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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 1269   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.


mentalmind's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mentalmind (49) - - OCT 5, 2013
Pienikuplainen minimaalinen vaahtokukka. Samea vaalea väri. Tuoksussa heinää, syksyn lehtiä ja korianteria. Raikas monipuolinen maku jossa hienoista inkivääriä. Ei kuitenkaan oma lemppari Westyistä, mutta silti ehkä yksi parhaista kesäjuomista.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidezdonz (256) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - JUN 25, 2016
A 330ml bottle with a minimum sell-by date of 29th October 2016 and poured into a Chimay goblet glass. It poured a hazy golden orange colour with a small amount of sediment and a nice puffy two finger white head with good retention and leaves great lacing. Actually, despite the sediment, this looks amazing. Aromas are bready, clove and banana with a hint of peppery spice and apple pie. Tastes of strong breadiness but with clove and banana sweetness and a hint of bubblegum. Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, wow… Actually this surprised me as its often overshadowed by the 12 and even 8, but I really enjoyed this. As a Belgian Pale Ale, it seems to be one of the best of its style and has great balance, very refreshing and easy to drink.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lkowalkowski (58) - POLAND - JUN 22, 2016
Bardzo dobre piwo w stylu Belgian Ale. Moim zdaniem są jednak lepsze. Very good beer in Belgian-style ale. In my opinion, however, they are better.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (1554) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2016
How: bottle Appearance: cloudy light golden with a medium to small white head. aroma: spice, orange peel, herbs, apples, floral, fresh yeast and some honey. Palate: medium body, average carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nazbion (276) - Tübingen, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle at In de Vrede. Hazy golden with thin creamy white head. Aroma of floral hops, honey and some citrus. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet malts. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nicely balanced and tasty ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (10732) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2016
33 cl. bottle. Hazy dark golden colour with a big white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, fruit, spice, dry and bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mabuzzer (514) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2016
33cl bottle. Hazy, golden with a thick white head. Bready, yeasty aroma, taste is fruit, yeast, floral, alcohol in the finish. Excellent blonde beer

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (1425) - LATVIA - JUN 12, 2016
Golden hazy with rich off-white head. Strong yeasty aroma. Good bitterness folowwed by strong yeast fruity notes. Strong carbonation. Touch if sweet around the tongue. Strong lasting herbaly bitte aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukka19 (522) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle. Orange color, stable white head. Aroma is biscuity, spicy, floral with oranges. Taste is medium sweet, nice hoppy, fruity and spicy. Full body, nice balanced

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
schavuitje (46) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
goud blond met een blijvende witte kop, alle smaken een lekkere bitterhop , citrusfruit en bloem boeket, die met elke zacht bubbel elkaar afwisselen door eenvoud en kracht een heuse sensatie zo niet godswonder

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (6184) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Big thanks to ygtbsm94 for this bottle. Light yeast lemon floral soft so soft blonde ale. Something so different and mellow.


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