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

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RATINGS: 1111   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2005
Pours bright yet hazy yellow in colour with a big, foamy head and loads of sediment. Taste is surprisingly simple and refreshing. Nice tart, crisp and mildly citric taste...this would be my session beer if I lived near the abbey, and, unlike most beer it’s great with food.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 9, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2005 Pours a hazy "electric" yellow color, some sediment on the bottom, and a small but lingering white head on top. Aroma is bannanas and spices. Flavor is very tart, banannas, cloves and other spices round out the flavor of this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8037) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2005
Cloudy yellow/orange with a large head of foam. Aromas are citrus fruit, yeast, spices, peppery, fresh hops - good. Flavours are grain with bags of floral, bitter, dry hops. Grassy and aromatic in its hopping. Has a grapefruit pith bitterness on the finish that lasts....and lasts. Its a simple beer made very well. Incredibly addictive.

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 (1258) - 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.


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