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


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RATINGS: 1219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (1599) - Garching, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2015
Golden color with white head. Aroma is grainy, spicy, some fruits, maybe banana, maybe a bit apricot. Taste is similar, slightly grainy, again fruits. Quite dry mouthfeel, refreshing. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (642) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4. A beautiful sweet Belgian blond. Dry and crisp, refreshing, rich. Aroma of Malzbier.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewerale (142) - - NOV 30, 2015
Amarela levemente turva e com média formação de espuma de boa duração. No aroma notas cítricas, destaque para laranja, frutas secas, com presença de damasco, especiarias e levedura. O sabor reproduz o aroma sendo mais cítrico e condimentado. Corpo médio, com final longo, meio sendo e frutado presente no retrogosto. Uma excelente Blond, representa muito bem as cervejas produzidas na abadia de St. Sixtus

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wixie (204) - BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2015
Clear yellow-green liquid, average head. Aroma of fruits and hops. Light body, strong carbonation. Taste is bitter and sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prufrockstar (1698) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle, with thanks to bytemesis! This is a Westy I’ve been wanting to try for quite awhile, so I was pleasantly surprised to find this included in the box he sent my way. Gold pour, short-lived white head. Aroma is dusty. Faded honey, some oxidation, and orange blossom. Resonates with apple cider notes as well, but in the way that De Dolle sometimes does, not in the "flawed apple cider" way. I get the impression this has some age on it, but it’s really well-composed and distinguished. Taste is dry and dusty. Medium- body, gentle on the palate. Overall: excellent. I sure hope I make it to Belgium one of these days to find these beauties at the source.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OldMrCrow (2240) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Chris opened this treasure tonight. Let me try to express how amazing that is. This is, I believe, the only beer that (1) was on my wants list almost immediately after joining the site 10 years ago, and (2) that I still haven’t tried, and (3) I still want to try. That makes it a pretty rare bird and pretty great thing to get to drink.

Absolutely gorgeous pour, glowing gold with a small white head into...yes...a Westy chalice. The nose is dust and hay, enticing. The flavor is spectacular. It’s very dusty, just the way I love Belgian farmhouse beers, but it’s also spectacular in its intense orange rind of the sort that you get in a good tripel. But it’s got absolutely none of the sweetness of some tripels, none of the fruity esters. Instead it’s just bone dry, with a cider-like aspect that is very unusual among the 2000+ beers that I’ve had. The mouthfeel is right on the mark for weight on the tongue. Not thick and sticky, not thinner than one would like.

Sipping this I drift off into a fantasy where I’ve living in rural Belgium and this is the local equivalent of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, where you can just crack bottle and bottle and drink deep while hanging out with your friends...aaah. So nice.

Chris, thank you enormously for sharing this treasure. Unlike whatever random Scandinavian double imperial stouts and Midwestern tap-only IPAs I had on my wants list a decade ago, this one has stood the test of time.

tl;dr summary: Westy, biatches.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Manslow (752) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Butelka, spożyte w domu. Kolor złoto pomarańczowy, mętnawy, piana drobnoziarnista długo się trzyma.Po otwarciu butelki aromat cytrynowy mocno wyczuwalny. Aromaty ulatniają się intensywnie, smak cytrusów, słodu i lekki drożdżowy.Wysycenie i goryczka O.K. na średnim poziomie. Na podniebieniu owoce, banany, lekka goryczka.Wadą jest mała butelka i cena. Pięknie ułożone piwo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyhallmanti (124) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Pours a sligjt hazy golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of honey, yeast, malts, orange. Taste is sweet with a slight bitterness to it with notes of biscuit, fruits, yeast. and a slight coriander-like note. Texture is creamy with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (620) - MOns, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2015
Robe blonde profonde, belle mousse. Nez houblon, agrumes, levures, note maltée. Bouche à l’attaque fraîche, fruitée, minérale, bulle élégante et longue finale raffraîchissante. Une très belle bière parfaitement équilibrée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FrankZappa7 (202) - GERMANY - OCT 25, 2015
25.10.2015- Glas In de Vrede,goldgelb mit Weisser Krone, Antrunk fruchtig, malzig und hopfig - ein geniales Blonde

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