rosenbergh (9932) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Lot 49/29/10. BB Jan 2016. From bierkompass.de.
Dark brown colour with a small greyish white head.
Caramel sweetness, malt and mild alcohol in the aroma. No real difference to X so far... The flavour is dark fruits, malt, caramel sweetness, yeasty bitterness and alcohol. Maybe a tad better than the X. A bit more balanced too.
caesar (6430) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, BB Jan 2016, large sample. Clear amber color, short off-white head. Aroma of spicy belgian yeast, green apple, hint of orange, some white wine. Quite dry taste, bit alcoholic, some sweetness, green apple again. Bit one-dimensional and too heavy on the alcohol or high alcohols. The weird sense of mashed apples with sugar (appelmoes) is also not something I would expect in a beer. I’m not a fan of this one.
RexTalionis (3455) - FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours hazy brown in color with a tan head. Bit of mashed apples in aroma, some light vinegar and
hints of funk in aroma. Sweet toffee and sour sweet bready notes in taste. Sweet ripe garden fruityness
olsvammel (5603) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Struise shop in Brugge. Very fruity smell, with dried fruits. A bit boozy, but not to bad. Similar taste, quite sweet. Full body. Nice beer to lean back and sip at.
jaghana (5335) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl, a cloudy copper-amber beer with huge head, got gushing. Nose is on caramel and caramalt with a sourish presence. Aroma is on the same but quite sweet, cherry touch, lot of caramel, anise, cinnamom. Near to a flemish red as the label suggests but less complex and quite sweet, lot of yeast notes.
radagast83 (6969) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a slightly hazy light amber color with a small white head. Aroma was dried fruits, some citrus notes. Flavor was light fruit notes, citrus. Alcohol pretty well hidden here.
ShivanDragon (3109) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
amber/rood helder met fijne witte kraag
aroma: moutig, zoet, citrus, graan, rozijnen
smaken: stevige bruine suiker zoetheid, medium bitter, sterk, sinaasappel, citrus, lichte banaan, peper, koriander
medium body, glad, afdronk: bitter/kruidig
Abijen (2402) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful golden beer with a good white head. Smells a bit sour and sweet. The taste is good. Little bit sour.
VikingUSA (3) - Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a murky copper with a light and marshmallow-y off -white head. Westoek XX has an intriguing tropical nose of guava, berries, some grapes, and healthy doses of spice and funk. There is a neat depth of fruity flavors on the first swallow, with kiwi the most prominent but strawberry and bananas also present, along with lots of chewy spice on the finish. Upon subsequent swallows, the barnyard flavors become more and more dominant, along with warm apple and some more muted and textured tropical notes.
note666 (1228) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 - 06 - 11 330ml bottle. light amber colour. small white head. fruit and caramel in aroma. sweet, bit bitter taste.