hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear, sunshine-golden lager. Large, fizzy, white head. Spotty lacework.
The nose is of a lemon/grapefruit combo, lightly malty with notes of yeast and orange blossom honey.
Well-balanced flavor. Perfectly bittered with some light butterscotch and straw as well.
Light-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and light carbonation. Dry, clean finish! Not really a pils fan, but this is a very tasty, refreshing brew! Thanks go out to radiomgb for this bottle of pils. A fine session beer!
jercraigs (8013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2004 Re-Rate Thanks for sharing Tupalev. Golden yellow, very small white head. Aroma is a bit fruity and cidery. Palate is light, and a touch watery at times but fairly pleasant. Mild bitterness and some floral cereal notes. Pretty dull but quaffable. 6/3/5/3/10<P>Original RatingUnexceptional but nice. An interesting departure from their usual line. Decent despite not being a pilsener fan. 5/3/5/3/12
Rastacouere (6136) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somehow the less expensive unibroue offering. The smell is "reminiscent of the 1950s" kitchens as I imagine they were, bread, cereals, fruits. The taste is harmonized if anything accompanied by a friendly bitterness ending.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
No discernible aroma. Funky-shaped bottle. A bitter pilsener that won't be everyone's cup of tea. Bit crisp.
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2003 Its a good little and simple beer by Unibroue.
The first I had was good,a little fruity taste. But I had another one after drinking another type of beer, and that one wasn't good. ... anyway, I would buy it again !
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
As many have said, this is a non-typical Unibroue offering. Pours a clear, bright golden colour with a strong snow-white head. The aroma gives away the Unibroue connection, with a hint of their familiar yeast mixing with crisp clove notes and an earthly malt background. The flavour is where things really turn left - it's a lot simpler than you'd expect from these guys, with non-descript fruity maltiness and a pinch of hops in the finish. Not bad, but not great.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours deep golden colour. fresh. crisp aroma with mild hints of spice. cerealy and grainy malt flavours with a hint of fruit. good hop finish. not what you’d usually get from unibroue, but not a bad pilsener.
CapFlu (4589) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2004 Sob... I miss the stubbies!!! A nice simple pale ale by Unibroue. Above average. Look forward to when I don't have to hunt across the river for it...
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It comes with little stubby bottle. Very unusual aroma for english pale. Banana, wheat, grape and pumpkin. Interesting and pleasant. Clear, transparent. Pumpkin flavour in dominant, second is wheat. Very unusual. Not sure if that is what they wanted to archive but I like it. Thanks Doug!
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty sweet. It tastes like they brewed it with champagne yeasts. Extremely bubbly, and I’m sure it ruined some of the flavor. Besides that, it seemed decidedly belgian in feel. Maybe it’s just me, but this was a reach to be an english pale ale. Lose the carbonation, it almost tasted artificial.