kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2004
Poures hazy gold edging on copper, high carb with a white fluffy head. Plums, citrus, spices and a touch of alcohol in the aroma. Smooth medium-full mouthfeel. Fruity start, with light yeasty bread flavour, light spices and citrus in finish. Nice stuff. Tejas (1008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Wow, a beer that lives up to it’s hype. Very well balanced. Nice finish. Very pleasant taste. Alcohol is barely noticeable. Well done unibroue. This one makes it into the regular rotation. silvorgold (47) - Brandon, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 4, 2004
I tried this beer back a few months ago hearing that Unibroue makes some of the best beer in Canada, it’s a high percentage beer, but I didn’t really like it, it has a really sweet taste which reminded me of black licorish. It’s easy to get drunk off this beer, but just not my cup of tea, or in this case, glass of beer. AcctError14093 (195) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Appearance: pours a bright straw yellow with a white head, light effervescence and a slight chill haze. Head retention is low and the lace is full and sticky.
Aroma: tart, hoppy, fruity esters and bubblegum.
Taste: smooth and sweet and peppery with a hop bite and a dry tart finish.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, creamy, smooth, crisp, low in effervescence, and a lasting astringent bitterness.
IMHO: A good representation of the style, but a Duvel beats it on many fronts. frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2004
Poured in a Duvel glass looks strikingly simaler to a Duvel, golden colour with a thick white everlastin’ head. The aromas are quite strong, estery, bananas, apples, pepper, corriander quite sniffable actually. the flavours are spicy unibroue yeast, apples, pepper and a full mouthfeel with a dry finish. A nice drink, well concealed alcohol.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Huge, billowy, lace, white-as-driven snow head, atop a perfectly golden, clear body. Aroma is a sweet array of fruit and spice, standing far above any other particular aspect. Delightful and heavenly. Is it "the End of the World", because it enters us into the next?
Citrusy flavor stands on top, with dazzling hops and a marvelous sparkling sensation on tastebuds. Body is light, and extraordinarily uplighting. This brew handily earns it’s rep as the Canadian stand-in for Duvel. A terrifically engaging, hoppy mouthfeel, and an exceptionally warming feeling make this ideal beer for any sort of celebration, such as Anniversarys, holidays, Wednesdays, midnights, 2:45 A.M.s, anytime you’re exultant that the world hasn’t ended, didn’t get fired, dog still loves you, etc., etc....
AlabastorJones (815) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 sweet fruit ester aroma, partially fogged golden/yellow color with a thin white head, spritzy banana flavor, honey, alcohol stands out but isn’t outrageous, sweet and bitter, beautiful floral finish, bought this on a whim hoping it was good, knowing that b/c of the brouery it probably was, and I was not let down, even though the label represents Michigan with a horribly broken wrist. vanvenlo (1913) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2004
7 May 2004 - Sampled AIBA 2004 - Pleasant fruit and yeast aromas. Cloudy deep yellow. Sweet fruit malt and spiritous, lovely mouthfeel. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Poured golden with a thick white head...smells malty and citrusy...tasted very malty and seemed quite mild given the 9%...rich thick finish... jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Pours translucent gold with a large, smooth head. Very citrusy aroma. Sweet flavor with more of the citrus and a bit of hop bitterness coming through. Very slight alcohol taste. Good, but not as good as I expected--and definitely not as good as the Allagash Tripel.