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


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RATINGS: 1277   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1656) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 18, 2016
Przeklejka wyjazdowa, wiec bez wrazen glebszych, pite w klasztorze: Trappist Westvleteren Blond Brouwerij De Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren No kuzwa :) W rzeczy samej :) In De Vrede

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vollmer (11) - - APR 17, 2016
Nice blond beer, very bitter and dry finish. Nice yeast aroma. But honestly, more legendary than tasty. Nothing compared to the marvelous XII from the same abbey

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (805) - POLAND - APR 16, 2016
Ladna biala piana, zolta metna piana. W aromacie bardzo delikatne estry, fenole i kwiaty. W smaku wszystko, co dobry sesyjny blond powinien miec. Lekko drozdzowe w odczuciu. Srednio nasycone.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kr1zz (355) - BELGIUM - APR 11, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2016 Bottle 33cl bought at Schaliënhuis. Pours hazy dark golden with a medium white head. Nose: malts, bitter, grain, rice, hay, citruszeste. Taste: medium carbonation. A combination of malts and hay with notes of cardemom and rice followed by notes of citruszeste. The aftertaste is a not so pleasant bitterness and a dry feeling. I can’t understand such the high ranking...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AleRider78 (573) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
Enjoyed this one at Pub Italia, Ottawa, ON, with Chopz. Poured into an immense glass chalice/goblet, it has a pretty good size foamy head, and keeps a thin layer to the end. Has a hazy light orange appearance. Lots of carbonation. Yeasty sediments are quite visible (bottled mid ’11) Great retention and active carbonation throughout. Has orange/citrus, pears and yeasty aromas. Very strong orange flavour. Some citric type flavours bordering on tropical, sort of mild mango. Some spices as well. The finish has a hint of hop in the taste, not much in aromas. Good tangy mouthfeel, smooth going down. For my first real Belgian Trappist ale, quite pleased!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zymurgeist2 (1752) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 10, 2016
From bottle to St. Sixtus chalice. Bottle purchased at a bottle shop in Brugge in September 2014. Beautiful aroma of light sweet malt, wheat like, yeast well pronounced with phonolics and perfume. Hazy yellow with chunks of the yeast. White head is moderate with very limited lacing on the glass. Creamy mouthfeel. Taste is banana, wheat malt and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alex60 (161) - - APR 2, 2016
Bouteille 33cl à la maison, mousse quasi inexistante, odeur miel, clou de girofle. Goût: vanille, caramel abricot, légére et désaltérant, amertume légére, finale séche

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shorg1 (35) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 2, 2016
Hazy golden colour. Yeast deposit comes in hard pieces. Grainy nose with strong yeast character of classic witbeer (fruity, spicy). Initially full body with good carbonation. Taste is very grainy combined with fruity spicy yeast. Good beer but surely overhyped. Classic blond.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barrracuda (44) - AUSTRIA - APR 2, 2016
Thick white head, hazy yellow with yeast clumps. Smell of citrus, herbal, grainy, light phenolics, similarities to some wit beers. High carbonation, lots of fresh grain, tart, full body. Overall very good balance but not tooo exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemmingwillum (1184) - Nysted, DENMARK - APR 2, 2016
Rating #1121, flaske fra The Bottle Shop, Brügge

Lys gul, tåget øl med luftigt, men holdbart flødeskumsagtigt skum. Udseendet er perfekt. Aroma er ikke ekstraordinær, men meget frisk og indeholder græs, citrus, krydret humle og en pilsner-agtig syrlighed. Sød, men frisk med smag af græs, citrus, krydret humle og småkager. Afslutningen med en markant, skarp bitterhed. Ikke nyskabende smag i sig selv, men absolut en tørstslukker i topklasse. Den er silkeblød og cremet i munden, med en tilpas afdæmpet kulsyre - her er der ikke en finger at sætte på noget.

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