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


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RATINGS: 1195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (6180) - Utah, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle thanks to oldrtybastrd, thanks again for sending me this
Pours hazy dirty dark orange, small white head, light lacing. Aroma is fruity, sweet malts, yeast and apples. Flavor is malty, fruity, biscuity, citrus with a crisp, dry finish
Nice and tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Achel (239) - GREECE - SEP 30, 2015
Hazy yellow colour. Big long lasting head. Aroma of hops, yeast and spices. Dry and smooth malty flavor and also in the background spices and floral hops. Finish off with a nice bitterness. A very easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aronvarga (387) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 20, 2015
Slight fruity, citrus, yeast and bread aroma; hazy, golden yellow colour, big frothy long-life off-white head; medium body; medium carbonation; sweet malty and bread taste; spicy, fruity and slight bitter palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ponx (46) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2015
At a first a wonderfull blonde... But than again (like their double) a soapy unpleseant finish. I think it?s from the yeast. Taste: Vanilla, citrus, pineapple, banana, spices, soap. Overall a reconizable Westvleteren taste which is good. But their 8 and blond has this soapy, parfume, chemical taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1177) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2015
hazy gold yellow pour. aroma barley bread yeast slight honey. slight vanilla bitter. finish of perfume.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Acid303 (531) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - SEP 13, 2015
33cl bottle @ St. Sixtus. Pours very intense golden with medium white head...shines as gold! Lots of lemon and cereals on the nose. Taste is balanced: malt, yeast and hops work so good together. There’s also a slight banana touch. Dry on the palate, kicks hard but vanishes fast. Of course, no alcohol flavour at all. Medium body, perfect carbonation. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (724) - Airvault, FRANCE - SEP 11, 2015
On tap, 33cL. @In de Vresde. A pale yellow opaque beer with a medium thick white head ; medium retention. Fruity aroma (citrus), herbs, light resin, light biscuit. Light sweet, light to medium herbal lasting bitter. Light to medium body, silky texture, smooth, good carbonation, herbal citrusy finish. Overall, really glad to have tasted this beer, season-like ; light, well-balanced, silky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1172) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - SEP 10, 2015
330 ml bottle from Etre Gourmet.
Golden-amber, hazy body, with floating sediments and a big, frothy, moderately lacing, white head.
Aroma is quite light, with citrus, sweet fruits, spices, yeast, some bread.
Tastes of lemongrass, citrus, sweet bread, Brett, dried fruits, some spices, some young cheese.
Medium, a bit creamy mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes smooth, dry, a bit sour, a bit bitter, a bit spicy, yeasty, fruity and a bit sweet.

Very nice. Fresh, smooth and very well balanced, but I’m still missing the last bit of extraordinariness for such a highly rated beer. Overall a quaffable Belgian ale how I like, but not my favourite style example.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chromeotaphor (111) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2015
Direct bij het openen van fles een flink fris pittig citrus aroma met een bite met kruidige tinten. Een aroma dat al doet blijken dat het mooi in balans is. Mooi hoppig diep aroma. Forse wolkige schuimkraag en een lichte troebeling bij het inschenken. Komt vrij zacht maar sprankelend binnen maar weet zich in de afdronk overweldigend uitbundig te ontwikkelen. Prachtige carbonatie, niet te zacht niet te fel. Een mooie warme bittere bite (pittige) komt tevoorschijn die niet al te indringend is. Alles is in een unieke mooie balans. Laat zich makkelijk weg drinken. Het doet denken aan Achel Blond met een broodachtige smaak. Ik nam westvleteren altijd met een korreltje zout door de hype en de mythe.. maar dit is een geweldig blond bier! Uitmuntend!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (218) - ITALY - SEP 6, 2015
Dorata leggermente carica, velata dai lieviti in sospensione, schiuma bianca mediamente persistente. Aroma di chiodi di garofano e miele d'acacia in primo piano, note balsamiche ed erbacee. Al palato riconfermate le caratteristiche olfattive con in aggiunta una bella nota di frumento che successivamente passa ad un leggero erbaceo. Corpo medio-leggero, non molto carbonata. Molto elegante, un capolavoro nel suo genere, quest'abbazia è una vera e propria garanzia.

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