Trappist Westvleteren Blonde - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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Reviews by TRICKYD1CK:
4.9/5 rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Bought at Beer Temple in Brussels for 8 euros. Drunk on 10/25/11 at 11:30pm in Paris, France out of a Rochefort chalice for the glass's christening.
A - Light golden color. Slightly hazy. Short, creamy head.
S - Citrus, refreshing, subtle.
T - Imagine a salad of fresh hops with lemon drizzled over top. The citrus flavors grab your attention up front, but the hops are there. As the citrus fades, the hops come out and leave a wonderfully dry, hoppy aftertaste that isn't abrasively overdone like with most American IPAs. This is what I've been looking for all these years, but have never found with all the IPAs and BPAs I've had.
M - Smooth as a baby's bottom. Light, but not too. Great for any occasion.
O - What more can one say? Never had a better beer. American Pale Ales are either too sweet or too abrasively hopped - or not interesting enough. Belgians are too boozy or also too sweet. I don't like sweet things, so the citrus provides a perfect refreshing replacement for sugariness. I love hops, but have never had a beer this light, refreshing, and balanced with enough hoppiness. Drinking this made my eyes water like when I read a great poem or see one of my favorite paintings in person. I doubt I'll ever have another blonde this good. Well worth every penny. Overhyped due to its rarity? Of course. Deserving of its fame? You bet.
Serving type: bottle
10-25-2011 22:34:14 | More by TRICKYD1CK
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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 671 ratings.