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

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RATINGS: 1177   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sask89 (498) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - JUL 31, 2014
Enjoyed at In de Vrede. Pours a hazy bright yellow colour with a frothy/creamy white head that dissipates. Aroma is of banana, citrus fruit, esters, and spice. Taste is a little bitter in the finish but not really sweet, quite nice. Lighter body, thinner mouth feel and softer carbonation. Great blonde, really enjoyable.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (368) - - 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

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PauloAG (218) - 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.

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 (1586) - 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.

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.

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 (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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (255) - 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 (320) - 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


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