JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/purple color, with a rather thin head. Aroma was nice, although difficult to pick out anything in particular besides alcohol hints. Rather heavy flavor with hints of raisens and maybe dates. The alcohol comes through stronger than expected. Very good overall flavor.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy, brown body with a huge, tan, rocky head.
All yeast and bananas/clove in the nose.
Lots of yeast and banana on the tongue with no hop presence.
Alcohol is well hidden.
This has to be one of the best Belgians made this side of the pond.
Can’t wait until I try some other Unibroue brews!
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/21/02: bottle. nice thick creamy head, with fair amount of lacing. yeasty smelling. hints of banana and high evidence of yeast. i know that this is a beer of high quality, but for some reason i just don’t get it with belgians.
OutHouseDilemma (70) - Crowley, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell was hard to get.... Nice brown foamy head... You would think by looking at it that it would be a hard to drink beer... NOT at all. I luv the sweetnessss of these unibroue beers.
JMerritt (1940) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark cloudy brown in color, nice light-brown head. Moderate sweet malt aroma. Very full bodied, light carbonation. Bitter, dry, and slightly alcoholic. Well worth the money. Definitely one of Canada’s best.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
WOW, dark amber, off white red hintish head, smooth. Aroma is sweet and spicy. This beer is great. Wish I had more than just one. Just made my top 10 for 2002
Cartoonkhaki (1252) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very Very Very good beer. I am having this for the first time as I write this. I am very impressed. Nice head nice everything. Very lively in my mouth. This beer realy warms you up. Why have I not had this beer before! I will no longer forsake thy brew!
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great beer. Deep red color with full off-white head. Strong citrus and clove nose. The flavor matched. Tasted like a (very) alcoholic orange spice tea. Finished sweet and smooth.
notalush (5716) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[12/15/02] In a few short months, my palate has gained a bit more maturity, and I can say with confidence that this is one of the better belgian strongs on the market, and it is so ubiquitous, that accessibility makes it an even better beer. This is one of the best unibroue has to offer, which is saying a lot, considering they make such great beer. [9/16/02]Very large head that disipates quickly. Fruity aroma that gives just a hint of the sweet, smooth fruit flavor of this ale. Very smooth considering it’s alcohol content.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This bewer can almost due no wrong most of their brews are fantastic and this is one of them. Complex fruity spicy and malty with a nice roasty flavor. Abv well hidden. Recommended.