omhper (25167) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
Dark golden colouered. Dry with with some fruitiness. Not one of the more complex Unibroues, but that still doesn’t mean that this is not a very good beer.
Oakes (17700) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2000
Orangey, almost yoghurty. Complex, tart, yeasty flavour. jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
Unusual aroma that I cant quite place... Very clear, especially compared to their other beers.. Interesting aftertaste... A little tart? Kind of understated... Nice though, could see this being a nice summer patio beer. MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2002
Milky yeast under grapefruit and oranges…Very good malt also…But gets lost amongst so many great Unibroue blondes… blankboy (7699) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle [341ml] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & garthicus -- c/o HogTownHarry. Yeah, this sucker is old but I ain’t passing up rating it. Pours a clear pale gold with a spare diminishing white head. Poured more in the glass and now it’s a cloudy copper. Aroma of maple syrup, sugary malt, fruit and yeast. Slightly watery, light flavour of fruit, yeast and maple syrup -- somewhat oily mouthfeel. Average bodied. Another very old Unibroue beer that has held up quite well.
HogTownHarry (6942) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2010
341ml bottle - shared with blankboy, garthicus and gregclow, via trade with JulienHuxley. Clear light gold with a smallish creamy-fizzy white head, some bubbles. Like the Sans Nom (both senior citizen bottles sample at the same time), it smells dry, fruity and a bit papery - not much alcohol presence in it, perhaps a tad herbal. There’s not much taste left at all - vague fruit sweetness, but mostly just dry, almost chalky oxidized grain - not nasty, but not all that pleasant either - mostly nothing. Light body, weak carbonation, slightly syrupy, and the papery dryness shifts to a mustiness in the finish - yeah, obviously way past its prime (but again, not vomit-inducing, not really even a drainpour). Thanks, Julien!! Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
12oz: Clear yellowish cider appearance, no head despite a surprising pop upon opening. Weird aroma, this old Unibroue yeast seemed to impart very cookie-ish overtones. It smells quite tart, dry, powdery with curacao suggestions. Past its prime ginger cookies flavour with notes of pears, coconut, repellently short finish, staling. Tart cookie dough finish. Medium bodied, very low carbonation. Yeah this was past its prime, but don’t pass the chance if you manage to find one, the difference between the older and newyer unibroue strain is worth an essay (which I don’t volunteer to write). Thanks Todd! CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2004 (Bottle) Sampled at Celebration November 2004. Pours a small white head with a golden body. The nose is somewhat musky, horseblanket with a milf flat apple sauce to it. The flavour lacks the renowned Unibroue yeastiness but it had pleasant hoppy notes. Amazing that there is this much left in the way of aroma and flavour after 5 years. Past its prime but still holding in there... Overall very nice. muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2004
1999 bottle, shared with CapFlu, tiggmtl, Rastacouere, Beerhugger, Radiomgb, and DumDum in Ottawa. Hazy honey-dry apple cider color...bit cidery, and sour on the nose, lightly malty and yeasty flavor, with honey and a bit of pear, quite sweet. Full, slightly liquorish/oily mouthfeel. Amazingly good for its age...thanks again Todd! tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2004
Thanks Todd for sharing... Cidery, yeasty, dry, powdery, cookie-dough aroma that is slightly sour. Hazy,golden straw coloured body with thin, white, fully diminishing head. Yeasty cookie-dough, orange-lemon-citrus flavour. Mouthfeel is a touch oily. Medium bodied and very low carbonation. Though obviously past its prime, this was still a treat to have sampled. Bottle enjoyed with beerhugger, CapFlu, DumDum, muzzlehatch, radiomgb and Rastacouere.