SarkyNorthener (2484) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Christmas beer 7. My second westy from harrisoni, saved for today after meeting in brum. Cheers Ian. Golden beer with medium head and stratified lacing. There is a big chunnel of bubbles coming from the middle of the glass. Aroma is bready, lemon, citrus and yeast. Taste is bread, yeast, lemon and a little dry breadiness. Medium carbonstion, soft on the mouth. Excellent.
VastActiv (3155) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l at home, Nivala. 2014 vintage. Colour is very cloudy golden with small thick white head. Aromas and flavors: Sweetness, some honey, fruits, citrus, hints of spices, Belgian yeast and malts. Nice fruity Belgian ale.
sinte (370) - Udine, ITALY - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden body with an average, creamy, white head, fully lasting with very nice lacing; some lees are evident.
Complex aroma: moderate malty (cereals) and hoppy (citrus, flowers) and light yeasty (cardboard) with notes of spices (cloves) and fruits.
Flavour is mainly acidic and sweet with some bitterness in the finish.
Light-to-medium body with watery-to-oily texture; average carbonation; some astringency in the finish.
jackal1961 (4) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Na de westvleteren 8 en 12 een wat gewoon biertje wat bijna smaakt als een gewone pils al heeft deze uiteraard wel wat meer bite.
Karyots (23) - BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy,murky yellow with a thin head. Very floral, hoppy aroma. Taste was slightly sweet with a very bitter finish - but very hoppy throughout. This is one fine beer - packs in a lot of hoppy flavor. To me it looked like a clone of Duvel. Reminded me so much of Duvel. Like Duvel - this is highly drinkable and likeable and can grow on you.
kapusil (664) - HUNGARY - DEC 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33l bottle. Hazy deep golden body, white head. Aroma of hay, grass, cheese, biscuit and some candi sugar like sweetness. The taste is similar to the aroma. It has notes of biscuit, bread, grassy hops and some yeast. Very nice beer.
nearbeer (3905) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl. thanks Gem! Pours a foggy, straw-golden with some floaties and a billowing head of meringue that takes a while to subside. Aroma of spicy toast, earthy honey, roasted maize and touches of orange and evergreen resin. Flavors of honey, toasted maize, earthy bread, peaches and a bit of resiny herb. Hints of peppery dry grass. Seems like some roasted malt that adds a little flavor of dry cocoa and bitter nut on the long finish. Balanced, near-medium body has a soft carbonation and a light astringency to help sweep the big maltiness away. Really shifted to pretty dry by the end of the bottle. It took a few sips to warm up to the upfront honey and maize-like flavors in this one, but after the other flavors came out I was ready to chug it. Very nice "basic beer" that has much more complexity than most.
tectactoe (2519) - Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dense, vibrant, & opaque. Radiant golden-amber with a rocky, chunky, porous cream head that lasts for a great long while before deciding to reduce. Grassy & herbal aroma, lemon zest, mineral water, white pepper, a hint of apricot, & classic Belgian yeast giving off implied notes of cardamom & clove. Underbody of freshly baked bread & milled cereal grains. Very nice. Flavor follows the same path but is slightly more understated. Zesty herbal grass, moderate floral notes, lemon zest, mild peppery phenolic spices, gummy yeast, slightly fruity esters, & a timid, earthy bitterness in the finish. Just a hint of seemingly metallic astringency hits on the very back-end, but it doesn’t ruin the experience. Kind of a minor nuisance. Bone dry finish; herbal hay remnants left behind. A scrumptious Belgian ale. The flavor didn’t deliver quite like the nose, but still pretty good overall.
Satyroneto (153) - BRAZIL - NOV 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cor dourada com tons palha e um pouco turva; espuma branca de média formação e alta persistência e pouco lacing;
Aroma lupulado logo ao abrir a garrafa com tons cítricos de melão e algum dulçor (mel e biscoito);
Sabor de início já lupulado e com cítrico de melão e malte de biscoito, meio com as mesmas características mas com leve picardia do álcool evoluindo para um final amargo equilibrado; retrogosto amargo.
Corpo leve e média carbonatação. Complexa para uma blond, mas nada de lendário como costumam falar.
Kavu (2487) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours cloudy yellow with a high head. Aroma is malts and yeast. Flavor is malts, yeast and hops. Decent, but a bit disappointing.