mathieuc (1513) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle code M06070832Q so I believe this was brewed in 2007. I couldn’t hold it much longer! Pours a really clear copper with a thin head that leaves some impressive lacing. Aroma is where age shows first: box of cigar, old wood (madeira), somme toffee impressions. Taste is sweet but everything is under control, some alcohol heat. Carbonation level is higher than I recall, fun to drink. Some oxidation notes of course in the flavor department also but I believe it makes it a lot more enjoyable than I thought it was back in the days. Good old beer without the Unibroue signature, nice!
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow-orange with a white head. The aroma is full of floral and perfume hops as well as some bread and yeast. The flavor is orange, yeast and wheat. The alcohol is also noticeable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Hazy golden with minimal head. Very tasty spice. Sweet and light. Lots of flavor. Excellent.
jbruner (2499) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy yellow from the bottle with fluffy white head that dissipates to leave light lacing. Aroma of the Belgian yeast, peppery spice, and lemon citrus. Taste follows, crisp and refreshing with a hint of spice. Good stuff.
pottygok (487) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Yeasty aromas--dirt and wet leaves--with hints of sour fruit.
Appearance: Cloudy gold with no head.
Taste: Medium sweetness with light sourness at the edges.
Palate: Medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, long finish
Overall: Lightly spicy flavor with lots of depth. Very impressive.
tastybeer (1782) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Gold pour, white head, no retention/lace. Aroma of fruity ester, bread, lemon, sugar, caramel. Taste is sweet, fruity ester, caramel, candi sugar. Palate is soft, creamy, sweet finish. Go for La Fin du Monde instead.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a goblet. The "best before" date was not printed or was rubbed off.
3.25 A: Moderately hazed orange peach color. One finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is about average and not much lacing is left.
3.75 S: Big spiciness with a focus on pepper. Some clove is mixed in as well, but the pepper is the headliner. Hay and a wildflower meadow outdoorziness. Apple and peach fruitiness. Neutral wheat, notes of banana, and a light dirty earthiness.
3.5 T: Taste is good, but it’s a little less focussed than the nose. Firstly, it suffers from not having a "main" flavor to lead the way. The pepper just falls into the other flavors. Also, this is much more earthy than the nose suggested. While that is fine, I do prefer fruitier, spicier tripels. Apple orchard, peach, hay, musky woods, banana, pepper, clove about in that order.
3.0 M: Lighter medium body. One of my favorite things about Unibroue beers is the spritzy carbonation. Unfortunately, this is a little undercarbed and what is there doesn’t have the spritziness I’m used to from this brewery. Still, goes down quite easily.
3.5 D: Decent beer, but it doesn’t hold a candle to LFDM, so I doubt I’ll ever buy this again, even if I’m in the mood for some Unibroue.
Serving type: bottle
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a fluffy two finger white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, fruit, banana and cloves. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Flavor was sweet malts, yeast, candi sugar, banana, light fruit and had a touch of spices.
kevd193213 (877) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle. Cloudy yellow pour with a medium fizzy off white head. Aroma of bananas, yeast, faint spices and bread. Thin to medium mouthfeel with a smooth finish. Very drinkable, very good.
EithCubes (5089) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked and caged 750. Nose golden with malt and honey flavors, spicy, yeasty and throwing off tons of fruity esters. Candis? Hazy golden body with a dense white head. Taste lightly sweet but with spice and rindy notes dries out somewhat, very gentle warming but the classiest of all alcohol contributions, full-bodied with only moderate carbonation, low-medium bitterness. Just a killer yeast effect here, very spicy and full of fruit and floral notes, a little woody without being too airy.