Braudog (6803) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Corked and caged ... pours a hazy orange with a firm steady top of solid foam. Tart aroma, like a citrus grove. Nice. Creamy consistency with a nice spicy edge, fruity flavor component is the primary aspect, but just enough of the corriander or apple bite to make it interesting. Wonderful Belgian-style beer. Let me settle in for the evening with this glass ... what else can you want in a beer? (#2973, 6/10/2007) jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Deep gold, fluffy white head. Aromas of all the fruits of autumn, roasted and spiced. Nose is musky and sweet; flavor is slightly sweet and spicy with a hint of warming alchohol. Long aftertaste of apples. Deep characteristics of a belgian tripel. Excellent. jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2006
Pours a very deep gold with hints of orange and a thick, white head. The aroma is a beautiful combination of golden sweet malts, wheat, hints of orange peel, some coriander, some yeast, and some alcohol. As it warms, a little grassiness enters the aroma (and the flavor, too). The flavor begins with wheaty, yeasty, full-bodied breadiness. Orange peel and perhaps some sort of spice (coriander? grains of paradise?) enter the party along with some sweet malts in the middle. It then finishes somewhat dry but also a little sweet - and there is also a little bit of stale hops bitterness that sticks to the back of the tongue. The finish is long and the after-taste has has hints of hop flavor and a considerable amount of alcohol (quite warming as it goes down). An amazing brew! TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - NOV 30, 2006
750ml bottle. This beer seems to be a clone of their 10th Anniversary beer, and isn’t all that different from their La Fin Du Monde. The only difference seems to be the abv is 1% higher than the La Fin. In any event, this beer is an outstanding Belgian strong golden ale, ala Duvel, and is a truly delicious brew. This beer pours to a slightly hazy, deep golden color, with a thick, rocky, white head, that slowly fades, and a lively carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent, with lots of good pale malt aromas, paired with earthy/spicy yeast aromas, and some peppery alcohol. The palate is firm, with good pale/biscuit malt flavor, with a nice undertone of candy sugar. This beer finishes with more good pale malt, and some candy sugar sweetness up front, then ends spicy/yeasty, and warming. Fantastic aperitif/digestif beer, and a great beer to match with light to hearty fare. Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 5, 2008
I knew i had to find a special brew for my 400th rating, when i stumbled across this treat, it became clear that she would be the one. 750ml bottle from my local liquor store.. they actually have about a dozen left, which is surprising because its retired (message me if your interested). Pour is a cloudy orange gold with a frothy white head atop. Nose is a rich spice, orange, and yeast. Mouth is medium and suggests minimal alocohol presence of a 3 year old 10% big beer. Notes of pepper and spice are the focal point of the first few sips. Once adjusted, yeast, herb grass, and some sweet fruits appear peach, orange, apricot. One of the most balanced Unibroues ive had.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2006
Attractive orangey-gold. Big, fluffy, sudsy head, white as snow, collapsed under its own weight within a few seconds, leaving minimal lace and a thin floating layer of froth. I smelled malt, cloves, yeast, apricots, alcohol and a bit of banana. Taste is spicy and peppery, dominated by clove, with undercurrents of figs and citrus, malt, candy sugar, and vanilla. Good effervescence on the palate, not too thick, clean and refreshing. (Despite the 10% ABV, this is not a heavy-handed beer.) Finishes dry with but a whisp of grapefruit hops bittering the aftertaste. TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Delicious. This beer is so easy to drink and flavorful that the 10% abv will sneak up and kick you where the sun don’t shine. Tasty, smooth and very satisfying. smartlung (159) - Valrico, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2006
Man I really enjoyed this one! Nice thick head, banana, apple and spicy. Very smooth finish - favorite Unibroue beer so far!
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2008
750ml from Countryside Liquors (Florida). Rated on March 30, 2008 (bottle purchased on February 26, 2008). Pours a cloudy caramel golden with a thin head that generally dissipates quickly. Aroma: sweetness, honey, hints of apple and fresh fruit, perhaps just a touch of caramel and apple cider. Flavor: similar to aroma with a very smooth, creamy mouth-feel. Hints of honey with a slightly bitter finish. lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Calories: estimated at 400 C
Volume: 25.4 fl oz
Purchased at: West Trenton Wine and Liquor, West Trenton, NJ
Consumed at: home
First Impression: I was surprised by the overcarbonated pop upon releasing the cork. It took me a few minutes to clean up and find the cork, and explain that I was okay to my wife. It’s a celebratory ale. Point the cork away from your face, a word to the wise. Herbal, flowery aroma, but not too active. Visuals include a completely missing head, a very large particle hazy body, and a deep golden color. A bit varied in color, flavor, and texture from the typical hefe or witte. Taste is typically fruity, but very well done. It’s exemplar in its adherence to style. Palate is perhaps its best feature. Nicely carbonated with a longer finish. Some hoppiness, some malt, and lots of fruit, but not approaching cloying or overly sweet. Second Impression: A very nice beer, and says much of their (now 17 year) achievement. I enjoy almost everything this brewery puts out, and this is by no means an exception.
Aroma: 8 out of 10
Visuals: 4 out of 5
Taste: 9 out of 10
Palate: 5 out of 5
Overall: 18 out of 20