Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Translucent brown color, crisp on the palate, tiny bubbles lacing down the side of the glass. Nose of dark fruits, ginger(?). vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2003 Poured with huge foamy head much like other Unibroue beers I've tried. The beer was rusty colored and cloudy. The initial smell was slightly fruity with a overwhelming malty sweetness. Some fruity notes to the finish. mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2003
Excellent beer. My favorite from Unibroue. Dark, highly carbonated, unfiltered. Very smooth and full of flavor. Similar to Chimay but much cheaper. Highly recommended. Shag (3001) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2004 This is one excellent belgain, dark brown murky color, amazing head and it will explode on you if not careful so be warned. Tastes like a red wine, loads of raisins, cherries, grapes, vanilla with a slight peppery spice. Complex to say the least. Alcohol is very well hidden. Scary ass logo of a flying horse and a castle! I cant wait to try this again! Rerate: For the most part I think Unibroue is overrated but this masterpiece is an exception. After sampling many Belgians and having this again, I will up the rating! What an amazing beer. Why is this not in the Top 50?! It should be. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Like a dark wheat beer in aroma, with fruits, molasses, brown sugar. Some earthiness, tangy. Bit of sour apple/grape. Tan lacing head. Deep red brown opaque body. Medium watery body and med carb. Kind of watery. Pretty decent malty sweetness and nice tang. Light bitterness and sweet nutty finish/after. Fruity, some alcohol. Nice flavor but not overly complex.
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2003
Dark brown with a very large light brown head, it dissipated rather fast for such a thick head. Sweet sour aroma with just a hint of wine and just maybe cloves. Tastes mildly sweet, hops are in a perfect balanced for this beer, again just the slightest hint of wine and cloves. These is an extremely mellow and well balance beer. A great beer Panzuriel (2238) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2003
A very fine beer indeed. Dark and silky with a nice nose and very good toasted but mildly sweet flavor. Gotta find another one of these. awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Poured into pilsner glass, and then looked at the back of the bottle and saw that they recommended a different style glass. Oh well, anyways found that the bottle produced a high carbonation as my 20 oz glass was topped out by 10 oz. Damn I need to practice better pour control!! Anyways the initial taste was met with a sweet and tasty liquid. I had no problem finishing the glass and opening another. Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2003
Dark reddish amber, with a thick off-white head. Nose is fruity, spicey, and maltly. Flavor is very fruity. Apricot and peach are very noticable. Port spices can be detected. This is a very good beer. jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 28, 2003
Pours with a very large head that dissipates quite quickly with no lacing at all. Smells sour with a touch of malt. Color is a slighty cloudy deep shade of red blended with amber. Body is a little thin, not uncommon really. The commercial description is pretty good, has a great port taste to it, some citrus and some roasted flavors. The alcohol blends nicely, quite a warming burn that lingers a bit. A sweet slighty spicey aftertaste finish is quite pleasant. Overall, quite exceptional!!