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

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RATINGS: 1328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oobawa (1101) - Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2017
Might be "the basic beer for the monks own consumption", but Im finding nothing basic about Westvleteren Blond at all. Perhaps the best pure example of a Belgian single available, Westie Blond hits all the bright, grassy hefe notes you want from a traditional golden Trappiste ale, yet also brings along wonderfully deep Belgian esters to the mix, reaching the perfect ratio of banana to clove against a red apple sweetness. Modest floral hop finish, and the fade gives up bready yeast and a lingering but restrained sweet roll undercurrent. As gorgeous as a beer can be, and the feels perfect. I understand why Westvleteren 12 gets all the attention, but Im a Blond guy through and through.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sokuzs1 (1140) - POLAND - APR 21, 2017
Aroma: apricot, orange, tangerine, honey, malty, some spicy notes Taste: light sweet, moderate bitter, apricot, tangerine, honey, some orange

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HerrBierkoenig (1380) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 17, 2017
0,33l bottle from Kulminator, Antwerp, courtesy of friend Karol K., many thanks. BBD: 04.04.15 Pours clear dark golden liquid, small creamy white head, Aroma: yeasty, grass, light Belgian phenol, diacetyl, sweet, Taste: light to medium sweet, light bitter, light to medium sour, Belgian phenol, unnatural sweetness, light grass and light fruity, Palate: light body, average carbonation, slick mouthfeel, abrupt sweet finish, Overall: this bottle is gone, should rerate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmmeinike (94) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 15, 2017
Uklar gylden ale med langt hvidt skum. Duft af citrusfrugt og gr. Mild karbonering og bittersd smag med noter af citrudfrugt, gr og krydderier.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KennethArd (526) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2017
Aroma of orange & spices. Hazy golden with very long lasting white head. Light sweet & medium bitter. Medium body, thin texture & soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hauxe (629) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2017
Pours hazy golden orange with a frothy head that lingers. The aroma is overall fruity, dominated by pear, apple, and sparkling white wine. Taste is bittersweet, fruity, light spice, lightly yeasty, with a tart apple undertone. The body stays fairly light. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KW92 (1470) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 17, 2017

Butelka z datą: 18.08.2017
AROMAT: Intensywny. Dominują drożdże (fenole: goździki) oraz słody (zboża). W tle nuty estrowe (gruszka).
SMAK: Słodowo-drożdżowe. Posmak przyprawowo-korzenny. Odczucie w ustach: gładkie. Świetnie ukryty alkohol.
WYGLĄD: Barwa żłtozłota, zmętnione. Piana średniej wysokości, szybko znika.
OGLNIE: Delikatne, dobrze ułożone.To moje pierwsze spotkanie z trzech zaplanowanych spotkań z "żyjąca legendą" piwnego świata. Czuję lekki zawd, ale wierzę, że teraz może być już tylko lepiej.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (1649) - Hammel, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle from Voldby. Pours golden yellow with a white head. Aroma and taste is malt, some fruits, yeast, honey, spicy notes. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Yeasty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanEric (1211) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2017
Drank at In de Vrede. Yellow colour with a nice dense white head. Hoppy aroma and tatse. Refreshening.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GemmeDeReve (79) - FRANCE - FEB 13, 2017
Bire blonde, pas trop de mousse, une couleur dore, quelques "poissons" (faut dire que je les garde depuis au moins 5 ans) elle nen reste pas moins ptillante pour autant, un nez fleuri, herbac. Elle a un petit peu damertume mais reste trs douce, La rfrence dans les bires trappistes, une incontournable essayer...


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