JorisPPattyn (8202) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2007 Pale gold. Lacy head. First nose is grain, then a massive aroma-hops attack. Taste is beautifully hoppy - not as a massive American IPA, more like a good British cask ale. Raisins-aroma, without the sweetness. intermediate mouthfeel, some alcohol. No real new aftertaste. Impression of hops again - not necessarily whole hops.
Extremely nice hopsaroma, but would be even better with a bit more body.
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Watery and too bitter, needs more malt.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mon favourite des trois Westy's. Brilliant golden yellow colour with intense rocky white head that just sits about a foot over the brim of the glass. Sweetish aroma and well hopped, yet distinctly Belgian flavour.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2003 Date on cap:17.10.03. Extremely inviting,clear,golden liquid with a frothy,rocky creamy head. Tiny bubbles are constantly racing to the top. Huge hop(floral,lemon grass) and honey,malt aroma. Mouthfeel is spritzy and very suffecient for this delicate beer.Sweet malts,peppery yeast, and a long grassy,hoppy finish. A elegant sweet,crisp,tasty ale. This might be my favorite of the three. Tasted a expired(month)one last year and it was just as good as this one.
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has the kick but the smoothness offsets it perfectly, definitly the best of the Trappist singles.
jerohen (2049) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 At the cafe close to the monastery. Beautiful head, good lacing. Hoppy nose, some yeasty, flowery, very nice. Hopbitter flavour, again the flowery notes. Very suitable for drinking many in row without getting bored. Absolutely one of my favourite Belgian Ales.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
gave head like a first class hooker. Cloudy beige color. Slightly spicy, slightly yeasty aroma, nothing too special. VERY easy to drink, very tastey and definitely a great representation of the style with its slightly yeasty and alcohol flavor, but nothing really jumped out at me. A very good beer, but not worthy of a top 50 on this site.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 27, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This completes the Westy trio for me. Tastes like a cross between a triple and a witte. Honey-wheat taste with a nice fruity complexity that shows itself prominently toward the finish before disappearing, leaving you slightly thirstier and wondering what it was that you just drank. Nice pour with a big head that rapidly disspiates. Doesn’t approach the other Westys, but still good!
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy yellow w/ a huge white head. spicy flavor,clean finish. Next time, I’d have this one on a hot day
Indra (2683) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Honey, spice, a light touch of white wine and muscat grape in the aroma, along with a surprisingly cereal-like maltiness. Golden blond color with a bit of dusty grey sediment and a reasonable head. Bready, cereal malt flavors here, with a light fruitiness, spice and a light amount of complex sweetness. Palate is lightly carbonated with a soft body. Aftertaste is mostly malty and spice, with a little sweetness. This beer was something of a surprise to me, I suppose it just didn’t fit the mental picture I had formed of what Westy Blond would be like. That’s sure not a bad thing, it’s just that this beer is rather unlike anything else I have tasted to date. It’s also very, very good.