Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Of the Unibourne I have had this my third favorite. A bit less dynamic than Maudite, but also asmoother presentation. I like it alot.
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2004 Exceptional beer. Dark fruit,
vanilla, chocolate and caramel notes. And yet with all this complexity, its remarkable quaffable.
Update with no change in rating: One of the new and fresh bottles arriving locally wasn't at all the same as my earlier sampling. This one came out exceptionally attenuated. Sweet and fruitier flavors are masked by a definite and unwanted alcohol presence. The body was surprisingly thin. The sample would barely warrant a 3 rating, but I'm leaving my original until I can verify what's what.
MonkeyProver99 (24) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2001
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A distinctive beer in a rather impressive line up from Unibrou. A bit of a progenator as far as style goes. Outside of Belgium we can call it Belgian-like. Made inside Belgium this would be an artisinal classic.
rosebud (47) - Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2001
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I have to say I think this is the best beer that Unibroue makes. What a rich malty and fruity flavor, much nicer than La Fin. Deep and rich, a nice beer to relax to at the end of the day.
beergirl99 (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nicely balanced, a little bitter...good brew.
young (45) - Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2000
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alcohol warming, sweet, lingering (not unpleasent) sweet aftertaste. A pretty damned good brew.
britab99 (65) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2000
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
slighlty sour aftertaste, but true to form from Unibroue...smooth.
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2000
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looked very nice in the glass with a good head and moderate lacing. The aroma seemed overly sweet and not very appealing to me.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 9, 2000
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
maroon color. Kind of cherry wheaty aroma, very interesting, very warming
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2000
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A rich, very complex Belgian. Dark ruby red in color emitting a sweet fruity aroma. Highly carbonated to style which accentuates its beautiful sweet, dark ripe fruit taste. Reminiscent of raisin, fig and black cherry with a hint of vanilla. Must be enjoyed at cellar temps to fully bring out its complexities. The higher alcohol level really warms it all up nicely. A genuine treat!