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

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4.25/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
Belgium
sintsixtus.be

Style: Belgian Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
(Green Cap)

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,499
Reviews:
453
Ratings:
942
pDev:
9.88%
 
 
Wants:
483
Gots:
171
Trade:
4
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Photo of brandoneast
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncian
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Holderness
3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not sure if I got an old bottle of this because the hop character was quite aggressive and almost seemed oxidized. Looked and smelled very nice, almost like a tripel, but the flavors and mouthfeel were not amazing, even amongst Belgian blondes. Still glad to be trying

76/100

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Photo of RMW66
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcbridec6
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of davidmm
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FrankCazabon
3.69/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nicolaiw
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours hazy, gold in color with one inch head. Taste is honey, pear, mineral, and fresh French bread. High carbonation, sweet and light bodied. Amazing beer. Superb for style. Maybe my favorite Belgian pale ale. Delicate and complex. I prefer the dubbel, but this is a wow beer.

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Photo of robotic_being
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ckeegan04
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of opieo
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chitoryu12
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Hazy yellow with a large white head.

Smell: Floral and grassy hops, citrus, dried fruit, and bready malt.

Taste: Bready malt mixed with that dried fruit flavor, and just a tinge of hop bitterness on the back end to remind you that hops are in this.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated and average thickness.

Overall: The best Belgian blonde I've ever had. Takes the "upscale lawnmower beer" reputation and blows it out of the park with surprising complexity.

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Photo of Oleg85
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylesobrien
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Believe the hype. This is a delicious, totally balanced, interesting, and refreshing Belgian pale ale. Without a doubt, one of the truly enjoyable beers I've sampled in my lifetime.

Colour is a nice golden hue, hazy. Aroma of warm bready malt and noble (Saaz?) hops. Very pleasant scent, something good is happening here...

First sip: hoppy but extremely well-balanced. Hop flavour is tasty, bright, slight spice in finish. Ample, but not excessive carbonation. Aftertaste is also quite pleasant.

If this isn't the finest Belgian blonde I've had, it's up there. It is exceptionally rare to find for many of us, but so worth it when we do. Worth seeking out for sure.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of generallee
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

It's an absolutely fantastic well balanced Belgian Blonde. The aroma is wonderful and has a delicate mix of tropical fruit, citrusy grapefruit, wet hay, fresh biscuits and dry grass. The flavor is loaded with dry biscuity malt and crisp citrusy hops. It also has a somewhat tart sourdough yeast character with plenty of the classic Belgian funk. The feel is well carbonated yet smooth and creamy. Hop bitterness is firm in the finish like the pith of an orange.

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Photo of Keith_R
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deereless
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prospero
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dzu
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into snifter.
L: turbid light amber with a weak foam head.
S: light fruits, banana, honey.
T: rough, honey.
F: medium body and weak carbonation.
O: very good blonde.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big head with lots of staying power and tons of lace. Only detractor is the large amount of sediment I received in my pour.
Nose is lightly lemony with feint esters and a bit of grain. Taste is light, crisp, and refreshing. A bit of the lemon comes through and the hop bitterness is more pronounced than expected. Nothing particularly special when cold, but continues to improve as it warms. Tiny bubbles make for a soft champagne mouthfeel.

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Trappist Westvleteren Blond from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 942 ratings