muzzlehatch (4970) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2003
Faintly cloudy, glowing light amber, big fizzy quick-diminishing head. Lemony, and slightly barnyardy aroma is predominant, becomes softer and sweeter as it warms. Very sweet, alcohol is certainly present but subtle in the flavor profile, which is spicy, citrusy, wheaty -- almost like a very very strong Wit. I don't have much more to say after the previous two intense ratings, except that I really enjoy the balance between the high carbonation and fizziness, and the huge malty sweetness. There's very little hoppiness/bitterness here, mostly just alcoholic peppery sharpness at the end with some hints of date/figs. Breathtaking mouthfeel, really. Hard to "rank" the products of this great brewer, but this is certainly in the upper half. daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2003
Slightly hazy yellow, foamy white head. Nose is fruity and yeasty, which is typical of Unibroue. Still in the nose is banana, spice and a good maltiness. Body has a good thick, sweet malt backbone with various spices shining through. Good Belgian from a consistently good brewery. mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 22, 2003
More fruity and yeasty than 10.Reminds me of a supercharged Westy blond..... MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2003 Prayers to the Great Rainmaker and Life-Giver have been answered...Hazy cumulonimbuses quickly form and a conquering banana tidal wave is unleashed...An unabated yeast storm rages over night...Mint and coriander perfumes are gradually revived, as a wheat rain falls in heavy sheets...Budding commences and thirst for life is regained amongst the famished...The drought thoroughly alleviated, peasants rejoice and the ensuing harvest is the source of much enchantment and enlightenment... Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 20, 2003
Already well known Uni look, cloudy, yellowish touch, white head ... There is no doubt of presence of alcohol in this brew. Yes it is shown subtle, no need to run for sugar and other sweets to hide rough alc. Uni made this easy for us. Nice yeast blended well how decent Belgians should be made. Yet I was a bit disappointed, it failed to shock me with outstanding features. Nether less well made, good brew!
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
Wild and rocky head at first; becomes more tame with time. Hazy yellow with an orange glow. Very fresh, yeasty nose. Wonderful mouthfeel; excellent presence. Complex, spicy and extremely balanced. Throat warming, but it doesn't have a sharp alcohol presence; it is soft and well hidden. Very aromatic, with wild flowers, lemon, and maybe even a touch of mint. Very tasty! Ernest (7787) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2003
Served at BJ's winter warmer fest 2003. Diminishing head. Hazy light yellow, dense tiny particles, presumably bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately yeasty (cobwebs), moderately hoppy (lemon, flowers), moderately malty (cookie, light bread), with notes of pineapple, coriander, honey, orange, etc., light note of alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. This is the best Unibroue creation I've had by far, and usually I'm not that wild about 'em. Very big and complex nose, expertly hidden alcohol, beautiful flavor balance for the style, sheesh... VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2003
Hazy golden color with a moderate white head. Fruity and yeasty aromas with strawberry, peach and yeast dominating. Wonderfully full in palate while not being too heavy. Wheaty, spicy and fruity flavors with a nice, clean finish. Only indicationhs of high alcohol content are warming effects and mild drunkenness. Very nice. HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2003
Nice nose of tropical fruit and coriander. Aggresive carbonation that rivals champagne. Wonderful complex fruit punch flavors intertwined with candy sugar. Quick sweet airy finish. Alcohol is hidden well. CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2003
A full white head with a golden-orange body. Light, fruity aroma. Taste of soft and sweet orange and spice. Very little alcohol burn for a Belgian with 11%. Very impressed!