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


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RATINGS: 1325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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fombe89 (3724) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 13, 2017
Botella @In de Vrede, Westvleteren 09/09/17.
Color dorado con una buena espuma blanca, aromas a levadura con notas especiadas, el sabor es dulce con notas a levadura y ligeramente frutal y especiada, fresca rica.

Oddskulle (37) - - SEP 4, 2017
Det er klart noget af det bedste blond/Belgian ale du kan få fat i, det er ikke kun sagt fordi den er dyr (Hvilket den er) - Men du er ikke i tvivl om at det er satme et godt stykke håndværk. Du ved hvad du smager på og den er bare lækker .. Den er dyr, kort eftersmag, massere af smag krydderier, uden at være for meget eller overdøvende. Satme en god øl, men seriøst .. 80 gode danske ..

simontomlinson (531) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2017
Pure white creamy head on a light golden, slightly effervescent with lots of particles (2 years past BBE - not that it matters!) Light Belgian yeast aroma. Medium bodied - creamy. Soft floral tastes with Belgian yeast. Very easy drinking.

jacobarts (220) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2017 Bottle shared at Jones level 30 party. Clear pale yellow, aroma not that strong. Some wheat, light belgian yeast, hay and some spices. Taste is good and fresh and semi dry - easy to drink. Very good blond

JaKeAFC (1249) - ITALY - AUG 24, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2017 Glass at in de vrede. Bright golden color to light orange, hazed. Big bubbly white head, fizzy. Aroma is amazing, malty with a lot of spices, almond, balsamic herbs, greatly hopped, some trademark yeast. Taste is perfect, full, harmonious yet very crisp and punchy. Body is medium while carbonation is explosive and maybe too much (but i didn’t pour myself sui i could not let it breathe), extra dry. Finish is long, aromatic, fresh, hoppy, dry. Excellent, delicious, i’d dare to say this is the champagne of beer, amazing belgian ale. A bit of extra point as it’s hard to find and the area is beautiful.

jonno (2854) - JAPAN - AUG 20, 2017
Better than fresh Orval but not as good as aged Orval. Similarities in the base beer abound. Good, refreshing, smooth bodied Belgian pale with a decent hop bite.

indrekr (559) - ESTONIA - AUG 11, 2017
Appearance: golden, hazy, rocky head, white long lasting foam. Aroma: sour, wheat, bread, fruit-pineapple perhaps. Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, astringent,medium bitter, long finish.

jjsint (3349) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2017
Bottle bought at Beautiful Beers and drunk at home. Light blond, slightly hazy with a big white head. Smells of lemon, yeast rolls, hay, light sweet spices. Gorgeous taste: sweet with a slight lemony sourness. Delicate balance with some sweet and spicy yeast providing more dominance in the finish while never relinquishing the gentle back-of-the-tongue bitterness. Coriander, bay leaf, Horlicks and lemon balm in the aftertaste. Special.

thellgren (1100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2017
0.33 l bottle @ One Pint Pub, Helsinki (Jul 30, 2017). Appearance is golden, cloudy and a minimal head. This is a dry spicy blond bier. Didn’t quite expect so dry taste. Well, the ABV is quite low for a Belgian ale so I guess there is not as much sweetness as in the other more strong blond ales. I liked this one more than the abbey’s more famous dark 8 and 12.

CRNY (7) - Borås, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2017 does not count
Sunday, July 30, 2017. Bottle 330 ml. Bought at Belgium in a Box in Antwerpen. Served in Trappist glass. A really fresh Belgian Ale. One of the best so far. Not as sweet as usual for the style. More like an Witbier in taste.

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