Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another ridiculously rich and complex ale from the geniuses at Unibroue. Very spicy. Orange/gold, with a copious Belgian-style head.
SDquaffer (18) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
lovely layered citrus and spice. extrordinary and complex. Had the bottle first (impressive) then the keg (even more so). Kudos Unibroue!
CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - DEC 7, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a wild flavor. Kind of citrusy with a sweet aftertaste. Smooth but not a guzzler.
Definitely another fine product from Unibroue. ;)
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2003 First off, all i can say is grapefruit. Would that make this a good morning beer
? Powerful, flavorful, perfect combo for a brew.
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2003 I had it again recently at Jane Bond in Waterloo. I'll have to raise my rating from a 3.9 it has a certain mild spiciness that I didn't notice all those years ago when I last had it. The smell was sweet the head was huge and light light tan. It even looks like an impressive brew.
I really enjoyed this one. For a strong beer it was quietly tame but it was still there. Very Smooth and sweet. It went very well with my meal which was a thick bean soup that was awesome.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful golden color. Smooth from start to finish, barely a hit of alcohol. Has a sweet aroma, hints of citrus.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has a cloudy amber color and a spicy smell, reminds me of a wheat beer. Taste is also like a wheat with full thick spicy flavor and finishes very smooth. Overall a very good beer that I could enjoy over and over again.
senjiro (35) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cranberries and citrusy scent very little head. surprisingly clear for such a strong ale. overall tangy flavor and aftertaste, pretty noticable alcohol content. first beer for my by the fire this winter... a good one for it!
stephen louis (164) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2003 mild smooth and slightly spicey.Ist taste has a bit of a alcohol bite to it,but only for a second,does not return.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 a garbage bag of melons, leather, and squash turning a glowing orange in brilliance as it sat with limited lacing of atmospheric designs...starts thin palated but grows thicker from the seeds of its Belgian influenced yeasty existence...tartness plays of the yeast which in turn plays of the spice injecting a lingering sweetness that creeps along the entire experience…a strobe effect of orange peel, yeast, and cumbersome spicing finishes you off.