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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1119   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2005
Bottle. Very light blonde in color. Decent white head with good lacing. Aroma is a touch funky, perhaps uric/ammonia. Cap date is 24-9-05 so this is still "fresh". Flavors are spicey, yeasty. Somewhat drying. Light bodied. Well carbonated. Suprisingly bitter in the finish. Decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - APR 11, 2005
Bottle thanks to wohlfs, hazy yellow color, nice white head with excellent lacing, aroma of yeast, taste of citrus and hint of flowers which leaves a little bitterness at the end. A fairly good brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 2, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2005 The green cap on my bottle has an exp. date in August 2004. (I bought the bottle myself at the brewery a few years ago... My bluecacps (8) still has promissing exp. dates :-) The beer has lost it´s haziness and a lot of it´s taste too. You can still smell and taste the flowery notes but it doesn´t seem to be a good idea to store this one too long. Rating stats are based on previous tastings.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2005
Hazy yellow colour with a thick white sparkling head. Fresh clear hoppy flavour. Full rounded body. Sweet and fruity. Hints of yeast with a bitter aftertaste. I might even move to Belgium!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - APR 2, 2005
Bottled. Pours a very clear pale golden color. Yeasty nose with some banana and grass. Light malty flavor with a somewhat lingering sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ERickey (9) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2005 does not count
Dark golden in colour. A very clean/crisp tasting beer with a slightly bitter finish. Nothing about it was overpowering. A well balanced beer. -Green bottle cap.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2005
Hazy yellow with bit white head. Hints of citrus in the aroma. Feels soft in the mouth and has a nice bitter/dry aftertaste. A want again beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kyuss (21) - BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2005
Sometimes hard to get, even in Belgium. In 2004 they just stop brewing it for almost a year. Superb blond ale, fresh taste.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2005
No label, just the green cap says it all. A unique and masterly crafted beer. Yeast and malt that is consistent in a medium grainy but smooth mouthfeel. If only I could have this all night. Very fresh

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Poured nice golden yellow with a dense white head...smell is ultimately unimpressive...yeast, hay, grain, hints of cirtrus and some clove...taste is sweet malts with a nice doughy quality turning a touch bitter toward the finish...very good but seems a little overrated...


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