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

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RATINGS: 1952   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
olio (8455) - Tampere, - DEC 6, 2012
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014
33 cl bottle. BBE 30.09.2012.
Lots and lots of ripe fruits burst out as the bottle is opened. Still quite lively and a bit fizzy. Caramel malts and toffee on the nose as well. Sourish malts and ripe fruits still on the flavor front, not as spicy though. Licorice is not really present anymore. Some complexity and flavors lost, somewhat better when a bit more fresh. Very tasty anyway.
Rating: 8-5-8-4-17 = 42
33 cl bottle. BBE 12.05.2013.
Originally rated on 20091227. (9-5-9-4-18)
Pours clear (without the yeast) mahogany red color with a medium-sized head, leaves some lacing. Lots of barnyard elements on the nose, sourish malts, yeast, a bit of toffee, sweet caramel and lots of ripe fruits. Some licorice and spices on the background also.
Flavor of caramel malts, spices, yeast, licorice, ripe and somewhat dried fruits and some subtle grassy notes. Very smooth palate with a sourish finish. Very complex and refined brew which seems to be at almost perfect age. Top notch.
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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
morgoth79 (9) - - FEB 7, 2016 does not count
Profumata, caramello e frutta bel corpo schiuma compatta e persistente. Un grande classico

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (2879) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2016
33 cl bottle poured in to a Trappist glass. Dark amber colour with a creamy off-white head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, yeasts, subtle liquorice hints, tart apples, toffee, chocolate, cough drops and light earthy hops. Taste is sweet. Medium to full body with a creamy to oily texture. Average carbonation. Finishes long lasting slightly dry and fruity yeasty with caramel malts and a gentle burn of alcohol. Excellent Trappist beer. However, I get the same intensity and complexity from a Rochefort 8 to a third of the price.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonkeyBra (3896) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2016
12 oz. bottle from my Secret Santa. One of my oldest wants. Thanks man! Pours a ruddy brown with a small off white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, caramel and apple notes. Toasted malt, bread, and toffee with a mild yeast spice. Flavor is fruity and dense, sweet but balanced by the yeast. Full bodied, pillowy carbonation. Pretty great.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ambro206 (293) - ITALY - JAN 24, 2016
Un’esperienza di bevuta unica. Ammetto. Anche per la sua esclusività. La birra si presenta ambrata scura con schiuma bianca, abbondante e persistente. Al naso prugna, chiodo di garofano e miele. In bocca bilanciamento perfetto con una punta di secchezza e amaro che non fa percepire l’alcool comunque presente. Corpo robusto e frizzantezza vivace ma adeguata. Pulisce.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarmok (770) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 23, 2016
chestnut colur liquid with beige head. aroma of apple, caramel. taste, med sweet, med bitter, spicy. med body, oily feel, astringent, average carb, long finish

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mcbertola (123) - BRAZIL - JAN 23, 2016
Aroma fruta e caramelado. Espuma persistente, cerveja bem equilibrada, dulçor e amargor na medida certa. Sem duvida umas das melhores do mundo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (3117) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle, vintage 2014 (I think) shared by Stevoj, thanks! Dark brown color with shades of ruby, thin beige head. The smells of rich malt, dark chocolate, toffee, and pitted fruit abound. Layers of flavor with a mostly sweet sensation. Toasted malt, caramel, toffee, chocolate… pitted fruit… more and more layers. A wonderful beer experience.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nerdboy19 (129) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 17, 2016
Great beer. I expected a tripel but it was dark BSA. Sweet dark fruits, malt, toffee, bread, caramel, spicy, complex aroma. Lots of carbonation, medium bodied, drinkable. Taste is sweet and balanced. Great again, but I would prefer Pannepot to this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1293) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle 2013-ish thanks to Ole at Oles place. Pours a murky Dark brown with a small, off White head. Aroma has lots of belgian yeast, macaroons, almonds, belgian yeast, slight wheat, slight earthy yeast, overripe fruits, toasted malts, prunes, dates, figs. Taste is super toasty, more nutty, spicy, fruity yeast, sweet, light booze... Overall i would say that this is the worst top 50 beer of Them all.. High carb, light body compared to the abv. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChewyBeer (217) - SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 15, 2016
Apperance: murky brown with great fluffy soft tan head. Gushed from bottle when opened Aroma: plum and raisin Taste: medium light mouthful. Smooth medium carbonation. Plum raisin, fruity Overall a great beer


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