SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle purchased at D’s a few months ago. Last night before another seven day a week marathon of school/work. Decided to go for something big that I was looking forward to. Poured into my Chimay chalice.
A-Body is a very hazy, translucent golden yellow. Pours with a 1-2 finger foamy head that eventually fades to a thick collar and leaves behind some lacing in the glass. When held up to the light one can see that the cloudiness is thick and dynamic with darker yeast sediment and cloudiness moving about the body.
S-Smell is soft but very good. A spicy Belgian yeast comes through accenting a big fruitiness (apple, pear, lemon). Soft floral hops are noticeable in the background as well as the slightest hint of phenols.
T-Taste is very subtle and mild. A fruitiness (as described above) comes through first and is the highlight of the flavor upfront. This has an accent of just a hint of floral hop flavor as well as a substantial bready yeast backbone. Spicy Belgian yeast really comes through for the finish as well as a slight accent of both floral hop flavor and bitterness as well as a hint of alcohol. What lingers is soft fruitiness and spiciness.
P-Medium to high tingly carbonation and a very smooth, yeasty body.
O- This is a very good BSPA that with its aging has developed a pretty mild, soft character. I would imagine that when this was fresh the floral hops really shined...but the alcohol was also much more noticeable. This BSPA...at least at this stage is drinking like a soft Tripel. Its very good and I am happy that I bought it. Would purchase again if I saw it again. The 10% ABV is well hidden though this does drink like a 7%...so its not completely hidden. Unibroue is an awesome brewery that doesn’t get the credit it deserves.
Serving type: bottle
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, caged and corked. Nice ’pop’ of the cork. Poured a slightly hazy medium orange color. The head was two fingers high and white. It reduced over a minute or two to a thin lasting film. Fruit dominated the aroma including apricot, pear, and apple. However, baking spices and pale malt were certainly not insignificant in the nose. Medium bodied and sweet. A bit sticky in the mouth with moderate carbonation. Apricot, clove, hay, subdued apple, and white pepper flavors.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy orange with a fizzy off-white head that settled quickly. Aromas of dark fruits, spice, apple, and a light earthiness. The flavor had dark fruits and spice. Medium body and sweet.
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Deep gold, fluffy white head. Aromas of all the fruits of autumn, roasted and spiced. Nose is musky and sweet; flavor is slightly sweet and spicy with a hint of warming alchohol. Long aftertaste of apples. Deep characteristics of a belgian tripel. Excellent.
keepersj12 (2956) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I guess this is a bit old but like me, mellow. Cloudy amber with a big white head. The aroma is fruity and earthy with a nice blend. The flavor starts sweet and fruity and ends with some hop character and an alcohol bite. Finishes quite nice with a taste that lingers on. Very good.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a large ivory head. Audible and persistent fizz. Aroma is mainly of dust and fruit (orange fruits). Plain, but pleasant. Flavor’s got some good creamy dairy in it, quite fruity though, perfumy finish. Pretty sweet, borderline cloying. Mouthfeel is decent, average. Not a bad ale unto itself, though Unibroue is usually a little more impressive. Overall, good.
madmitch76 (18996) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
28th December 2008. Hazy gold beer, very little head. Sweet and dry with an unusual pear fruit tone and some mango as well. Warming dry finish. Smooth but a tad too dry.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange body with an off white head. Fruity etoh latent ester, apricots, lemon zest, some light apple tones, and a woody warming. Peach with a spicy yeast strand that warms and nibbles at the tongue. A bitter earth toned finish. Nice ale.
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750. Bright hazy gold, a few little floaties, and a foamy white head. Unibroue always has nice head retention. Aroma of spice and sweet apples. Flavor is almost cider-like, with the alcoholic strength present but still second to sweetness. It has a nice acidity like a white wine, too. Light and spicy, this beer has aged exceptionally - I think Unibroue had a real winner with this one. It’s a pleasure to drink.
AGAquino (665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours cloudy ochre colour with foamy head, not lasting and not much lacing. Slightly sweet, spicy and over ripe apples and malt aroma. Malty dried fruit, yeasty flavour with nice carbonation. Lingering aftertaste with noticeable, though not overpowering alcohol.