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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Made this my #1000 ,because Westy 12 was #100 for me,plus this brew represents the great time I had at this years Oktoberfest in Munich. This beer was sent to meby a good English doctor I met in Munich. He stopped at the Abbey and picked me up some bottles on the way back to England. As far as the brew itself, the sweet garden aroma of gentle fruits, grain malts and a quick hit of floral hops distinguishes the beautiful and near flawless aroma, taste is a light mix of lemony ,lime citrus fruit and slightly acedic tart fruit,with just the most pleasant of smooth finishes,as satisfying a beer under 6% that I have ever had. Lord ,we thank Thee for these wonderful monks at St. Sixtus

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (3807) - Weelde, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2007
gold blond coloured body with a white head a hoppy yeasty aroma a little fruity yeasty taste and a average bitter finich

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2007
The Blond opens with a yeasty aroma followed by wheat, clove, and Noble hop notes. It pours more like an unfiltered lager than a weizen with subdued carbonation. The flavor resembles a weizen with marked yeast notes and some residual sweetness. In my opinion the yeastiness detracts from the palate, although the mouthfeel is very malty. I prefer Orval in this style, with Chimay Blanche a close second.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - NOV 3, 2007
Thanks to Drewbeerme. A very mellow take on a Belgian Ale. Everything is well mixed and no vegetable taste is desernalble like most Belgians. Its hay and citric with some yeast and cream. Not my favorite style, and i can imagine what a trip this bottle took and still its very good. Lots of lively carbonation and very murky and dirty. I would love to have some of this on tap!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Qsix (1) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2007 does not count
Bottle at In de Vrede, Westvleteren. One of my favourite beers in the world. Hazy golden blond colour, with tight white head. Hoppy citric creamy nose with yeastiness. Fullish in mouth iwth tart drying lemony citrus finish. Refreshing and wonderful. Had to re-rate again. Excellent yeasty/hoppy/citrus nose with grapefruit. Cant express what a good blond this is!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (6609) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2007
Bottle (33 cl) from lbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Hazy deep golden with a small but longlasting head. Complex earthy and yeasty aroma with light herbal hops. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation. Very fry with a long moderately bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Sampled at Westvleteren cafe, alongside her sister beers. Killer! As big as can be for a beer with less than 6%. Unbelievable complexity. Dry. Finely hopped. Pine, esters in nose. Finely honed. Soft mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Bottle, thanks to dra19. This one pours a cloudy golden yellow with big, fluffy white head. The aroma is like freshly baked bread, pineapple, lemon, and lots of smooth yeasty tones. The flavor has a mellow graininess to it at first. But then a lemony acidity cuts through it a bit, bringing with it some fruity tones like banana, pineapple, plum, and some dark tart tones. The fruitiness is kind of hard to describe; it isnt like the overt esters in many beers. It is very subtle. There is a blanket of warm earthiness that lies over the whole mouth. Very pleasant. It brightens up a bit in the finish, with some orangey citrus notes. This is a very enjoyable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Yesper, JK, hellomynameis and others put together one hell of a sampler for us. Perhaps not what I was expecting, but a very drinkable beer nonetheless. Light grainty aroma with some wheaty tones. Solid grainy malt body with light hops and a very smooth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagobears (461) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Pours a hazy golden yellow. Aromas of citrus, passion fruit and a special yeast that is unfamiliar to me. Flavor is spicey and dry. A very fine Begian blonde.


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