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

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RATINGS: 1161   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1847) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle @ In De Vrede. Cloudy, golden blonde color. White head, thin layer retention throughout. Aroma’s: fruity, grainy, grassy, light sweet. Retronasal it’s moderate sweet, herbal, grassy. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, hint of caramel. Medium bodied. Quite high carbo. Finish has some spices (aniseed?) and moderate bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (3710) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2015
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stijnvanmb (17) - Oostende, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2015
Biertjes gekocht in de abdij zelf. Ik vind de blonde niet niet de beste van e drie qua smaak niet speciaal wel gewoon een lekker biertje

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DwarfeD (1433) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Clear golden with a medium white head with low retention. Light to medium body with ditto carbonation. Pretty sweet with some subtle bitter tones. Caramel, yeast, malts, citrus and herbs. An ok blond, but nothing spectacular.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Utrecht (3) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015 does not count
One of my favorites blond beers. Westvleteren lives up to the hype, even with the blond delight. Creamy yellow body with lemon aroma and taste. Light bitterness, citrus, earthy, slightly sweet finish. Good for when you’re slightly thirsty and/or with warmer weather. Still have some at home for the summer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5172) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dr. Owl during RBWG Lobby Share. Pours a cloudy yellow with small frothy off white head. The aroma is floral, wheat, yeast, dough. Medium mouth with nice funk, lemon, dough, light sweetness, really enjoyed this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wanne (34) - - MAR 9, 2015
The beer has a nice blond color, which is a bit cloudy. In its aroma, it combines malt, yeast and some fruit accents. These are also reappear in the taste, where the fruit accent hints at the combination of banana and citrus. The most amazing is the balance you find in this beer. Definitely a benchmark for blond abbey/trappist style beers.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fedexs (22) - ITALY - FEB 28, 2015
Blonde beer with nice cap rich of flavour recalling honey. Amazing taste with an unbelivable balance between sweet and bitter. You can’t distinguish between since its balancing it’s amazing. Really nice body not loosing its really easy drinkable characteristic. Amazing!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syfher (183) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle of 33cl, in a Westvleteren Trappist glass; from the fridge. Great blond beer, but well, is not as good as the Westvleteren XII. The aroma is great aswell as the deep blond colour. Nice taste of trappist yeast, with the usual blond taste (wheat, barley). Go try it !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (1695) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2015
Aroma of fruits, light malt, yeast, hint of spices. Flavour is moderate sweet with a moderate bitter finish. Quite tasty Belgian Blonde.


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