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

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RATINGS: 1179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, - FEB 15, 2009
Appearence: Golden semi-cloudy color. Big head, white, some rocky and very lasting. Aroma: dominated for the pale malts, the yeast and the hops with herbal smells and lightly citric. Notes of bubble gum, grass, grapefruits and flowers of chamomile. Flavor: pale malts from the start, some ephemeral, with quickly progress of the hops with herbal notes, medium dryness, also lasting and with a "elegant" touch. Fruity reminiscences like grapefruits, unripe pineapple and some of eucalyptus and ruta. The yeast has a harmony presence. Palate: medium body, silky texture and low carbonation. Remarks: with the "elegance, harmony and balance" characteristics of the Westy, nice-delicate hoppiness, without high complexity but it exists. Very good blond beer.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sharonas (1) - - JUL 31, 2015 does not count
Trappist monks from the Catsberg monastery in France founded the St Sixtus monastery in 1831. In 1838, brewing began at Westvleteren. The blonde with the green cup is probably the best beer I ever tasted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PauloAG (225) - BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2015
330cc bottle. Pours pale blonde and slightly hazy with nice white foamy head. A bit of citrus, herb, yeast, wet straw, malt and biscuit. Very belgian, perfectly balanced. A great belgian blonde and strait forward brew, without complexity but very wel crafted.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DannyTomlinson (6) - - JUL 4, 2015 does not count
Very nice beer. Refreshing on a hot day, good taste and after taste, very smooth. A firm head that lasts. Not the best of the Westvleterens but very nice.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
McDear (36) - Napoli, ITALY - JUL 9, 2015
Birra bionda di colore paglierino chiaro; colpisce subito il predominante ma delicatissimo profumo di fiori, avvolgente e delicato. Schiuma persistente di media durata, gusto complesso che varia al palato e che dona un retrogusto di fiori e di limone. Una birra di altissimo livello per veri intenditori che racchiude in se la sintesi della perfezione brassicola,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (1589) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2015
Cloudy golden, some floating sediment. Stable, rocky, white head. Fruity, malty aroma. Grain and hints of yeast. Flavour has malt, notes of banana and candy. Hints of barnyard in the long nose. Light and easily drinkable, not overly complex but well balanced. Creamy and fluffy mouthfeel with good bitter and dry bite. Good one.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (264) - SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
From zombier. In Westvleteren cup, playing Kings Bounty Dark Side. Amazing. Simply amazing

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (381) - - JUL 28, 2015
Pours a hazy golden body with a medium head. Nice yeasty aroma. Very nice and yeasty taste with a nice balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3502) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bronze body with a poofy head. Lovely aroma evinces fresh grains, accompanied by easygoing esters. The body drinks of easy, clean graininess--as if the grains are fresh off the mill. Touches of Belgian esters impart a complementary aspect and depth.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Myonlyvice (5) - - AUG 1, 2015 does not count
Clear light golden with a medium head. Light fruity aroma. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Very good balanced session beer, but 12 an 8 are the real gems from Weatvleteren

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (895) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 24, 2015
330ml bottle at home from trade with Erzengel, many thanks. Bottle past the BB-date. light yellow light hazy color. medium big white head. smells fruity, yeasty, acidic, light barnyard, some sweetness, honey notes, light metallic. medium body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes quite fruity, some sweetness, citric, acidic, oranges, peach, light soapy, lemongrass. finishes dry and with a nice light citric sour note. great beer, drinks very nice, I liked the taste a lot better than the smell, possibly because the beer is past its prime, but still drinks very nice and refreshing. reminds me a bit of a saison.


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