asheft (3089) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2009
Fruity aroma with lemon, lychee and others, plus some sweet base malt. Hazy dark straw under a dense, white foam that clings to the glass. Dry, spicy flavour with a medium herbal bitterness and earthy notes. Touch of scotch tape. Excellent balance. Light body, medium carbonation, slightly lasting earthy bitterness. bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle. Pour is golden brown with some haziness. Big fluffy white head. Plenty of yeast on the nose with some spices and malty notes. Flavour is slightly sweet initially with plenty of bitterness on the back palate, Tempting to become a monk if this is what you get to drink. Bloody good I reckon. JoeinDahlem (1560) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle, thanks Joris. Hazy golden beer with big, fluffy white head. Nose brings a mix of lightly toasted cereals, bright tropical fruit and dry grassy hops. Flavor has a quick, light sweetness before rolling on lively carbonation into a firm, crisp bitterness and smooth dry finish. Lightly bitter aftertaste. Refreshing but really nice character. Those monks are doing all right for themselves. DSG (14921) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 20, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 Re-rate 11/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at the Maierovicz’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Slightly hazy yellow with a big white head. Fruity aroma with some yeast and light maltiness. Sweetish flavor, fruity, with yeast, a bubblegum note, light spiciness and a finish with some bitterness. Medium-bodied. 6/4/6/3/12=3.1
Plovmand (8461) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2009
[9/5/09] Bottle sample at Kulminator in Antwerp after LCRBM. Cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma of spices, citrus and yeast. Sweetish spicy flavor with some fruits and yeast. Finishes on a bitter note. Medium-bodied. 7/3/6/3/13=3.2
Bottle. Thanks alot fonefan for sharing. Clear golden with a medium white head. Very fruity and tart hoppy aroma. Flavour is quite hoppy with notes of fresh fruit, caramel and light grain. Ends up quite bitter. Unique and delicious.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2009
330 ml bottle - thanks after4ever for this rare treat; pours clear and super faint gold with thin white head; mild and sweet, white wine-like aromas; texture is very soft with mild yeastiness; light all round, but quite end up tasty in that simple, belgian golden kind of way; mild bitterness at the end; could drink a ton of this Skinnyviking (9588) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle. High white fluffy but lasting head. Clear yellow golden body. Mild and relatively sweet floral barley malt aroma. Flavor is fruity sweet malt with a bitter finish, low carbonation and a nice long bitter aftertaste. Pinball (12167) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
clear yellow, thick smooth, flufy white head.
aroma is dry, hoppy, bitterhoppy, faint flowery.
flavor is smooth, well blended, a bit watery, faint fruity, dry, quite hoppy. Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle, complements of Jan & Charlotte. Pours a lovely hazy golden orange with luscious white foamy head and lots of lace. Fruity aroma is lively, dry, fresh, and herbal with a splash of perfume. Big carbonation. Wonderful full-flavored perfumy and dry beer with excellent balance, subdued fruity sweetness and brilliant bitterness. Starts out with a lot of citrus and finishes with a great grain flavor. Certainly the kind of thing I could drink every day or in quantity. A great choice for rating #2500. marcus (10330) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
This hazy yellow beer poured with a fluffy white head and a floral aroma. Seems like it uses the same yeast as the other Westmalle brews with that tasty banana ester. It’s nicely carbonated and tastes like a good single. This speciial beer was generously shared by Davey and Glenn.