beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Color is very cloudy deep yellowy amber, pretty soild and juicy with a two finger high head of a super creamy, whispy light and tight ivory head, very steady and even, leaves some large stringy lace at first but starts to lose its staying power after awhile. Smell is soft, big time soft, sublte, with a deepening character of musty malts, sweetly rich, a tad citrusy, and some faint spice notes and whisky. Intreging mixed tastes of smokey-like malts, very subtle but rich and softly mellowing and warming, some citrusy hops and mild fruit of peach, apricot, and lemony spices fills out through to the finish with a lingering softness that just begs you for another swig. One heck of a interesting brew, put together magnificantly. Feel is pretty full and textured lightly with a small astringency in the middle leading to the soft lingering dryness of warmed ice cream. Pondering this beer is quite fun, it takes more then one glass of it to really appreciate it, one excellent brewed beer, Unibroue never stops the onslaught of interesting beers, and this ranks up there with some of the finest. Magnifique'. Bierdimpfe (640) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2016
Hazy golden amber color with super strong activity. Thick foamy beige 4 finger island head, lasting almost forever, with strong legs.
Pleasant floral and fresh apple nose. Well intensified flavors of apples, pears, grapes, and sweet grains with floral and herbal spices. Balanced fruity sweetness with a sharp crispy fresh grassy and slight coriander feel.
Slick full body with champagne like carbonation. Well intensified finish, ending with a fresh fruity feel and a pleasant honey/maple tongue coat.
Overall an excellent craft offerring delicious complex flavors and great freshness. Visually appealing, well intensified, balanced, and accessible. The only flaw is a slightly metallic feel. redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2003
Slightly hazy honey color with a small thin white head. I am reminded of freshbaked sponge cake and a summer citrus salad. Lively carbonation. Crisp, effervescent, taste of bubble gum, honey, and Gala apples. Finish is sweet and slightly dry. Excellent.