espenra (1016) - Kurland, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2010
75 cl bottle. Best before 2010-12-31. Golden orange colour with a huge white creamy head. Aroma is very fruity. Heavy notes og apples, yeast, caramel, nuts. Some sugar. Starting to oxidize. Flavour is well rounded. Notes of malts, yeast, apples, sugar and hops. Medium long aftertaste. Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle shared by OleR. Thanks! Pours a sparkly, hazy, golden yellow with a creamy white head. Tons of butterscotch in the aroma, definitely oxidized this one. It really works though. Some alcohol, some vanilla, light fruit notes. A lot of sweetness on the flavour side of things, with a certain sharpness from the alcohol. There is a bitterness in there, but it’s mellow. Cleans things up a bit in the finish, though. Medium to light bodied, with lively carbonation. I really liked it. Drinkable, but at the same time hearty and strong. basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Pours a muddy clay red with a barely noticeable amount of carbonation. The nose is not as in depth as the Unibroue 17; picking up alcohol, fruits and sugars. Taste is incredible smooth, caramel, fruit, raisins and dates, a little spice, a little burn from the alcohol on the way down. Wonderful! Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2010
750ml. Pours a hazy dark honey amber with a three finger fizzy head that faded into a thin topper fairly quickly. The nose is caramel, light tobacco and fruit. The taste is dates, spicy yeast, fruits, toffee, maple syrup and more tobacco-esque flavors in the finish. Medium semi-prickly mouthfeel. A little alcohol burn on the very end and pretty warming. Decent. I’m glad I let it age as I can image this was much sweeter when young. drpimento (3764) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2010
This has been in a box in the dark at room temp for some years so I was worried that it might have taken a hit. But, happily for me, it just got better! Poured a big, sudsy, foamy, frothy, light tan head that settled out after a bit and a little lace. Color is a lovely clear, medium amber. Aroma is big bread yeast, malt, a little metalic, and malt. Flavor is like aroma minus the metalic and plus a little fruitiness and malt sweetness, but cut with the carbonic acid and the bitterness of yeast and hop. Body is excellent - mouth filling and the bubbles are just right for the malt et al. Finish is like flavor and slowly fades in a medium long period. Very well rounded beer and easy drinking.
imaragingbull (579) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2010
Pours hazy orange copper with distinct cream head. Pleasant sweet caramel aromas overlying some fruity hop zestiness with a touch of unibroue ale yeast character. Medium full body, chewy mouthfeel, sweet caramel with lingering yeast flavours and a touch of anise and tartness on the finish, even some mu‘assel apple-tobacco like flavours. Bitterness is there, however subdued by the higher gravity. dmac (6471) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2010
750 mls of overly sweet disappointment purchased at Canal’s Hainesport. Poured an ugly muddy brown body underneath a bubbly beige head. Aroma is overly sweet with lots of caramel, molasses, toffee, cardboard, sugar, rotting fruit. Body is medium/full with a slick coating that isn’t to pleasant and soft carbonation. Flavors of sickly sweet things, sugar coated caramel, corn syrup over toffee, molasses flavored mapled syrup and a touch of toast. Man is this sweet.......hey Canada how about some Mother Fucking hops!!! BuckeyeBoy (8501) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle Pours out hazy orange topped with a tall head. Aroma was of sweetness toffee, apples, cherries, and some spice. Taste was more of the fruit a wide variety might I add cherries, apples, berries, even some pit fruit. A good amount of malts and spice to balance it out. Metalchopz (3538) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2010
Celebrating my 900th rating tonight (October 2008)... so went to my beer cellar, and was looking for something special. Found this lonely bottle of Unibroue 16, celebrating their 16th anniversary a few years back, and had not tried it yet. It was time to open up this baby ! Like other Unibroue strong ales, this one had a huge caramel off-white foamy head that stays forever (almost) and creates patchy lacing all around. The brew itself is caramel-orange in colour with lots of very tiny sediments floating all over. Beautiful tiny bubble active carbonation too. On the back of the bottle, 04-12-2006 is written in small. The nose is pretty much on the red apple side, with the usual Unibroue yeast and a touch of alcohol and sourness. The taste is a mix of lots of fruits, like the red apples re-appear at first, with some citrus (lemon, orange) in the middle, and a little bit of peaches in the aftertaste. All along, we find some hints of caramel and spices. Not really sweet, not too spicy and with a tad of bitterness. This beer is retired now, and that was my only bottle... so good trying you... Unibroue 16. garthicus (2945) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 17, 2010
Thanks a million to Blankboy. Appearance: Ruby red, tiny white head. Aroma: Apples, cinnamon, lemongrass, slightly boozy, wood, a small hint of alcohol. Flavour: hot initially with lots of malt & honey, quite a lot of carbonation on the tongue, a lot of raisins, prunes & a hint of carbonation. Long red fruit finish. Really super. Thanks Paul.