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. íThe Damned Oneí would be proud.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Im impressed by this one. I had always seen it in the store, but finally broke down and got it at a bar in Houston. Had the traditional belgian nose...spices and fruits took over, hints of alcohol in the finish....well done!
SimonPatrice (312) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange/amber with a long-standing head. Peppery orange aroma. Spicy orange zest, flowing on alcohol with a slightly bitter finish. A nice balance between malt and hops.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fizzy pouring. Head disappears quickly. Smells a little like mulled cider, with an alcohol kick. The flavor is warm, gentle, with a bit of an alcohol burn going down. Very pleasant and full flavored, but still subtle. Nice beer.
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On pour, there was a nice head that quickly dissolved, leaving a relatively clear orange-brown body. The aroma and flavor are both sweet and spicy. While that can be a good thing, I find that I donít much care for this particular spiciness. Champagne mouthfeel contrasts unusually with the alcohol undertones. Surprisingly mild aftertaste.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really outstanding beer. Similar to a weiss, or maybe even a weissbock. I suprisingly really enjoyed it. The palate was full, the spices are well noticed but not overpowering, and no overwhelming fruit presence. One of a kind.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rumor was this was a darker beer, but I was not disappointed. Strong alcohol flavor mixed with a pleasant spiciness. Canít wait for my next one.
BrockLandersLS (109) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoyed a four pack with funk and while it does cost a dick and a ball the taste makes it all worthwhile. A great beer that I really canít say enough good things about!
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark sludgy brown like a westmalle dubbel, but the head was short lived. Aroma initially suggests a trappist dubbell (westmalle, again) but develops into more of a rodenbach type woody spicyness, although not sour. Bread dough in the mouth with a fruity (fig?) spicy cakelike taste. Aftertaste is delicate but leaves behind the first hint of its taste. As I work my way through the Unibroue beer range, saving the strongest for last (I have a trois pistoles and a La Fin Du Monde left) I get more and more impressed.
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
re-rate 4/30/02. Had to lower the score. I really have a little trouble with the taste of the yeast.
The color is nice. Medium dark reddish brown and cloudy. The head is a bit foamy and dissapates quickly. It has a mild pleasant smell. The flavor lacks some of the complexity that I would expect from a Belgian style brew, but the more I drank, the more I liked it. The alcohol only leaves the slightest footprint on the tongue -- just enough to let you know itís there. Overall, a good beer.