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


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RATINGS: 1173   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 27, 2003
UPDATED: APR 28, 2003 was a bit surprised how cloudy it was. Taste was sweet,a little peachy and very bitter. Friend told me this was the bittest blond he had ever tasted, and the strange thing was, it bitter, fresh and sweet at the same time.. very nice brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2481) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
Pale yellow in colour. Very nice rocky white head and great lace. The aroma is very flowery, cirtusy, some yeast. Flavour is quite bitter, almost grassy. Finishes bitter, slightly hoppy and dry. Fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 26, 2003
Here's what I got from the aroma: peach, lightly sour, fresh cut grass, sugar. The flavor mirrored the aroma with a nice malty core added. Pale yellow color with a large, thick white head. World class.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2003
Oh dear god...i would like to totally agree with beerguy101 as we spent a good 5-10 minutes just smelling the aroma this beer had to offer. This was the MOST entrancing aroma out there at the beer fest...and is definitely in my top 2 or 3 best aroma's out there if not the best. The aroma hinted at yeastiness, a barnyardiness, some lemon and honey, with a hint of tartness and a contrasting sugariness. It pours a cloudy yellow with a nice sized white creamy head. The taste is a sourly and yet heavenly thing. Definite peppery finish that made this sweet yeasty fruity gem just the most well balanced beer at the fest. Medium levels of carbonation, a VERY smooth beer given that wildly perfect aroma..a good bittering aspect in the dry finish. Damn these monks make some damn fine beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Light gold color. Medium head. Aroma is floral, honey, lemon and yeast. WOW this is the BEST smelling beer I think I’ve had to date. Floral and refreshing. Very clean taste. Fruity, lemons, floral, candy sugar and yeasts. Very nice beer. It took me several minutes before I tasted this beer, because it smelled so good. Very clean. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Honey colored pour with a wispy head releasing an aroma of yeast,grass and spice. Coming from Westvleteren I was expecting something exceptional, what I got was a solid Belgian blond.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2003
I was much excited to get the chance to sample this one. A nice ocean breeze flows out of the glass. Fruits, flowers, yeast are all present. A light blonde color. A nice refreshing crisp and clean brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2003
Hazy orange colour. Hops, yeasty and refreshing citrus in the nose and flavour. Good bitterness in the flavour and finish. A medium-bodied, complex and very good balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2003
nice freakin' head on this cloudy schoolbus colored monster..yeast, hay, warm lawnmower blades, and lemon zest..flavors of orange zest, yeast, cow-chawed grass..slighly acidic in the middle with a dry yeasty finish and lingering bready aftertaste..semi-full body..but as belgian blonds are not my favorite, i cannot fully appreciate what it is i may have here..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2003
This beer I almost missed, since the only difference is the cap. It poured a very foamy, bubbly light gold color and formed a foamy head that left a fairly thick coating of lace. A good deal of carbonation and sediment was present(but due to the foam, I probably poured too much of it from the bottom). An aroma of hops and grain with a slight hint of clove. A flavor of hops, grain and a bit peppery. The finish also hint at the pepper. A good beer.

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