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Brewed by Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus
Style: Belgian Ale
Westvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1097   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Westvleteren Blond is the basic beer for the monks’ own consumption, since 1999, when the former 6° dark ale (red cap) was finally discarded, after the 4° had already gone that path.


omikr0n's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omikr0n (692) - Prague, - DEC 30, 2012
Botyle. Pours cloudy yellow to orange with thin but lasting white head. Aroma is grapefruit, yeast, hops, lemon. Flavor is malt, yeast, hops, citrus fruits. Bitter but also slightly sour. Pretty excellent stuff, reminds me of Orval.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paulvanpelt (315) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2014
Nevelig, geelblond bier met wat zwevende gist die met uitschenken is meegekomen. Stevige witte schuimkraag. Aroma is hop, gist, licht citrus, hars. Fris, bitter met een lichte zoete noot. Fijn, zacht palet. Flinke body voor een bier met een vrij laag alcoholpercentage.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StueyD (1106) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
A hazy yellow coloured beer with a thick white head. A light yeast and hop aroma, some spice, pear drops and tropical fruit. Dry mouthfeel. A spicy, yeasty taste, loads of fruit and spice, and a background maltiness. The finish has a mild tartness. Tasted at "In de Vrede", Westvleteren.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knightstalker (9) - Florianopolis, BRAZIL - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
Pours a dark amber colour, and some persistent head. Aroma is more of herbal hops with yeast. Very little texture. Taste is a little hoppy, and the bitterness actually hits you back in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
911lin (12) - - JUL 6, 2014
It was about half a year before I had this beer, along with the other two top beers from Westvleteren. I was so drunk that night and couldn’t recall any clue of this rare beer. Maybe it is not very special? I have to taste again some time. Hope soon.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1135) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle from Bier Tempel. Yellowish gold, hazy, white head, high carbonation. Quite a hoppy blonde, some slightly spicy and earthy hop with a tiny hint of citrus and a strong yeasty funk. Extremely drinkable, crazy monks with their 6% session beers! Nice but not world changing.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DuffMan (6438) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle--a stunner of a find at Delerium Cafe in Rio de Janeiro! Bright yellow, lively white head of fine bubbles, excellent retention. Very delicate florals, highly fragrant, austere malts. Deeply complex for such a light beer. I enjoyed this better than the 12.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1073) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (617) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Aroma is very fruity with lots of tropical fruit, pineapple and melon. Medium light pink and white peppercorn phenolic notes with very faint coriander notes. A very light, sweet graininess. Some stone fruit notes of pear and peaches. Pours a fairly cloudy, pale, golden, hay color with a large, pillowy, white head with never ending head retention. Moderately high lacing and faint legs. Flavor has a light, sweet graininess with moderate peppercorn phenolic notes. Light coriander character. Light tropical fruit notes with some faint stone fruit character. Faint bitterness. Pineapple, peach and pear. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall a delicious beer with a really nice tropical and stone fruit character. Well balanced, clean phenolic notes really balance out the fruit. Very enjoyable, refreshing beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1048) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
Troebele oranjegouden kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt fruitig, hop,kruiden, subtiel. Beetje zoetig. Smaakt fruitig, banaan, bitter, iets zoetig vanilleachtig. Licht bittere afdronk.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (1145) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
(bottle) cloudy pale yellow colour with a small white head; aroma starts with lambic like sourness, then cloves, then hint of flowers; clean and dry flavour with a long light bitter finish


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