TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good belgian. Pours with a large, frothy egg white head, which fairly quickly completely dissipates. There is no lacing. Color is reddish golden. Flavor is spicy, yeasty. An excellent example of the sytle.
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2004 Spicy scent, slight cider smell - crisp apples. Colour is dirty reddish-brown. Earthy. Small head, slightly cloudy. Taste has spice to it, slightly bitter but with a fine malty finish. Nice. My first Belgium-style strong ale and I like it very much. My second Unibroue (next to Blanche de Chambly) and I think it is excellent.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown/red colour with a mostly lasting off-white head, leaving plenty of lace. Aroma is raisin, plum, alcohol, pepper, and yeast. Flavours of raisin and gingerbread, with the alcohol coming through in the finish. Medium bodied, maybe a bit thinner than I expected, finishing with a nice bite.
Racegoer (354) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
another Unibroue,yellow , fruity. a litte malty, nothing special here,flavour of pepper,sugar,and bitter candy
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft.thin head with moderate lace, semi-opaque red amber color, nice red/orange color. good flavor, and excellent finish
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAY 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly cloudy peach color with a quickly deminishing medium tan head. Fruity, spicy aroma. Flavor is sweet, peppery, slightly bitter with a hint of orange, clove and coriander. Finishes with a lingering spicy aftertaste.
tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very smooth and complex belgian. Coriander, caramel, and a little hop bitterness all blended well in the initial taste. Finished a little bit drier, but a good all around brew. Masks the alcohol very well.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - MAY 5, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a belgian ale that i truely love, rather malty, medium bite, cloudy, thick white head, and mad props to the label and the story along with it
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly cloudy amber with a large creamy off white head. Aroma of toffee, butter, alcohol. Good carbonation. Alcohol, pepper taste but the alcohol tste and warmth dominate as this becomes one dimensional.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2003 Re-rate: This one definately grows on you. Pour it was some head and let it settle. Definately better than I remember.