KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy, yeasty nose--a bit lighter than I expected. Hazy rich orange color of the embers that burn in my future home in the afterlife...substantial and soft wheat-hued head. Flavor is spicy and sweet...delicate and layered flavors of candied fruits leave trace sweetness on the lips and warm fuzzies in the back of the palate. Hops are also there in support, and boost the spicy warmth with a blanket of mild dryness. Carbonation is suitably low, adding to the superb smooth feel of this most drinkable strong ale.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
one of unibroue’s best. awesome spiced ale. it has the yeasty house nose that most uni’s seem to have, and a great honeyish, peppery flavour
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange color, opaque, slightly sweet, the alcohol is well hidden. it’s a very nice drinkable beer
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Orange color, sweet fruity flavor, spicy aroma.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice color, with a beatifully thick head. Great depth of flavor.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice malt and hop aroma. Pours a nice copper with a decent head that sticks. Not much body to the palate. Not watery but not very full. Pretty good brew.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 18, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looked cool, big head, but am I missing something here? It had very little distinguishing smell or flavor. I had no idea what style this was until looking it up on here just now. I have no idea how they fit 8% alcohol into something so watery. Unibroue 10 and La Fin Du Monde are much better choices from this brewery.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice apple flavor, highly drinkable
Francky66699 (1) - Laval, Quebec, USA - JUL 14, 2002 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
So good beer! I am so proud to be Québécois only for this beer!
Ernest (6658) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2014 Bottle.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, toasted grain), lightly to moderately yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of clove, gum, orange peel, and alcohol.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
A decent Belgian amber ale...nice cowebby yeast and other aromas. The drinking experience isn’t as satisfying, though...rather watery and the finish is a bit short and almost goes all the way to bland territory. If this were a bit more rich it could get into the upper 3s.