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


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RATINGS: 1219   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (922) - Airvault, FRANCE - SEP 11, 2015
On tap, 33cL. @In de Vresde. A pale yellow opaque beer with a medium thick white head ; medium retention. Fruity aroma (citrus), herbs, light resin, light biscuit. Light sweet, light to medium herbal lasting bitter. Light to medium body, silky texture, smooth, good carbonation, herbal citrusy finish. Overall, really glad to have tasted this beer, season-like ; light, well-balanced, silky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1435) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - SEP 10, 2015
330 ml bottle from Etre Gourmet.
Golden-amber, hazy body, with floating sediments and a big, frothy, moderately lacing, white head.
Aroma is quite light, with citrus, sweet fruits, spices, yeast, some bread.
Tastes of lemongrass, citrus, sweet bread, Brett, dried fruits, some spices, some young cheese.
Medium, a bit creamy mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes smooth, dry, a bit sour, a bit bitter, a bit spicy, yeasty, fruity and a bit sweet.

Very nice. Fresh, smooth and very well balanced, but I’m still missing the last bit of extraordinariness for such a highly rated beer. Overall a quaffable Belgian ale how I like, but not my favourite style example.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chromeotaphor (128) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2015
Direct bij het openen van fles een flink fris pittig citrus aroma met een bite met kruidige tinten. Een aroma dat al doet blijken dat het mooi in balans is. Mooi hoppig diep aroma. Forse wolkige schuimkraag en een lichte troebeling bij het inschenken. Komt vrij zacht maar sprankelend binnen maar weet zich in de afdronk overweldigend uitbundig te ontwikkelen. Prachtige carbonatie, niet te zacht niet te fel. Een mooie warme bittere bite (pittige) komt tevoorschijn die niet al te indringend is. Alles is in een unieke mooie balans. Laat zich makkelijk weg drinken. Het doet denken aan Achel Blond met een broodachtige smaak. Ik nam westvleteren altijd met een korreltje zout door de hype en de mythe.. maar dit is een geweldig blond bier! Uitmuntend!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (369) - ITALY - SEP 6, 2015
Dorata leggermente carica, velata dai lieviti in sospensione, schiuma bianca mediamente persistente. Aroma di chiodi di garofano e miele d'acacia in primo piano, note balsamiche ed erbacee. Al palato riconfermate le caratteristiche olfattive con in aggiunta una bella nota di frumento che successivamente passa ad un leggero erbaceo. Corpo medio-leggero, non molto carbonata. Molto elegante, un capolavoro nel suo genere, quest'abbazia è una vera e propria garanzia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (1752) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle at BBF LAb. Golden colour with white head. Honey and malt aroma. Sweet, honey and matl taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robinn93 (55) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Very good Belgian blonde ale, well-balanced, a little hoppy bitterness but very refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (1508) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2015
Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma like a typical belgian ale with citrus, light hops and a bit of yeast. Tastes like lemon, yeast and spice. Light and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puren (449) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Prezentacja: jasnozłote, lekko opalizujące, piana bardzo obfita, drobne i średnie oka, w formie grubej czapy pozostaje do końca, średnia koronka;
Aromat: silny, pomarańcze, goździki, troszkę słodkich przypraw i belgijskich dzikich nut;
Odczucie: ciało niskie ku średniemu, średnie nasycenie, finisz goryczkowy dziki, trochę zalepiające;
Smak: słodki owocowy, pomarańcze, goryczka i dzikość, lekka winność, odrobina alkoholu;
Ogólnie: bardzo dobre, takie jakie miało być.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerGantzel (216) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
Fresh and tasty aroma, citrus and a bit sour. Beautiful pale color and foam and fine lively carbonation. Great taste of wheat and light-medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (9060) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2015
bottle. Golden colour, fluffy-frothy head. Medium-bodied with a nice malty character and good, dry hops. Pleasantly smooth on the palate.

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