Trappist Westvleteren Blonde - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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4.72/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Pours a hazy blonde with a myriad of microscopic bubbles clinging to the sides of the chalice & eventually working their way up to join the dense, rocky head that sits atop. Smells of apricot and peaches with a hint of banana. Even too cold (which this is because I'm too impatient to wait it to warm from fridge temp), the aroma is warm and inviting. The head settles down to a thin, though still persistent, lace which clings to the sides of the glass. The taste...fruit followed by an earthy undertone from the yeast, with a hint of a metallic aftertaste that is just enough to counterbalance the initial sweetness. Suprisingly dry finish given the fruit upfront. Mouthfeel is silky and just a whisper too thin if I'm splitting hairs. Drinkability is only limited by the rareness of this gem. I've had their other two current offerings and would rate this the lowest of the three but that's like trying to select a date from Selma Hayak her other two triplet sisters. If you can try this beer, do so.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2006 01:29:09 | More by roblowther
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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.