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


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RATINGS: 1105   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martinboer (118) - Amsterdam, - JAN 4, 2009
Dec 22, 2006 Bottle at home. Another wonderful experience. Very light and sweet. Much less dense in flavour and texture than its darker brethren. Least favourite of the 3 Westies. But, absolutely nothing to complain about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3483) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle: Slightly hazy gold with a quick white head. Bubbly...particulates. Pear and apple aroma. Tingly, sweet white fruit taste. Very light and breathy. Delicate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sask89 (414) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
Enjoyed at In de Vrede. Pours a hazy bright yellow colour with a frothy/creamy white head that dissipates. Aroma is of banana, citrus fruit, esters, and spice. Taste is a little bitter in the finish but not really sweet, quite nice. Lighter body, thinner mouth feel and softer carbonation. Great blonde, really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2316) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2014
Flaske delt med importør og skibsrederen, juli-14: højt skum som daler høflig til gardinformat. Snill aroma av citrus, litt sukker og belgisk gjær (og krydderet fra den). Fin munnfylde med citrustoner som akkompagnerer krydder og humle på en meget balansert måte. Men jeg skjønner ikke all den uforbeholdne jubelen omkring denne, der finnes mange belgiske øl som gir like stor drikkeopplevelse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (707) - NORWAY - JUL 30, 2014
Pale golden. Dense and persistent white head and lacing. Aroma of Czech pilsner hops, white candy sugar, grass and hay. Similar taste. Well-balanced with high drinkability. Very good, but not spectacular

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DavidBe (9) - BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2014 does not count
One of the best beers ever made. I’ve to drive 350km for this beer, but still love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paulvanpelt (321) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StueyD (1122) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
911lin (20) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1158) - 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.

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