jamesie1857 (1763) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - NOV 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from In de Vrede Shop - a glorious looking pour, the one consistency with this stable, this one a misty orange. Very appealing nose, got some spicy banana in there, a bit of orangey citrus too. Taste has a little tang, again citrusy this time lemons come through. It’s very nice, but not a patch on its two big brothers.
Prufrockstar (1642) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, with thanks to bytemesis! This is a Westy I’ve been wanting to try for quite awhile, so I was pleasantly surprised to find this included in the box he sent my way. Gold pour, short-lived white head. Aroma is dusty. Faded honey, some oxidation, and orange blossom. Resonates with apple cider notes as well, but in the way that De Dolle sometimes does, not in the "flawed apple cider" way. I get the impression this has some age on it, but it’s really well-composed and distinguished. Taste is dry and dusty. Medium- body, gentle on the palate. Overall: excellent. I sure hope I make it to Belgium one of these days to find these beauties at the source.
OldMrCrow (2212) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chris opened this treasure tonight. Let me try to express how amazing that is. This is, I believe, the only beer that (1) was on my wants list almost immediately after joining the site 10 years ago, and (2) that I still haven’t tried, and (3) I still want to try. That makes it a pretty rare bird and pretty great thing to get to drink.
Absolutely gorgeous pour, glowing gold with a small white head into...yes...a Westy chalice. The nose is dust and hay, enticing. The flavor is spectacular. It’s very dusty, just the way I love Belgian farmhouse beers, but it’s also spectacular in its intense orange rind of the sort that you get in a good tripel. But it’s got absolutely none of the sweetness of some tripels, none of the fruity esters. Instead it’s just bone dry, with a cider-like aspect that is very unusual among the 2000+ beers that I’ve had. The mouthfeel is right on the mark for weight on the tongue. Not thick and sticky, not thinner than one would like.
Sipping this I drift off into a fantasy where I’ve living in rural Belgium and this is the local equivalent of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, where you can just crack bottle and bottle and drink deep while hanging out with your friends...aaah. So nice.
Chris, thank you enormously for sharing this treasure. Unlike whatever random Scandinavian double imperial stouts and Midwestern tap-only IPAs I had on my wants list a decade ago, this one has stood the test of time.
tl;dr summary: Westy, biatches.
Renekof (13) - - NOV 7, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2015 .................................................. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Manslow (587) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Butelka, spożyte w domu. Kolor złoto pomarańczowy, mętnawy, piana drobnoziarnista długo się trzyma.Po otwarciu butelki aromat cytrynowy mocno wyczuwalny. Aromaty ulatniają się intensywnie, smak cytrusów, słodu i lekki drożdżowy.Wysycenie i goryczka O.K. na średnim poziomie. Na podniebieniu owoce, banany, lekka goryczka.Wadą jest mała butelka i cena.
Pięknie ułożone piwo.
gyhallmanti (79) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle at home. Pours a sligjt hazy golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of honey, yeast, malts, orange. Taste is sweet with a slight bitterness to it with notes of biscuit, fruits, yeast. and a slight coriander-like note. Texture is creamy with medium carbonation.
Ysok02 (525) - MOns, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robe blonde profonde, belle mousse. Nez houblon, agrumes, levures, note maltée. Bouche à l’attaque fraîche, fruitée, minérale, bulle élégante et longue finale raffraîchissante. Une très belle bière parfaitement équilibrée.
FrankZappa7 (98) - GERMANY - OCT 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
25.10.2015- Glas In de Vrede,goldgelb mit Weisser Krone, Antrunk fruchtig, malzig und hopfig - ein geniales Blonde
Andy_ (1001) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle
White golden orange clear beer with big fluffly persistent head. Aroma has Belgian yeast, honey, pepper and pear peel. Flavor has belgian yeast, honey, pepper and herbs. Palate is medium full with quite mild carbonation and slight btiterness. Finish has quite mild bitterness. Aftertaste is herbal and honeyish with a bit watery feel. Pouring in the sediment makes it quite hazy and adds some sweetness and body. Nice aroma but lacks carbonation and hops.
pbonfa (2) - - OCT 18, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Esta cerveja é perfeita. Gosto muito agradavel, amargor ideal. Foi a melhor cerveja que ja bebi. Pena ser tao dificil de encontrar.
Gurthnar (3814) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle shared by Cuso. Aroma intensely spicy perfumey. Hazy golden colour, moderately stable head. Taste is also quite perfumey, spicy, with a strong biscuity malty base but not overly sweet. Nicely balance, rich in flavour. Very good.