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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: 1173   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.


Rictus' rating

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rictus (126) - Dothan, Alabama, USA - SEP 25, 2007
A torrent of bubbles in a fuzzy medium gold ale. A large head that took up half the glass. Bright white in color and diminished as a tiny plateau in the glass. Dusty smell. Smells slightly sour and dusty. Some indescribable fruit an peppery bitterness. Leaves your tongue and cheeks feeling tingly. The palate definately doesn’t feel the way it looks. Prickly but not very heavily carbonated. The palatte let it down some but I’d definitely have this daily if it was widely available. The lacing was a beautiful firey pattern too.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3474) - 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.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (823) - 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (206) - SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
From zombier. In Westvleteren cup, playing Kings Bounty Dark Side. Amazing. Simply amazing

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2015
On tap at In De Vrede. Pour is golden yellow with a medium sized white head. Aroma and flavor of sweet pale malt, belgian candi sugar, citrus, banana, and cloves. Finish is slightly boozy with a nice spice and sugar backbone. Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moolesen (319) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
Evening where we drink the 3 Westvletsren after each other. 1/3. Bottle 33cl. Hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma reminds me of a wheat beer. A bit boring taste where distant rye is present. Short finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdb84 (304) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
Honey colored pour with beautiful lasting foam head, gentle carbonation, some sediment. Aroma is well balanced, fresh, and slightly sour: fresh grain, hay, lime, lemon zest, yeast. Taste is fresh, yeasty (a bit like a Saison), grains and lemon return. Development is light bitter, lemon, slightly sour. Mouthfeel is ’round’. Aftertaste is a bit dry and bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (1899) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
Gulbrun klar med to fingre høyt hvitt skum. Lukter korn. noe banan og krydder. Smaker mild søtlig fruktig, banan. Svært kort lett bitter avslutning

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arek (541) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Drink Hala, Wrocław, Poland.
Złote, mętne piwo z obfitą, puszystą i trwałą pianą oraz świeżym, słodowym, owocowym, belgijskim aromatem. W smaku łagodne, orzeźwiające, lekko biszkoptowe z owocowymi nutami i łagodną goryczką na finiszu.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2526) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Aroma: Lemongrass, Wheat, Mild White Grape Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Mildly Thin White Head Ring, Almost No Lacing Taste: Wheat, Lemongrass, Mild White Grape Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying


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