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

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RATINGS: 1122   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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 1, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2009 Pours gold an clear with a brilliant white head. Smells of dry malt, a touch of lingering wild yeast, some pepper, some perfume. Tastes dry with a nice bitter hint, lots of spicy hints, touches of salt. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is peppery.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2007
Wow again tasted at the Trapist festivall in Niel. A not so strong trapist beer but heavenly good tasting

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BonVoeux (40) - Beveren-Leie, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2008
Bottled 330 ml. hazed golden color. BlondeBest blonde Trappist. Hops, bitter. Wow ! Bit yeasty. Nice.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tnkw01 (1153) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Bottle. Drank it in Brugges. How could I not give the baby brother of the other Westies a perfect score. The best I have had of this "style". If one can find it, drink it.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
matt7215 (2190) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
330ml bottle from Gambrinus in London. pours slightly hazed golden with a lasting white head. hoppy aroma with pils malt body and some funky rustic barnyard elements. flavour starts hoppy, the malt is lean and crisp, the funkiness is there but its subtle. crazy drinkable. best session beer on the planet.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dwissm1 (22) - Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Alright folks, to all of you who love the 12, the 8/BLonde is AMAZING. I loved it. It had a sour flavor with some sweet wheat attached. I loved it, If I could have gotten 10 crates to bring home I would have in a heartbeat. It’s wonderful stuff. It was just amazingly unique beer. I would not pay tons for it if I could get it in the USA, but it’s still great and worth a try for sure.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
marcot (771) - Campomorone, ITALY - OCT 10, 2011
In bottiglia al Gambrinus di Bruges; per me, la migliore birra al mondo. Secca, floreale, dissetante, un finale amaro fantastico. Da bere a litri. Restasse solo una birra al mondo, vorrei fosse questa.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Idiosynkrasie (3920) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
May sound a bit strange, but the best Westvleteren in my opinion. Tastes different with every sip, the yeast aromas are completely overwhelming, the head is everlasting... insofar no difference to the Acht and Twaalf, granted. It’s unmatched because it doesn’t satiate too much.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jurgenp (3) - - JUN 1, 2012 does not count
nice blond beer, low on alcohol so easy to drink. not very bitter good taste of coriander

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (634) - BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2012
Une bière extraordinaire de plus, mais quoi de plus normal à Westvleteren … Des qualités hors normes : la couleur or pur, des bulles qui scintillent comme les étoiles dans un ciel nocturne à la montagne, une mousse blanche épaisse avec des cratères crémeux qui se forment partout. Des arômes qui se perçoivent à 1 mètre du verre (excusez du peu), qui se répandent dans la pièce, vous font percevoir des céréales, du houblon, une belle levure et une pointe d’épices, avec un rien de citron. La lèvre trempe dans la 1ère gorgée avec une volupté sans pareille, et le liquide vous fait parcourir les contours incroyables d’un champ de blé au soleil en été. Rien ne vaut cette impression d’une vaste plaine de la Beauce sous les petits vents chauds d’été juste avant la moisson. L’équilibre est merveilleux et se confirme sur toute la longueur avec un développement « a mas » comme disent les Espagnols. La levure est parfaitement calibrée pour ce type de bière. La finale revient sur une amertume de toute beauté, qui révèle un travail de haut vol dans l’art du brassage. O tempora, o mores, quand nous avons l’occasion de déguster pareil breuvage. L’esprit saint surveille toutes les bières de Westvleteren... Et spiritus sanctus. Amen.


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