BBB63 (6364) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow hue with a good but dimishing head. Toasted malt, sweet and vinous citrus, spicy and earthy yeast aroma. Standard Belgian Golden Ale taste. Sweet followed by tart and sour taste, finishes lightly dry and acidic. Thin to medium-bodied, soft yet lively mouthfeel, masks alcohol pretty well. An average Belgian Style Ale, which is still better than 90% of the crap out there.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew started off like nothing much more than a champaign. Dry, slightly fruity, with a prominant, but fine effervesence. Halfway through my glass it really opened up in flavor featuring a complex taste of musty, spicy, floral, yeasty, candy flavors. Mouthfeel was dry and smooth. As typical with Unibroue, the high 9% alcohol content was well hidden.
Dorwart (2411) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2005 Thin head but great carbonation. Nice plesant aroma of yeast, citrus fruit and a touch of spice (pepper). Color is a medium, cloudy gold. Flavor is very nice with splash of citrus fruit, a touch of alcohol and a bubbly effervesence similar to a champaign. Light, crisp and thoroughly refreshing. Finish is slightly warming from the alcohol content and is slight dry and sour. A very good product from Unibroue (again) and well worth the time.
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent brew but not up to the usueual Unibroue standards. High alcohol flavor disporpotionate to the content.
McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow color with a large head. Aroma was spicy, but not enough to cover the smell of the alcohol. The taste was sweet and fruity.
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great Belgian strong ale. Mine was aged a year or so and the flavor was outstanding.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
What a fine beer. It is really a very strong wit. While lacking the subtlety of some of its style due to its triple fermentaion and the high abv, its flavor is great. It hits you in the face with taste but hey thats what makes it so memorable. It comes in a large bottle with a cork. A good thing as if you drink it by yourself a half a bottle will start a pleasent buzz. I bet a full bottle would get you sloshed. As most beer drinkers who would buy this drink for taste, the cork should be welcomed as it lets you enjoy it over a few days. great stuff!
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shimmering hazy gold; nice white head but not much lace. Aromatics abound, very floral, geraniums and apple blossom pop up, plus some spices, gingerbread maybe but restrained, slight ammonia vapor to it as well. Nice prickle of carbonation on the tongue, with a mouthcoating smoothness, like mashed bannanas and honey, but with a mineral/talc backbone, with a very slightly peppery finish. Very good, my second fave Unibroue beer after Terrible.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells slightly musty/ corky, as well as a bit honey-ish. There is a bit of spice in the nose as well which makes one think that there are spices in this one. Pours with a medium carbonation for a Belgian ale. I taste a bit of acidity along with a bit of cider flavor to it. Nicely fruity with a wonderful woodiness. I could not perceive any bitterness in this beer. One can taste the alcohol a bit in the finish, but this is in no way distracting. There is a subtle taste of unspecified spices. Very good beer, and very interesting flavors to it. It keeps you guessing with every sip, what new flavors will you find next.
Trig (4) - Howell, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2003 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
second best only to the anniversary beer by unibroue. Not too sweet and not bitter. Enough alcohol to sneak up on you if you don't pay attention to the alcohol percentage.