Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, best before 3-7-02: Deep hazy orange. Roaring carbonation. Creamy thick white head. Yeasty, fruity nose. Fruity, estery, yeast is the prominent flavor here, with a subtle smoke in the background. Nothing extraordinary, but definately drinkable, and has nice possibilities for matching with food. All-in-all a pleasant easy-drinking Unibroue!
MaBeer1972 (1839) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one isn't smoky at all. Nice cloudy "glowing" deep orange color. Good creamy head that you'd expect from Unibroue. Aroma and flavor are very "bready/yeasty". Certainly Unibroue's most "mellow" brew. I am not too excited about this one though.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber and highly carbonated, Raftman's got definite Belgian (spicy) influences in the aroma and flavor. It's got great complexity for a 5.5% beer. Another good one from Unibroue.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber-brown coloured beer with a medium head. Weak taste. Only a hint of a whiskey flavour is detectable.
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - SEP 2, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
beautiful cloudy gold/orange. the destinctive unibroue yeast. wonderful mouthfell. amazing lingering smokey aftertaste. goooalllll.
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice coloured beer, made with whiskey malts, but these are a little to far away for me, but nevertheless good beer, ans it goes very well wth smoked salmon indeed
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber color, with a very thin head. Smell is slightly sweet, but kinda like a musty basement. Smoked flavor is there, but combined with a belgian-like sweetness. I'm not a big fan of smoked beers in general, but this was a pleasant surprise.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet amber color, little head. The nose is nice and kind of an earthy tartness. Rather sweet smell, but has something similar to a chalky smell. The smokey smell is indeed tamed more than prefered. Palate is standard for unibroue's except for the more crisp smoked feel.
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good head and smooth body. The smoky flavours were definitely muted, but the malt shines through. Could use more of a kick.
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost an opaque light copper color...Interesting aroma of sweet grapes....very smooth with alot of different flavors that come out at different times