OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very faint hazy gold amber with small rapidly dissipating off white head. Strong Floral honey, less toffee vinegar caramel, and faint spice and chicken noodle soup extract aroma. Medium low carb body. Strong honey malt and spices, with fainter yeast and alcohol. Mild spicy bitter finish and back to honey in the aftertaste. Pleasant enough.
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 (10142) - 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 (10614) - 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.