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%
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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
droef (179) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2017
33cl bottle. Great beer, on of the best blond beers ive ever drank. Too bad this beer is so hard to get,,,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rob19a (299) - - MAY 19, 2017
14/20 it's nice but about on par with a leffe blonde without as much of a boozy taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Luneylane (143) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - MAY 19, 2017
A bottle from Beers of Belgium drunk at Dads place while home on leave. Aroma: cereal, sweet herbs. Appearance: hazy light gold, 5 mm. of bubbles. Palate: full-bodied and creamy, lively carbonation. Long, predominantly sweet finish with candy. Taste: sweet and bitter, nicely balanced. Very memorable, particularly for such a relatively low ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (1162) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2017
Drank during visit to Westvleteren & Struise 02-05-17. Very good blond beer. A bit bitter. Comprehensive taste. Some soft "blond-ness". Fine soft carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
darbeer75 (857) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ironcontra (109) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erikaraeb (48) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oobawa (1192) - Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2017
Might be "the basic beer for the monks own consumption", but Im 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 feels perfect. I understand why Westvleteren 12 gets all the attention, but Im a Blond guy through and through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sokuzs1 (1197) - POLAND - APR 21, 2017
Aroma: apricot, orange, tangerine, honey, malty, some spicy notes Taste: light sweet, moderate bitter, apricot, tangerine, honey, some orange

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HerrBierkoenig (1418) - 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.

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