GearHead (32) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I think this was my first real "beer". I tried it a couple years ago and I have been trying all kinds of different beer since. I went back to it the other night and the taste took me away again. The deep color and fruit smell made me salavate just waiting for a taste. A nice bit of bubbly in the beer. Good fruit and roast flavor. Still one of my favorites.
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
smells and looks great, but really didn't like the taste at all. had a very strange aftertase that I couldn't place. Reminded me of the strange aftertaste that I didn't like about La Maudite.
DYCSoccer17 (3510) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2007 Beautiful mahogany color beer with a robust khaki-colored head. This beer is extremely carbonated (maybe its more carbonated in the 12 oz bottles?) Aroma is very intriguing with a fruity bouquet. The start isnt doesnt equal the aroma, it is much more mellow. The finish is good for a 9% beer. I do notice the ethanol aftertaste more with Trois Pistoles than La Fin du Monde, though. Still a very enjoyable beer(9/5/8/4/17 4.3).------- bottle purchased at BevMo in Natomas. Fruity, vinous, raisin, dried plums, brown sugar, and molasses are all present in the nose. Some candy sugar sweetness also is there. Aromatic, delightful. Moderately hazy light mahogany/dark amber body with a faster dissipating head than expected. Head is light tan. Spritzy, vinous, fruity, plummy, followed by some yeasty esters and some roasted maltiness. The flavor is nice, but this is not as nearly as rich or flavorful as I initially thought. Either my palate is getting spoiled or this beer is slipping in terms of quality...
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In a smaller capped bottle, I'd like to try this in the corked bottle. When I have someone to split I will probably try it. Dark ruby color. Tan, creamy head. Very little sediment. Almost no carbonation. Very yeasty aroma, just like a Strong Belgian should be. Very sweet flavor. Yeasty flavor. Slightly spongy mouthfeel. Very tasty concoction.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snap, crackle, pop! It’s a strange thought when you realize that it’s your beer talking and not your cereal. A steady quarter inch head topping what looks incredibly like port wine. I smell. . .strawberries and citrus and plums and dusty hay. Yeast and alcohol too. First sip is too raw and carbonated. I let it warm for a bit. Rich and full flavors of tart fruit with a hint of malt. Dryish swallow with sweetish, lingering aftertaste. Quality. . .but. . .I didn’t really like it. Too much like thick sparkling wine.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Translucent brown color, crisp on the palate, tiny bubbles lacing down the side of the glass. Nose of dark fruits, ginger(?).
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2003 Poured with huge foamy head much like other Unibroue beers I've tried. The beer was rusty colored and cloudy. The initial smell was slightly fruity with a overwhelming malty sweetness. Some fruity notes to the finish.
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent beer. My favorite from Unibroue. Dark, highly carbonated, unfiltered. Very smooth and full of flavor. Similar to Chimay but much cheaper. Highly recommended.
Shag (2717) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2004 This is one excellent belgain, dark brown murky color, amazing head and it will explode on you if not careful so be warned. Tastes like a red wine, loads of raisins, cherries, grapes, vanilla with a slight peppery spice. Complex to say the least. Alcohol is very well hidden. Scary ass logo of a flying horse and a castle! I cant wait to try this again! Rerate: For the most part I think Unibroue is overrated but this masterpiece is an exception. After sampling many Belgians and having this again, I will up the rating! What an amazing beer. Why is this not in the Top 50?! It should be.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like a dark wheat beer in aroma, with fruits, molasses, brown sugar. Some earthiness, tangy. Bit of sour apple/grape. Tan lacing head. Deep red brown opaque body. Medium watery body and med carb. Kind of watery. Pretty decent malty sweetness and nice tang. Light bitterness and sweet nutty finish/after. Fruity, some alcohol. Nice flavor but not overly complex.