argo0 (10338) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(341ml bottle) Crystal clear straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, grassy, light honey. Taste is medium sweet, hay/grassy, honey. Watery light body.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sampled at Fourquet Fourchette: Pours a very pale golden with a fizzy, short-lived white head. Very subtle, noble hoppy aroma has hints of dry pale malt. Smooth, yet pretty uninteresting body has a good noble hoppy presence. A clean, drinkable lager, but nothing great.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
nothing really special here in my opinion. its not bad, but the style holds it back. good for unibroue for deviating from the belgian ales though.
Sully (1378) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit of departure from the usual style of the bottle and labelling, presumably like it was in the fifties. Well if this is a fifties style beer then welcome to the past. This is a very nice beer with all the hallmarks of a beer of its style. Good pils hue of pale amber and a pleasant grassiness in the nose. I detected a bit of apricot and pineapple here but not to its detriment. Great mouthfeel and presentation. A welcome departure from the usual Unibroue offerings.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted like "Barn in a Bottle" and unfortunately there were animals in that barn and not just hay. I didn’t notice till later it was a Unibroue product and that was suprising because they don’t often mess things up this bad.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2004 bottle from Depanneur Rahman. Drank this a while ago and I swear I rated it, but I guess not. . .Pours a light apricot-yellow, slight gold tinges, clear with a moderate amount of foamy white head, mostly dissipating to a ring. Smells rather dry, with lots of powdery/dusty yeast, some wet hay and corn. Perhaps the bottle sat on the shelf too long. Flavor, though, was not off, as far as I could tell. A lightly crisp, mildly grassy honey and husky grain flavor, with some oat-like flavors and a very smooth, almost slippery/oily body. Bit of thinning on the end. Dry, earthy grains are dominant. Light body, low malt sweetness, more hay, corn, vanilla on the finish.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 15, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Grainy and hay flavors dominate this tiny beer. Seems a little like unfinished wort. No malt or hop flavors in particular. Finish is grainy and nonexistent.
JorisPPattyn (7298) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Probably aged sample Huge white head, fine & dense, fed by enthousiastic carbonation, from an orange-golden beer. Cookies, biscuit, stale malt, grain in the nose. Biscuit taste, malty, slight herbal touch, bit of caramel and very faintly grassy. Very thin, watery MF, but it seems to be filled in with a dusty, chaffy batter. Prematurely aged beer? I wonder what the idea was. Too watery, fizzy.
GonZoBeeR (2692) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance:Gold white head with big bubble.
not the best unibroue beer.
DerWeg (1392) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2005 I don’t know what the bad fuss is, this is not "U" and it is certainly a very refreshing session beer, very simply made in the way things were before Macro meant Crappo. I think it is far better than anything Mr. Sleeman puts his own name on. It has a tight punchy pleasing maltiness and nice carbonation that make it very fresh and natural tasting, quite enjoyable cold from the bottle while you are building a snowman or washing your car. Points for the classic stubby bottle too.