Trappist Westvleteren Blonde - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)

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Ratings: 730
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 411
Gots: 104 | FT: 3
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Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
(Green Cap)

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-23-2002)
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4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Got it in Brussels and let it lager for 3 months. It's golden but cloudy from yeast. The aroma is weaker than I expected, but everything else is wonderful. It's a tad spicy, but wonderfully full-bodied. It tastes like a Belgian pale ale with a slightly dry aftertaste.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.11/5  rDev -3.5%

Fresh bottle poured at Kulminator in Antwerp. Pours hazy yellow with lots of yeasties floating around and a fluffy white head on top. Aroma of straw and hops, plenty of yeast and light fruits. Flavor is slightly dry, with apples and pears pairing with straw, a bit of sweetness balanced with hop bite, tripel funk, and some other yeast spice. Light bodied, medium plus carbonation. Really nice brew and glad I have some bottles to take home.

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Poured from a bottle with a Best by date of 14.02.15 into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Blonde, slightly hazy, with a white head that lasts a while and fades to a creamy, thick crown and lacing.

Smell: Loads of belgian yeast, hints of banana, sweet creamy sugar. A bready malt comes though too.

Taste: Pretty standard Belgian blonde really. A tiny hint of skunk toward the end but not unpleasant. Basically the same as the smell. A pale hop character leaves some bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Appropriately effervescent and creamy, really lovely for the style.

Overall: A very solid beer. Not one I'll necessarily go out of my way to get again, but it's clear why Westvleteren is held in such high regard.

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Trappist Westvleteren Blonde from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
95 out of 100 based on 730 ratings.