haddon90 (1630) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JAN 8, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale golden color with bubbles that rise to the top. Slim white head. Sweet aroma. Fruity and malty. Some pepper...malt, orange, some other fruit i can't think of, and some spices. Pretty good brew! Well balanced and all. Bought this bottle at Whole Foods in Vienna , VA.
GregClow (3293) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy golden-blonde colour with a moderate white head. Aroma is peppery, yeasty and a little citric. Firm, complex flavour with notes of yeast, oranges, pepper, malt, caramel and spices. Hides its alcohol content very well indeed. Compared to some of Unibroue's more "exotic" offerings, like Terrible and 10 and 11, it may seem simple, but there's a lot of good things going on in this beer.
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Creamy golden color, somewhat like a hefe. Nice firm head. Sickenly sweet aroma. Nice gentle combination of malts and fruity tastes, although a tad sweet on the tongue. Wonderful aftertaste. If you like hefeweissen, try this too.
Agtronic (29) - Laval, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I didn't like this one as much as Maudite. I found it to be a little too sweet for my taste. The 9% alcohol blends in nicely. Feels very good in the mouth. Nice aftertaste. Hits hard if you drink it fast. (A good thing). :)
Tessic (1079) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had from the bottle on New Years day 2004. Has aromas of fruit, apples and some cinnamon, a little alcohol and some yeast. Colour is a cloudy orangy yellow with a bight white head. I'm not sure what the black specks are in the bottom????? The beer is really carbonated, maybe a little too much. The body is fruity, just like the aroma. The middle has a definate alcohol vapour to it. A small amount of wine flavour to it. The finish is pretty clean. Slight yeasty flavour with alcohol.
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice fruity and malty aroma. I get a similar flavor as the Don De Dieu but with more malt flavor. Malty, candy sugar flavor with some good old fashioned belgian yeast flavors. A very good beer!
Gunny (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The hazy golden colour of wheat listlessly bending in a summer breeze. Fluffy white, tightly bubbled, continuously regenerating head. Aromas of tart apple, pear, citrus, coriander and omnipresent yeast. Flavours of apple, spice, yeast and woody tannins accompanied by subdued alcohol and a balanced effervescence. Initial tart/sour sensations are quickly followed by lingering sweetness and warming alcohol. Lacing remains on the glass from start to finish. The finish is dry and warming.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is veeery good. Similar to a Duvel, but not quite as spicy. Very impressive.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy with an amber hue and an average white head. Head doesn't last long or leave much lacing. Crisp, refreshing taste with nice spices (cloves? chamomile?), leaving a great aftertaste which mellows as it lingers. You would expect more of an alcohol taste considering it's a 9% beer but it's very smooth. Another great Unibroue beer.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mmmmmm. Gotta love free beer. 12oz bottle Best Before 2-28-05. I gotta remember to put some of this away to see how it gets with age.
Pours a cloudy amber with a very nice head, but not much lacing.
Scent is of cloves and other spices with some alcohol in there as well.
Tastes very light with spices and light fruits, with hints of ...damn, I lost it. Several tries later and it's still gone. This is very complex.
Palate is light, crisp, and refreshing, with just enough thickness to let you know you're drinking something good. Overall this is quite good. If you haven't had this yet, you're really missing out.