Rutzicka (102) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
It has a beautiful, strong head with a reddish cloudy colour. Malty, spicy with a beautiful bitterness.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’m not a big fan of this style (yet), but this wasn’t too bad. Creamy mouthfeel, fruity and not as sour as some of the others.
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild for a strong, but tasty. Good malt, spicy and aftertaste.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am begining to like Belgian ales more and more. This particular beer is full of flavor. It incorporates a spiciness with a slightly sweet fruit backdrop. True to style the flavor strengthens as it warms. Its head quickly fades leaving behind a soft lace. Slightly reddish in color with a mysterious haze. A very well made beer.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark amber in color. Aroma is sweet with apple, caramel, raisin and spice. Taste is complex as well. 8% ABV you could have fooled me this is very smooth and drinkable. Good interpretation of a Belgian ale from Unibroue.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice spicy aroma. Little citrus along with the alcohol flavor. not bad but not a fan of belgian strong ales. Re-rate. Darank a few more and have come to appreciate it a lot more so i upt it a notch
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large long-lasting head covering a dark, cloudy amber body. Doesn’t have the aged palate of some of its Belgian counterparts but does have a nice aroma and a slight candi-sugar sweetness. One of the better North American Belgian ales.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sean and his buddy Nels rave about this stuff, but they are canoeing fiends, too, and I think the label has sucked them in a bit. It does have a beautiful, mysterious fruitiness, like Christmas cake, but I, for one, am not so sure about Christmas cake in my beer ...
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Re-rate 9/5/02 Glad i had this again. Incredibly smooth and spicy with some nice fruit and maybe even a bit of bubblegum? flavor. A real winner. Unibroue scores again! A great beer.