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

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Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
Belgian Blonde Ale
Ranked #1
Ranked #1,825
4.26 | pDev: 9.62%
Oct 10, 2023
Mar 23, 2002
(Green Cap)
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Rated: 4.28 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Oct 10, 2023
Rated: 3.9 by myterpsr1 from Maryland

Apr 10, 2023
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Reviewed by ivanbrew

5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I tried this beer out of a bottle is an amazing flavor of apricot and honey Lots of yeast that is gathered on top amazingly high carbonation but not overblown probably the most perfect beer for summertime I could ever think of in general one of my top favorites definitely top 10
Jan 29, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by MaximumYuks from Oregon

Jan 25, 2023
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Reviewed by te99912_123 from Switzerland

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
gold, cloudy, very foamy & strong lacing.

Taste and aroma of lemon, pear, apples, grass, a hint of grapefruit and a tiny bit spicy.
Very smooth and refreshing.

Really great for a blonde ale, but not as outstanding as 12 is.
Oct 10, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by BeerpilgrimMIKA from Belgium

Sep 23, 2022
Rated: 4.38 by Hawkfish from Washington

Jun 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a golden blonde color with a near crystal clear transparency. Head is two fingers of white foam, with more build up after a light swirl of the glass. This frothy, pillowy foam sits a top for a long while after the pour. There is visible sediment at the base of the bottle; however, only the first 3/4 of the bottle were poured into the glass for this review. Aroma is punchy grass, herbal, medicinal, and spicy hops with a big cut of spicy yeast just behind. This yeast comes paired with clove, apple cider, and earthy malts. It smells light, and yet thick; that is to say, the breadth of notes is pretty simple, but the depth to each note is huge. Flavor profile driven by the same characteristics. It pits resiny, herbal, grassy, spicy hops against earthy, bready malt undertones. Clove pairs with spicy yeast for a little further zest and grit. Mouth feel has a sharp effervescence, at least, initially. Effervescence bubbles down to a thin crisp texture. It has a medium thickness. Overall, really stellar depth here, while remaining easy to drink. It's on the 'easier drinking' side of the Belgium spectrum, and yet still retains a remarkable depth.

Served in a 15.5oz Spiegelau tulip from a 33cl bottle.
Apr 17, 2022
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Reviewed by pants678 from California

3.66/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
More yellow than copper, lacing foam.

Clean hops, maybe salt, no malt.

Finishes with more than a touch of hops, hardly bitter, touch of honey. Nothing's really jumping at me.

Nothing if not easy going and clean and dry.
Mar 14, 2022
Rated: 3.82 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Mar 03, 2022
Rated: 4.93 by Mojo9 from Illinois

Dec 30, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by elamb106 from New York

Dec 27, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Aug 27, 2021
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A lot of the time one simply wakes up because they are alive, but not that they want to. With Westy Blond in the fridge though, I sprung up like James Brown on a line of snow.


Glorious. Just glorious. It doesn’t hit you, it caresses you like Adriana Lima putting on a pair of panties.

I can’t anymore because I need to get back to it.

Be well. Be oh so well.
Aug 11, 2021
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Blind-tasted except for the beer's name and brewery/country, zero reviews below read (yet!)...
L- Pale gold, it was pouring clear until some minor sediment lifted right near the end. 3Cm creamy/lumpy white foam head with some sediment left in the bottle. There is unusually vigorous ongoing small-bubble rising CO2 in the glass. Holds well and forms lacing on the way down.
S- Classic Belgian yeast notes, lightly estery + a hint of spice. Overall a bit subtle though.
T- Follows the smell^ but the hops are brighter and dryer than anticipated (that was my 1st sip of beer today). On swallowing the hops leave a zingy dry brush over my palate that lingers for 10+ seconds. There might also be a fruit note within it too, perhaps apple. - In one respect you could feel this is like a 'hipstered' wheat/wit/weiss beer, it has most of the latter notes but the hops are notably amped up.
F- As above, bright, refreshing, one for a hot summers day.
O- It's very nice and elegant, there is nothing that seems out of place or balance. - But apart from what I paid for it is it something seriously amazing, well I'm not pursuaded. I've had plenty of other similar style beers to this and this isn't *that* stand-out. So I'll rate it honestly based upon that.
Review #1900. 330ml bottle BB: Not marked, though it tastes fresh and I understand this one has a 12month shelf-life, and the 'Westie 8 and 12' have three years. Bought from Belgium.
Jun 24, 2021
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Shared with a friend on June 6, 2021.

It looks the part with its light amber golden and very heady pour.

The aroma is toasted bread with light Belgian yeast. It is all very subtle.

The body is smooth and light to medium.

The taste was sweet, toasty, and bready with a vague spiciness behind it. It was quite a treat.
Jun 06, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by mmilyko from Nevada

May 13, 2021
Rated: 4.93 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

May 02, 2021
Trappist Westvleteren Blond from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 998 ratings