Metalchopz (3055) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Originally rated July 2006. Bought in singles at La Trappe À Fromage in Gatineau, Quebec. This latest Unibroue pours a clear golden-amber colour with a small head, but decent lacing all around. Bubble coming up fast, from 4-5 different spots in the bottom of the glass. Mild herbal aromas with a touch of bread and grain. First sip was a turn-off with some metallic notes. Then it disappeared. Light sweetness from the honey with some grain malt taste. Never thought Sleeman would continue the U series, but this one is not bad. Actually, better than the other two... I find.
ChadPolenz (1677) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a 11.2oz bottle into a tumbler
Appearance: Dark amber color, almost completely transparent. Forms a small, white, sudsy head which evaporates quickly and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Darker larger aroma with slight honey aroma.
Taste: The brewery classifies this as a pilsner, but it’s much more in the tradition of a Vienna style lager. More emphasis on toasted, nutty malts with honey sweetness throughout. Lower bitterness and clean aftertaste make it quite refreshing, actually. Not a very robust palate, and perhaps a touch of tang as the beer warms. Not as grainy as a fizzy yellow beer, but not as robust as a Sam Adams or Brooklyn lager.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, with a crisp effervescence.
Drinkability: Highly quaffable and refreshing. Not much taste to work with as far as food pairings, so it works as a liquid refreshment. Definitely sessionable at 4.9% ABV.
Overall, an average beer to be sure, but one that would make an ideal gateway beer for fizzy yellow beer drinkers.
DerWeg (1590) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Goldy light red with small fizzy white cap. Smell is a bit industrial yeast and faint sweetness. Taste is not all bad with grapes, sweet malts... seems to end with a hint of... strawberries. There is some strange hay in the middle, this could be the ’miel’. Overall an easy-drinking beer for the Montreal kids who just want to get buzzed in the park.
SlovakSniper (4993) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Le liquide est légèrement ambré. Un mince col de mousse se dépose. Les arômes et les saveurs vont dans la même direction : les grains maltés sont sucrés, voire mielleux. Les houblons et leur amertume sont cachés. En bouche, le liquide est mince avec une effervescence normale et une texture plutôt aqueuse. Au fil d’arrivée, rien qu’un liquide qui s’essouffle et qui tombe de fatigue.
Spab (3335) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
341 ml bottle. Pours a clear orange gold with thin white head. Very mild grains and honey. Taste of bread and some honeyish sweetness. Medium-ish body. Weak.
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2009
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Smell?Taste?Where is everything that made Unibroue’s beers what they are? Honey? A bit. Hops? Very hard to taste. Not good.
VertBaconStrips (2310) - Blerkablerka, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Where is the aroma??? It’s sort of there I guess and does show up after sitting for quite awhile. Sort of fruity, grains, light caramel??, a bit of honey.. man, this is taking a long time. The taste is less than impressive: dull hops, sweet, light spice, light caramel and maybe honey. The initial aroma I got was wet peanut shells. Smooth but almost no carbonation yet not totally flat. Booooooooooooring.
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very bright light gold with a good bubble ring, looks good for what it is I guess. Malty sweet aroma with slight banana and a bitter that has no sent to it. Sweet bready flavor with a nice hoppy bitterness in the finish. The is a slight chemical flavor what I can’t pin down. Nice clean highly drinkable taste but I would go out of my way to drink another that’s for sure,
cfrancis (3107) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nothing spectacular. Aroma has caramel and honey. Taste is crisp, honey and caramel/toffee. Good beer for the everyday but doesn’t compare to their more exclusive brews.
jredmond (7408) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2009
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this awhile back in Montreal, and was really looking forward to trying it again to give a more appropriate rating. Unfortunately Ill never get that opportunity....ass.