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 (7133) - 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.
TheBeerGod (5597) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one again a few nights ago. Strong alcohol taste along with floral, spice combo. Maybe orange or cinnamon in there as well. Decent carbonation as with most Unibroue beers and a light orangish brown head. Finishes well but leaves much of the floral taste behind. Still a great beer though. Never had a bad Unibroue!
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great Belgian style ale. Big and matly with nice caramel flavours as it warms. Looks good too. However, it’s probably a little <EM>too</EM> smooth on the palete - I like a little more of a challenge on the way down with this type of beer. On the other hand it could be said that it is an ’easy drinking’ type of Belgian strong. Having said that the alcohol flavour comes through in spades... I love this beer but it could be better.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not sure but I think Maudite translates to damned and this ale is damn good no great so good I hated to finish it. Recommended
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy nose with fruits similar to most of the other Unibroue products I’ve tried lately, brownish-orange body, small head receding quickly. Very well balanced spice and fruit flavors, alcohol only slightly noticeable. Good stuff.
Erol99 (24) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow... I love unibroue. This is a sweet strong beer that goes down easy, Definately rich in flavour. Completely different than Trois Pistoles but like a better version of Fin Du Monde.
[re rate: for sum reason it tasted better at the Beer Fest]
Palate isn’t as good.