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

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RATINGS: 1327   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2006
Bottle. Pours a golden-orange and a large, rocky white head. The aroma has lots of spice, yeasty cookies, and bread. Light bread starts out and the hops follow. Medium carbonation. Yeast length is significant as it gives a good amount of body and there is surprisiingly a lot of hop flavour and bitterness; oranges are resultant and are quite flavourful. There is also some fruit in the way of pears and apples. Excellent and great to drink in all aspects. Had this at the Kulminator on May 17, 2006.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
henrik (48) - rhus, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2006
Pale amber. Nice complex aroma -- hops and yeast and a bit nutty (?!). Fresh. Stands out among blondes, but definitely overrated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (4510) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 Large white head with a cloudy, golden body. Fruit aroma. Complex fruit flavour with an unusual hopppy bitterness for a blonde. Bitter finish. Reminds me of Orval but with more dimensions. Its very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nrdoughty (3) - London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2006 does not count
Blonde beer - large head but very airy with loads of bubbles -- the head reduces over 1-2 minutes to thin foam. Smells something like lemon meringue pie, lke Hoegaarden with lempn, but without the added lemon. Creamy drinking experience with a fresh citrus taste. Solid wheat undertones but not overpowering. Excellent beer expecially for warmish weather. Like the other westvleteren beers it is an unmarked bottle but this time with a raised ridge around the neck reading trappistenbier.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2006
Bottle. Beautiful head, color. Not a whole lot of aroma. Good flavor gets better as beer warms.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dedollewaitor (15905) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 12, 2006
light golden with white head. Very fine balance between spices and fruits. bitterness and hops. Very complex and brilliant blond. Long lasting finish!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (17949) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 10, 2006
Bottle. Nice lasting head. Color is light golden and a bit hazy. Aroma is fruit and hops. Taste is not as sweet and fruity as a regular blonde (to my disappointment) but way more bitter and hoppy. Sediments left in bottle. Really good mouthfeel. Having tasted the 8 and 12 from westvleteren - this was a major disappointment.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FrankJohansen (3618) - Sabro, DENMARK - APR 4, 2006
Cloudy yellow colour with a thick white creamy fully lasting head. Sweet aroma of yeast, hops and fruits. Powerful bitter sweet flavour. Long lasting finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Props to gputty for the hookup. Hazy yellow gold with a medium white head. Lots of particulate settling in the glass. Nose is sweet - tapioca, yeast, maybe a hint of rice pudding. Some coriander and wheatlike notes. Light, sweet, yeasty flavor, mild tropical fruit notes. Creamy, but lively body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2006
From bottle. Pours a dull, cloudy yellow with thin white head and floaties. Nose is yeasty and bread like with light fruits underneath, banana and pineapple. Flavor is light and refreshing, a bit dry and follows the nose.


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