peral2 (515) - - JAN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
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PatrickGav (23) - - AUG 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Rasmus40 (8884) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
kraddel (1905) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
got a sample by some awsome italians, at the kulminator! epic thanx , dudes !
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 !
spdyfire83 (32) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle poured into Crooked Stave tulip. Vintage: mid/late-90ís, 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.
tommy1382 (12) - - SEP 3, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Non si puoí dare meno di 5.0 a questo nettare...non scherziamo....ma cosa avete bevuto?
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark bruin pour with no head. Dark fruit, some lighter spice tones, oxidation has taken a hit on both flavor and aroma. Although for a 6 % it hasnít all gone. Flavor and texture leave something to desire. Thanks Ryan for the share.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A huge thanks to drabmuh for sharing this whale of a beer with us on his birthday.
The beer is orange hued, displaying a thick, lasting head that coats the chalice with a sheet of lacing.
The aroma offers malt, butterscotch, basement, rain water, canteloupe. Interesting. It does smell old...like a monkís closet.
The flavor was decent, especially given the age of the beer. Interesting to say the least. Dank basement, melons, butterscotch, caramel malt.
I was really impressed with the mouthfeel. Perfect carbonation and silky smooth on the palate.
Overall, what an experience. Thanks Matt!
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mL bottle @ De Heeren van Liedekercke. The illusive red cap bottle I finally found at De Heeren. Thanks to Joost for sharing one of his last bottles! Dark reddish orange appearance with a cream colored head. Rich candy sugar, dark caramel, plum, date aroma. Seems to may have thinned out a bit though I have no point of reference. Delicious mild chocolate, caramel, rich fruity estery, somewhat dusty, rich bready yeasty, smooth flavor. Really still tastes quite tasty. 1996 vintage.
ClubGonzo (3198) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew. My rating no. 2000!!! :-D It seems like a fitting milestone to open the missing link of the Westvleteren series for this rating; the long-retired "Red Cap", no. 6. No exact date on the bottle, but I guess itís from the mid-to-late nineties somewhere. Exciting indeed; this is one of the oldest beers Iíve had and definitely the oldest out of a bottle. Anticipation is tense around the table as I pop the cork. Will it gush? Will it be dead as a doorknob? Fortunately, a little hiss is all that escapes and soon a deep clear coppery body emerges in our glasses, topped with a medium off-white head. The aroma seems to have survived all these years as well, with prominent oxidation tones: raisins, butterschotch and dark fruits. Also, there is caramel, dark malty tones, eggnog, lots of honey and some faint traces of sulfur in the back. All in all, it wears the age very well in my opinion. In the mouth, I detect caramel, dark dried fruits, slightly astringent bitter hop tones, hints of candi sugars, raisins and wet paper. The lack of body is perhaps most appeared; the palate is thin and seems to have lost something over the years. Still, Westvleteren 6 is - around 15 years old, and with a humble ABV of 6,2 % ABV - an impressive work of brew art. Itís quite incredible that it has retained so much of its older self for so long. A worthy and fun tick for my 2000th rating here on Ratebeer. A big thank you to BBGTC for sharing so many great beers with me and all you great Ratebeerians out there worldwide. Cheeeeers!!! :-D