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

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RATINGS: 1321   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Parmenion777 (207) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2016 A hazy pale gold colour with a medium sized tight white head. Sweet bready, citrus yeasty aroma with a little spice. Clean sweet flavour, bread, citrus fruit, spicy and yeasty. The yeasty spiciness coming through in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJoer (1255) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2016
Medium white head, golden yellowish coloured body, citrus floral yeasts smell, floral some honey yeasty herbs peppery taste

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vincentvega72 (550) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2016
Mooi goudblond bier met romige witte schuimkraag die goed aan het glas blijft plakken. Aroma van hooi, gerst, licht zuurtje. Vol en romig in de mond. Gist, witte druif, kandijsuiker, tarwe. Mooie zachte afdronk. Een van de betere blonde (trappisten)bieren.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cattaneopapa (365) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2016
330ml bottle purchased online. 5.8%alc./vol. Pours a hazy deep gold colour with one finger of lasting white head. Aromas of bread and yeast. Nothing impressive. Taste matches the aroma with notes of citrus and finishes dry. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Taste similar to Duvel blond. I recommend Westy 8 and 12 over this one.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (909) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 2, 2016
Sweet cereal and yeast aroma. Malty clean and satisfying. Slight dryness at the end but the bitterness is very mild and balancing. Quite simple but really delicious.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle @home. Pours golden slight and i do mean slight haze, biggish white head, great lacing. Nose is esters, banana, slight peach, mango and general tropical fruits. Taste is peach, tropical fruits, a really nice slightly bitter aftertaste. Slightly yeasty as it warms, there is almost a champagne taste to this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (1089) - Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Shared bottle. Hazy bronze appearance with a large fluffy white head. Moderate lacing. Aroma of light malt, yeast, spice and mild fruitiness. Taste is yeast, spice, bread, mild fruitiness. Finish is mildly bitter and dry. Quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4415) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2016 Pours a hazy gold from the bottle at the cafe with fluffy white head that dissipates slowly to leave moderate lace. Aroma of light fruity Belgian yeast esters and pale malts. Taste follows, clean and simple, dry, slightly bitter finish. A nice low alcohol one to start with at their pub. Refreshing and light.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (2820) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Couple bottles at The Sovereign, most recently yesterday at Zwanze Day 2016 courtesy of solidfunk, thanks for sharing Josh! Cloudy yellow with lite offwhite head. Wheat, herbs, hay, lite citrus, yeast. Nothing really jumps out, which is what makes this a great Belgian ale for me. Just very nicely integrated flavors and notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (8313) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Light straw and lots of florals. Hazy blonde pour with light caramel. Very well balanced and well done. Light citrus. Bottle at Sovereign.


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