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

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RATINGS: 1686   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   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.


jamesie1857's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamesie1857 (1225) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - NOV 1, 2012
Trying to avoid the cliché, but this really is like a lighter version of a 12. The palate is thinner, the liquorice and fruit notes lack the intensity. Very very good, but not as good as the 12.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1336) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown color with a medium thick smooth foamy beige head. Aroma of vanilla and raisin. Slightly sour taste of raisin and wheat. Sweet and warm finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tony_gorilla (152) - Fiskum, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Bottle from bartlebier enjoyed at home. Quite fresh. Best before date is 04.12.16. Pours brown redish color with a small beige head. Much carbonation in this one. Smells of honey fruits and toffee. Comes back in the taste. Got another bottle witch i will store a couple of years.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crazy_cat_lady (82) - - APR 12, 2014
April 11, 2014. 330mL bottle at Town Crier. Reddish brown with a very small off-white head. Lovely aromas of raisins, toffee and dark honey. Similar flavours, with hints of spiciness. Quite lovely. I prefer this one over the 12.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Troll (12) - DENMARK - APR 11, 2014
Bottle @ home. Aroma: a little roasty sweet, a little yeast. Apperance: Brown as coke, cloudy, fluffy tan head. Taste: Round, mild sweetness, a little hay, ends in light bitterness. Overall: It’s a nice beer - but to me the fuss is not about the taste. Could never blindtest this as "my no. 1"

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jspronck (10) - BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
caramel, chocolate, banana aromas, brown, cloudy, abundant tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, nice balance, medium body

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
20107589 (297) - randers, DENMARK - APR 8, 2014
caramel, roasty, chocolate aromas. appear dark brown with a small creamy white head. balanced between the bitter and sweet taste. full bodied, with a lively carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sureshpa (274) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
Aroma: Dried red fruits, wine, deeds, bit of roast, hint of toffee Appearance: Brown, red glow, cloudy, lots of yeast, off white head, almost no carbonation Taste: Dried red fruit, toffee aftertaste, liquorice, deeds, very nice, i think i like this better then the 12

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aphalo (93) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Three years old bottle. Colour is clearish brown, pale brown head. Aroma has raisins, (rye) malts, plume, cyrup. Compared to fresh bottle aroma has lost many fruity notes. Flavour has smooth honey, quite a lot of malts. Palate is well balanced with light/medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DennisKirk (56) - DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Flaske, smagt hos lars, kloster øl, God øl og smager dejligt, er i min verden overvurderet, men er stadigvæk god:-)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andy_ (516) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Reddish brown beer with a big blonde frothy head leaving lacing. Aromas of pear peelish Belgian yeast, sugary sweetness, malts, licorice and anise. Flavor has anise, licorice, toasted malts, dark fruits, raisin, herbs and caramel sweetness. Mouthfeel is quite full and quite heavily carbonated. Finish has a medium bite of bitterness and a longer finish with spiciness and sweet maltiness as well as alcohol warmth. Pouring in the yeast emphasizes the anise and licorice. A tasty Dark Belgian Strong Ale, almost as good as the mighty Westy XII.


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