NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden with lots of particulate matter, diminishing head. Nose is yeasty of course, fruity (bananas and blueberries) and lightly floral. Actually similar to a hefeweizen, in my opinion. Malty with some complexity. Has me thinking creme brulee. Alcohol is evident, though not offensive. Finishes with a flair of pepper and spice. An enjoyable tripel.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The label looks like a cherub past his prime, wishing he was still a fat little baby. Not very intimidating or scary, like other Unibroue labels. I think they try to intimidate you into buying the beer. Regardless, I enjoyed the fruity complexity and deep amber color of this beer. The middle-aged cherub failed to intimidate me, however.
Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed the spicy and complex flavour. Its strength is not really noticable.
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty nice beer without being a classic. The aroma is typical Unibroue but not too exciting. Has a pretty nice honey-coloured appearance and a decent head. I was surprised about the slightly sticky malt taste but it was well balanced by spices and hops. Not much of a aftertaste. Nothing like a good Belgian triple, but a nice drop al the same.
hopscotch (8907) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2003 This beer rocks.
A complex and excellent beer. The aroma was lightly floral and lightly yeasty. I detected apples, lemon and an unfamiliar, very pleasant spice in the nose. This masterpiece has a murky golden hue with a large, rocky white head. Nice lacing and fully lasting. Delicious. Very malty, but well balanced. Not sweet. A touch sour (I dig that) with hints of citrus and alcohol. The 9% ABV is fairly well hidden. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Lively carbonation. A touch acetic in the finish, but mostly just long and very dry with a hint of clover lingering on the tongue. Excellent Belgian strong ale. Belgian Trippel fans must try this one. Highly recommended.
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
taste a little like Fin du monde but a little less strong. Less spicy too.
Bov (9335) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
orange colour, caramel, fruity (orange,..) and perfumy aroma, spicy flavor
Rutzicka (102) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow appearance with a beautiful foam. Fruity, licorice and floral.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2002
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
One of the only ales from this brewer I don’t like. Fruity,spicy with a bitter after taste.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden in color. A pretty thin head for a tripel. Nose is fruity, spicy, floral and just a bit of leather. A bit sweet up front with a dry finish. Not quite as good as La Fin Du Monde but still quite good. Another good Belgian style brew from Unibroue.