Trappist Westvleteren Blonde - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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Reviews by Phatz:
4.53/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Trappist Westvleteren Blonde
LeftMindedRighty is as great a friend a guy could ask for. Thank you sir for sharing this with me. After a Saturday full of drinking we passed out. Sunday morning we foolishly agreed to run around in the 90 degree heat playing a silly game of old fart, soccer LOL. Actually it was kind of fun but exhausting. Coming in from the heat. Sitting in the A/C on a Sunday afternoon this kind Gentleman agreed to crack a Westy Blonde and share it with me. A treat indeed. Aaron posed the point that the proper occasion for this beer is hard to find since it runs the same price as the 8 and the 12 but it is hardly worthy of a tasting. I see that point. A blonde ale a simple Belgian Pale, is not as much of a wow you type beer. That said. This is a very good one!
served at 67 degrees in a Westvleteren Chalice.
Appearance: Pours a gorgeous clear gold color with a thick white head and absolutely magnificent lacing.
Smell: It has a very gentle aroma of pale malts citrus and Belgian yeast. A bit of lemon a cloves creep through the nose with a grassy hop presence as well.
Taste: This is a very well crafted Pale Ale that is literally packed with subtleties but they are just that, subtleties making nothing (in the 2 dollars an ounce priced beer) really jump out and grab you. It has light wheat feel with some grain and lemon with gentle citrus presence and a bit of herbal minty flavor and a true bone dry finish. The aftertaste lasts forever. Delightful, but hard to call exceptional partly because of the style.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and very smooth with a soft touch but a bone dry feel left behind on every spot of the palate the beer contacts.
Drinkability: It is pleasant and magnificently drinkable, I could easily put back a 6pack of this beer, and in doing so drink half of my monthly beer budget in one sitting. It is simply not practical to session but if you are blessed with the opportunity to try it like I was, I suggest you take it while you can.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2007 06:19:50 | More by Phatz
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4.25/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: Cloudy yellow brown oxidated pineapple juice colour, a finger of creamy yellowish white head. Sexy whipped cream like lacing and a ton of yellowish floaties settled after a few minutes.
S: Cereal malts, sweet, light, fruity
T: A song in my mind goes lalalalala- its so fresh, sweet, and balances with bitter hops, caramel and a little fruitiness, slight blue cheese like bite.
M: Thick, slightly syrupy, bready body.
O: Drank at In De Vred, Vleteren, Nov 27, 2013. I am loving this experience. Like a ride through farmers fields to get here. I had a plate of their cheese and bread with it.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2014 03:05:24 | More by patre_tim
Trappist Westvleteren Blonde from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
95 out of 100 based on 672 ratings.