tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle conditioned) Attractive orange-amber color, lightly cloudy. Immense sweet, bready malt, caramel, ripe fruit aromas. Soft Medium-full body lightened slightly by pinpoint carbonation. Leads with luxurious malt and continues with full, rich pruney, stone fruit flavors, earthy must & a slightly lactic quality. High carbonation helps cut the candi sugar-sweetness perfectly, allowing it to linger exquisitely. Wow. C'est si bon!
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A truely impressive speciman. Very cloudy sunset orange with a second to none pleasantly fizzy head. Multiple fruit nectars apparant in nose and mouth. Outstanding across the board.
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good appearance on the pour. Similar nose to the other Uni beers but this was much better in softness and presentation. The initial impact is of honey and spice notes, followed by a fine Belgian style mouthfeel from clove and additional honey. Good lace and fine finish.
guzzler67 (1643) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark copper appearance. Spicy, fruity aroma with hints of cherry. Yeast and malt with some spiciness in the taste. Luscious, full-bodied mouthfeel. Smooth, mellow finish.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scintillating orange-copper color and well carbonated with fair lacing. Smells like apples, yeast, candy sugar, and a hint of grass. A fruity Belgian style beer with a smooth balance of medium tartness and sweetness plus some herbal bitterness. Earthy flavors as well. Has interesting qualities that suggest a gueuze.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer has a captivating bright red color with copper highlights and an off-white head. The head dissipates quickly, but lingers the entire glass and leaves a nice lace. The aroma is sweet and rather like a fine merlot. The taste is exquisite, without a trace of alcohol. Maltiness is evident, and a fruity sweetness is present in the finish. I can mainly taste ripe plum, but I am reminded of a good sweet red wine. The best (or perhaps worst) characteristic is it is a pleasure to drink.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pretty pellucid auburn with a nice sized head that remains till the end. Aroma is slightly spicy and citrusy. Flavor is sweet with fig and dark fruits. Alcohol is VERY well hidden. This is a good beglian strong with some traditional flavors and good alcohol esters.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The second best in the 4 variety case i bought. Very smooth and enjoyable despite the alcohol and the style of beer. This one has more of a fruitier flavor than the others.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blend of orange and red not quite reaching maroon. Moderate, dimishing head. Smells of peaches, grapes, berries, and grainy malt. Tasted like a slab of courseground bread smothered with smokey fruits. Good.
bierkoning (11943) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought in Brouwerij De Schans. Orange color, cloudy. Fresh malt and orange aroma. Sweetish flavor with orange, malt and a hint of sourness. Peach and a hint of licorice. Some alcohol. Lovely fruity flavor. Easy to drink, but the alcohol is everpresent. Good beer, easily to be confused with one of the better Belgian strong ales.