brokensail (9938) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed orange, amber pour with a white head. a fair bit of banana ester to the nose along with some orange peel and apricot fruitiness. A good malt and sugar sweetness and a lot of sugar. There is a lot of caramel and sugar sweetness to the palate, too. A fair amount of banana and tons of apricot fruit flavor. A definite alcohol presence, however.
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - OCT 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Looks pretty nice. Clear golden/amber color, some white, fluffy foam that disappears rather quickly. Smells sweet and some alcohol. Stretching my imagination a bit, I might have noticed some sour apple (yeah, right). Smooth on the palate. Flavors are malty sweetness and a little bit bitter in the end. Regrettably, also some less enjoyable alcohol flavor. Overall, a decent beer.
yngwie (12683) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. (Notes says Motueka hops) Itís an unclear, golden-orange beer with a beige finger-thick size. The aroma is a bit sugary, with peach notes, fruit syrup and some peppery, spiced notes. Itís dry and well carbonated, with sweetness and a nice peppery touch. Peaches and bitterness too, finishing sweet, fruity and bitter. A bit on the sweet side I think, but tasteful anyway. 120511
Holy (834) - GERMANY - SEP 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the school house. I liked the first Westoek and this just builds on the idea - more flavors and more complexity. Nice.
Earlier Rating: 3/29/2011 Total Score: 3.9
@ACBF 2011. Nice hops throughout the aroma and sip. I like this one better than the first!
Rasmus40 (9841) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Willems. Hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and light yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. Oily. 270812
Earlier Rating: 6/5/2012 Total Score: 3.6
CBC. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 120512
bernold (9) - SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím not gonna write any pretentious tasting notes about this beer. It looks good, it smells good and it tastes good. Thatís a good beer in my book.
OleR (4609) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from tap @Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Near-clear orangey golden. Tiny blond top. Grassy, maybe leafy hop aroma. A whiff of grainy/bready malts. Fairly sweet-tasting. Yellow fruits. Doghy and grainy malts, light spice tones and noticable fruity bitterness. Soft mouthfeel. Dryish, lightly spiced ending. Drinks ok withouth standing out.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Bruges hotel room, picked at the Struise shop in town. Dark red orange appearance with a light brown head and nice lacing. A bit citrusy, slightly toasty malty, fairly spicy, yeasty aroma. Tangy, dull citrusy, a bit chewy, toasty malty, well carbonated, fairly spicy flavor. Ok.
Christian (10779) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Hazy dark golden with a lasting white head. Weak grainy, grassy and herbal aroma. Sweetish fruity flavour with a sugary note, and lenty alcohol
gyllenbock (4088) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet.
Hazy golden with a large white head. Sweet with toffee, malt, citrus, hay and light spices. Nothing to write home about.
Earlier Rating: 5/15/2012 Total Score: 3.4
On tap at CBC 2012.
Hazy dark golden with a small head. Sweet aroma and taste with quite a lot of hops, malt, light spices and herbs. An interesting beer given the amount of hops.