Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
Pours golden with no head. No pop at opening (cork issue?). Aroma is of umami stuff, madeira, fruits. Taste is of cardboard, madeira, malt, slight nuts. Palate: Light-medium body. No carbonation. Overall: Too old. Over the hill. Oxydation issue. tom10101 (6297) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Acquired via trade. Clear golden with a small quickly collapsing white head and no lacing. Aroma is slightly fruity with cardboard, light yeast and spices. Taste is mostly of cardboard along with light fruits and some spices. Alcohol isn’t present at all. Medium body. Low carbonation. This beer was supposed to have been well stored but that’s doubtful considering how bad it was. Definitely past is prime... by a decade. Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Pours thick golden amber with almost no head. Aroma and flavor have faded immensely, bringing some spicy amber malts and fruity yeast notes. Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
This was certainly a rare treat - thanks OmegaX. This 11-year old bottle had quality beyond what I expected from Unibroue. The body had a brilliant, hazy orange color to with with soft carbonation. It smelled like dank hops, kumquat and yeast - all coming together quite like a Creamsicle. The taste was herbal and delicate; honey, dried citrus, cereal, mango and yeast. Definitely my favorite beer from these people, such a great job done here. OmegaX (1383) - Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
Thanks, Jsquire, for practically giving this to me. Wow this has been on the top of my wants list for a long time. Aroma was big time tropical fruit. Mango and guava notes with a hint of bread and caramel/toffee. As it warmed up the Unibroue spice came through to give it their signature aroma. Almost no indication of the ABV. This one poured out golden orange with a fizzy white head. I was surprised that an eleven year old beer could even have carbonation left. Soft carbonation on the palate but still pleasingly carbonated. Taste is big time guava, mango, and other fruits. Sweet, sticky caramel and toasted malts with some clove and spice. Very good. Probably my favorite Unibroue to date. Wow, what a treat.