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

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common

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RATINGS: 1126   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.


4.5
   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 (8849) - 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...

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
A wonderful beer to begin the daybeautiful big pillowy head with nice gas release.noste of jasmine flower and grassy hop scombine with a slightly honeyed and dry malt character. Had thisoriginally at the cafe "in de vrede" across from the monastery. My first ever religious experience.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4276) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2005
Very light looking Belgian beer with a light fermented fruity aroma and a relatively dry flavour that is fairly strong and sustained in its finish. Overall quite a disappointing beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bibi (18) - De Panne, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2005
Cloudy orange beer with a large head. Aromas of citrus, yeast and spices. Flavours of bitter dry hops are noted too. The aftertaste gives a hoppy bitterness that keeps on going. The fathers know how to brew big stuff. Somewhat discouraging how they handle there distribution strategie...


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