MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A really great beer. Something in between Toise Pistoles and La Fin Du Monde.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy due to a fair amount of sediment, it looks like an apple/orange juice cocktail. It smells like a screwdriver (Tropicana and Stoli), which I’m not too fond of. Prominent alcohol lingers, and it was difficult for me to discern the flavors present. I agree with the cider comments as well. A wheat belgian strong ale such as this is an interesting prospect, but this one never really settled with me.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
How much does this remind me of my homebrewed cider! Examine the bottle and you’ll note a healthy sediment. Open it and a white froth immediately rises from the bottle - pour it and a flash of fizz quickly builds and disspates while a sticky malty aroma, edged with citrus and apples, rises. The taste is certainly un(ibroue)ique, like a malt injected cider. I get caramel and fruit from the malt but the hard sour edges and effervescence of my own best cider efforts. I may have to have another one before I decide how much I really like this beer. Unibroue is one gorgeously confusing brewery.
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Re-rate 35 minutes later: I invert bottle-conditioned beers to get the yeast in it. The yeast in this bottle was caked on the bottom and required some work to free. The yeast adds a great deal to this beer. Instead of being weak it is now full of light fruits and a bit sweet. First rating: 750ML bottle:Cloudy yellow appearance, spicy/alcohol aroma, the beer seems a bit weak tasting, and yet doesn't show its high ABV.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge head and very cloudy...almost the appearance of a wheat. Nice fruity aroma and flavor, with a hint of spiciness. Very good beer with no hint of its 9%.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another good one from Unibroue. Nice creamy head that I had to watch because it wanted to overflow my glass. Color is golden translucent with a little cloudiness. The aroma reminds me once again of fruit, candied fruit to be exact. This one is a bit more peachy or pineapple-y than some of the others from Unibroue, and maybe a bit sweeter to me. That sweetness is the only real flaw I find. It is nice at first, but after a few sips the word ’cloying’ comes to mind. The bubbles and warm alcohol effect do help to offset the sweetness but not quite enough. Still, I like this and will drink it again.
omhper (17461) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow-orange coloured. Hazy. Lively, fruity, and surprisingly light bodied.
Pablo McStouthead (69) - L.A, California, USA - FEB 11, 2002
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not as good as Chimay White and some of the other *real* Belgian wheats. Smells good. Too sweet, as has been said. I don’t really like the flavor. The aftertaste is reminiscent of bacon. This is true.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
BIG head, and it really is 9%. Very sweet is my over all impression and not much else.
Oakes (10936) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - FEB 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Probably the maltiest of Unibroue’s pale beers, with a peachy fruitiness and alcoholic depth.