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

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RATINGS: 1281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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 (1944) - 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fejez (45) - ITALY - AUG 27, 2016
Dark blond with white and foamy head. Nose: herbal, alcohol at first, followed by slitly ester. Taste: light sweet fruit (apricot) at first, followed by a sharp and persistent bitterness. Light body. High carbonation. Enjoyable and refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lele (408) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 25, 2016
ASPETTO: biondo carico, abbastanza torbida. Schiuma bianca, fine, abbondante e decisamente persistente. AROMA: speziato, erbaceo, leggero vino bianco. GUSTO: inizia leggermente fruttata, per poi evolvere in un amaro abbastanza deciso che permane nel lungo e stretto retrogusto. Il tutto accompagnato da un delicato floreale. Scivola benissimo e disseta. Carbonizzazione elevata, corpo leggero.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (702) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 19, 2016
Amarelo palha escuro, média turbidez, espuma branca de boa formação e média persistência. Aroma bastante adocicado, doce de leite, banana madura. Médio dulçor e baixo amargor. Corpo leve média carbonatação. Final diminui um pouco o dulçor e incrementa levemente o amargor, média persistência, paladar aveludado.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rubin77 (916) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2016
F: big, white, long lasting. C: pale yellow, hazy, non-transparent. A: malt, floral hops, spicy, hint of orange, grassy, apricot, perfume, herbal. T: malty, long lasting grassy floral bitterness, coriander, orange peels, bready, creamy mouthfeel, light earthy, wheat, lemon, apricot, perfume, yeast, fruity, medium body, good carbonation, worth to try and the best in In de Vrede from tap, 0,33l on tap in In de Vrede 8. June 2016

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Louke (78) - Swalmen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2016
Mooie trappistenbier. Persoonlijk had ik hogere verwachtingen bij dit bier. Kwaliteit komt niet in de buurt van de prijs.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Coeno (12) - Roermond, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2016
happy with the privilege to drink this beer. I thought it would be highly overated, it’s not a full body taste, but has a lot of fine aroma’s with a good combination.I won’t buy it again because of the price.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1607) - Nevada, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Hazy orange with plenty of yeast sediment. Huge white foam. Yeasty aroma, some citrus, some clove. Clove and bready malt flavors. Could be some coriander too.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2833) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours clearish golden, lots of yeast in the bottle, small white dense head. Nose is sweet fruits, dried fruits, peppery spicy yeast, apples, creamy. Taste is creamy, quite bitter, dry, floral, light fruits, straws, light spices. Solid blonde, quite dry and bitter for my taste. Considering the name and fame I expected more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrei79 (32) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2016 Golden yellow pour with white head that lasts on the sides. Nose is a mix between trappist and rose petals. Taste is sweet honey wheat and that heavy trappist alcohol with yeasty aftertaste, slightest bitter on the palate. Very balanced blond!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taboada (883) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle sample tasted at BBF Lab Madrid 2016 on the 02/07/2016. Hazy dark golden colour with a big white head. Aroma and taste of yeast, fruits and some resin. Aftertaste is medium dry and bitter. Next one please!


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