unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark golden color and foamy head. Aroma is slightly fruity and spicy. The taste is excellent, also fruity but not too much so. I like the spicy, fizzy taste and body of this one. Nothing sour about it, unlike a few others I’ve tried recently. Strong alcohol kick to it, and a nice warming effect on the way down. Overall, yet another wonderful brew from Unibroue!
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great initial head, dark red with a great complex fruit aroma. The high alcohol content is very well masked, making this a very drinkable brew. I prefer this to La fin du monde.
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The more I drink it the more I like it. Well balanced and very enjoyable.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2003 Surprisingly good, especially for a Quebec micro which I've had bad experiences with. Reminds me of Leffe, but with a nice dark amber colour and a spicy, sweet taste but not nauseating ... you can easily enjoy a full big-ass bottle of this strong stuff that you can get at most corner stores. God I love Montreal.
eczematic (1323) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very smooth and well-rounded, with delicately warming spiciness rather like Chimay White (nutmeg, porridge, toast - sounds like a good breakfast hey?). Well-constructed and wholesome, but a bit on the bland side.... But not bad at all.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
After buying this beer a few more times my opinion has risen. Has nearly the perfect amount of sweetness. Subtle complexities. Very good beer.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m somewhere between the concensus rating and ecrvich’s comments here. Smells good, and has many of them. The comparisons to Aventinus or a similar clovey weizenbock are excellent, and this brew’s fruitiness is nice, not overbearing. Yeastiness is nice, but somehow it doesn’t have the body to support fully the initial sweetness and the lingering dryness...it’s, well, watery. Still very good.
BrainBug99 (12) - USA - FEB 6, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very interesting beer. A slight fruity taste and rather smooth for it’s alchohol content. Flavor is complex. I highly recommend trying this one at least once.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeah. This is more like it. After a series of disappointing belgian styles tonight I ran into this one and the explosive citrus and spice, lathered through champagne texture, really impressed me. It just tastes fresh and lively, its active yeastiness bringing it alive on in the mouth. Yumm.
DaveZ99 (7) - Burbank, California, USA - FEB 1, 2002 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This Canadian ranks with any of the Belgians in my book. Very smooth and drinkable, but you can still take your time and get some comlexity out of it if you want to. Thank you Albert for nailing it right on the head...Nutmeg! I couldn’t put my finger on it. If this was the only ale I could get, I would be quite content