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

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RATINGS: 1799   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huubs (142) - - JAN 5, 2013
Redelijk grote lichtbruine schuimkop die uiteindelijk verdwijnt op een romig bruin bier met een rode gloed. Zweven veel gistresten in het glas. Aroma van friszure appels, perzik, rozijnen, laurier en vanille. Smaak start fris door het koolzuur. Vervolgens rozijnen, banaan, toffee en wat drop/laurier. Alcohol zeker aanwezig, maar niet vervelend. Zeer lekker bier en goed complex. Aldus Huubs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (383) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Pours murky brown. Nutty, caramel, pecans, and malty nose. Taste is caramel, brown sugar, malty, and nuts. Solid!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jackal1961 (4) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
Een hele goede trappist met een mooie vaste schuimkraag en een mooie donkere kleur met een wat zoete/caramelachtige afdronk. Door het wat lagere alcoholpercentage drinkt deze wat makkelijker als de Westvleteren 12

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
artmcd8 (1787) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle from Belgium pours a murky reddish brown without any head. Aroma of grapes raisins dried cherries. Taste is sweet candied raisins. Medium body and a medium high carb. Good stuff but not amazing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1290) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle thankful to artmcd8. Poured hazy dark brown. Aroma full of sweet raisin. Med carb med bod. Taste is quite sweet with grape raisin taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (653) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 18, 2014
Color caoba oscuro con reflejos rojizos, espuma beige densa. Aromas de frutos rojos, mermelada, melaza, azcar moreno. Cuerpo denso y maltoso con nicio dulce de frutos confitados, azcar moreno y una ligera acidez que dur hasta el regusto. Muy rica.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiammanghilla (651) - Genova, ITALY - DEC 15, 2014
Bottiglia 33cl regalo! Color ruggine con bella schiuma. Odor di miele. Corpo non troppo pesante, carbonazione fine. Amara e abbastanza beverina, a tratti balsamica ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2330) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle: Muddy, nearly opaque brown with a mahogany glaze; foamy, khaki head skims the top & settles as a soapy collar. Aroma of some slightly musty black cherry skins, dates, & prunes, though far on the sweeter side of the spectrum. Fruity esters, light licorice, clove, rotten banana mash, spicy Belgian yeast, & some sweet Candi sugar notes. Lightest tough of phenols. Flavor is earthy & slightly bitter up front with a good, pronounced hoppiness. Candi sugar lightens things up, adding some sweetness along with notes of raisin, prune, anise, & mildly stale toffee malts. Bready yeast, clove, fruity & spicy esters towards the finish with a lingering banana & date fruit combo. Mild alcohol, does not cross into vinous or tart grape territory as many Belgian dubbels (or strong ales) do. Nice stuff, although I prefer Bernardus Prior 8.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (646) - HUNGARY - DEC 5, 2014
0.33l bottle. Reddish brown body, light brown head. The aroma is weaker than what I expected. It has some cocoa, bread and yeast notes. Taste of cocoa, caramel, yeast, plums and reisins. Medium bodied, silky texture. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1155) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown with a medium slightly off-white head. Full body with low to medium carbonation. Quite some sweetness with some bitterness. Raisin, brown sugar, spices and herbs, dark ripe fruits and malts. A nice complex brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorgeLee (1270) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle from Bier Tempel. Deep brown colour, a little murky, thin foam. Medium carbonation. Quite big flavours, sweet malty, yeasty, some spice, balanced bitterness.


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