MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty brew. Lovely cloudy tan yellow with a thick, clumpy head. Big nose on this one, lots of lemon and spice with redolent yeastiness wafting up from the glass. Flavor is very spicy, with noticeable sugars and tartness. Pleasingly fizzy. If Dogfish Headís 90 Minute IPA can be called an imperial IPA, Iím gonna call this one an Imperial witbier--still very spicy and wheat-esque, but much bigger.
Gooner (136) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent! Sweet aroma and fairly fruity. Almost like a champagne with wheaty hops. Recommended. Another Unibroue classic!
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very wheaty oddity. Tons of alcohol flavor. Sort of a hefeweizen with 9% alcohol. Bizarre.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - APR 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very intriguing brew that promises much but doesnít quite stretch out in terms of complexity. Sweet aroma with a blend of honey, raspberry and lemon rind, as well as a touch of oak. Sweet honey syrupy palate, maybe apple sauce, runs right through. Bitters a little in the finish but remains predominantly sweet. Excellent beer but not quite their best.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - APR 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a noter tripel from Unibroue - this one tastes more like a weizenbock/tripel blend.
hazy orange colour, small head. citrus lemon nose. solid malt base taste with a peppery spicy finish.
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2004 lemony, very light, estery with sweet artificial pineapple, and thin and tangy at the same time as sweet in the finish. lollyish and annoying, but drinkable certainly for a 9%er.
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 Iím 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 youíll 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 (2763) - 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.