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


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RATINGS: 1157   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2434) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle thanks to bytemesis (I think). Nose is honey with a pils malt crackery aroma, light peppery hops noted. Pour is fairly clear with a small white head that leaves layer of film on top of the beer. Taste is mostly honey with a faint pils malt flavor, low bitterness. Slightly watery and a touch of oxidation (my fault for not drinking this immediately). Overall, pretty solid, but nothing mind blowing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mutz (672) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
@ in de Vrede, Westvleteren. Blond van kleur, mooie crêmige kraag. Ruikt niet heel sterk, mout, hoppig, gist. Idem smaak, subtiel met redelijk wat body. Onopvallend goed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mschaefer (26) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
Tht okt 2015 op 6°C. Zeer subtiele aroma's van gist/deeg en kruiden. Lichtgeel, lichttroebel met wit schuim dat zakt tot een halve centimeter. Smaken van tarwe, gist en iets fruitigs op de achtergrond. Olieachtig mondgevoel, koolzuur medium. Licht bittere medium lange afdronk. Perfect uitgebalanceerd licht bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (3550) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle at home courtesy of hackobock, cheers Jacob
Hazy blonde with pillowy foamy white head. Dusty hessian and grainy nose. Lively carbonation, full bodied, malt and fruity yeast esters. Very easy drinking, wheaty creaminess, spice delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SarkyNorthener (2619) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Christmas beer 7. My second westy from harrisoni, saved for today after meeting in brum. Cheers Ian. Golden beer with medium head and stratified lacing. There is a big chunnel of bubbles coming from the middle of the glass. Aroma is bready, lemon, citrus and yeast. Taste is bread, yeast, lemon and a little dry breadiness. Medium carbonstion, soft on the mouth. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3363) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at home, Nivala. 2014 vintage. Colour is very cloudy golden with small thick white head. Aromas and flavors: Sweetness, some honey, fruits, citrus, hints of spices, Belgian yeast and malts. Nice fruity Belgian ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinte (378) - Udine, ITALY - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle 0.33L. Cloudy golden body with an average, creamy, white head, fully lasting with very nice lacing; some lees are evident. Complex aroma: moderate malty (cereals) and hoppy (citrus, flowers) and light yeasty (cardboard) with notes of spices (cloves) and fruits. Flavour is mainly acidic and sweet with some bitterness in the finish. Light-to-medium body with watery-to-oily texture; average carbonation; some astringency in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jackal1961 (4) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
Na de westvleteren 8 en 12 een wat gewoon biertje wat bijna smaakt als een gewone pils al heeft deze uiteraard wel wat meer bite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karyots (23) - BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2014
hazy,murky yellow with a thin head. Very floral, hoppy aroma. Taste was slightly sweet with a very bitter finish - but very hoppy throughout. This is one fine beer - packs in a lot of hoppy flavor. To me it looked like a clone of Duvel. Reminded me so much of Duvel. Like Duvel - this is highly drinkable and likeable and can grow on you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (693) - HUNGARY - DEC 5, 2014
0.33l bottle. Hazy deep golden body, white head. Aroma of hay, grass, cheese, biscuit and some candi sugar like sweetness. The taste is similar to the aroma. It has notes of biscuit, bread, grassy hops and some yeast. Very nice beer.

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