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


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RATINGS: 1161   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14447) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 10, 2006
Bottle. Nice lasting head. Color is light golden and a bit hazy. Aroma is fruit and hops. Taste is not as sweet and fruity as a regular blonde (to my disappointment) but way more bitter and hoppy. Sediments left in bottle. Really good mouthfeel. Having tasted the 8 and 12 from westvleteren - this was a major disappointment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FrankJohansen (3605) - Sabro, DENMARK - APR 4, 2006
Cloudy yellow colour with a thick white creamy fully lasting head. Sweet aroma of yeast, hops and fruits. Powerful bitter sweet flavour. Long lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Props to gputty for the hookup. Hazy yellow gold with a medium white head. Lots of particulate settling in the glass. Nose is sweet - tapioca, yeast, maybe a hint of rice pudding. Some coriander and wheatlike notes. Light, sweet, yeasty flavor, mild tropical fruit notes. Creamy, but lively body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2006
From bottle. Pours a dull, cloudy yellow with thin white head and floaties. Nose is yeasty and bread like with light fruits underneath, banana and pineapple. Flavor is light and refreshing, a bit dry and follows the nose.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2006
Beautifully golden with a huge white head, stays long and leaves laces; Huge fresh deep complex nose. Lots of hop, but also some hidden sweetness, like raisins; Super, super well balanced body, it is a very little watery, with a small to medium carbonation; The finish has more or less the same notes as the nose, a little more hop though. It has a super nice bitterness that starts a little late, is a very little watery, but lasts very long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 Aged 2 years-----Pours a golden hue with a frothy white head. Aromas of coriander and little citrus and a some hops???? A little skunky as well... Mouth feel is medium bodied with flavors of spice, orange peel, some lemon, and a light sourness. Very complex for such a light brew. This is not nearly as good as when I had it fresh from the restaurant by the brewery... but still amazing for the style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NosirIwont (2062) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2006
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a big white head. Aroma is hoppy with citrus – not so powerful. Flavour is lightly sweet and hoppy with a somewhat bitter finish. Slight notes of yeast. Easy to drink. 28-01-06.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Note: This beer has been aged for 2 years. This beer pours a cloudy, yeast filled dirty blonde. It leaves a thick white head that drips down the side of the glass. The aroma of this beer is sweet, lime, honey, plum, fruit cake. As I taste this beer the flavors previously mentioned come out. The lemon rind, honey, bitterness, all are enhanced by the crisp carbonation of this brew. This belgian is delicious one that satisfies with complex flavors and crisp taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Bottle: Pours a hazy golden yellow with a frothy white head that laces my trappist glass very good after diminishing. Aroma is pear with a complex yeast flavor that leaves a light bitter finish. Smooth and delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Courtesy of Tom at Monk’s Cafe. <P> I told him I hadn’t had this Westy and he brought a bottle up. Aroma is very yeasty with lots of spice notes. Cloudy light yellow/orange with a huge frothed up head. Flavor is fruity (pear and apple) and yeasty with just a kiss of bitterness in the finish.

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