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Brewed by Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Westvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1754   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Westvleteren has the smallest output of the Trappist breweries, with only a small part of their production going very far into the world.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sizzler80 (447) - Dublin, - DEC 27, 2012
Deep, cloudy burgundy pour with flecks of yeast and sediment bouncing around the glass. Aroma: huge, complex set of aromas. Caramel, redcurrant, oak, vinous, hops, malt, banana and apple. Taste: slightly dry with a decent alcohol warmth. Toffee, hops, creamy malt, banana, apple, red grapes. Superb


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olavho (8) - - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
God øl som man kan nyte smaken av. For meg en ubeskrivelig aroma, men 12 får nok en bedre omtale nå etter å ha smakt nr 8. Syrlig.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (1091) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2014
Rødbrun klar med lavt beige høyt skum som legger seg og blir der. Moden frukt, krydder litt sur lukt. Fyldig, litt salt, søtlige frukter og fin lett bitter avslutning. Medium kullsyre

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arsol (539) - NORWAY - AUG 22, 2014
Gyllen brun med lyst beige skum. Lukter krydder, fruktig, alkohol og litt syrlig. Fin fylde med fruktig og syrlig smak. Bitter lang avslutning.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matku (11) - NORWAY - AUG 22, 2014
Gyllen brunfarge,fruktig,med beige skum,smak av frukt og bær,ekstra lang ettersmak,dette er kvalitet.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Serapac (98) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber, large beige head, strongly lacing. Both aroma and taste somehow very 'clean', in strange ways reminiscent of champagne. Surprisingly light body, sour fruity finish. A very interesting beer, for me in a way preferable to the famous 12. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (992) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2014
12oz at Kulminator with Kimberly and Taylor. Pours brown wih a layer of white head. Aroma is caramel, some nuttiness, nice. Taste is nutty, caramel, bready, nice classic Trappist that is beautiful.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2086) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle at Craigs since he noticed I hadnt had and deemed it embarrassing. pours a fairly light clear brown. nose is toffee and dark fruits. tastes of raisins, fig, some toffee, and soy sauce. hint of spice on finish with slightly thin body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3665) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2014
33cl. Thanks Gem! Pours an opaque dark brown with a lasting film of bubbles. Aromas of nearly-scalded dark toffee, earthy honey with the comb, and a touch of lemon hard candy. Tastes of earthy toffee, dark whole grain bread, figs, lemon honey, minty-wooden hops and a bit of unsweetened baker’s chocolate. The yeast (and maybe some spice adjuncts?) do a great job of guiding the big malts to a dry finish. Medium-heavy body has medium-high carbonation and a nice balance. Just a touch of the 8% is apparent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
Een heel lekker bier, maar tegenover de andere 2 Westvleterens voor mij persoonlijk de minste van de 3

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3473) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is a strong raisin, wood, fruit. Medium mouthfeel with strong raisin, bready malt. Very impressive.


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