Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma, typical of Unibroue’s yeast strain, fresh cut pears, plums, and little apricot, moderate phenolics, a little honey, peppery. Hazy golden color, dense off-white head. Sweet up front, some spicy phenolics, a little earthy. Medium-full body, medium-high carbonation, slight alcohol warming. Very nice, I’d like it a little crisper, with a lighter body and drier finish.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Slightly funky, earthy aroma with a decent balance of zesty spice, bready yeast, grassy hops and estery light fruit notes. Some pepper and clove followed by hints of bread, banana and bubblegum. Subtle earthy straw/hay character along with more banana, pear and apple. Seems to have held up well and still smells pretty nice.
On the fuller end of medium bodied with tight carbonation and a slight creamy texture. Heavily spiced up front with some pepper, clove and coriander lingering over the musty funk, bready yeast, light fruit and earthy hop notes into a dry, slightly tart finish. Strong bread/yeast presence with sourdough flavor followed by sweet banana, apple and pear flavors. Some earthy, grassy hops toward the end of the palate balance things out and prevents it from becoming too sweet. There’s also some subtle alcohol sweetness in the finish but the high ABV is very well masked.
I didn’t know what to expect going in but this beer has held up surprisingly well. Complex, flavorful and well balanced. Very slight oxidization but is still drinking very smoothly and the high alcohol content is toned down, giving off little to no heat. I’m having no problem going through this 750ml rather quickly.
alexsdad06 (7768) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from old notes. Pours a cloudy golden honey amber color with a medium plus sized creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, Belgian yeast with that Unibroue character, citrus, apples, wood, mild spices, doughy bread, ok but not as good as some of their best.
Ferris (9808) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft - Vintage 2015 - Brown sugar, plum and raisin. Cloudy orange with a thin white head. Mellow dark fruit, light brown sugar and perfumy. Really nice.
Minderbinder (2966) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden with very low white head. Aroma is of fruits, caramel, alcohol. Taste is of fruits, caramel, slight acidity. Palate: Light-medium body. Slightly sticky. Overall: Over the hill.
tom10101 (4527) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (750 ml). Acquired via trade. Hazy golden with a small quickly collapsing white head and no lacing. Aroma is slightly fruity with Madeira, cardboard and spices. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with fruity notes, brown sugar, cardboard and Madeira.. 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.
DenverLogan (990) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the corked bottle. Interesting the layer of sediment on the side from side storage over a year ago...it’s still clinging on. Lots of sediment visible at the bottom.
Poured into a medium Duvel tulip glass.
Significant cork pop.
Pours an amber - copper color.
Aroma of sweet malts and honey.
Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of powder sugar, caramel, sweet malts, honey, slight white pepper, alcohol, flowery spices. Overall big and flavorful with the alcohol mostly subdued, but a slight touch of oxidation. Has held up very well with aging since 2006.
Reynolds314 (3105) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge beer with tons of plums, chocolate, caramel, nuts, and earthy leathery notes. medium/high sweetness with a dry finish that is very boozy. Good but a bit harsh.
Ernesto987 (5165) - Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Maybe one of my oldest beers, aroma is fresh, bready and belgian. Boozy and rich. Alcohol burns the finish
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Typical of a few recent reviews. Maybe not well stored. Big bubbles and very loose foam. Bready malt with notes of vanilla and brandy spice. Palate is redolent of orange marmalade and candied citrus rind. Oxidative flavors begin to creep into the finish. Tripels can age, maybe not this long, and certainly at better temperatures.
OmegaX (1364) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love Unibroue and could barely wait to open this one any longer. Nose is big yeast and sweet citrus. Bread and light spice notes. Pour is hazy yellow/orange with a white head. Taste is sweet citrus, spicy yeast, and honey like flavors. Very nice. It reminded me much of their La Fin du Monde.