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 (2738) - 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.
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with a very large light brown head, it dissipated rather fast for such a thick head. Sweet sour aroma with just a hint of wine and just maybe cloves. Tastes mildly sweet, hops are in a perfect balanced for this beer, again just the slightest hint of wine and cloves. These is an extremely mellow and well balance beer. A great beer
Panzuriel (1627) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very fine beer indeed. Dark and silky with a nice nose and very good toasted but mildly sweet flavor. Gotta find another one of these.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into pilsner glass, and then looked at the back of the bottle and saw that they recommended a different style glass. Oh well, anyways found that the bottle produced a high carbonation as my 20 oz glass was topped out by 10 oz. Damn I need to practice better pour control!! Anyways the initial taste was met with a sweet and tasty liquid. I had no problem finishing the glass and opening another.