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Westvleteren 6

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus
Style: Belgian Ale
Westvleteren, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Note: If you had a golden-colored Westvleteren, it was not this beer. It was the Westvleteren Blonde. This beer has been retired for more than a decade, though bottles still exist.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 17, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Belle couleur blonde. Bière pas trop typée belge. Houblons bien équilibrés mais pas assez de corps à mon goût.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikske79 (13) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2014
Beste blonde bier dat ik ooit geprobeerd heb. Echt een aanrader. Moet niet onderdoen voor de 12

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1016) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Rating #1000. 33 cL bottle from Cracked Kettle in Amsterdam, served in a vintage Westvleteren glass alongside the Blonde, 8 and 12 at the opening of Chris’ new bar. Pours hazy chestnut with a small tan head that fades to a thin cover and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose is simply gorgeous with beautiful notes of figs, caramel, molasses, raisins, chocolate and a touch of earth. The flavour is medium malty sweet with notes of caramel, candi sugar, grain and a touch of grass. The finish is long, malty and a bit grainy. On the palate it is surprisingly light with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a great ale that has been surprisingly well preserved. The nose is amazing but the body was lighter than I expected. Most similar to the 8, it has a more complex and nuanced nose but lacks in body. It would be nice if the monks could release this one again so we can see how a younger bottle would taste. 2014-03-29

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 16.06.2012, 0,33l bottle sampled @ BBGTC summer tasting:
Lett sødmerik fruktig oksidert lukt med preg av karamellmalt, humle, smørkaramell, rosin, toffee, mørkt rørsukker, honning. Oksidert lett tynn og sødmerik smak med preg av smørkaramell, beiskt gras, våt papp, mørkt rørsukker, honning. Middels bitterhet og lengde. God, for å vere det den er.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PatrickGav (23) - - AUG 20, 2013
The colour is dark brown, very few foam. Aroma of liquorice, caramel with a touch of hazelnut. Very dense and heavy flavour. Very long finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (9840) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle @ Amundsen Bryggeri, Oslo. Vintage 1997. Clear dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, oxidized and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. Soft. This has aged beautifully. 280713

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (2433) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
got a sample by some awsome italians, at the kulminator! epic thanx , dudes ! 98 vintage pours very dark, small white foam. smalls aged, caramel. taste is likewise, very subtile carbo , nice to try , but not realy unique. aged realy nice, though !

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
spdyfire83 (32) - 5280, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2013
33cl bottle poured into Crooked Stave tulip. Vintage: mid/late-90’s, I gather from discussions with the individual who passed this my way. I shared this at a random Wednesday afternoon tasting at Crooked Stave (thanks Chad for welcoming us!) as part of "December to Remember - 2012". Drank alongside Westvleteren Dubbel (which is interestingly non-ratable on this site), amongst others. Appearance is light brown. Quarter, (tan) fingernail, bubbly head on medium pour. Smells of dark fruit, raisin, light brown sugar, and breadiness. Touch of mild cherry here too. Taste follows smell - hidden cherry starts things off followed by soft dark fruit, caramel, and cardboard. Touch of sour too and I know this thing is past its prime. Medium/full bodied with soft (nearly flat) carbonation. Surprisingly bad and over-the-hill. Quite strange to me considering this bottle is younger than the Red Cap. I find it amazing that the lower ABV withstood time more resiliently than this. Granted they are different styles, but they generally have the same characteristics in my opinion. My recommendation, do not bend-over-backwards to get this.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
peral2 (561) - SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2013
Okey då harmsne provat sin första Westvleteren (har en tolva kvar i gömmorna, tack Thomas).som väntat en besvikelse, helt okey men den här ljusa stilen hör inte till mina favoriter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tommy1382 (12) - - SEP 3, 2012
Non si puo’ dare meno di 5.0 a questo nettare...non scherziamo....ma cosa avete bevuto?


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