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


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RATINGS: 1904   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 10, 2005
Dark brown with reddish notes. Creamy beige head. Aroma has yeast, alcohol and spices. Taste is rich with notes of yeast, dried fruits, spices and a dry bitter lasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 10, 2005
Bottle. Dark brownish beer with a huge beige head. Fruity (date, plum) aroma with a rich malt backing and some spice. Malty flavor with spice, yeast, and fruit. Medium body and dry finish. Rich, but missing some depthy. Did a side-by-side comparison with the Rochefort 8 and I’d go for the Rochefort over this anytime.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - APR 10, 2005
Dark reddish mahogany hue, thick creamy haed formation. Subtle palate, most notably toffee and vanilla with a mild sourness that smells like an old cricket ball (rain soaked leather to those who never played). Malty/yeasty, fruity palate, with unripened plum and orange, mild coffee and chocolate, fairly sharp/astringent in the finish. Intense range of flavors and surprisingly soft and subtle overall. Thanks to rauchbier for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2005 Re-rate - 330 ml bottle Pours somewhat cloudly dark reddish brown with a tan fully lasting head. Aroma is very malty with pleasant yeasty overtones, little spicy. Initial taste is balanced between bitter and malty sweetness. Aftertaste is dry with clean finish, nothing weird left on the tongue. Palate is oily to creamy. Carbonation is concealed along with the alcohol. This is a far cry better than my first bottle, it was fizzy and the alcohol took over. I couldn’t understand the big deal on the first bad bottle, glad this one changed my mind. Hope future samples are just as good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2005
Thin head, dark rusty looking body, very murky and cloudy. Malty, earthy aroma, very rich. Taste is quite refined- dark plums, molassis and brown sugar. Just a touch of sourness on the back of the tongue. Finish is nice and spicy, long. Alcohol also creeps in late with some bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2005
Dark brown body with a dense light brown head. Malty and sweet aroma with dark fruit and a touch of bitterness. Malty flavor with hints of yeast, dark fruit and alcohol. Fairly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2005
A perfect beer for the long Sunday afternoon. Fruity sweet aroma . Flavor reminds me almost of cane sugar and raisins. Made the rain outside go away. Great stuff and I’m looking for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (1106) - USA - MAR 25, 2005
This is one fine looking beer. Nice dark brownish with a tinge of ruby appearance with an excellent lingering head. Aroma is nice, and taste is rather complex. I’d like to try more of this to really understand it. Didn’t knock me off my seat at first taste, but about halfway through the I noticed some of the subtle complexity. Wish I knew how old the bottle is though, there aren’t many markings on it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2008 This is one complex beer. The body looks black with a foamy tan head on the pour. Held it up to the light and it had a shade of ruby to it. Talk about complex. Aroma was sweet and tasted a little bitter at first. But at the end of the glass there was a stronger sweet aroma that disipated the bitterness. Great beer hard to exactly explain it but it was good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2005
This is without a doubt one of the best beers I’ve ever had! I’m really starting to get into the Belgiums, Thanks Wendy!! Poured dark caramel with a huge head and thick lacing. Aroma is clean and creamy, sweet vanilla? Flavor is malty,caramel, almost candy like and the alcohol is well hidden. This is really a good beer..I want more!!

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