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

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common

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RATINGS: 1102   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tony_gorilla (156) - Fiskum, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
A little old bottle. Stumble upon it in the summer of 2013. Bottle reads 13.09.13 and this is the best before date i thinck. I’m guessing it was bottled a year before. Clear yellow nice looking color. Taste of yeast and spices. Must try this one more time fresh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (1941) - Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle cap numbers 21.03.14 graciously sent along in trade from Orson0368! Great excuse to break out the trappist glass! Pour has a wheat color with a thick coating of off white head that settled down to a pillow on the surface. Aroma has pale malts, mild sweet fruit, Belgian yeast, and a hint of spices. Mouth feel is light and there is plenty of carbonation. Flavor Has a very light pale malt, trappist yeast, mild herbal hops, and grains. The beer is gentle overall but has all the characteristics of a well made trappist beer. Dialed right down to a super session level.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jspronck (25) - BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
Golden color, hazy, generous white head (fine foam), aroma of malt and hops, medium bodied. It starts with malt. Then, the hops and the bitterness appears. Longish bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3611) - Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2014
Apple juice and malts on the aroma, sweet fruity Belgian esters very complex and moderately sweet. Balanced finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EddyBeer1 (849) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2014
Blonde dorée trouble-opaque, sédiments en suspension, effervescence moyenne, col blanc fin. Plutôt maltée en entrée, son amertume houblonnée se dévoile tout en douceur avec du zeste de citron et quelques notes de bananes. Supérieure mais tout de même surestimée...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle from Beer Mania. A though beer, not too much to pick up on, if you dig hard you get some dough, wheat, solvent, grass, dandelion and detergent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NX520 (7) - - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
Hazy yellow in color, one of the best Belgium blondes I have ever had looking forward to the 8 and 12. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rahmer (9) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Yellow colour, very hazy with yeasts sediment. Frothy texture head. Aroma is typical for Belgian wit’s - spices, citrus, wheat and yeasts. Full body, very refreshing. It reminds me witbier, lot of fruits, wheat, gently hops, yeasty. Perfect balanced! Exceptional!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hockert (75) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
Typical Belgian spicy aroma. Cloudy caramel color. Really well balanced. Lots of taste. One of the best blonds I have tasted.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (6917) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, malzig süß, leicht würzig. Geschmack leicht hefig, fruchtig malzig, Gewürze, blumig.


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