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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: 1219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1780) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - NOV 9, 2012
33cl bottle from In de Vrede Shop - a glorious looking pour, the one consistency with this stable, this one a misty orange. Very appealing nose, got some spicy banana in there, a bit of orangey citrus too. Taste has a little tang, again citrusy this time lemons come through. It’s very nice, but not a patch on its two big brothers.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ascelja (469) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 3, 2016
#456
Bottle 0.33l. Hazy deep yellow body, medium white head. Sweet aroma of honey, fruits (greengages and hint of apples), malts. Taste is dry with very slightly bitter finish. Malts, hint of yeast and apricot, honey. Medium body and carbonation.
Very well balanced ale.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rotin (473) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle 0.33l. A bit cloudy, straw colored. AROMA- lightly sweet, honey, fruity, Belgian yeast. FLAVOR- dry, moderately bitter, malty, Belgian character, clean. Medium bodied.
Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (465) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a lasting foamy white head. Aroma of citrus, bread, caramel, wheat, pepper. Taste is of bread, caramel, pine, honey, pepper, sunflower seeds. Smooth foamy mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bartlebier (2966) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2016
33cl bottles, 6pack from source bbxx (smudged) tasted side by side with Orval. - Haystack blonde pour that becomes cloudy after pouring 2/3, downright yeast-dirty before pouring 4/5 of bottle - looks like a very strippable UFO depot. Gorgeous yeast eyes on the dented white blanket. - Bouquet is roomfillingly fresh-and-funky, as complex as aged Orval (pity I can’t find out which batch this is), essential oils dispensed with lighthearted delicacy: lemon verbena, elderflower and lilac blossom, whole hedgerows of green hop bines and dirty haystack, old Moroccan pickled lemons - loads of organic layers here to be sniffed, none of them soapy from dryhopping(?). - - Flavours delivered to an unsuspecting palate with apéritive dryness and very fervent carbonation: freshly baked white dough rolls sopped in pickled lemon brine, delicate candied pear notes, seasoned with white pepper, minty basil, &c. &c. The fervent overcarbonation of this (aged?) sample is well-cushioned by doughy malt cream. - Finishes dry and yeast bitter, on a grainy pilsner malt note combined with a juicier bitter lemon fruitiness that urges you to mercykill that 6pack faster than you can go and queue back up in line. - The well hidden sessionable holy grail in the trinity that’s been overpraised(/undersold) to the skies. Merely sniffing the empty bottle might just qualify for redemption on a bad day.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nerdboy19 (129) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 17, 2016
This beer is like a hidden champion and so underrated because of the ultimate Westy 12. Very complex, delicate fruity, spicy yeast aroma. Flavor is sweet like a high quality honey, fruity, little bit spicy, very drinkable and tasty. Sad that you cant age this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (859) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 16, 2016
Unclear, some small floaters, golden colored, medium white head, good lasting. Aroma is brewing sugar, spices, Belgian yeast, spicy-peppery, bit lemon citric. Taste is medium- sweet malt, brewing sugar, spices-coriander, some fruity notes, very spicy and Belgian yeasty, hay-straw, low lemon, medium bitterness, dry finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chendanxing (1) - - JAN 15, 2016 does not count
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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomer (2523) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 12, 2016
At a tasting, many thanks, stable bubbly head, hazy lemon yellow color, aroma of white fruit, herbal tea, overipe oranges and lots of brett earthiness over it, flavor of spice and melon with earth and roots and a nutty hint, light pleasant bitterness. Tasty and really really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MGantzel (126) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2016
Denne blond har et lyst grumset udseende med et medium hvidt skum. Řllen har en sřd citrus-frugtig aroma og smager igennem af citrus med en medium bitterhed. Medium karbonering.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
King_Alex_II (917) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Pale yellow color with nice thick foam and also a lot of particles. A caramel nose with a sweetish alcoholic cookie touch. The taste is sweet, a little flat, a little grainy and has also a light cookie note. The aftertaste is dry and underwhelming.


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