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

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RATINGS: 1077   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamTheBarrel (317) - 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 (2014) - 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 (5972) - 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 (101) - Etten-Leur, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (388) - Århus, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2014
0.33 bottle. Yellow in color with a sort of yeasty suspension and a white head. Aroma of yeasts, honey, spices and some Belgian hops and barnyard scents. Taste is rather delicate, sweet and sour with nice hop bitterness. Medium body, smooth texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is a little citric and good as well with the same, delicate, hop bitterness. Overall the beer is great, nicely balanced, and moderated.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Thanks Mike. Pours a cloudy pale yellow. Aroma- lots of citrus, dust, pine, and slight funk. Nice hop aroma. Palate is lovely it has a real softness to it that makes it very easy to drink. Flavour’s are nuanced of earthy citrus and hints of spice that are really well balanced with the late woody hoppiness. Taste is beautiful hop bitterness, crisp, clean, dry and wonderful funk on the back of the tongue. Awesome.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (537) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 9, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL. Look: dirty amber-beige and murky with a white medium frothy head with an average retention. Aroma: light fruity, citrus, herbal and spicy. Taste: spicy herbs, medium spicy bitterness. Almost flat carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Silvan7 (552) - Samarate, ITALY - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle @ home. Schiuma bianca abbastanza fine poco persistente. Birra ambrata velata con riflessi dorati. Aroma fruttato, agrumato agrumato discorza d’arancia. Lievito belga, zucchero candito, speziata di coriandolo.gusto dolce abboccato, quasi secca, amara erbacea, speziata di coriandolo un poco di mais cotto. Corposa,carbonata , poco calda, non molto rotonda ma estremamente equilibrata. Armonica e di facilissima beva.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bjakk (245) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 29, 2013
Yellow clouty with nice white head. Tablecloth with little malt in the aroma. Thick malt, catpiss and fruites with a bitter aftertaste. Medium body and carbon.


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