BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle at 13th Richmond Gathering, courtesy of maniac. Pours clear copper with an average, frothy cream colored head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), light hops (floral), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach and honey. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), light hops (floral), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of honey and pepper. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation, and low creaminess with a dry finish. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Richmond 13th, courtesy of maniac, very happy as I had missed this one. Medium to deep amber, slight head. Dark fruit and orange aroma, slight spice. Flavor is essentially a match, orange marmalade, plus some faint chocolate. Quite nice, and now is probaby a good time to open this if you have held it. MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Date: 1/15/2011 Source:Maniac Spicy yeast character in aroma with moderate caramelized sugars and some vinous notes. Mostly clear dark amber with little head. Flavor has a lot of sugars but beer is fairly dry with a light fruitiness and spicy yeast phenolics. Medium to light body with light mouthfeel from high carbonation. Finish is medium with earthy spicy yeast character residual. Butters (4062) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Sampled at the Richmond Gather XIII. Clear amber pour with ring of near white head. Very bready/yeasty nose. Flavor is very sweet dark rum soaked fruits and cakey. Moderately full body with velvety texture. Rosebud butternuts (2398) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured amber with an off white head. aroma was peach, cinnamon, and caramel. flavor was fruity, spicy, cinnamon, and caramel. light body with low carbonation.
esjaygee (3902) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Active and thick orange-brown with a medium tan head and some lacing. Aroma of bread, yeast, toasted malt, dark fruits and alcohol. Taste of dark fruits, yeast, malt, spices and alcohol. A bit too boozy for the style and tastes and feels like just about every other Unibroue – fizzy with their house yeast. Spicy and peppery finish. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
A: The pour is a dark caramel color with a short lived off-white head.
S: This one also smells super vinous with lots of sweet, white grapes. There’s quite a bit of booze, too. Lots of cardboard and a high carbonation that sort of stings the nose. Perhaps a touch of herbs.
T: The flavor is reminiscent of a sparkling wine. A sort of buttery chardonnay flavor to go with the cardboard and mild herbal character. A really high carbonation to it that gives it a somewhat acidic feel.
M: The body is medium with a very high level of carbonation.
D: Not quite as good as the 2005, but certainly better than the 2006. Still don’t think I’d really be interested in having this one again. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
(750ml bottle thanks to ericandersnavy, side by side with every vintage from 2005-2009, this was #5 in my ratings) clear light brown with lasting tan bubbles. Nose of apple, really odd and that’s all I got. Taste of spicy cinnamon, Belgian yeast, raisin bread, and cream. Great creamy palate and a dry finish. Boutip (6627) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2010
Bottle drank in August 2010: Poured a dark brown color ale with a medium foamy head with average retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of dry plums and figs with a sweet malt base and the usual rich bready yeast profile from Unibroue. Taste is sweeter then I was expecting with some notes of dry raisins and plums, sweet malt backbone and loads of ester of the yeast. Body was full with good carbonation and light warming notes of alcohol. Good thought not as good as the previous example or maybe the aging has not done any good to this one. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2010
C&C 750 mL bottle courtesy of BelgianBeerGal from a trade LONG ago. Pours a hazy brown color with a large tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of bread, spice, dates, citrus, floral notes and brown sugar. The taste is bread, toffee, citrus like fruits, apricots and a spicy finish. Medium bodied. Assertive carbonation. Very much in the Trappist style and pretty nice.