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

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RATINGS: 1172   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer (1246) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2004
A hazy yellow body with big clumps of yeast floating about sits under a towering, chunky white head. Aroma is very 'bright', with passion fruit, citrus, and coriander. A nice lacing is left on my glass as I wait for the head to settle. Flavor full of clove and orange, with a bit of carbonation bite. Dry, herbal finish. I could drink this all day, but I'd get broke really quick.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JAN 22, 2004
A very nice cloudy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is sweet, fruity, and some nice hops aromas also. A very smooth beer with lower carbonation. It's slightly sweet with a dry finish. Nice complex malt flavors balanced with the hops. Very drinkable and enjoyable; really good.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2111) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Awesome Belgian blond ale, straw & hazy golden color, soft & fluffy white head, banana, yeast & clove in the nose, yeasty flavors that also included banana & a hint of corriander, very smooth & very drinkable, spicy & yeasty finish, awesome blond, another great beer from Westvleteren

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Have to thank Shelton Dist. for this one. I was expecting more from this one because, I loved the 8+12. This one falls short alittle. Grassy, malt, and spicy flavor. Finishes clean, crisp, and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2004
A Christmas gift from thedm and my 800th rating. This beer formed a medium sized white frothy head with fine-medium sized bubbles that were mostly lasting. The body was hazy with fast rising carbonation and a pale yellow hue. The nose was malty, fruity and spicy. The flavor was sweet, some hop notes, yeasty and fruity. The mouthfeel was mostly smooth and this beer had fair lacing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (5067) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 14, 2004
This bottled brew came direct from the Belgian Shop without a label. It poured a large head of foamy white colored finely sized long lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lace as it receeded. The body of the beer is a hazy yello with a pretty brown swirl of yeast in it. This brew was poured carefull so as to not disturb the yeast. The bottle was actually quite full of yeast sediment. Its mouthfeel was initially smooth and tingly then finished with a slight bitterness in its mild hop bite whiled ending with a lingering malt yeast aftertaste. THe flavor was malty yeasty doughy and had a slight orange hint to it. It goes down very easily too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2004
Hazy golden/yellow color with a white head. Nice complex taste of fruits, yeast and hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Very cloudy golden color with a nice smooth white head. Smooth aroma, some yeast and fruit were detected. A hint of hops as well?? Malty taste. Some spice and citrus. Very complex. All around a very nice brew. Definitely worth having on a nice warm day. Bought this bottle at Whole Foods in Vienna, VA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2003
hazy golden color,medium sized head that lasted for some time before fading to a nice lace.Fruity yeasty aroma with a light citrus and spice.The flavor was Spicy and citrusy with a decent amount of hops a little bitter but not to bad.Fairly spicey all around.Very nice brew it's not exactly what i was thinking it might be but,it still was decent and well worth trying again,but the chances of getting another one are slim since i've been holding on to this one for awhile with little success of procuring another.Still if i had a choice the Westy 12 wins out over this brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Hazy, golden honey body with a large frothy white head. Nice aroma of wheat, European hops, and esters. Complex flavor of wheat, light honey, nuts, and fresh, intoxicating grassy hops. Crisp palate. Highly enjoyable.


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