Oakes (18472) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
Golden-amber. Thick head. Caramel with lightly crackery notes. Honeyish backdrop. Overall, a fairly boring beer, where the honey note is the only thing even remotely fun. jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2007
Bottle "courtesy" of HogTownHarry. Golden yellow, small white head. Very grainy, industrial honey aroma. Light floral notes. Dilute grainy sweetness, very light honey and a strange washed out grainy flavour. Average to thin palate. Poor. Did not finish. czar (9334) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
pours clear golden with a decent white head, some retention. some sweet malts, touch of honey, light herbal notes. almost aggressive carbonation, light body, no finish. bland + not an american dark lager. still, not horrible. mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
[170-20061231] 341mL. Honey grainy bread aroma with lightly rotten fish. Clear, honey-brown body with medium-sized bubbles and a quick disappearing creamy white head. Flavour is grainy beery bread with some honey, not very well blended. Light-medium body. Surprisingly pretty gross for Unibroue. jredmond (8508) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Had this awhile back in Montreal, and was really looking forward to trying it again to give a more appropriate rating. Unfortunately Ill never get that opportunity....ass.
blankboy (7780) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, biegaman & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Unibroue, why oh why? Pours a clear amber-gold with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and grainy with some crappy fake honey. Boring grainy lager flavour with fake honey. Light bodied. Garbage. Shame on you Unibroue for even making this. Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 4, 2006
Bottle. Pours fizzy top, amber with gold accent below. Light hint of dry honey, more of grainy stuff found as well. Quiet carbonated and dry. Sweetness of honey can not save this one. Uneven and misled. HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
Bottle (341ml). Shared with biegaman, blankboy, GregClow and tupalev, my bottle. Clear gold, small head. Stinky vegetal cheap-sweet smell, cheap honey, gah - ugly. Taste - cheap, grain/honey, not horrible at first, but as it warms almost as ugly as the taste - harsh, fake, loaded with adjuncts. Watery, flat, harsh aftertaste - god damn you sleemans. ClarkVV (6839) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Fresh 2006 bottle, mostly drainpoured on 8/27/06.Boutip (6483) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
Feeble white head lounges about precariously at cover, with lots of fizziness in the liquid, which is a very weak amber, more golden-like and starkly clear and filtered.
Smells papery, prematurely oxidized and pasteurized? I don’t know, it certainly dosent smell fresh and yeasty. Metallic character is definitely there, with short lager time evident (vanillin, corn). Some honey fermentation biproduct (sharp, waxy candy corn and spicy phenol) is notable, with no hops, and an insipidly simple caramel-honey sweetness.
As disappointing as the aroma is, the flavor takes it another level. Papery, dry, poorly extracted/undermalted or just plain pasteurized and stale (or both). Metallic to the extreme, with compound lagering flaws. Sweet, candy-like, artificial caramel flavor is present on the end. No alcohol noted, fizzy, annoying carbonation and some minor wateriness. Even some DMS thrown in for good measure.
Now let me go see which Sleeman beer I should alias this to.....
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.