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


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RATINGS: 1866   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - NOV 21, 2004
This stuff pours dark brown with an average head. Nutty aroma. Taste is fruity (plums/raisons) and very nutty. Hints of spices throughout. Sweet malty goodness. Damn good. I need the 12 now.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2004
dark red/brown color. Thin whisp of head that never really went away. Intresting aromas of fruit, yeast, and candy. Classic trappist mouthfeel of very tight carbonation and slightly thin body. Awesome flavors of sweet crystal malt, dark fruit, cookie dough, and yeast. Excellent balance. The finish just goes on and on. Lived up to the hype, even at the price of $16 a bottle at local hip beer spot La Cave du Vin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Very nice Belgian Strong Ale. Medium sized tan head last indefinately. Deep brown color that has red hues if backlit. Fruity, yeasty aroma. Medium bodied. Smooth. Fruit and spice blend in the taste. Yeast is throughout. Slight bitterness in the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 15, 2004
UPDATED: APR 25, 2005 Pours dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma is alcohol with little hop presence. Taste is coffee, chocolate, candy and dark fruits with a pleasant alcohol warmth. .- Re Rate... Pours murky brown with a tan head that billows to the rim of the glass. Lively aroma of bread and fruit (even citrus). I drank this one imediatly after a 12. The eight is obviously a bit more subtle. Flavors of malts and spices dominate the taste. Very clean aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2004
A bit sour aroma. Nice foam, that collapses into a thin layer. Taste is interesting, and unlike any other beer I’ve tasted: lots of almonds and some chocolate togehter with some fruit I cannot put words on - figs, perhaps?. However it lacks some the spicyness of many other trappists. Nice carbonation, but a bit thin in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23307) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2004
Brown colour with a fine beige head. Alcoholic aroma with malts and hops. Flavor of dried fruit, hops and malt. Bitter aftertaste. An OK beer, but Westvleteren 12 is much better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2004
Very long-lasting cream-coloured head, a very dark full body, an aroma to make you dream, and the taste is like sampling a huge variety of nuts, fruits and other mysterious substance. Really a dream, not quite up to its "12" cousin heights, though, but definitely one of my favourite choices for a strong, full-bodied beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2004 bottle from Lower East side beer sto’ whoa i poured this beer into a Chmay glass and it fizzed up like soda, weird. Brown /purple colo,r Candied fruit aroma Medium body,lotta flavors goin on fruits like plums come to mind, rock candy?complex beer First belgian I Like

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2004
bottle, brown in color, very big off-white head, great sweet taste with a hint of fruit, alcohol, and malt. very smooth. definitely one of the best beers i’ve had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2004
Brown color, heavy sweet yeasty fruity aroma, sweet fruity spicy taste, full body, light sweet alcoholic warm finish. a GREAT beer.

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