chimaybier (70) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle purchased at BevMo in Redding, CA. APPEARANCE / THE POUR: Deep golden, hazy, very fizzy carbonation- almost BRUT. The head quickly collapses due to the carbonation / ABV. Meniscus is fast rising for an ale at 9%- that is sometimes a good sign. Moderate to light Brussels lace. AROMA / BOUQUET: Fruity esters, wonderful. TASTE: Excellent spices, classic Tripel flavors. Yeasty, almost a sourdough aroma- breathe deep- you’ll get it. PALATE: This is one of my favorite styles to drink- lively, fizzy, fills the whole mouth with that almost champagne-like fizziness. OVERALL: THIS IS one of the best wheat beers out there. Very complex and a very sophisticated ale. Not for the uneducated or faint of heart. this is one of those ales that creates good memories...
Duchammer (14) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - MAR 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured orange yellow with a light head and not to much Belgium lace. Got a metallic taste which I do not care for. Besides that, wheat was clearly present and was complemented well with sweetness of possibly the beet sugar.
RickTheRick (136) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Un épais nuage de mousse blanche émane des abondantes bulles visibles au travers d’une robe joliment dorée et limpide. La levure utilisée dégage des notes de bananes et de citronnelle, des arômes céréaliers se joignant également à la fête. Bien carbonatée, une texture somme toute crémeuse vient envelopper le palais. Des esters de bananes et des céréales sucrées sont à noter et une finale toute en alcool réchauffe la bouche. Un autre classique d’Unibroue.
Xenon (64) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured with more carbonation than I have ever seen in a beer. Seriously bubbles forever. Smelled more complex at first than after examining for awhile. Strong banana flavors at first that fade with warmth. A bit tart with a dab of sweetness that sneaks in at the end. Does not taste as strong as it is, which is a plus for me with this kind of beer but had a little bit of spice. Has a bit of a flowery taste somewhere in the middle that you really have to look for, but is a pleasant surprise. Not my favorite from unibroue, but they have a pretty high general standard imo
cattaneopapa (89) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle from Allen’s Bar. Toronto, Ontario. It pours an extremely hazy dirty orange colour with a small white head which recedes quickly into a ring. Aroma is a complex fruity aroma but apricotis pronounced.
It has a apricoty taste with notes of clove and a slight hoppy finish. Light body. Medium carbonation.
exeter (145) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden color, medium head. Fruity sweet malty aroma. Sweet, malty, buttery, spicy citrus taste. It’s fairly effervescent with a spicy finish. Alcohol is well balanced. A pleasure to drink, down to the last drop.
thorongil2 (993) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) clear yellow colour with a small off-white head; aroma of candy, spice, hint of champagne; fruity, mild flavour with a short light sour finish
EyeAmBaldman (93) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice, clear golden hew with tons of carbonation. An aggressive pour will cause you to stop pouring about half-way through due to the huge amount of carbonation. Bubbles spiral towards the thick white head the entire time this brew is in the glass. Almost looks like champagne.
I have to admit, the marketing on this beer sucked me in. I’m a sucker for old sailing ships and this one got me. The aroma, ouch, is awful. I had low expectations after getting my nose on this brew. But then I tasted it. Man, it totally redeemed itself. Has a real fruity taste. Definitely some banana in the palate. Finishes nice and smooth. This is not what I expected, but this beer did a better than average job of delivering.
edgallow (1634) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet malts, yeast and some banana’s. Taste is malts, banana and grass.
wolffish (133) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
La mousse tient très bien et les bulles sont belles à voir... Bien acidulée, avec la levure très présente. Je ne suis pas un amateur de Triple alors cela peut altérer mon jugement de ce produit.
northropfrye (1889) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chew, Winnipeg. I actually didn’t pay close enough attention because I thought I had already rated this but I guess I’ve never had it before. Cool. Well, it’s a nice sweet malty belgian strong ale with quite a lot of flavour. I was actually thinking it was more flavourful than I had remembered but that’s probably because I was remembering a different beer. Nice.