deyholla (8605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy earthy amber brown with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has has notes of bread and grain with a slight smokey note underlying. Flavor has a bit more smoke but is mainly bread and grains as well as a bit thin.
Maxbier (707) - Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brownish hazy golden with big off-white head. Bready yeasty spicy aroma. Lemon zest, malt, spicy yeasty notes, hint of earthy funk and smoke. Mild grassy earthy hop with medium bitter finish.
marcus (7838) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours cloudy amber with a rich beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a sweet and slightly sour caramel malt flavor with a smoky finish.
Beachmaster (262) - Oklahoma, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into a pint glass. Pours a dark amber, with a huge white head that slowly fades into a disc on the surface, leaving good lacing. Nose is faint yeast and smoky notes, and the taste is malt and caramel, with a nice whiskey flavor on the end. Finish is long and smooth. Well-made, but not my favorite Unibroue.
stevoj (3032) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours initially with towering fluffy head. Dark golden, slightly cloudy, lots of fine, lively carbonation. Aroma of wood smoke and cooked grains, taste is more smoked malt, lightly toasted, light bacon. Some caramel and toffee. Very nicely done.
Stephane_Houle (220) - - AUG 23, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Apparence: D?une couleur caramel translucide, elle est coiffée d?une bonne mousse d?une bonne durée. Effervescence très présente avec des bulles de petite taille.
Arômes: Au nez, ce sont des légers arômes de malt caramélisé et de whisky.
Saveurs: En bouche, c’est un corps léger. Au goût, c’est des légères saveurs de malt caramélisé avec un arrière goût de whisky. De durée moyenne, il y a une légère effervescence et aucune amertume.
Format: 341 ml
Taux d?alcool : 5,5%
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark orange with a big beige head. Aroma of Unibroue yeast and malt. Taste is lightly sweet and a little sour. Only a slight smokiness. Ok.
cheap (4682) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Darker and more cloudy than a pale ale. Looks like lighter iced tea. Typical uni yeasty smell. Odd leather taste but its better than most of the uni’s I’ve had, yes much more well behaved. Quite easy on the buds and now that I see its a smoked, its probably one of the better smoked beers I’ve tasted my friend. I almost enjoy this stuff. Yes, so well behaved you would never know this is a smokey. I’m glad to have tasted this brew thank you magic tree.
Bricktop86 (660) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy copper with a white head. Aroma of wheat and blegian yeast. Taste is sweet, spicy and bready.
Darkmagus82 (2056) - - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a tulip glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep hazy orange-amber color with a one finger head of billowy white foam. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a fruity nature consisting mainly of apple and pear as well as a nice banana smell. Along with these aromas are some yeasty smells as well as a nice big and bold smoky smell. A lighter whiskey and roasted bread smell are there as well, overall producing a rather toasty and fruity smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a lightly toasted malt flavor along a hint of the fruitiness of apple and pear that was detected in the nose. A little bit of smoke is present upfront with it growing slightly stronger more toward the middle of the flavor profile. Like the smoke, a yeasty flavor also develops more and more as the flavor advances with it bringing a little bit of banana and orange. The yeast and smoke kick it up more toward the end of the taste, with the fruits that were present initially fading a bit. In the end, with a little bit of grass and hay coming to the tongue, one is left with a semi-sweet but somewhat lighter malted but rather smoked and yeasty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner and lighter side with a carbonation level that is full of tons of little prickly carbonation bubbles. For the lighter fruit and yeasty flavors, the carbonation is fantastic, really nice complementing them. The smoky flavors however, are at a loss to some extent due to the high carbonation and thin body, so overall the feel is just OK.
Overall – Now don’t get me wrong. This is a good brew, but it falls a little short of the other Unibroue beers I have had thus far. Certainly a worthy beer to take down (as it really does out compete most in the class) although I feel my expectations were a bit too high and hence I was slightly disappointed.