davidpl (435) - Santiago, - FEB 14, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I waited a lot of time for this and I found it in the beautiful Brugges...
Appearance: Dark brown color. Great head, beige, rocky, with good adherence at glass and very lasting.
Aroma: complex-ripe fruity aroma, several fruits in my nose like, plums, cherries, prunes, figs..... Underlying caramel notes, vinous and with reminiscences of tart and marmalade.
Flavor: vinous profile and caramel malts in the start, that vinous touch never disappear and remember me a carmenere and, perhaps, a sweet rose. The fruitiness is even more complex that in the nose with the same reminiscences as well of cassis, blackberries and semi-fermented red apples. Woody touches and a very slight hot note similar to chocolaty tobacco. A lot of secondary notes like marmalade, roasted sugar, vanilla and lightly is possible to feel the hops given even more balance.
Palate: medium to full body; semi-oily and silky texture. Low carbonation.
Remark: this is a excellent beer with a lot of attributes and complexity, but in spite of that complexity and variety of flavors is incredible its balance, in fact for me four adjectives resume the Westy12: "noble, harmonious, very balanced and elegant".
MissPxx (36) - - DEC 21, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
What is there to say about this most exclusive of beers. Living in amsterdam I had the privilege of drinking this several times. Not cheap but worth every euro cent
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rnunes75 (3) - S„o Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 21, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Westvleteren has the smallest output of the Trappist breweries, with only a small part of their production available outside of Belgium.
Nacho_1985 (24) - MŠlaga, SPAIN - DEC 20, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sin duda la mejor cerveza del mundo, mucho cuerpo, sabor, aroma, sin duda la mejor de todas las cervezas
zontano (1) - USA - DEC 18, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tasted this one in Delft Holland.I had greater expectations but was a good overall beer.
mattibrandt (1) - - DEC 17, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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Welley_Alves (211) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 17, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Cerveja trapista belga que dispensa apresentações. Reconhecida em inúmeros reviews como "a melhor do mundo", essa breja realmente é diferente. Cor escura, com ótima e persistente formação de espuma, com aroma de frutas secas que persiste durante toda a garrafa. Na boca, bom corpo, algo licoroso, com importantes notas de frutas secas, ameixas e cerejas maduras, com álcool bem inserido. Baixo amargor, excelente equilíbrio. Final longo e aquecido. Excelente breja!
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worldbeertaste (1408) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
10 year old bottle. Dark brown with a thin, disappearing, tan, non lacy head. Smells of raisins, figs and nuts, liquorish, caramel, and deep complex malt. Fruity and malty. Medium to full oily body. Initial sweet taste of malt and caramel with a chewy centre filled with yeast, fruit, spices, toffee, and a soft citrus. Some of the most complex malt Iíve sampled. Smooth and keeps bringing me back for more. Iíve never had a young bottle, which needs to be tried. Delicious. However, it isnít the greatest thing Iíve ever had. It shouldnít be as expensive as it is nor as hyped. Still itís very nice.
theOptimator (268) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is raisin, sweet malt, grape. Appearance is hazy off brown wit small off white head that dissipates quickly. Taste is raisin, grape, plum, cherry... all backed by sweet malt. Palate is medium full. Sweet full fruity malt lingers but crisp. Overall an excellent beer. I prefer St Bernardus though.
sethdude (678) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cloudy, thick and red/brown with a thin, effervescent head (unexpected) and plenty of flocculation. Aroma is big and sweet, dandelion, smoky, vanilla, and somewhat astringent, like bourbon. Flavor is toffee, raisins, tobacco, floral hops, peppercorn, and grass. Much less sweet than I would expect from a beer of this size. Dry and rich, this drinks nicely on a snowy, wintry day. Thanks Tony (Duffman) for this kind offering!
fkoolen (72) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an almost pitch black colour with a creamy beige head. Nose is a bit sweet, mainly malts. Taste has some chocolate, dried fruits, cherries and caramel, malts and just a pinch of bitterness: very round, subtle and balanced. Creamy mouthfeel, low carbonated. Special drink, definitely the most balanced of trappists although I prefer the 8 by Westvleteren.