bit of tropical fruit like Belgian yeast. The flavor has faded as well, a bit of citrus and malty lightly sweetened Belgian yeast.
madmitch76 (15824) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
18th September 2009
Cloudy amber beer. Fruity zingy malt nose - nice! Light dry palate. Low carbonation. Like a Belgian Tripel but stronger and less of that sweet malt. More fruit before an aniseed alcohol finish. Typically eclectic Unibroue and quite drinkable.
Koelschtrinker (10956) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Getestet beim LCRBM am 08.09.2007
-interessant, hefig, süß werdend
-kurz wässrig, tatsächlich erfrischend!
-dezent süßer, sehr würziger Nachgeschmack
Test vom 30.10.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 11,12,13,14,10,12 - 12,25
nimbleprop (5084) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy, dark yellow with a thin, white head. Looks like pineapple juice. Nose of tropical fruits, candy sugar, yeast. Flavor is sweet, tropical fruit, pineapple juice, nail polish. Chalky, medium bodied, sticky finish. Definitely mellowed out some.
phaleslu (6690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by dbsdelight- thanks again, Dan! Dated January 2003, wow. Pours a mostly clear gold color with no head. Lighter-looking than most Unibroue beers. Aroma of honey, Unibroue yeast, nutmeg, caramel malts, and herbs. Flavor of Unibroue yeast, mixed fruits (pears, apples, apricots), herbs, grains, and honey. Light-medium bodied, with a sweet, herbal mouthfeel and low carbonation.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with faint bubbles lost most carbonation despite being corked and caged. Aromatically oxidized with apples, and cider notes. Esters, perfume, apricots and apples. A hint of cinnamon and light clove. Apples and hints of cardboard but still a modest Belgian style fruit tone that this isn’t bad. Odd I typically hate any oxidation whatsoever. The finish falls off quick with a bit of warming.
brokensail (11240) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The pour is a murky golden straw color with essentially no head to speak of.
S: Not too pleasant to start off. Lots of cardboard with some alcohol. This is followed up with a sweet honey-like aroma as well as some floral and herbal notes and yeast.
T: Starts off really sweet like a mead along with some toffee and caramel to remind you this is a beer. There’s still some cardboard oxidation and alcohol, but also a very strange herbal flavor.
M: The body is medium with a pretty low level of carbonation.
D: Like the 10th Anniversary, this one is pretty much dead.