esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Unibroue is a fitting name for this company as I think they only have one brew and just keep labeling it differently. Okay - maybe not, but their yeast went from great to mundane to just plain boring to me over the years. Murky maize with a large quickly dissipating white head. Aroma of yeast, toasted malt, spices, corn. Taste of toasted malt, yeast, fruit, sulfur and alcohol. Unibland. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 22, 2011
750ml bottle. Rating #435. Hazy orangish/yellow pour with a thin white head. Light metallic aroma, also has a candy sweetness to it and an apple fruitiness. A little booze, apple juice and a little bit in the aftertaste, not bad. (1874) EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Slightly hazy orange-yellow pour with a light tan head. Toasted malt aroma, nutty with notes of hay. Sweet flavor with light fruitiness. Slightly tart and a tone of alcohol on the finish. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2011
750mL. From an old trade. Thanks to a generous ratebeerian! The pour is a hazy golden with a giant, off-white head erupting with Belgian yeast character: estery, pear, gold raisin, candi sugar, musty yeast. Smells similar actually to De Dolle Stille Nacht. Very rich, candy, golden fruit, and yeast dominant with a dose of spicy alcohol. Older, mustier, syrupy feeling. Taste is very sweet with maple, golden apples, Bosc pear, old cider, mild mealy red apple. Sticky, buttery, thick mouthfeel. Feels a little too buttery. Not bad for its age. Travlr (24307) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Golden color, fizzy white head that settles quickly. Aroma of bread and caramel. Taste is malty, bur decent bittering hops, a bit of a sour finish.
daleharshman (1064) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Picked up several months ago at Holiday Wine Cellar when they had a cellar sale ($12.99...they charged a bit more because of the vintage). Pours into my Unibroue tulip a hazy golden straw color with two fingers of white head and lots of suspended particles. Aroma of musty Unibroue yeast, bready malts, some caramel, and some apple. Flavor of rich spicy caramel, honey, sticky fruit, and more yeast. Prickly carbonation and well-concealed ABV. This is now over four years old...I had hoped for more complexity but it’s still pretty good. (431, 566) DuffMan (10276) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle, generously brought out of the cellar by Vergil the beer guy at Radio Maria-- it wasn’t even listed on the bottle menu! Hazy orange gold. Fruity spicy aroma, marmalade, ginger, barley candy. Flavours of barley candy, chestnuts, marzipan, heaps of spices, cherries, golden raisins. Crazy! Thank you so much Vergil! phaleslu (10101) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2011
750 ml bottle, and I’m pretty sure I got it at Friar Tuck in Savoy. Bottle marked ’6 January 2006’. Pours a cloudy, dusty, orange-golden color with some sediment and a finger-thick but dense off-whtie head. Aroma of caramel malts, honey, apples, wood, Belgian yeast, brown sugar, and dry, musty grains. Flavor of sweet caramel malts, apples, Belgian yeast, wood, brown sugar, and grains. Mostly I’m getting caramel out of this. Medium-bodied, with a chewy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This has held up pretty well for 5 full years, as no signs of oxidation are present. The alcohol is also completely hidden. More drinkable than a lot of Unibroue beers and pretty nice overall. brokensail (16436) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
A: The pour is a clear golden-orange color with a very short lived white head.
S: A really cidery nose that is super dry. I get mostly apples and white grapes, with maybe a touch of pale, cracker type malts. A bit of a sugar note is the only real sweetness to the aroma.
T: Starts off with a semi-sweet white wine flavor and the same apple juice/cider character. There’s a definite alcohol presence to this beer, and it’s quite light overall, so not much to hide it. Surprisingly, not as dry as the nose would lead you to believe.
M: The body is medium with a moderate to high level of carbonation.
D: Seems that this one has aged very strangely. Wasn’t awful, just wasn’t really too overwhelmed by it either. nickd717 (4645) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
750ml bottle. Pours clear golden with a small off-white head that fades to spotty foam. The aroma is nice with Belgian yeast, sweet caramel apple, spice, and some sherry-like oxidation. Sweet caramel malt and pale malt base with Belgian yeast, apple, pear, fruitcake, spiciness. Complex and tasty. Really smooth mouthfeel with medium-high carbonation and medium-full body. Excellent if conventional Belgian golden ale.