Bulldog99 (13) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Magnificent beer by Unibroue. Truely one of the worlds best brewers. Orange/peach colour. Perfect blend of fruit and spice flavours. Donít get a draught, get a bottle. Hereís the way to pour Don de Dieu and all Beers on Lees: Donít pour it all in one shot. Leave a little bit in the bottom of the bottle, swirl it around and then pour the rest in the glass. If you donít do this, youíll leave half the yeast stuck to the bottom of the bottle and half the flavour as well. Thatís why bottle is better than draught. Good bartenders will rotate the kegs often but why risk getting a bad one eh!
Steak (124) - New York, USA - MAY 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big yeasty aroma with some floral and wheaty traits. The pale, murky, goldenrod color was superb. Resembled a wheat in taste, but yeast and citrus (grapefruit) was noted as well. The carbonation in this brew and other higher A/C Unibroues is a little too much. It draws away from the finish too much. Still good though
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 16, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2004 May 2002: Well I loved it. Far from being a disappointment, this might be currently my favorite from this great brewery. Gorgeous tawny golden color, and mine had an enormous (though quick-dying) head; slightly opaque and cloudy. Yeasty, fruity nose with a dry floral underpinning; dry champagnelike body with some delicious apple and apricot bits coming through; finish is a perfect sweet/dry balance. Is it a Tripel? A Weizenbock? A Wit? Who gives a shit, its wonderful. 7/5/9/5/18=4.4
May 2004: Pale nearly clear golden, huge yeast clouds, smallish lasting head. Enormously malty, peachy aroma goes on an on. Big malt fullness in the flavor and body as well, slightly peachy and with hints of oak and vanilla at the finish. I overrated this a bit as a newbie, but it is very very good and I hope that it sticks around.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bread and yeast smells. Hazy apricot colour, huge head, a couple of floaties. Tastes of grapefruit, pears and honey. Wonderfully smooth, complex. Superb Belgian Strong.
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 (2826) - 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.