wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle, tulip glass. Body is a pale, hazy yellow with tiny, dense particles. Large frothy white head is not lasting and does not lace well. Strong citurs and banana notes in the aroma. Wheaty, grainy malt aroma is moderate. Moderate, lemony hops are pleasant. Earth, moldy yeast. Possibly several other light, sweet fruits in the nose. Overall, quite pleasant smelling. Moderately sweet throughout with light acidity and bitterness stepping up at the end. Fairly average duration finish with a warming feeling in the belly. Practically no alcohol taste is present. Light / medium body has a watery texture and delicate, but fizzy carbonation. Strong banana presence in the taste. Very close to what I imagine Ayinger's Brau-Weisse would taste like if it were cut with a Riesling wine. Complaints: aroma shows more depth than the flavor; no lasting head or lacing; body could stand to be a little fuller; could definitely use more citric bite. I have another page of ramblings written down - as I finished this one by myself - but let me cut to the chase; haha...yummy, yummy!
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2005 Nice hazy golden color with a generous head whose departure pretty much carries most of the hop presence. Spicy and fruity aroma of lemon, pears, apples, mango, orange. The taste is cut in 2 parts, in mouth entrance, you assist to a sweet light fruity and very very yeasty beer, rapidly replaced by a tasteful bitter taste, somewhat a little tart. Very nice!
Like it a bit less than I used to. the dominant yeasty sweetness is not my style anymore, but this is still pretty good.
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2006 April 2006 Bottle about a year old. Pale yellow, with a small creamy white head. Yeasty aroma is fairly sweet and ’Belgian’, and carries over into the flavour. Overall flavour has less oomph than I recall but is still quite pleasant with a tart wheaty bite. Alcohol is understated. Average to medium effervescent palate. 7/3/7/3/15 - 3.5<P>
Aug 2004 Hazy yellow body sort of halfway between a wit and a golden ale. Big billowy fluffy white head. Aroma is yeasty with some light wheaty/citrus notes. Very subtle. Palate is efferevescent and spritzy. Dances through your mouth merrily smooth but not quite outstanding. Flavour is subtley mellow but at the same time fairly complex. Some yeasty alcohol in the foundation accented by a pleasant wheaty tartness. Very refreshing at first, but starts to become warming as you finish the glass. Under rated. 8/4/8/3/17 - 4<P>
Oct 2001 taste pack: Golden ale with an interesting flavor and aroma. A triple white ale according to the bottle, hints at fruit or something? Not sure.. slightly tart or bitter. Fairly refreshing, it does not taste like its 9%... A good start to the mix pack I’d say.
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I have read the reference to unibroue in the forum and tend to agree that there is an essential sameness of the beers with the exception of the label and evocative story. Sorry guys but we want a beer not an elegy. OK beer but samey samey.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this was a very nice beer... a little heavy on the head (which may of been the waiters fault) but a great strong ale, sweet and spicy without being overpowering. Soft flavors hid the alcohol very well.
ericnixon (743) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was ready for a great beer when i got this. it had this gold foil on the neck with little fleur-de-lis on it, so i was like "this must be a good beer." it even has a boat on the label. why, i don't know. maybe that's where they make it. I poured it out and noticed two things right away...it had this big thick head...and it looked like Bud. uh, ok. i was expecting something fancier, but whatever. then i smalled the aroma, which reminded me of apples...more specifically of crappy cider. ok i wasn't too happy so far. then i tasted it. it was ok. the flavor of apples was strong, and you didn't notice the high alcohol content at all. kinda crappi.
rapkungen (19) - USA - JUN 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly disappointed at this beer since I heard good things about it. It was overall too sweet for me.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange color with a big white head. Aroma of yeast and some citrus. Flavor is sweet and yeasty. Finish has an acidic bite.
hotstuff (4841) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This Belgian Strong Ale poured a large invigorating white creamy head with fine-small bubbles. The body had a cloudy yellow appearance. There was no lacing on the sides of my glass. The aroma was that of apples and grapes. There was yeast and carbonation observed with this brew. The taste was very smooth in my opinion.
thedm (5560) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew poured a large head of fine white bubbles that leaves no lacing and a cloudy dark yellow body with a lot of dark brown particles floating in it. There were a lot more particles in the bottom of the bottle. It has a nice banana malt aroma about it. The flavor of this brew is complex with notes of butter, banana, spice and mild clove. It is a very smooth brrew that leaves a slight tingling mouthfeel in tits finish. The alcohol content is well hidden in the flavor.