crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This would be a first-rate blonde ale if its aroma and flavor weren’t dominated by alcohol. As it is, it’s not bad, and I prefer it to most blonde ales that I’ve tried. The taste is on the sour side, but not excessively so, and I like its yeasty qualities. It feels good in my mouth. If only the alcohol were covered better...
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 2008-03-24, 7-3-7-3-14=34
Blond color, with a turbolent perlage; frothy big head. It’s a quite simple Triple, with a light canned sardines aroma, a rather sweet body, some spices (cloves...), low bitterness and some alcohol warmth. The final is mellow and spicy. Drinkable.
Appearance and flavours similar to a Belgian wheat beer. Cloudy, perfumy, fruity, sweet and spicy. Difficult to believe it’s so strong.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I typically dont dont like the lighter/white belgian beers, but this is the best I have ever had. Cloudy yellow color. Smelled of sweet spice, tasted of sweet celery, nice finish.
inebrius (6) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s rather hard to believe that this brew contains 9% ABV. Pale, pale wonderfully pale. Fruity must and spice nose. The moment you notice the sweetness a rush of mellow bitterness tugs your buds for attention. At the ’End of the World’ there lies a brewery that turns out some fantastic beers, not to mention a few happy French-Canadians. Quality, Eh!
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly less alcohol taste is apparent in this fine beer than in the Unibroue 10. Rather winey. Good. Floaties in the beer. I liked it.
Steak (124) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The nose off this was very nice. The typical yeast smell was present, but I got a stong characteristic of apple-cinnamon, very nice. Colored strangely orange. The apple cinnamon theme was continued in taste, and the brew finished with a presence of carbonation and a certain sweetness. In my opinion, Unibroue has always done well to make the alcohol content less noticeable, and this is s a fine example. Nice.
cranesareflying (50) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well, I had to pull out my recording of Olivier Messiaen’s “Quatour Pour la Fin du Temps,” “Quartet for the End of Time,” which is simply exquisite, written in captivity and performed for the first time at Stalag 8-A in 1941, with the composer playing the piano, unfortunately, this beer does not live up to that transcendental work, this is a pale, light color, diminishing head, mild fruit and malt aroma, very slight carbonation, but I find this a pretty dull flavor, it goes nowhere on the palate, it just lies there, a kind of dry, unsweetened malt, slightly sour finish, not at all a transcendental beer, nor does it live up to the overwhelming grandeur of the title.
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong but watery, quite a fast paced drinker, with a frictional element. It’s got a rock-mellon, Papaya edged tinge on ambient evaporation within the oral aperture..blah, blah wank wank.. yep, we can rate beer like you too (Mr Apricot and Apples). Look it’s nice, it’s tastey, it’s a lot better than the other beer out there and we’ll have another. End of Story.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spicey, apple and pear aroma. Cloudy, golden, a few floaties. Strong sweet malt, wheat after taste. Extra zingy on the tongue. Terrific.
rauchbier (3553) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2004 Bottle conditioned. Amber gold, poor head and moderate condition. Excellent heavy malt in the nose with hints of fruity jam and some background hop traces. Sweet thick malt in the mouth with a suggestion of Horlicks and a touch of good oxidation. Finish is oily with malt dominant and spicy around the edges.