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

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RATINGS: 1072   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (550) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Mikkeller Bottle Shop, Köpenhamn (100 DKK). Fruktig och frisk, syrlig och torr, jäst, örter, något tunn i smaken. Avslutningen är lång, torr och ganska besk.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (713) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle pour light yellow with big head. Aroma is Belgian esters and piney hops. Taste is crisp and clean with a light bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (895) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
330ml bottle. Hazy golden colour, frothy white foam head that leaves lots of lacing and aroma of spice, lemon, banana, yeast. Taste is peppery earthy, citrus rind, spice, yeasty with slight fruity floral, lingering bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, drying bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (126) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Appearance- golden, hazy, rising bubbles, a bit of sediment floating around, half a finger of a white head which persists. Aromas of biscuit, hay/straw notes, spice, caramel, citrus. Taste- smooth, creamy, hints of lemon and zest, some banana, hops, little bitterness, very easy drinking. A nice balance.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spirit75018 (18) - - FEB 18, 2014
I didn’t really like belgian beers till I tasted this blond trappist, perfectly balanced, delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamTheBarrel (316) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
330ml bottle, poured into a Westvleteren Trappist glass. Appearance is cloudy straw colored with floaties and large foamy white head, that reduced quickly but left a lasting thin layer. Aroma of herbs, lemon peels, banana, pears and a hint of dried apricots. Flavours of lemon peels, herbs, wheat bread, spices and a hint of banana and pears. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Westvleterens blond is the most flavourful, full bodied, strongest and spiciest Trappist Patersbier I have tasted. This would be a beer I would drink regularly if it weren’t expensive and restricted in availability.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (2012) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden with white head. Spicy peppery yeast aroma, little banana. Similar taste, dusty and peppery. Medium body with a clean finish. Decent but not very exciting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (1752) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours golden, big creamy white head. Smells of honey, yeast esters, hints of spices, malts and fruityness. Moderate sweet, a touch of honey, light malts, fruity yeast flavors, spices, quite vinous for a blonde, just very nice. Modererate bitter finish, nice and spicy. World class belgian blonde

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (5959) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bob! Pours a near clear pale gold with a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a nice grassiness with some light fruits, a touch of sweetness and some yeast. Flavor has a great combination of grass and light sweet grains with a touch of sweet fruits and Belgian yeast.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Icedwarf (99) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
Aparte bijsmaak die niet is thuis te brengen. Deze Westvleteren is zeker niet mijn favoriet. Vered een standaard bier weinig boeiend.


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