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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 1269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barrracuda (42) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemmingwillum (1169) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guruhso (361) - Grindsted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2016
Bottle. Hoppy and yeasty aroma. Grassy, herbal, spicy, banana. The flavours start light sweet and finish light bitter. A lingering taste of some Spice that is striking my tongue. The body is light and the texture is oily. I don’t get the fuzz about this one...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karstenborg (717) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 1, 2016
Hazy orange with a small head. Aroma is Honey, grass and hops. Taste is herbs, hops and honey.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7716) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 1, 2016
Bottle at Bierhuyske, Antwerp. Hazy pale yellow with s dense white head. Grassy hoppy aroma with pale malty notes. Quite grassy and light herbal flavor with pale malty side hints. Don’t really get the fuzz about this. It’s good but not outstanding. Easy drinkable though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (4534) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2016
(Westvleteren Blond) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a chalice. ABV 5.8% Pale golden orange colour on the body with good activity in it, mostly clear body, with one finger of thick white head on top, very good retention. Aroma of malts, honey, apricot, faint peach. Taste is sweet with some grains, light malts, apricot, perfume, light peach, faint floral notes. Medium body with good carbonation. Not bad and easy to drink but nothing very special either.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MWMBeerguy (200) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2016
The aroma is faintly similar to the dubbel and quad. No notice hop aroma and a surprisingly thin body. However, it's a very drinkable and flavorful beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackisle (1846) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a Westvleteren chalice. Clear medium golden, good thick frothy white head, good retention and lacing; aroma malty, yeast, light banana, bit of orange, grass; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, yeasty, light fruity, spicy notes, with long duration, mild dry bitter finish, herbal notes; medium body, creamy texture, smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation; excellent blond: complex, elegant and well-balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (6962) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2016
330 ml bottle split with GenDV138 at The Sovereign. Thanks Donnie! Poured a very lightly hazy yellow color with an off-white head. Might be sediment from the bottle more than anything else. Aroma was light herbal, wheat, with a very light lemon peel. Flavor was wheat, light citrus. Tasty notes of light malt, citrus. Solid representation of the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (5503) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2016
330 ml bottle split with radagast83 at The Sovereign. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of herbs, citrus, malt, light wheat. Tastes of herb, malt, wheat, light citrus, light caramel. Medium-light body with a dry finish.


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