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

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RATINGS: 1335   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jakentbc (15) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2007
bottle was out-dated by 5 months...a cloudy yellow beer with a white head...earthy yeasty aroma that reminded me of the smell of the air in watou. delicate malty sweetness balanced with hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Thanks MikeTD bringing this straight back from Belgium. Hazy blonde, medium white head. Aroma is biscuity and banana. Flavor is funky, grainy, biscuits, lemon, banana. Not a whole lot going on. Its pretty much a belgian version of a lager. Noble hops are definitely their, but not much else going on. But just cause its Westy doesnt mean its all mighty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (3880) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Bottle from theisti (I believe as Secret Santa, muchos gracious). 700th Rating split with a friend.
Appearance: Pours with the most thick golden color, so much light, yet so little clarity. A strong medium sized head with a very sticky lacing.
Aroma: Strong with coriander-like yeastiness, Very spicy, yet airy, brisk feel, stings the nose a bit. Some muted floral and honey aspects as well.
Flavor: Taste is light sweetness, think lemon with the citrus. Lots if herbal-yeastiness. Some light esters and a very organic-earthy feel throughout.
Mouthfeel: Very presently felt on the cheeks and a full medium body, yet there are light carbonation spikes on the cheeks. Very nice dichotomy.
Extras: Leaves a long light herbal aftertaste. Bottle cap is 05 08 09 I believe, very hard to read. Really surprised how nice this is, thickness of the beer made me think it would weight in at a higher abv. I also want to add Tims sentiments when he wrote "There is something delicious about this beer that just hangs in your mind." 330ml bottle, Hobgoblin tulip glass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 My 700th!!: Pours a hazy golden color with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is spicy, herbal, citrus, and some honey. Flavor is very spicy, herbs, a hint of honey, with a light bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2007
2/24/05 330ml. Belgianshop. Golden with massive white head. Citrussy, grassy aroma. A little thin on the palate but with nice bitterness and refreshing taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 tasting night 2 days ago. rating on an overall beer. nice easy drinking belgian ale. kind of expecting more from this, but its good at what it does. very good. rating this on a belgian ale scale vs. other belgians would make it one of the best.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dra19 (89) - holland, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Bottle sampled with a few friends. Pours a nice golden color with a big creamy head. Sweet aroma with some spice and bread. Flavor of fruit, malt, spice, with some hops. Great beer for its style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (6346) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2007
UPDATED: APR 22, 2012 Aroma is malty and yeasty. Texture is very smooth and soft, almost creamy feel. Its well blanced. Quite dry with a light hop bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: blond - green cap
Date: April 21, 2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Belgian Shop
Appearance: hazy yellow, big creamy white head
Aroma: sweet spicy malt aroma
Flavor: light bitter flavor, lot of peppery spicyness, the beer is light, but its all about the spices
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Score: *** /4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Pours a cloudy gold-amber with a thick head that settles into a nice thin lace that stays with the beer. Delicate aroma of banana, cloves, and gentle malts. Medium body, high carbonation, sits well on the palate. Sweet, as the Belgian Trappist and Abbey styles are known to be.


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