Erol99 (24) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow... I bought this beer b/c this site rated this the 2nd best canadian beer... and Iím not dissapointed.
I canít really taste the 9%.. the flaour is strong, fruity... sweet, sort of like a wine but still a beer.
Definately something Iíll buy again. One of those beers you sit down and enjoy. Wouldnít chow this down at a party to get drunk.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Iíve been beer hunting for about 8 years now, and for some reason, I never have gotten around to buying any of the Unibroue lineup. I think that something about the graphics and the bottling sets me off. So, it is with superb delight that I write this review. The bottle opened with a champaign-like pop. Surprisingly, some beer foam followed (I might have agitated this sucker during the car ride home.) Alcohol was quite evident in the aroma, but I could sense fruit and malt hiding behind. Now for the coup de gras, the flavor of this magnificent beer. Fruit tones envelop the tastebuds as alcohol warms the tongue. Wonderful malt complexity and the yeast go a long ways contributing a nice ester-y spiciness. Overall, this is one of the best beers I have tried in the past year. Thanks to Ratebeer for pointing me in this direction!
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2003 Not as good as other Unibroues I've had, but if you like the thick, port-like variety of beer this is for you. Very heady taste and aroma, dark, cloudy reddish appearance and a thick, almost too-sweet flavour. I like the fact that it's got a kick to it, but I find Maudite much more refreshing and tasty. Rerate: After my horrible experience with Blanche de Chambly, I can't help but notice similar Noxema-esque notes to this brew.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JUL 31, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I initially had this too cold, and the aroma reminded me of smelly socks, with the flavor being like the sauce you get with broccoli beef at a bad chinese place with the broth from the socks mixed in. However the second one i had warmer and i noticed the fruity aroma a little more as well as the referance they make to port wine. However, still doesnt quite do it for me, perhaps the buzz helped it taste better as well. Still a decent brew all the same.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice Dark Amber brown color, the aroma and flavor are spicy yet sweet. A very good brew.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The first thing that hits me is that this stuff tastes and feels like coca-cola. Luckily that initial impression dims impressively as the spicy yeastiness rises through and a tasty warmth spills over, but the beer seems cheapened still, littler than it should be.
senjiro (35) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
very nice spiced fruit flavor. remarkable rust golden color. perfect mouthfeel.
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This may sound odd but the flavor reminded me a bit of watermelon. Maybe it was the esters combined with some of the other yeasty flavors but it was interesting. Smells like a good belgian should. Not as spicy as some, but the estery fruitiness is good. Having trouble with some of the spicier belgians, this is a good beer to me. It had less of the fuzzy mouthfeel that a lot of Belgians have. I think thatís a good thing as some feel too fuzzy.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2005 7/12/02: Fizzy carbonation. Complex sweet, spicy flavor. Warms the tummy and packs a wallop. Iím starting to like Belgians.
8/12/03: The pour is the color of prune with a thin tan head. Aroma is of sweet, fruity malt and yeast. Complex flavor includes hints of cherry, grape, spices, yeast and a little port wine. Mouth feel is champange like. It has a long dry mouth watering aftertaste. The 9% ABV makes its presence known.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2003 Decent tan head that lingers as a nice lace. Aroma is fruit and toasted malts. Nice palate just slides down tingling with carbonation along the way. Flavor is very similar to the better belgians but somewhat lacking in complexity. Very good beer overall.