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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: 1260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (5231) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Bouteille. Nez de levures fruitées (agrumes, notes d’abricots et de poire), malté de miel floral avec des notes de grains pâles, épicé (léger de cannelle, notes de coriandre, de poivre et de clou de girofle) léger de houblon floral et herbeux. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-fort (croustillant) et une texture crémeuse et asséchante. Goût de levures fruitées (agrumes et zeste, notes de poires et d’abricots) avec un goût épicé (léger de coriandre, notes de poivre, de clou de girofle, et de cannelle) et des notes de malt pâle croustillant lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un goût malté de miel très floral avec des notes de biscuit sucré et de pain parallèlement à un goût moyennement amère et sec de houblon floral et herbeux ainsi qu’un goût de levures et ce, jusqu’en finale avec quelques notes poivrées. Arrière-goût moyen-long et sec, moyennement amer de levures et de houblon floral et herbeux avec un goût fruité (zeste d’agrumes). [notes 2006]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KykoPatykar (21) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2016
Aroma: Bread, fruits, belgium yeasts. Appearance: Pale, hazy, foamy 3-fingers head. Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter, fruity, grassy. Palate: Medium body, average to lively carbonation, bittersweet finish. Overall: Perfectly balanced, very tasty, great example of belgian pale/blond ale.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hallstein (419) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2016
Very aromatic, grainy, bubblegum, citrus on the aroma. Flavor is super light, citrus, grains. Super drinkable! Best blond i’ve tried for sure.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1718) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle at home watching the England / Ireland game, 27th February 16. Pours straw yellow, nice neat little white head. Aroma is hop, yeast, grass, floral. Taste is bitter, clean hop, fresh, yeast, floral, slight honey, lingering bitterness. Palate is low to medium, perfect for the style. Very nice Belgian Ale, but not worth the premium 11 Euro price tag, when compared to the De Ranke and Orval for a quarter of the price.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (275) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2016
At the Westvleteren cafe "In de Vrede" on the beginning of May 2013. Hazy blonde beer with white head. Aroma is quite hoppy and citrous. Fresh hoppy bitterness and yeast notes in the taste. It tastes more like IPA, but not a Belgian Blonde. Very original beer compared to other Trappist beers. Very good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (653) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2016
Gedronken in In De Vrede. Fris blond bier, licht metalig van smaak, maar verder moutig en fruitig (citrus). Mooi zomerbier.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Haavard (69) - NORWAY - FEB 22, 2016
Aroma: citrus, belgian yeast spicyness Taste: yeast, citrus, some peach A good beer, would be perfect to have cold while in the summer sun ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SimonBlok (181) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2016
33 cl bottle at home. Pours pale golden blonde with medium white head. Foam is soft. Aroma: toast, roasted nuts, coriander, nori. Taste: medium sweetness with medium bitterness. Bitter finish. Bread, honey, lemon zest, coriander and yeast notes. Texture is oily with soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bastarda (377) - Freiburg, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2016
courtesy of bartlebier@pre-BKL-tasting, thanks a lot for sharing! slightly tart nose with hints of dry cider, wood, honey and pollen; most remarkable is this surprising depth of taste while the alcohol remains hidden throughout and the taste itself stays quite simple (light tartness, ripe apples, a bit wood, honey) but perfectly balanced. Truly artful.


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