jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good yeasty and spicy aroma. Deep copper/red hue and a nice head. Aroma seems typical of Unibroue. Flavor is very fruity, hides alcohol very well. Complex. A nice, full mouthfeel is very appealing. One of my (if not the) favorite strong ale on my list.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This would be my favorite so far of the Unibroue line. Deep auburn brwon color. Flavors are more pronounced. Nice malt character that trails off before it gets too sweet. Solid.
radiomgb (2245) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orangey-amber-brown in colour. Hints of citrus in the flavour. Beautiful long aftertaste. Can’t wait to have another.
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2011 Yeasty nose. Effervescent and fluffy on the tongue. Has a subtle cake-like sweetness. Doughy and slightly fruity (apples and grapes), too. Dry, peppery finish. Pleasant beer.
Suttree (5134) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little lighter tasting than it looks. It avoids the overwhelming heavy malty sweetness in that is in other Belgian Ales.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not my favorite Unibroue. I prefer the Pistoles, but this has a hint of hops and is a solid malty beer.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2003 In Unibroue terms, Trios Pistoles meets Don de Dieu. Reminded me very much of a Belgian Strong Ale-Weissber combo of some sort. Pretty apricot color with a large, rapidly fading head. Nose is rich, lots of citrus, cola, and nutmeg. Flavors of butterscotch, cream, lemon, and maybe something like peanut butter? Very fizzy brew, makes the tongue tingle. Very enjoyable.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favorite of the Unibroue beer I have had, but still not among my favorite belgian strongs, a little too sour for my liking.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the first Belgian Ales I ever had and certainly one of the best.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet yeast smell. Cloudy apricot colour, small head. Bready, spicey (orange zest.) Chewy, tingly, complex. ’The Damned One’ would be proud.