loco_gallego (176) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brune un poil orangée, voilée. Mousse blanc-cassé relativement persistante, lacings.
Aromatique très complexe, bien fruitée, épicée coriandre, maltage légèrement caramel, levures et légère impression d’alcool.
En bouche on retrouve cette même complexité, plutôt sucrée mais sur la fin très légère acidité et sécheresse bien intéressante. Fin de bouche assez incroyable de balance et complexité. Bonne carbonatation, il y a du corps.
jh773 (185) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, hazy brown-orange. Not really catching much of a smell? Rich, tangy, sweet, then dry. Very crisp yet smooth flavor.
woodychevy (475) - - DEC 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Rhubarb- dinner with parents. A thing of beauty. Exceptional. Pours a rich mahogany with an off white head. Decent lacing. Literally makes the mouth water. It’s like they took Fin du Monde and made it even rich, deeper and more complex with some darker malts and some magic. Lots of yeast, spice, dried fruit (raisin, plum, apricot), toffee, caramel, pumpernickel bread. Light sourness adds complexity and interest. Sweetness is there but finishes somewhat tart and dry. So much going on. Must get more. Delicious.
Stoned99 (215) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 ml bottle. Aroma: caramel, toffee. app: clear red with creamy tan head. Taste and palate: medium body, lively carbonation, medium sweet finish. Overall: a great beer that I tasted a hundred times and it’s still good
filipemask (6) - Curitiba, BRAZIL - NOV 24, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s a strong, rather complex tasting beer. The after taste is what makes it special for me, if you takes sips and let the after taste hit you, it will show up all its complexity. The appearance is good, the carbonation is intense and the alcoholic content is very noticeable.
Lore (1267) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy brown colour, huge beige-ish head which lasts for minutes; aroma of dried fruits, toffee, yeast, some herbal notes and slight alcoholic notes in the background; taste of malty sweetness, intensive fruitiness (plum, apricot), maybe some raisins, yeasty notes again, coriander and spicy-alcoholic aftertaste -cool beer!
Ernesto987 (4075) - Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
crap in a bottle. Paper, cardboard, garbage. total garbage. over perfume and crap.
Stephane_Houle (158) - - NOV 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apparence: D?une couleur ambrée opaque, elle est coiffée d?une bonne mousse d?une durée moyenne. Effervescence difficile à évaluer, mais semble quasi inexistante.
Arômes: Au nez, ce sont des arômes de malt caramélisé et des notes de fruits confis.
Saveurs: En bouche, c’est un corps léger. Au goût, c’est des saveurs de malt caramélisé, de fruits confis et une touche d’alcool. De courte durée, il y a une légère effervescence et aucune amertume.
Style: Style Belge
Format: 341 ml
Taux d?alcool : 8%
UrbanCaveman (89) - Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at approximately 50 degrees F.
A: Pours the washed-out gold of thin cheap honey, but pools in the glass a warm orange-amber, capped with a spectacularly frothy pale head tinged ever so slightly orangeish. It is a cloudy brew, where one can sort of see the shadowy outline of their fingers on the far side of the glass.
S: Sweet caramel and candi sugar reign supreme in the nose, beneath which there are tones of citrus and herbal spices - tangerine, thyme, faint clove, and the like. A touch of banana and pear fruitiness rounds out the aroma, which has that distinct Unibroue yeast feel overall.
T: Sweet, sweet beer, this is a Belgian amber indeed. Caramel malts swirl across the palate beneath waves of fruit and spice, forming an ever-changing taste as the beer goes down. The citrus presence is noticeable, sharing some time with banana and pear, while the spices form a backdrop that shifts from peppery to herbal. The finish is a rush of candi sugar sweetness mingled with the citrus and pear. The only fault I can find with the flavor profile is that the carbonation intrudes upon it overmuch.
M: Very sharply carbonated, this prickles the tongue mercilessly. It’s the only characteristic of this beer I don’t particularly care for.
O: Unibroue does very little I do not care for. This is part of the greater portion of their work that I do enjoy. An amber ale that focuses less on excessive hops and more on bringing out yeast esters and malt sweetness makes for a wonderful beer. It’s not their Trois Pistoles or La Terrible, but it doesn’t have to be.
loubar (113) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2014 Whatever complimentary spices they have added to the traditional Belgian yeast flavor, they have succeeded brilliantly. The complex, nicely balanced flavor is zesty and clean with a mixture of cloves, bubblegum and dark bread. Good carbonation, low bitterness, well balanced and very drinkable. This defines the category.