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Westvleteren 6

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

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.


peral2's rating

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
peral2 (570) - - 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
Beerconnaiseur (46) - BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
First of all, you raters : this is NOT - I repeat - NOT the blonde beer. This is the beer brewed internally by the monks for eachother, low on alcohol but still very very tasty. And our Cistercian friends didn’t take this goal very lightly (do they ever?). Well, this is in fact one of the most exquisite ’beers’ on the globe. Trust me. After tasting hundreds of aged beers, the 6 and 12 shine out.. They ripe in an amazing manor. WV is simply not a beer, it’s an experience. By coincidence or Divine intervention.. I must admit, it was a very old bottle of the 80’s that I tasted, so matured. Amazing, for a low alcohol brown. Balanced, soft, still foam head and some lacing.. Go red, if you can. This is rare. Or do a retreat at the abbey, and drink young ones during your meal.. Good idea!

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Daanminator (73) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
Heerlijk blond bier met een fruitige nasmaak. Helaas ook hier dat de beschikbaarheid te laag is.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (926) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Aroma: honey, molasses, malts. Appearance: hazy pale gold, medium creamy white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters turning very sour, slightly watery, average-long finish, dry. Overall: nice Belgian Ale, great aroma. Bottle at Cambrinus, Bruges.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (10641) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Thanks, Chris. Amber pour with a fair amount of hazy/floaters and a small off-white head. Smells mostly of soda water with some caramel. A touch of banana and raisin. Hints of yeast. Somewhat sweet taste of honey, caramel, and fruity esters. Light banana and raisin. Soda water, a bit of yeast, and maybe some grenadine. This is dead.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8276) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
[ Bottle ][ JealousChalice ][ 33cl ][ 10K+OT Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/3/14 ]
>> Thank you Chris for the share! Pours low haze deep amber, low carbonation with spotty lacing. Nose is minty oxidation, orange peel, perfume, cognac. Taste is watery, minty, orange peel, no sugar or body. Fairly drinkable, more fun to try. But clearly over the hill and probably wasn’t meant for aging.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (576) - 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 (17) - 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 (1106) - 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 (1897) - 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.


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