Previously from this brewery: Blond and Westvleteren 8
And so we come to one of the reasons I thought going on the Beercycling trip would be a lot of fun - getting to Westvleteren to sample some of the rarest - and widely regarded as best - beers in the world: the abbey beers of Sint-Sixtus.
|Time to wandelroute!|
|Very cool, peaceful spot to contemplate things|
|Did we buy some Westy? Why, yes. Yes, we did.|
Ah, this beer... we ordered and shared all three drafts during our lunch at the cafe. The Blond pours a hazy gold color, and you get prominent notes of grain, biscuit, and grass, and there's definitely more bitterness than a typical blond. There's some light citrus in there as well, and drinks very smooth. There's not much malt sweetness, but enough to balance out some of the flavors. Just a wonderful beer. While the Westy bruins take all of the credit, this blond holds up to any beer out there.
Thing to Think About Today:
The monks at Sint Sixtus as about as close as I come to believing in religion. So, let's celebrate with The Shins and a live version of the lovely Saint Simon. Good night, my friends.
"Nothing really holds a candle to / The solemn warmth you feel inside of you"