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Review by MasterSki on 11/16/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 2 11 17 4 9 2008
Big thanks to gory4d for somehow coming up with this rarity. Served in my Westvleteren chalice. Bomber of the December '08 release.

A - Poured with a big quick-dissolving off-white that dissipated to a hazy film and solid ring. Not much in the way of lacing. Hazy blonde color with peach and straw highlights - lots of bubble streams racing upwards to the top of the glass.

S - Definitely authentic Belgian smell with lemony citrus, bubblegum, summer fruits (peach, banana, pear), and some herbaceous and medicinal yeasty character. Smells just as good if not better than the brews of this style that I had in Belgium. Some nice crackery malt character with hints of honey.

T - The taste is a slight step down in that the complexity has been smoothed out. There's also a slight metallic note in the finish that suggest that this brew might be nearing the end of its useful lifespan (to be fair, the bottle says "Not Intended for Aging!"). Still there's some nice lemon and bread flavors to this with some faint honey and fruit flavors in the periphery.

M - It's a light body, with a good amount of carbonation that is style appropriate and very refreshing. There's some residual stickiness That being said, this isn't my favorite combination of textural elements.

D - It's a table beer - so drinkability is a big element of this brew. The 11oz went down super quick and it'd be awesome to have more of this for a long day of brews. Not sure why Southampton has these super-limited session beer bottlings. If you like Westy blonde you will dig this.

Served In: Goblet