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


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RATINGS: 1122   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (1047) - NORWAY - JUL 30, 2014
Pale golden. Dense and persistent white head and lacing. Aroma of Czech pilsner hops, white candy sugar, grass and hay. Similar taste. Well-balanced with high drinkability. Very good, but not spectacular

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidBe (26) - BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2014 One of the best beers ever made. I’ve to drive 350km for this beer, but still love it. --- Blijft een geweldig biertje. Bestel hem standaard als ik naar Westvleteren rijd om bier te gaan halen. Telkens een rit van 2x170 kilometer, toch elke keer geweldig als daar zo’n heerlijk blond westvleteren op je staat te wachten. Heb er inmiddels thuis ook enkele bakken van staan, super om na een dag studeren dit biertje te kunnen drinken in de warme zomermaanden. Uiteindelijk kost een krat van dit heerlijk bier 30euro, wat goedkoper is als een bak westmalle tripel, maar stuk duurder dan bvb een bak westmalle extra. Persoonlijk vind ik hem qua smaak hier ergens tussen inzitten. Ook al valt een tripel niet echt te vergelijken met dit, anderzijds zou een tafelbier zoals de extra nooit op een lijn durven te zetten met deze. Het zal toch een beetje de mythe rond de blonde westvleteren zijn die er mij toe aanzet geregeld naar ginder te rijden om enkele van deze bakken op te halen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paulvanpelt (337) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2014
Nevelig, geelblond bier met wat zwevende gist die met uitschenken is meegekomen. Stevige witte schuimkraag. Aroma is hop, gist, licht citrus, hars. Fris, bitter met een lichte zoete noot. Fijn, zacht palet. Flinke body voor een bier met een vrij laag alcoholpercentage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StueyD (1187) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
A hazy yellow coloured beer with a thick white head. A light yeast and hop aroma, some spice, pear drops and tropical fruit. Dry mouthfeel. A spicy, yeasty taste, loads of fruit and spice, and a background maltiness. The finish has a mild tartness. Tasted at "In de Vrede", Westvleteren.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knightstalker (9) - Florianopolis, BRAZIL - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
Pours a dark amber colour, and some persistent head. Aroma is more of herbal hops with yeast. Very little texture. Taste is a little hoppy, and the bitterness actually hits you back in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
911lin (22) - - JUL 6, 2014
It was about half a year before I had this beer, along with the other two top beers from Westvleteren. I was so drunk that night and couldn’t recall any clue of this rare beer. Maybe it is not very special? I have to taste again some time. Hope soon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1231) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle from Bier Tempel. Yellowish gold, hazy, white head, high carbonation. Quite a hoppy blonde, some slightly spicy and earthy hop with a tiny hint of citrus and a strong yeasty funk. Extremely drinkable, crazy monks with their 6% session beers! Nice but not world changing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DuffMan (6903) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle--a stunner of a find at Delerium Cafe in Rio de Janeiro! Bright yellow, lively white head of fine bubbles, excellent retention. Very delicate florals, highly fragrant, austere malts. Deeply complex for such a light beer. I enjoyed this better than the 12.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1431) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (801) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Aroma is very fruity with lots of tropical fruit, pineapple and melon. Medium light pink and white peppercorn phenolic notes with very faint coriander notes. A very light, sweet graininess. Some stone fruit notes of pear and peaches. Pours a fairly cloudy, pale, golden, hay color with a large, pillowy, white head with never ending head retention. Moderately high lacing and faint legs. Flavor has a light, sweet graininess with moderate peppercorn phenolic notes. Light coriander character. Light tropical fruit notes with some faint stone fruit character. Faint bitterness. Pineapple, peach and pear. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall a delicious beer with a really nice tropical and stone fruit character. Well balanced, clean phenolic notes really balance out the fruit. Very enjoyable, refreshing beer.

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