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


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RATINGS: 1979   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Westvleteren has the smallest output of the Trappist breweries, with only a small part of their production going very far into the world.

olio's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
olio (8727) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (328) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - APR 28, 2016
Una cerveza excelenta que me pareció toda una joya. Notas en donde destacan las maltas obscuras y frutos secos, ligeramente se perciben los sabores característicos de las levaduras belgas y al retrogusto unas notas deliciosas a caramelo y azucar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TtV (364) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2016
UPDATED: APR 28, 2016 Bottle 33cl. Deep dark brown with a huge fluffy off white head. Aroma of malts, wood and brown sugar. The taste is mildly bitter with sweet undertones. The taste slowly develops into a more bitter affair but changes long after every sip. Touches of grain, sugar, chocolate are all present. The carbonation is always present at the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (809) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2016
UPDATED: APR 26, 2016 Bottle at home, tht 21.05.2018. Cloudy chestnut brown colour, creamy beige head that leaves a nice lacing. Roasted caramel malty, dried and ripe fruits (melon), clove, nutmeg, earthy, dry, quite alcoholic tastewise. Lingering complex malty finish, lasts long. Very well balanced. Good body, lively carbonation, soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabuzzer (463) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2016
Cloudy, dark brown with a frothy tan head. Yeasty banana and alcohol aroma. Taste is sweet malt, yeast, dried fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ianwelby (950) - SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2016
Cloudy red-brown. Very faint malt aroma. Flavour is bitter with a hit of malt and there’s a good whack of chocolate in there too. Lively on the tongue. Not much of a backtaste. It’s nice but somehow a touch unsubstantial.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kr1zz (306) - BELGIUM - APR 12, 2016
Bottle bought at Schaliënhuis Temse. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Taste: yeast, malts, chocolate, fruity, caramel, silky, raisins, grainy...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (2105) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2016
Overall: Milk chocolate, sweet raisins.
Note: Bottle 330 ml. (Vintage 2002) Reviewed 2016-04-10.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierridder_S (547) - BELGIUM - APR 7, 2016
27/03/2016 - 33cl glass @ In de Vrede, Westvleteren. Dark brown with a nice tanned creamy head. Nose is dark roasted malts, fruits, caramel.Taste is dark malts, grains, caramel, fruits. Silky mouthfeel. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (703) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2016
33cl bottle. Very dark ruby pour, hazy and witg a fine tan head that gives way to a thick lacing. Smells of dark fruit, dried fruit, caramel and yeast. Tastes bitter-sweet, with notes of cocoa, chocolate, dried fruit, cola. Soft mouthfeel, medium to high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewtalita (174) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2016
Brown color, high pillowy head. Aroma cloves, wheat, caramel. Palate watery and carbonation medium. Alcoholic, sweet fondane, milk chocolate. Finish sweeter than I would like. Ok, but nothing exceptional.

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