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

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RATINGS: 1339   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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3.8
darbeer75 (887) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Aroma: sweet with some apple juice and white wine; Appearance: cloudy golden pour with thin white head that lingers; Taste: richer and drier than aroma; big flavor for a blonde; Palate: medium body with medium finish; Overall: excellent for a blonde.

3.6
ironcontra (210) - POLAND - APR 29, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2017 Strong aroma on this blonde. Good balance, no overbearing sweetness. Great example of the style but not exactly in a league of its own like the hype would suggest.

3.6
erikaraeb (138) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2017
Floral and yeasty, a great exemplary Belgian blonde. Quite carbonated as well. However, if drinking regularly and on a budget, can get an equivalent if not better trappist blonde for a quarter of the price.

4.6
oobawa (1305) - Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2017
Might be "the basic beer for the monks’ own consumption", but I’m 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 feel’s perfect. I understand why Westvleteren 12 gets all the attention, but I’m a Blond guy through and through.

3.9
sokuzs1 (1252) - 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
HerrBierkoenig (1442) - 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
mmmeinike (153) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 15, 2017
Uklar gylden ale med langt hvidt skum. Duft af citrusfrugt og gær. Mild karbonering og bittersød smag med noter af citrudfrugt, gær og krydderier.

3.3
KennethArd (551) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2017 Aroma of sweet clementine & spices. Hazy golden with very long lasting white head. Light sweet & medium bitter. Medium body, thin texture & soft carbonation.

3.6
hauxe (712) - 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
KW92 (1553) - Warszawa (Warsaw), 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 żółtozłota, zmętnione. Piana średniej wysokości, szybko znika.
OGÓLNIE: Delikatne, dobrze ułożone.To moje pierwsze spotkanie z trzech zaplanowanych spotkań z "żyjąca legendą" piwnego świata. Czuję lekki zawód, ale wierzę, że teraz może być już tylko lepiej.


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