Tricker (284) - Quebec, - NOV 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bière brune de 8 % d’alcool. Elle possède un odorat sucré, fortement mousseuse au versement. Elle possède un goût sucré, un goût céréalier et une amertume en finale, mais de bon goût restant en bouche. Léger soupçon de goût de girofle. Elle est un peu forte, mais très bonne.
Ernesto987 (3848) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
crap in a bottle. Paper, cardboard, garbage. total garbage. over perfume and crap.
Stephane_Houle (134) - - NOV 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apparence: D?une couleur ambrée opaque, elle est coiffée d?une bonne mousse d?une durée moyenne. Effervescence difficile à évaluer, mais semble quasi inexistante.
Arômes: Au nez, ce sont des arômes de malt caramélisé et des notes de fruits confis.
Saveurs: En bouche, c’est un corps léger. Au goût, c’est des saveurs de malt caramélisé, de fruits confis et une touche d’alcool. De courte durée, il y a une légère effervescence et aucune amertume.
Style: Style Belge
Format: 341 ml
Taux d?alcool : 8%
UrbanCaveman (54) - Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at approximately 50 degrees F.
A: Pours the washed-out gold of thin cheap honey, but pools in the glass a warm orange-amber, capped with a spectacularly frothy pale head tinged ever so slightly orangeish. It is a cloudy brew, where one can sort of see the shadowy outline of their fingers on the far side of the glass.
S: Sweet caramel and candi sugar reign supreme in the nose, beneath which there are tones of citrus and herbal spices - tangerine, thyme, faint clove, and the like. A touch of banana and pear fruitiness rounds out the aroma, which has that distinct Unibroue yeast feel overall.
T: Sweet, sweet beer, this is a Belgian amber indeed. Caramel malts swirl across the palate beneath waves of fruit and spice, forming an ever-changing taste as the beer goes down. The citrus presence is noticeable, sharing some time with banana and pear, while the spices form a backdrop that shifts from peppery to herbal. The finish is a rush of candi sugar sweetness mingled with the citrus and pear. The only fault I can find with the flavor profile is that the carbonation intrudes upon it overmuch.
M: Very sharply carbonated, this prickles the tongue mercilessly. It’s the only characteristic of this beer I don’t particularly care for.
O: Unibroue does very little I do not care for. This is part of the greater portion of their work that I do enjoy. An amber ale that focuses less on excessive hops and more on bringing out yeast esters and malt sweetness makes for a wonderful beer. It’s not their Trois Pistoles or La Terrible, but it doesn’t have to be.
loubar (41) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2014 Whatever complimentary spices they have added to the traditional Belgian yeast flavor, they have succeeded brilliantly. The complex, nicely balanced flavor is zesty and clean with a mixture of cloves, bubblegum and dark bread. Good carbonation, low bitterness, well balanced and very drinkable. This defines the category.
rayaron (297) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Hazy brownish with medium off-white head. The aroma is cheesy, fruity (banana, pear), sweet, yeasty, light caramel note. Moderate sweet flavor, fruity (banana, cherry, grapefruit), light sourness, spicy, yeasty, caramel notes. Light carbonation, medium-bodied.
Bork (315) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity, complex ale with some sweetness up front and a pleasant gentle tartness on the relatively dry finish. A little too fizzy.
miyauchi38 (303) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
maximet (82) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown, reddish with a thick light brown head. Complex mix of spice, some dark fruit, a little herbal freshness with a hint of alcohol. Mainly sweet, caramel. Creamy texture, fizzy carbonation with a long, nice caramel aftertaste.
remice2 (118) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
grosse bière d’inspiration belge par unibroue, un classique! , épicée,pétillante et réconfortante, goût de pain griller,gâteaux,fruit mures, voir confits,prune,cola coté poivré super rafraichissant , très bonne bière, belle complexité des saveurs entre elles. Taux d’alcool honnête.En même temps...beaucoup de bon souvenirs avec les chums. toujours efficace
jnortonvt (13) - Essex Jct., Vermont, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
You know, I think that I found the secret to Unibroue’s process...make a quality beer and then make it taste a little worse by throwing some spices (or more spices) in the recipe.
Poured out of a bomber purchased at local beverage store. Has a medium head that sticks round along with a bready, coffee aroma and reddish - brown color (cherry cola was my favorite description when reading other reviews). Actually, color may be its strongest attribute. Maudie seemed to be more bubbly than other Unibroues that I’ve sampled, save, Ephemere. It has a full body and the spices give it a long finish. The first taste I had of Maudite was amazing with a balance of bitter and sweet. I thought that this beer was as good as the reviews that I had read some time ago.
And then the spices kicked in....I’m not going to even to try to describe what they are. What I’ll write is that my first glass started out great, was tougher in the middle, and then finished well (maybe it was due to the 8% alcohol content). I had my second glass two nights later after storing the rest in a small Sodastream bottle. That one seemed to drink better all the way through as I was expecting the spice. I know those folks up in Quebec (who have shown that there is more to Canadian beer than Molson and Labatts) like to brew in the Belgian style, which may include a lot of spices. I know Stella Artois doesn’t use them - at least, to excess. May need to do some research...