Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bizzare grape juice aroma and flavour, quite sweet with little aftertaste. Tastes unlike any beer I know. Iíd like to give one about 6 months in the cellar, to see if it becomes a little smoother.
thealcoholic (104) - Hilbert, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
i must say the first time i tried this beer i didnít like it i guess you have to get the acquired taste
achtungpv (205) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an excellent beer. Very fruity...tasted like very ripe plums...has a nice lingering spicy aftertaste...a bit thinner than I expected...this is my new choice for pairing with cigars.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mmmmmm. Nice, rich, fluffy head that rises full, then quickly deflates. Lovely caramel-y aroma thatís sweet and inviting, with an alcohol bite in the background. The flavor is smooth, but with an alcohol bite. The port comes through strong. Great for after dinner hanging out with good friends and good conversation.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quickly dissipating head leaves a still liquid thatís a little on the red side of muddy brown. Aroma is curranty/raisin and sour cherry, with hints of malt and alcohol. In the flavor, the fruity and malty richness is impressive, as is the complexity. One drawback is that the alcohol presence is more than I would like.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my favorite beer, a little too sour. But Belgian Strongs arent my favorite style to begin with.
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet malty aroma with chichory and Liquorish.
Most enjoyable. etc.
Davhgbrew (839) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2002
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark lively brew, very faint aroma, palate is smooth, finishes balanced with hints of grapes. Great brew, my favorite from Unibroue.
spaque99 (8) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite beer in Quebec.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I dislike gushers, even though I have made a few. That said, my first taste came quickly - lips to bottle while I reach for the glass. A bit assertive out of the bottle. What remained poured to a high head with a murky brown color. Scent of sweet lavender. Very smooth feel. The alcohol really comes out in the finish. Flavors of dark cherries, bananas and currents. Slight oak in the dry finish as it warms.