TimE (2792) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This complex beer is the most refined of all of Unibroue’s beers. Hazy yellow color with a huge white head. The nose is pine, lemon and sugar candy. The palate is quite peppery with lemon and yeastiness persisting through out leading to a quick tart lemony finish. Simply their best blonde ale!!!
hopscotch (8370) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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Looks like pear juice. Murky and straw-colored with a small, creamy, white head. Quickly dissipating.
The aroma is of clove, pepper, banana, fruit cake and bubble gum. Wow! Nice and spicy!
The flavor is of English toffee, kettle corn, bubble gum, fuzzy fruit and alcohol.
Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, semi-sweet, fairly dry finish.
Nice Brew! Thanks go out to Radiomgd for this lovely Unibroue!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mostly clear golden color with a fast fading puffy white head. Aroma is a fantastic blend of sweet Belgian malts and a bready yeast. Flavor starts sweet and caramely before becoming dry, bready, and warming as the alcohol rushes down my throat. Body is lightly viscous with a thin carbonation throughout. Pretty smooth overall, and one of Unibroue's best offerings. I only wish I could get it locally. Thanks MartinT!
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very fruity and yeasty aroma from a nice golden beverage. The good-tasting head is white and foamy. The complexity is mouth is interesting. There seems to be a little of everything among which flowers, citrus and honey lead the chorus. It's an excellent tripel, representative of the belgian style, but I expected even more distinction after drinking "La Terrible".
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hairy, hazy apricot with a decent, white head. The aroma offers typical Unibroue character, augmented by green apples, banana, honey, a touch of spice and a little sugary sweetness. Musty citrus fruit rear their on random occasions through out. The flavor seemed to be dominated by sweet banana, bubble gum, dough and distant flowers. Sometimes it seems this is far too sweet, yet other times seem to show incredible smoothness. The alcohol is well hidden, but becomes evident in the head by the finish. Many thanks to radiomgb for sending this beauty my way. A real pleasure on a hot summer's evening.
TAR (2387) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2003 Hazy lemon. Dense, sticky white froth. Subtle aroma of cane sugar, melon, candied white grape, flowers, anise, phenol, pear, and honey. Underlying peppery notes, and pale malts. Sticky, full, and fluffy body. Gentle velvety carbonation. Lovely sweet flavors of dried pineapple, flowers, doughy yeast, anise, and sweet cane sugar. Trace of soil and leaf. Surprisingly, it’s sweeter than it is floral. More of a clean Hallertauer earthiness, than the anticipated big Styrian Golding juiciness. Light vinous traits alongside a vague lemon zest tingle. Finishes long, resinous, and clean with floral tones, honeydew, leather, spicy alcohol, and honeyed pale malts. Another delicate and complex creation from these golden ale gurus.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 12, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sparkling light clear golden color, large quickly diminishing snowy billowy head; nose soft and yeasty, redolent of peaches, apples and hints of nutmeg. Flavor also "soft", smooth and easy-drinking, fruity and a bit peppery, alcohol little noticed. Very smooth, subtle finish which I loved with just a tinge of hops near the end; this was for me just a bit more exciting than Terrible which I had yesterday.
Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This has similarities to 10 and Don de Dieu. Nice cloudy yellow appearance with a thin head. Spicy, fruity aroma. Spices and citrus come out in the flavour, and while the alcohol presence is there, it blends well enough with the flavour that it doesn't seem like 10 percent. Characteristics of a witbier.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A smooth dangerous beer. Similar to 10 this is a golden/light straw coloured beer with a rich champagne effervescence and resulging belgian lace/mousse head. Underlying flavours are rich belgian fruitiness and buiscuit type flavours. It is similar to 11 but much more tempered.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity yeasty aroma. Seems more like a Belgian Blonde and a good one at that. Very light yellow colored and translusent. Strong, but pleasant yeasty flavor. It does have a weiss type flavor. Excellent beer!