jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2004
No head, dark brown. Suffered from being a little too sweet, which didn't mix well with the funkiness of the yeast. Didn't care for the balance, which just lacked bitterness in the end. Overall, good but not as good as I expected based on the other Belgian styles from Unibroue. jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2004
UPDATED: APR 8, 2004 Pours brown with almost no head. Aroma is almost entirely of straw/horse blanket. Flavor is straw/spice followed by a nice dark fruit background. This beer is soft in flavor and is more the type in which you have to actively search out the subtlies to find any real depth of flavor. The alcohol is almost undetectable. The palate is medium but fades to thin on the finish. Many of the less apparent flavor levels only come out at true room tempature, my first sip was chilled and left much to be desired so let it warm. Jazzy (11) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 5, 2004
I tend to agree with "PushEject". Maybe my bottle got hot in transport or something. For some reason there was not alot to be desired. I had great expectations, but was a little let down with the almost mustiness, lack of carbonation and the overall sweetness. color was very dark and consistencey was thick. It did have some nice spices floating in the nose. Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Clear dark brown big light head. Medium bodied a bit fruity and earthy, a very light but pleasant malt flavor. This is a real winner slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2004
750mL corked 03-1. Impressive head that lasted a few minutes, white. This is a sexy brew! Deep mahogany ruby. Thin lace holds to edge of glass. Slightly fruity, earthy, and some what leather like in scent. Taste is very fruity with an alcohol warth. Similar to sweetened pineapple juice, pear, and a slight linger of banana. The malts are superb! Very enjoyable and somewhat similar to wine. Wish this was more available in my area!
Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Pours nice deep brown with slight head and nice lacing. Aroma is slightly fruity, some malts, and a hint of leather and musk (similar to what you get from Duvel) Nice malty flavors with a complex finish. Some plum, and a hint of chocolate in the flavor. Nice finish. High alcohol is hidden very well. Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Aroma is of Dried Apricots, Malt, Dark Cherries, and I caught a slight coffee note. It had a big head that went down very quickly. Got much better as it warmed. Smoot on the palate and had perfect carbination. Was very sweet and a good Belgian. frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2004
750ml corked caged from July 02. Pours a dark brown almost black with a thin head. Aromas of toasted malts Unibroue yeast and some coffee. Somewhat stout like in the nose. The flavour is good, yeast, malts, sweet, slight alcohol kick also some mild hops I hadn't noticed before. This beer is much better at cellar temp. (53f-58f) than at a refridgerated temp. The carbonation softens when it warms making it possible to pick up the complexities of the nose and flavour profile. Damn I love this beer! obxdude10 (2391) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Excellent Belgian-style beer, very dark brown in color, very little head, of what head was there was tan-ish & very subtle, very complex & fruity flavors although very subtle, overall balance was very excellent, very similar to Chimay Bleu if I may say so, very strong, very up-front, very excellent
fly (1487) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Ignorant Texan lacks cognitive skills and general perception to enable subtle complexities to register. Was quite underwhelmed initially and gradually gravitated to plateau whereby some semblance of superior beer stared me down. Finding a certain sameness in Uni-product. Cherry aroma - not qulque chose, but still ... and speaking of still - not overly carbonated. That in and of itself is really not an issue or a problem. I just find this a good beer, but not one hat intrigues me enough to want to try it all too often.