Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very good. simalar to chimay grand reserve. in my opinion its better than chimay. i drink chimay grand reserve at least once a week but it look like that will change. congrats to unibroue!!!
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a fruity aroma, cloudy copper color, large lasting white head. Wow, very fruity flavor with high carbonation, I like this one a lot. Clean, crisp, somewhat sweet finish. Nice.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Foggy amber color. Soft head, combination of large and small bubbles, diminishing quickly to form a small slick. Nose is estery, citrus, yeasty. Mild fruit, clove, spice flavor. Oily palate. Sweet spicy finish. Where’s the high ABV. Chalk one up for the Canadians.
notalush (5158) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The flavor and aroma of this beer are very similar to Victory Golden Monkey. I realize that they are the same style of beer, but I’ve had other belgian strongs, and these two beers are like brothers. However, unlike Golden Monkey, the fruit and spice flavor isn’t as noticable or enjoyable. If you have the choice, buy the monkey.
Zodanga (26) - Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s been to long since I had this beer to recall much other then I liked it so much that I went out and bought more. Good tasting and a bit spicy.
hopscotch (9891) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2003 Hazy, amber hue. Small, frothy, white head. Mostly lasting. Decent lacing. Heavy on the malt, but balanced nicely with the hops. Citrusy and fruity in the nose. Full-bodied. Fizzy. High ABV is well hidden. Creamy/oily mouthfeel. Slightly sour and spicy. Finish is spicy and slightly sweet. Aftertaste has an almost clover honey-like flavor to it, yet slightly sour and bitter. Great beer.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good, solid Belgian. Nothing super complex about it - flavor and aroma is fruity and yeasty. Good balance, a little on the sweet side.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 29, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color is like unfiltered apple cider: Opaque brown with a hint of orange. Apple and grape aroma. Apple grape, clove and slightly bitter taste. Very nice.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet apple, grapes, and a slight flavor of alcohol. Great opaque light brown color. Yummy.
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful peach amber with a head that poured too thick. Lovely woody aroma, and while the flavor has this woody/piny characteristic as well, it has a sugary residue (piny/syrupy) infused within it to the point of being cloying.