ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a extremely hazy dark brown color. The head is a two finger offwhite shade with big bubbles. This causes the head to fade away in a semi-rapid fashion - however it still retains one finger of height extremely well.
S: This seems to feature more caramel and toffee than the typical BSDA. Other notes of candied sugar, white grapes, and apple round out the dark malt qualities. I could use a bit more chocolate on the nose, but I can’t complain about what I’m getting here.
T: Immediately I notice rich fruit esters, such as cherry, grape, and apple. There don’t seem to be any significant dark fruit qualities aside from a touch of raisin in the middle of the flavor profile. Some of the malt flavors pop up near the back end; like I suggested on the nose, it’s more caramel and toffee than chocolate (however I do pick up a bit of the latter from time to time). The balance of flavors is solid, and the alcohol is hidden spectacularly given its dry lightness.
M: It feels quite angular on the palate - I expected a bit more initial creaminess to balance the dry finish a bit. That’s to say nothing of the strong carbonation, either. It seems to be designed to be very drinkable, and in that regard, it’s extremely successful.
O: Okay, it’s not my favorite offering from Unibroue - but that’s a bit like saying this is the least attractive woman in a group of Miss America finalists. It’s still a solid BSDA focused on drinkability over depth. In addendum, this was likely an older bottle; I wonder if this would be sweeter/less dry fresh.
arnold931 (452) - Iowa, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Gusher! Pours fairly clear brown. Nose is honey and caramel. Taste is pear and brown sugar. Very carbonated but thin mouthfeel.
Beerkenstock (6) - - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2014 appearance of bottle (label and gold bottleneck) just not corresponding with the beer itself. pours a thin rapidly disappearing white to beige head with a very nice reddish-brown blurred colour. funny, but i smelled hints of tuna in the nose. first sipp was very nice. aftertaste unfortunately becomes more and more metallic the warmer the beer gets. a very nice beer. also tastes like a very good dark Weizen. don’t look at the bottle too much, focus on the beer.
kerenmk (2199) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Hazy, murky dark amber. Chilled honey, a little onion, then honey - lots of honey - in the nose. Sweet, malty and heavily fruity taste. Full-bodied, mildly carbonated, long, red apple finish.
mjakopa (205) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUL 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark orange with decent head. Aroma is caramel and with hints of sweetness fruit and yeast. Taste is slightly sweet, yeasty and malty, a nice hop background and a fruity finish. Very enjoyable and balanced!
Brentv (314) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at ABV in Hillsboro, OR. Beautiful hazy mahogany with a small white head. Big Belgian caramel aroma. Taste is moderately sweet with caramel and Belgian yeasts. Soft carbonation. Balanced and lovely. This is a real delight to sip.
a_sully (103) - - JUN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich mahogany colour with white head.aroma of malts and yeast. Taste is rich with a fruity finish.
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Bif (1392) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341ml bottle. Pours a hazy mahogany color with a big foamy head and ample lacong. Aroma of malt, dark fuit and spice. Taste of malt, dark fruit and bit of spice. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth and creamy, with a rich malt character. Very well balanced with no trace of the 8% ABV. Enjoyable beer that enhances asit warms.
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.
milara (40) - Ste-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vivant au Québec, comment j’ai pu passé à côté de cette bière pendant aussi longtemps? Une excellent bière de type belge au goût épicé pétillant et mordant. Le côté sucré cassonnade est formidable lorsqu’on se liche les lèvres. De plus, elle est jolie à regarder avec a robe brune qui lui donne une allure d’appéritifs digne de ce nom. Pas pire pour une bière acheté au hasard chez IGA par ma mère pour faire plaisir à son fils qui n’aime pas la Coors Light:)
andregoncalves (1333) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
34,1cl bottle from drinks of the world, basel, Switzerland. Clor is dark copper, brown. Head is thin and persistent. Body is quite smooth, carbonation is very soft. Taste is medium bitter and low to medium sweet. Aroma is caramel, malt, wood, herbs, spices, light yeast. Very good!