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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneevel (71) - - NOV 3, 2012
My first from these monks. Clever monks. Pours a tantalizing orangey colour with a very nice tight foam. Bready aromas with some fruitiness. Great mouthfeel- pears, flowers, more breadiness. Super clean and focused. Scarily drinkable. Another nice treat from Jurgen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1579) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle @home. Pours golden slight and i do mean slight haze, biggish white head, great lacing. Nose is esters, banana, slight peach, mango and general tropical fruits. Taste is peach, tropical fruits, a really nice slightly bitter aftertaste. Slightly yeasty as it warms, there is almost a champagne taste to this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (766) - Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Shared bottle. Hazy bronze appearance with a large fluffy white head. Moderate lacing. Aroma of light malt, yeast, spice and mild fruitiness. Taste is yeast, spice, bread, mild fruitiness. Finish is mildly bitter and dry. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2016 Pours a hazy gold from the bottle at the cafe with fluffy white head that dissipates slowly to leave moderate lace. Aroma of light fruity Belgian yeast esters and pale malts. Taste follows, clean and simple, dry, slightly bitter finish. A nice low alcohol one to start with at their pub. Refreshing and light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Couple bottles at The Sovereign, most recently yesterday at Zwanze Day 2016 courtesy of solidfunk, thanks for sharing Josh! Cloudy yellow with lite offwhite head. Wheat, herbs, hay, lite citrus, yeast. Nothing really jumps out, which is what makes this a great Belgian ale for me. Just very nicely integrated flavors and notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7714) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Light straw and lots of florals. Hazy blonde pour with light caramel. Very well balanced and well done. Light citrus. Bottle at Sovereign.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (943) - FINLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Pullo @ 2Be, Brugge. Kaatuu lasiin kullankeltaisena ja kirkkaana, noin 2 sormen paksuisella vaahdolla. Tuoksussa on perinteiseen belgiblonden tyyliin yrttisyyttä, hiivaisuutta, pippuria ja raikasta sitruunaa. Maussa yrttisyys ja mausteisuus jatkuu, hedelmäisyyttä ja sitruunankuorta on myös joukossa. Suutuntuma on hiilihappoinen ja suht raikas, hiiva tuo täyteläisyyttä. Monimuotoinen blonde, joka on kuin tripel hieman raikkaampana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Speko (226) - DENMARK - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle 0,33. Pours clear yellow with large white head, good retention. Aroma of hay, flowers, yeast, grain, a bit dusty. Taste of flowers, hay, some malts, yeast, cereal and lasting bitterness in the aftertaste. Lively carbonation, medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pendi (33) - POLAND - SEP 22, 2016
Świetne piwo, bardzo dobrze zbalansowane, ułożone - zwłaszcza, że pite niemal rok po terminie. Piękna piana, złocista barwa, nieco za duże nagazowanie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cool_Bond (2339) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2016
Wonderful aromas of flowers, light yeast and lightly fruity. Lovely taste similar scent. Good bitterness that fills the mouth for a long time. Good beer but becoming more bitter when it gets warmer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (4737) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle in Seattle, generously delivered by Alberto earlier this year. Lacing foam, light grainy straw color. Light honey grain aroma. Pale, bitter and dry. Some honey sweetness with crusty bread. Solid, clean beer. But not exceptional. As with the 12, I just wish I could have this whenever I wanted: it’s a real, honest drinker. So nice.

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