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

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RATINGS: 1779   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamesie1857 (1431) - 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pallem (7) - Risskov, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2014 does not count
33 cl bottle. Dark brown with a small white head. Aroma: caramel, plums, earthy, alcohol. Medium sweetness. medium body, lively, long finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (375) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle, cellared for about 1 year.
Brown, hazy body, with a medium, creamy, beige head, that quickly diminishes to a small, stable ring.
Aroma of dried fruits, dark berries, sweet and sour apples, nuts, burnt sugar, some bread, some alcohol.
Taste is even better for me, boozy, with about the same aromas, also some musty fruits.
Full, creamy, fizzy mouthfeel and it finishes alcoholic, astringent, quite dry, fruity-sour, yeasty and a bit sweet malty.

Delicious! Greatly balanced, very complex, with loads of really interesting fruit notes and not too difficult to drink at the same time. Indeed a pretty perfect Belgian Strong Ale, that deserves the hype, independend of its rarity.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (738) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle to celebrate my first ratebeer anniversary. Pours hazy brown with diminishing fizzy head. Aroma has dried fruit, caramel and leather. Alcohol becomes apparant later. Flavour has more dried fruit and toffee held together by strong but warming alcohol. Mouthfeel is fizzy, quite high carbonation. Finish is boozy and slightly dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john-hansen (20) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2014
Aroma is dark fruits, red apples, syrup, cocos. Aroma is very like that of westvleteren 12. Greyish brown sewage lika apperance, white head. It is a bit sweet and alcoholic, without beeing too sweet or too alcoholiv. Medium body, creamy low carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (2303) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2014
0,33l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours hazy chestnut with a medium head. Aroma is sweet malts, nuts, alcohol and yeast. Flavor is sweet malts, nuts, yeast, alcohol, dark fruits and some hops. Excellent!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in its own chalice. I’ve kept this beers stored for almost three years before open it. Best before 7th of June, 2011. Consumed at 15th of March, 2012 in perfect condition. Completely alive beer :) A: Pours a nutty brown color and a big light beige head. Fizzy and "alive" carbonation. Good retention, it never disappeared leaving a thin small bubbled head. No lacings and a lot of dark particles floating around S: Very bready. Very yeasty. Fruity, but moderate on these regards. Caramel malts. Hints of roasted malts. Toffee. Hints of alcohol T: Follows the nose: Brown breauud, caramel malts, toffee, dark fruits, Belgian yeasts. A bit sweet upfront and a very moderate bitterness. Alcohol sensation M: Medium creamy and bit molasses body. Moderate carbonation O: Honestly: Fantastic beer! Despite of the hype around Westys, there’s no way to deny that, this is a just another perfect beer made by the Sint Sixtus monks [ BA Review @ 10/30/2009 ]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dalfaro86 (298) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 12, 2014
Pours a cloudy brown brew with a huge reddish head with good retention, aroma si moderate to heavy sweet and low better with clove, apple, banana, caramel and dark fruits, medium to robust bodied, flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and low better with a fresa and better sweet finish and a long aftertaste, very good

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pet3rman (320) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Pours root beer brown with a light fizzy head. Aroma is intense fruit -cherry, plum and a hint of cough syrup. Flavor is sweet fermented fruit with a slightly astringent finish. Mild alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is very full and silky - outstanding. Complex yet balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NateH10s (22) - - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle 33cl A - hazy browny with fine head resolves fairly quick A - hay, sweet T - mild acidity P - Full body O - great full flavored beer

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john_henry (111) - - OCT 7, 2014
Wow, this is a great beer. I actually prefer this to the 12. Amazing balance of incredible flavours, it’s really hard to pin down, almost tastes like there is malt wheat in here. Definitely worth trying if you can get hold of it.


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