Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2006
Robe blonde dorée très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche timide. Arômes timides de malt. Saveurs timides de blé et de miel. GRM (4051) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2006
Brown bottle, 341 ml, purchased on July 2 2006; eye: amber with honey reflections, nice tan head, light effervescence; nose: hops, herbal, malt, sweetness of 7-UP; mouth: honey right at the start followed by quite a fall in taste to the malt, honey finale, mildly sweet, really lightly bitter, light body, carbonated; overall: not that great but definitely not that bad
Bouteille brune, 341 ml, acheté le 2 juillet 2006; oeil : ambré avec des reflets miel, belle mousse tan, légère effervescence; nez : houblon, herbacée, malt, sucré de 7-UP; bouche : miel en attaque, puis chute vers le malt, finale mielleuse, moyennement sucrée, très légèrement amère, corps léger, plutôt mince, carbonatée; en résumé : pas terrible mais pas si pire que ça Eructoblaster (4205) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2006
Bottle. Nice golden body with heavy carbonation and a diminishing white bubbly head. Boring malty aroma with some herbal and bready notes. Taste is rather watery, and carries light malty and corny (!!!) hints. Leaves a bad chemical aftertaste. That mediocre macro-lager symbolizes perfectly what happened to Unibroue since it merged with the Sleeman group. It shows a total lack of respect for the customers that made Unibroue a major player on the beer scene by loyally buying their excellent "pre-Sleeman era" stuff. CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2006
(Bottle) Purchases at Le Goblet in Vaudreuil for $1.19. Pours a smallish white head and a copper body. Nose is honey and tin. Flavour is terribly canned veggie with a overpowering caramel maltedness. This stuff is so Sleemans! heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Sampled at Mondial 2006. Dark gold color with an off white colored head. Honey smells with some pears and vanilla. The taste was fairly dry with some peat. There is not much else to taste. One dimensional, possibly some apricots.
Boutip (6380) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
Bottle: Poured a dark clear amber color lager with a small bubbly white head with no retention. Aroma of corn with some sweet malt is pretty gross. Taste is bland, boring and inoffensive. Wow, can’t believe Unibroue is now producing boring sweet corn adjunct lager now. BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2006
[bottle] Syrupy yellow color, sweet sugar aroma. Flavors are pretty gross- sweet sugary corn, and way too much carbonation. I had to pour this one out. muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2006
Sample from the bottle (341 ml) at the Mondial de la Bière in Montreal, 2006. I am surprised that none of my Montreal brethren have rated this yet...did it debut at the Mondial? If so, I can understand their reluctance; they see potentially the equivalent of Charlie Trotter debuting "Big Mac de Trotter" at a gastronomical celebration in Chicago; Karlheiz Stockhausen with his new piece "Symphonic Poem from the works of Vanilla Ice" in Berlin; Toni Morrison coming home to Ohio to read from her new collaboration with Danielle Steele, "Milkman goes to Hollywood". <!-- p -->
It’s too depressing. They can’t face it. They can’t add, try, or rate this sell-out product, this most obvious example of the unholiest of marriages in the beer world.<!-- p -->
But what if they’re wrong? What’s in a name, after all? Haven’t most of us experienced beer tasters had at least ONE honey beer that’s been decent? Isn’t it worth a shot? Well, if they’re not game, I am.
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Dark clear orange with a tiny head, no lacing....faint honey at first in the nose, but vegetal/DMS character shows up quickly....honey-sweet, sugary and sticky with lots of (apparently) forced carbonation....tastes artificial and somewhat medicinal, and mostly undrinkable.<!-- p -->
Goodbye, Unibroue the Great.