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

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RATINGS: 1098   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bogdi1 (32) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2005
Yellow/light orange color, thick head with millions of small bubbles in it. Peppery, fruity and yeasty aroma. Spicy, dry and somehow metallic flavor with a crisp bite. Dry, long lasting finish. Medium bodied. Although I’m not a big fan of Blonds (as far as beer is concerned) I was expecting more from this. Slightly disappointing after 8 & 12.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2005
Cloudy orange colour with small white head. Aroma has a slight maltyness and a nice fresh fruity hoppyness. Flavor has a slight sweetness with a bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Pours effervescent and golden with a fizzy off-white head. Smells of a belgian wit - pear, grapes, and spices. Taste is of white grapes with a hint of spice. Very dry, with a long bitter finish. Refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2005
UPDATED: APR 4, 2009 Light yellow cloudy color, big white lasting head. Spicy, peppery aroma, some citrus comes up too with mild yeast, nice aroma. Medium to full bodied. Strong flavor:starts with spices and fruity tones, ends with strong dryness, bitterness, pepper, hops and yeast. Excellent bite in the end coming also from carbonation. Lasting aftertaste, yeast dominates it with hops too. Excellent blonde!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrat (1255) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2005
UPDATED: APR 8, 2005 From A Bottle.Pale murky yellow in colour,I like how the sediment hangs in the middle like the inside of a glass marble,small head,aroma of spicy lemon,taste is of citrus and hops with a nice bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lululegrand (94) - gent, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2005
light hazy golden beer with whith foam. citrussy smell with hints of malt and hops. Full taste fruity accent a graet bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2005
Hazy gold with long lasting white head. Nice lace too. Spicy aroma with citrus(lemon) and dougy. Mild brown sugar smell there too. Sweet honey dominates the start with a long spicy dry finish. Medium refreshing feel. Great session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13529) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2004
Bottle. Slightly cloudy, yellow colour. Citrus aroma. Quite good bitterness from start to finish. Aromatic hoppy aftertaste. Reminds me more of an English than a Belgian ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2004
Very nice and original blonde! After tasting their "12" and "8", I was wondering how good they would be at making a blonde. I was not disappointed. It hasn’t got much head but it leaves a nice lacing on the glass. The body is bright yellow. The flavour is complex : malty, yeasty, with hints of spices and even flowers. It has along finish, the tastes survives pretty long on the tongue. Excellent beer, too bad it’s so rare.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3748) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2004
Bottle at Dulle Griet, Ghent. Extremely delicious Blond Ale - the best of the night! A perfect combination of fruit and sparkle, smoothness and hoppy bitter crunch. Slightly tangy aroma. Bright yellow beer, with a smooth, swampy (small) head and Belgian lacing. Superb stuff.


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