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

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RATINGS: 1819   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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4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IlBevitorediLA (452) - - OCT 8, 2012
Partiamo col dire che è una branda di birra. Se la vedete, dovete comprarla. Trovarla al supermercato mi stupi non poco e rimasi in trance per circa un quarto d’ora a fissarla finchè non la comprai, tornando tutto baldanzoso e contento a casa. Aprendo la bottiglia fuoriesce un aroma potentissimo in grado di far riscrescere i capelli a un calvo o di far passare un raffreddore a un influenzato. Al naso comunque si presentano noti alcoliche, di lieviti con effluvi tannici e con una nota finale di frutti di bosco (soprattutto more e lamponi). Presenta un colore mogano con riflessi rubino.L’ingresso in bocca è meraviglioso complessissimo e carbonato. Il gusto è fruttato: di nuovo frutti di bosco e prugne con un leggero sentore di brandy. Vira verso una note speziate nel finale con una leggera luppolatura che pulisce il tutto. Complessissima e indescrivibile: fate prima ad assaggiarla voi stessi. Grazie monaci trappisti, siete bellissimi.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cassecroute (14) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2015
Heerlijke Trappist, om rustig van te genieten, houdt koolzuur en schuimkraag lang vast. Intense smaken van hout , zwarte pruimen zoete drop. Helaas moeilijk te verkrijgen aan te hoge prijzen

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pictoman (699) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
Poured from 33cl bottle [06/06/2016]. Murky amber brown with beige head, decent amount of sediment. Fig, plum, raisin, caramel malt. Full flavour, complex, not quite as much as Westie XII though.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lectvay (170) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Intense aroma, lots of that over-ripe fruit, Belgian yeast, a little spicy, cloves. Moderately sweet. Very good.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quend0 (11) - - FEB 7, 2015
Friend tried it and said it tasted like under-boiled potatoes. I liked it. Dark and bubbly.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mark_Eck (905) - - FEB 7, 2015
Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are dark fruits, caramel, bready malts and is lip-smacking delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Idiosynkrasie (4354) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2015
330ml bottle [Thanx bartlebier for a token of this oxymoron-tic "frequently rated, rarely spread" type]. Hazy brown colour with late awakening, (and reawakeable) huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Rich and complex fruity aroma has notes of morello cherry, plum, raisin, dark berries, yellow apple, fruit parings, behind is a malty film with chocolately and nuttily traces, hints of almond, a swath of alcohol meanders through all layers; decades pass seemingly by before your brain frames only an approximately adequate image of the multifariousness you encountered. Not a whit different is the situation concerning taste: rich and complex, moderately sweet, simultaneously slightly tart and dry, all the same flavours if not more occur again. Full body, oily texture, sticky, at the same time slightly biting palate, obviously carbonation-induced and alcohol provoked. Actually a search for words doesn’t really make sense, you won’t hardly meet with a satisfying and adequate description even rudimentarily adumbrating this beer’s complexity. If you have the chance, take your time and find out yourself.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (1141) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2015
2011 bottle. Very cloudy dark reddish brown. Aroma is sour cherry, plum. Taste is sweet and slightly tart. A wonderful clean and smooth mouthfeel from medium-high carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
varanid99 (590) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2015
Deep brown pour with a thick, very long lasting beige head. Aroma hits you right as the cap comes off - fruit cake, toffee, dark fruit. Taste is toffee, rum and raisiny rich sweet fruit cakey goodness, a little chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McWorta (754) - LUXEMBOURG - JAN 30, 2015
Dark copper-brown in colour with a light tan head. Noses of dark dried fruits, like prunes and figs; some barnyard aromas, chocolate and raisin are also noticeable. Lightly carbonated with a slick texture and a full body. Sweet at first with some fruity bitterness developing. Long lasting finish. Complex!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
norbertvangeyt (2) - Erpe-Mere, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
Prachtig lekker biertje. Met complexe smaak palet . komt tot zijn recht dat u er tijd voor neemt om er meerdere te drinken.


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