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

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RATINGS: 1135   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1058) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with some residue and a big creamy head. Aroma is very Belgian with fruity spicy yeast and sweet kandi notes. Full body with average carbonation. Flavour is tart with fruity yeast, spice, orange peel and kandi. Finishes with a long tart and fruity yeast, bordering farmhouse.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (697) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle 0.33l, taste 0.2l at Belgian Beer Weekend in Grand Place Brussels Belgium.Pour it clear yellow color with small white head.Taste and aroma of citrus, wheat, spices and Belgian yeast.I really expected more.Nice and good balanced of sweetness and bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darrennelson12 (431) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
On tap at Westvlereren; nice beer .. quite easy drinking for smooth for it’s beet type. Not as good as the 8 or 12, but a nice beer none the less. I would buy this again for sure

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wiosna (269) - - NOV 4, 2014
Kuuteen lasiin jaettu pullo@ OPP. Sameahko ja sakkainen. Tuoksussa hiivaa, vehnää, käynyttä hedelmää. Maussa vehnää, mallasta, hiivaa, vähän banaania, kukkaisuutta.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (2438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2014
0,33l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours cloudy yellow with a high head. Aroma is malts and yeast. Flavor is malts, yeast and hops. Decent, but a bit disappointing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (968) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 330ml poured in a Westvleteren chalice. A: Pours a very cloudy beige color forming a big white head which dissipates reasonably fast but not totally leaving alot of lacings. Also many particles can be seen floating around S: The first thing to hit the nose is bread. Very bready and also yeasty. Followed by fruits, mainly pears and figs. Journey continues with the flowery and earthy hops in the end. Bit of alcohol. Great T: Bready. Sweet malts, fruits and yeasts, mainly. Dry in the mouth with a delicate but stingy bitterness in the end. Simple and delicious O: Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Dry upfront and grassy hoppy aftertaste. Well, not much more to say about a beer produced by one of the best brewers in the world [ BA Review @ 12/29/2011 ]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Satyroneto (139) - - NOV 17, 2014
Cor dourada com tons palha e um pouco turva; espuma branca de média formação e alta persistência e pouco lacing; Aroma lupulado logo ao abrir a garrafa com tons cítricos de melão e algum dulçor (mel e biscoito); Sabor de início já lupulado e com cítrico de melão e malte de biscoito, meio com as mesmas características mas com leve picardia do álcool evoluindo para um final amargo equilibrado; retrogosto amargo. Corpo leve e média carbonatação. Complexa para uma blond, mas nada de lendário como costumam falar.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle. Dirty brownish pour with a frothy tan head. Lots of yeasty notes, some herbs, vanilla, figs, raisins and caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2511) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
Thanks to Ezrangel for this. Pours cloudy yellow gold with a frothy white top and great lacing. Aroma is grains, straw and biscuit. Taste is light and fruity, a small peppery, biscuit finish. Just clean and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, nose is floral, lemon, taste is dry, light fruit.


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