albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 22, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2005 Damn...This is my 100th beer rating. This is one wicked brew. When I poured it out and took a first whiff, I was overwhelmed by all of the different aspects of the aroma: Apples, grapes(as in wine), almost a nutmeggy spicy type note. The beer travelled down very well. Flavor loses a point because the alcoholic taste was ever present. Appearance and texture were outstanding. Very pleased to have been fortunate to find this hidden in the dark recesses of the beer cooler in the liquor store! OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2002
Much smaller head this time. Maybe not quite as luscious or exciting as the previous rating. Still nice and spicey and has a very smooth palate.
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2002
First rating 3.9 Awful looking murky brown-yellow colour with huge fine bubbled light-beige head that frothed up all over the place and made a real mess of my aunt’s expensive table cloth. Wonderful fresh aromatic, hoppy fruit, rasins, cider aple and some yeasty and faint sugar candy malty aromas. Medium bodied and very smooth on the mouth and tongue with softish malty, reasonably sweet and some bitter palate and medium almost soft drink-like finish but with a lingering alcoholic after kick. Surprising - I quite like it!
(Rated 22/5/02; Dolomite Alps; Italia)
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2003 750ml bottle. Smaller glass. The first glass was almost golden. The second dark orange/bronze looking more like the image from Michael Jackson's book. Both had plenty of carbonation and a full, lasting bubbly head. The first one definately had warm alcohol notes and was definately smooth and Duvel like. The second glass was darker and cloudier and if the first glass was good the second was great with all the flavour imagined. Even the bottom of the bottle was great. The best part about this beer is it's lack of lasting or overpowering sweetness. In my mind a much better bevereage than Chimay Red or Blue. This is addicting. If I wasn't over .08 I would rush out and get another. Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Very good. simalar to chimay grand reserve. in my opinion its better than chimay. i drink chimay grand reserve at least once a week but it look like that will change. congrats to unibroue!!! Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Has a fruity aroma, cloudy copper color, large lasting white head. Wow, very fruity flavor with high carbonation, I like this one a lot. Clean, crisp, somewhat sweet finish. Nice.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2002
Foggy amber color. Soft head, combination of large and small bubbles, diminishing quickly to form a small slick. Nose is estery, citrus, yeasty. Mild fruit, clove, spice flavor. Oily palate. Sweet spicy finish. Where’s the high ABV. Chalk one up for the Canadians. notalush (5875) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2002
The flavor and aroma of this beer are very similar to Victory Golden Monkey. I realize that they are the same style of beer, but I’ve had other belgian strongs, and these two beers are like brothers. However, unlike Golden Monkey, the fruit and spice flavor isn’t as noticable or enjoyable. If you have the choice, buy the monkey. Zodanga (26) - Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2002
It’s been to long since I had this beer to recall much other then I liked it so much that I went out and bought more. Good tasting and a bit spicy. hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2003 Hazy, amber hue. Small, frothy, white head. Mostly lasting. Decent lacing. Heavy on the malt, but balanced nicely with the hops. Citrusy and fruity in the nose. Full-bodied. Fizzy. High ABV is well hidden. Creamy/oily mouthfeel. Slightly sour and spicy. Finish is spicy and slightly sweet. Aftertaste has an almost clover honey-like flavor to it, yet slightly sour and bitter. Great beer.
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2002
A good, solid Belgian. Nothing super complex about it - flavor and aroma is fruity and yeasty. Good balance, a little on the sweet side.