davidpl (435) - Santiago, - FEB 15, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearence: Golden semi-cloudy color. Big head, white, some rocky and very lasting.
Aroma: dominated for the pale malts, the yeast and the hops with herbal smells and lightly citric. Notes of bubble gum, grass, grapefruits and flowers of chamomile.
Flavor: pale malts from the start, some ephemeral, with quickly progress of the hops with herbal notes, medium dryness, also lasting and with a "elegant" touch. Fruity reminiscences like grapefruits, unripe pineapple and some of eucalyptus and ruta. The yeast has a harmony presence.
Palate: medium body, silky texture and low carbonation.
Remarks: with the "elegance, harmony and balance" characteristics of the Westy, nice-delicate hoppiness, without high complexity but it exists. Very good blond beer.
EdKing (1556) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with harrisoni in the Westvleteren Cafe. Wow, what a beer. So Ian built this one up for me as an amazing beer and to be honest I was sceptical about a Belgian blond. However it is a revelation and took some of the shine off my crates of Westy 12, as I suddenly wanted some of this to take home too. Gives me something to look forward to next time. Very bright amber and fresh looking beer. Up close there’s tiny specks of grain in the hazy beer. Bright head is medium to full, and fluffy and light. Nose is a big burst of fresh citrousy lemony hops, with citrous acidic, pithy lemon and satsuma, crisp yeast. Taste is a big burst of lemony hops, crisp Belgian yeast. It’s light, effervescent and leaves a tingling lemon citrous bitterness on the tongue well after sipping. Lovely finish. There’s also a little bit of lemon curd creaminess to it. Light as a feather and bursting with citrousy hop. This is a great beer and probably the best Belgian blonde beer I’ve had by a long way.
VictorStr (767) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
En hel del jäst i aromen, lite unken också kanske. Väldigt lätt i kroppen ingen direkt styrka i varje arom eller smak. En sjuk Hype helt enkelt.
aenima (154) - Askim, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Citrusy and funky aroma. The taste is complex and similar to the aroma. Not my type of beer i am afraid.
guzgorog (62) - FRANCE - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bière blonde orangée trouble. Peu de mousse. Odeur de céréale (froment), un peu de levure. Attaque un peu amère. Gout subtil de céréales, houblons, un peu de citron, assez pétillante. Très rafraichissante, ressemble un peu à une saison. Bonne bière mais rien de très remarquable.
tobbe (1) - - NOV 17, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gröna korken. Mycket bra, en riktigt trevlig vardagsöl som har bra smak och härlig arom.
Sigmund (4508) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle (green cap), at Amundsen, Oslo. ABV is 5.8%. Served in a Chimay chalice. Golden colour, large white head. Pleasant spicy / peppery aroma, also notes of yeast and white kandij sugar syrup. High level of carbonation. The flavour is fairly dry and crisp, peppery with fairly bitter hops in the finish.
hackobock (665) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden/yellow with a white head. Aroma holds spices, citrus, hay. Crisp, light bitter with a medium grain sweetness. Dry spicy finish. Medium bodied.
bytemesis (2157) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - thanks MrH! Pours hazy golden with a small white head and nice lacing. Aroma is straw and caramel, a bit of floral as well. Flavor is light sweet, grassy, touch of yeastiness. Medium body. Nice, nothing special.
barn0216 (305) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy yellow, bubbly, nice foam and lacing. Aroma is fresh straw like the farm. A little dry, a little sweet, like the aroma but more "flowery". Love it.
Arve_Christian (2472) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet vika , Oslo. Golden hazy color, some sediments - good foam & sodt carbonation. Fruity and floral aromas: medium intensity- also honey and Nice yeast influence- very good aroma composition and balance. Medium body & complexity. Very well balanced. Very enjoyable