Mortlach (1242) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 23, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle, shared at La Tana (Rome). Best before 2010, what a drag it is getting old! (especially for a belgian ale). Poured a cloudy golden bright color with a medium white head. Aroma is honey, flowers, a touch of orange peel. Flavour is undefined, sweet but evanescent, some honey traces, so watery. It totally lacks its body! Just a note: This rate should not count on the overall value of this beer which remains a world class when fresh!
ippopotamo36 (722) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,33 bottle shared by Mortlach at la Tana pub in Rome-Italy. Huge thanks Sir! Best before 2010, this beer was easily over 7-8 years old which is pretty much for a Belgian Ale. Anyway...poured a cloudy golden bright color, the white cap was amazingly all there. Nose: massive blast of honey! Yeast in the background. Mouth: thin or better invisible body, light honey sweetness. I have sipped it a lot before pouring it away. This rate should not count on the overall value of this beer which fresh stays world class!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
baraciisch (2289) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated from beer log from 2009 Belgian Trip.... Light yellow in color, gentle hops in flavor, minimal bitterness with slight sweetness... Finish is slightly bitter, a very nice blonde...
hawthorne00 (2769) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy pale gold with a white head that lasts well. Aroma is spicy and floral with light dough, lemons. Fairly high carbonation, creamy alive texture. Not so yeasty as it smells, more hay than dough, some apricot, lovely lemon and quite punchy (but not overbearing) spices, dry at the end with moderate bitterness. Refreshing, elegant.
jaghana (4571) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl traded with Olliejobbins thanks. A blond beer with good head. Nose is on almond, orange and honey. Aroma is on honey, quince, body is watery, pleasant hops bitterness, less complex.
Gerbeer (2320) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a yellow/draw color with light retentive head. Aromas of apples, light peach, grain and Belgian yeast. Flavors of apples and bitter citrus, with herbal/floral notes. A very subtle and pleasant beer.
tommann (2985) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours light gold with a medium head. Aroma is spritzy lemon, coriander and a little funky farmhouse yeast. Taste is yeasty with lemon. Light sweet peppery finish.
rouhlas (952) - GREECE - FEB 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle courtesy of skullgeorge. Hazy golden color with white head. Dusty malty and yeasty aroma, citrusy fruity, banana, some funky notes. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft to average carbonation.
varanid99 (663) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale gold pour with a fluffy white head. Spicy, banana, lemon spritz, slightly funky aromas. Taste is yeasty banana and bubblegum, spicy, slight sourness, slight sweetness especially at the end
WonBall (17) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought at the Abbey, July 2014, drunk January 2015. Wonderfully floral with grassy and herbal notes. Could smell it in forever. A perfect head, as all the Westy products display. Outstanding taste, smooth and elegant, tickles the throat in a most pleasing way. Has the long finish of a fine ale. Not legendary like the Westy 8 and 12 but maybe it ought to be?