ARH (1045) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into a plastic cup. Bright banana and a light clove are most noted in the aroma with secondary vanilla and lemon, as well as bread dough. The hazy gold beer has a creamy, white head that shows great retention and a good lace. The beer is a medium high sweet with very little bitterness. The creamy texture has a foamy carbonation and a medium body with flavors of muffin dough and sweet banana. It finishes smooth with a mild spice the hangs around in the aftertaste which is doughy with additional notes of banana, cream, and vanilla.
mzaar (2412) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fat @ Hotel Pantages, Toronto. Dimmig orange med ett stort vitt skum. Dofter av banan, citrus, gräs och sött godis. Smakinslag av citrus, banan och örter. Mjuk munkänsla, något söt avslutning.
nasmith003 (175) - Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
floral, golden, cloudy, white foam, frothy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, average carbonation,
Fritz123 (1533) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a cloudy golden yellow with lots of puffy head in a snifter at home. Aroma is cereal grains, slight bubblegum, magnolia tree blossoms. Taste is grainy, floral, slight bubblegum, some mild species. Not anything exciting. Moderate to heavy carb. It was pretty mediocre.
Subliminal64 (72) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of a Unibroue Christmas Sampler
Smells a little sweet with a sour note.
Pours a cloudy gold colour with flecks of sediment stuck to the sides of the glass.
Taste is as a golden Beligian Ale should be. A little sweet.
Good amount of carbonation. Goes down smooth with no aftertaste.
Overall I was very happy with this beer. Will purchase again on its own.
Pumpkin87 (181) - - SEP 28, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours cloudy yellow gold with medium white head that leaves some lacing and minor skim.
Aroma suggests a standard witbier with somewhat subdued banana and spice along with the wheat, but there’s also a whiff of orange.
That becomes more prominent on the palate, balanced by a very well-judged amount of coriander and a small spark of lemon. As it warms, the initial fruitiness adds honey, bread, white pepper in a sophisticated blend.
The lively but not prickly carbonation and medium body become Unibroue’s trademark creaminess, an ideal mouthfeel. The finish is dry and very clean. Nice 5 percent ABV further encourages another round.
At any other North American brewer, this would be the flagship beer, but at Unibroue it’s just another soldier, an undemonstrative, reasonably priced, great beer.
BeerBunker (956) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Pours hazy golden with a foamy white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Aroma is of wheat, spice, sugar, banana. Taste is of wheat, spice, and a little sugar. The taste is definitely muted compared to the aroma. Tastes pretty bland overall. Mouthfeel is light, and heavily carbonated. Body is light with lots of carbonation. I didn’t get very much out of it.
taylorderek (37) - - SEP 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden what colour with a thick white head. The body is heavily carbonated and gives off a sweet, candy-like aroma. The beer is mostly sweet with backbone that is a mix of savoury and astringent/bitter. Best served cold if you want more of a fruity tone and warm for a more wheaty syrupy vibe.
tfontana (373) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Harvest Market, Bedford NH. Aroma is Belgian yeast, biscuit. Appearance is cloudy yellow, suited to the style, with nice sparkle and 2 finger-width foamy white head that dissipates pretty quickly with lacing that is ephemeral. Taste is initial sweet citrusy fruit followed by dominant sour. Palate is medium bodied with thin texture and overly fizzy carbonation (a recurring theme I am finding with this brewer) with foamy finish. Overall, a pretty straightforward witbier with some nice features but nothing spectacular.
KoNrRiI (959) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.341 bottle. Hazy, yellow color and a large, white head. Aroma of bananas, coriander, spices, citruses, wheat, and some hops. Taste is obviously sweet, full of banana, citruses, and spices - quite usual for the style though of relatively good quality. Medium body, slick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is splendid: it’s a great combination of typical wheat character with an amalgam of spice-related flavors usually seen in Belgian abbey ales. Overall a pretty nice beer, its mediocre score seems hard to explain.