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


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RATINGS: 1159   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 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 (703) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3997) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2014
33 cl. thanks Gem! Pours a foggy, straw-golden with some floaties and a billowing head of meringue that takes a while to subside. Aroma of spicy toast, earthy honey, roasted maize and touches of orange and evergreen resin. Flavors of honey, toasted maize, earthy bread, peaches and a bit of resiny herb. Hints of peppery dry grass. Seems like some roasted malt that adds a little flavor of dry cocoa and bitter nut on the long finish. Balanced, near-medium body has a soft carbonation and a light astringency to help sweep the big maltiness away. Really shifted to pretty dry by the end of the bottle. It took a few sips to warm up to the upfront honey and maize-like flavors in this one, but after the other flavors came out I was ready to chug it. Very nice "basic beer" that has much more complexity than most.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2925) - Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle: Dense, vibrant, & opaque. Radiant golden-amber with a rocky, chunky, porous cream head that lasts for a great long while before deciding to reduce. Grassy & herbal aroma, lemon zest, mineral water, white pepper, a hint of apricot, & classic Belgian yeast giving off implied notes of cardamom & clove. Underbody of freshly baked bread & milled cereal grains. Very nice. Flavor follows the same path but is slightly more understated. Zesty herbal grass, moderate floral notes, lemon zest, mild peppery phenolic spices, gummy yeast, slightly fruity esters, & a timid, earthy bitterness in the finish. Just a hint of seemingly metallic astringency hits on the very back-end, but it doesn’t ruin the experience. Kind of a minor nuisance. Bone dry finish; herbal hay remnants left behind. A scrumptious Belgian ale. The flavor didn’t deliver quite like the nose, but still pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Satyroneto (186) - BRAZIL - NOV 17, 2014
Cor dourada com tons palha e um pouco turva; espuma branca de média formação e alta persistência e pouco lacing; Aroma lupulado logo ao abrir a garrafa com tons cítricos de melão e algum dulçor (mel e biscoito); Sabor de início já lupulado e com cítrico de melão e malte de biscoito, meio com as mesmas características mas com leve picardia do álcool evoluindo para um final amargo equilibrado; retrogosto amargo. Corpo leve e média carbonatação. Complexa para uma blond, mas nada de lendário como costumam falar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (2656) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2014
0,33l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours cloudy yellow with a high head. Aroma is malts and yeast. Flavor is malts, yeast and hops. Decent, but a bit disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wiosna (357) - - NOV 4, 2014
Kuuteen lasiin jaettu pullo@ OPP. Sameahko ja sakkainen. Tuoksussa hiivaa, vehnää, käynyttä hedelmää. Maussa vehnää, mallasta, hiivaa, vähän banaania, kukkaisuutta.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (1018) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 330ml poured in a Westvleteren chalice. A: Pours a very cloudy beige color forming a big white head which dissipates reasonably fast but not totally leaving alot of lacings. Also many particles can be seen floating around S: The first thing to hit the nose is bread. Very bready and also yeasty. Followed by fruits, mainly pears and figs. Journey continues with the flowery and earthy hops in the end. Bit of alcohol. Great T: Bready. Sweet malts, fruits and yeasts, mainly. Dry in the mouth with a delicate but stingy bitterness in the end. Simple and delicious O: Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Dry upfront and grassy hoppy aftertaste. Well, not much more to say about a beer produced by one of the best brewers in the world [ BA Review @ 12/29/2011 ]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1156) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with some residue and a big creamy head. Aroma is very Belgian with fruity spicy yeast and sweet kandi notes. Full body with average carbonation. Flavour is tart with fruity yeast, spice, orange peel and kandi. Finishes with a long tart and fruity yeast, bordering farmhouse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (5538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, nose is floral, lemon, taste is dry, light fruit.

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