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
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2003
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beer pours (in Corsendonk glass) a cloudy, medium orange-golden with generous white puffy head. Aroma is a light grassy-straw. Flavor is smooth, woody citrus with light straw ending. Nothing bad, but nothing memorable about this one. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit.
superman (13) - USA - JUL 22, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On draught, was very disappointing. After half a dozen Unibroues under the belt, but this lacked the character of the others. Not a whole lot of flavor to it, was forced to finish it quickly to try and forget that I had just drank a below-average Unibroue.
EKGoldings (629) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2007 I had this one in Montreal years ago and thought the smoked malt was way overdone. Had it again recently and the smoke was largely gone. I like it a lot better now, I found it undrinkable with the strong smoked taste. The flavors are very complex for a 5.5% beer, with apricot, malt, some very light smoke, fresh yeast.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper coloured beer. The aroma is limited to barley malt. In mouth, while it's original, it doesn't seem so well balanced, the whiskey taste is subtle, we imagine some fruits hidden in the background, but never manage to quite put the finger on it, roasted malt is too dominant. Sadly, I'm pretty confident it used to be better (as in excellent) some years ago.