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


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RATINGS: 1296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7616) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2007
330. Pours murky golden coppery amber with humongous thick bubbly white head. Plenty of clingy lace, though it’s very intermittent. Big nose of grass and straw. Tiny bit of funk in there too. Moderate body and carb, but the attack is flavorful enough to be fairly forceful even so.. Mid-palate has some more of the grass and straw, along with some earthy, and herbally bitter hops that carry through to a nice lingering finish. Delectable. Thanks, Maria!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2007
33 cl bottle courtesy fonefan, cap dated 29.04.07. Hazy pale yellow gold with a fully lasting rich creamy and frothy white head. Yeasty, light perfume, fruity, and lightly candyish aroma. Crisp biscuity malt flavours with a floral, perfumed, orange blossom and herbal bitter finish. Medium to full bodied, soft but dry and refreshing mouthfeel. Like a "Duvel Light" or even Orval minus the brett. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AndrewC (356) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2007
Smelt of mandarin and Belgium yeast. Cloudy and amber gold in colour. Big orange\lemon peel bite combined with the flavour of Belgium yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2007
Bottle @ In de Vrede, Westvleteren. Dense and creamy two finger head over a slight hazy, peach-colored body. Pleasant fruit aromas; tropical, yellow apples, melon, sweet citrus and banana-split. Lots of floral hops and some yeasty notes. Taste is very well balanced, both mellow and crisp, with a soft maltiness, and a light astringent fruity flavor. Mild bittering hops with a fruity acidity throughout the finish. Smooth and refreshing. An excellent Blonde!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2007
Hazy blond with a white head. An aroma of wheat, spice and yeast. A fresh flavor with notes of oak, yeast and spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Partly cloudy dark-blonde body with lots of small particles. Initially large white head with medium retention. Thanks to red éric for parting with one. Bottle is a few years old. Most attractive feature to me is the countryside wild yeast flavour that I usually get from some of my favourite funky Wallonian blondes (Rulles Blonde, Fantôme Saison, etc.). Cheesy, bubble-gum, vanilla ice-cream and everything… Floral hops that are more aromatic (garden flowers/lavender) than tasty. Superb chewy/doughy mouthfeel. Surprisingly not-intense (almost delicate) given its reputation. Definitely one I’d like to have again side-by-side with some of the aforementioned beers but unfortunately nowadays it is as hard to find as a humanitarian at a Republican Party Convention.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2007
Bottle courtesy of shrubber85, thanks again! Hazy yellow orange pour with a bone white head. Aroma of yeast, lemon/lemon zest, light pale malt and candied fruit.Flavor of spices, lemon zest, yeast, pale malts and candied fruit. Lively carbonation, medium/light body with a malty/dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phil (181) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2007
One of my all time Faves. Shared with many great friends - Ian and my Dad on one special occasion! Great sesh beer, I just wish I had more... mind it’s 40miles. Next week then....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2007
Belgian beer festival Brussels 2006: I can’t believe I got my hands on a bottle, felt pretty lucky. Perfect champagne yeast/ fizz, nice fruity great mouthfeal, I agree about the dryness, I like it. really refreshing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 10, 2007
Bottle at Kulminator. Hazy golden with a beautiful, big white head. Fruity aroma with hints of spicy hops. Good bitterness with harmonious fruit and grassy flavours. Dry mouthfeel. Reminds me very much of a Hommelbier and that is not a bad thing.

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