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

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RATINGS: 1749   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Westvleteren has the smallest output of the Trappist breweries, with only a small part of their production going very far into the world.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2085) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle at Craigs since he noticed I hadnt had and deemed it embarrassing. pours a fairly light clear brown. nose is toffee and dark fruits. tastes of raisins, fig, some toffee, and soy sauce. hint of spice on finish with slightly thin body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3662) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2014
33cl. Thanks Gem! Pours an opaque dark brown with a lasting film of bubbles. Aromas of nearly-scalded dark toffee, earthy honey with the comb, and a touch of lemon hard candy. Tastes of earthy toffee, dark whole grain bread, figs, lemon honey, minty-wooden hops and a bit of unsweetened bakerís chocolate. The yeast (and maybe some spice adjuncts?) do a great job of guiding the big malts to a dry finish. Medium-heavy body has medium-high carbonation and a nice balance. Just a touch of the 8% is apparent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
Een heel lekker bier, maar tegenover de andere 2 Westvleterens voor mij persoonlijk de minste van de 3

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is a strong raisin, wood, fruit. Medium mouthfeel with strong raisin, bready malt. Very impressive.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle at Craigís, 09 batch. Pours murky brown, nose is sweet, raspberry, raisins, taste is a little thin, sweet raisins, dark fruit, toffee

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dado93 (138) - ITALY - AUG 13, 2014
Red/brown color with good head, light sweet/fruity aroma, sweet taste with red and dried fruit (raisins), light caramel malt & coffee notes, very smooth body, silk, and carbonation, iím sorry because when i open the bottle, a part of beer is lost for excessive carbonation of moment (the biggest i ever see!! I donít know why, because the bottle was for many months in the same place)... Absolutely not bad beer! but, i think this one most intense beer...

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1135) - SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Muddied bright brown, off white head. Weird lemon gristle and over chewed bubblegum nose. Soft chunky plum, stewed pineapple and uncrunched pine nuts. Flies very drinkable sweetness, 2009 vintage soft and no real hop bite. Sweet and melted finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AtronSeige (555) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 10, 2014
Aroma: Malt: Medium. Dark fruit, chocolate, toasty, bready,licorice. Spicy pepper from alcohol, Very complex. Appearance: Brown body, hazy. Large rocky tan head. Good retention. Lacing Flavour: Rich, malty, licorice, fruity, plum, grape skins, slight roasty, raisin, bready, chocolate, , Dry finish, lingering licorice and bitterness Mouthfeel: Medium body, high carbonation. Alcohol warming. Dry finish, lingering licorice and bitterness Overall: Wow! A complex beer that just keeps changing with every sip! A wonderful experience. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 18E. Belgian Dark Strong Ale

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjmoen (62) - - AUG 9, 2014
Pours a muddy brown color with beige head. Definitely donít drink this straight from the fridge as more aromas and flavors come out when it warmed up a bit. Not necessarily my candidate for one of the best beers in the world, but a solid beer nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crlnts (275) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 9, 2014
At the source. Small beige head. Hazy dark brown. Yeasty, candi sugar, fruitiness. I prefer this one compared to the 12, more balanced.


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