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

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RATINGS: 1999   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Westvleteren has the smallest output of the Trappist breweries, with only a small part of their production going very far into the world.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Bottle @ Maproom chicago! Pours a brilliant black color with a creamy off white head. nose is very malty, roasty and doughy. Great mouthfeel that is both creamy and slightly fizzy at the same time. Lots of dark fruit here, plums, raisins, figs, you name it and it could probably be found here. a nice bit of spice finishes it off.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Habanero (3901) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2012 Off-white foamy head. Deep amber colour. Lovely fruity aroma. Palate with notes of caramel, raisins and malt. Little sweet/ bitter aftertaste. Praise God who inspirited the monks to create this little miracle.★★★★★

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2005
Pours dark brown with a red hue at the edges and a smooth off-white head. Very fruity malt flavor with hints of apricot, clove, and nice spice to the finish. Very smooth all around beer, never felt like a big beer at all, very enjoyable for every sip.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
xray (50) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2005 Cap date 25JAN03 Rated on18JUN05.Almost as tasty as its big brother (which is expected since its made from the second running) .

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Absolutely awesome. The aroma itself is bliss on air. The color and texture are pure art. The taste is of whiskey tobacco and cherry smoke. Peppery and complex The mouth feel is delirium. The aftertaste lingers forever. I want to cry.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5770) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours a very dark ruby, almost brown. 1" light brown head with amazing retention, starts off very craggy and then becomes creamy and thick. Aroma of malt, almost candy like sweetness, yeast, plums, dust, bubble gum, very fruity. Taste very vinous and multi-faceted. Malty sweet up front followed by fruity and yeasty middle. Notes of brandy liquor and toffee. Finish is a little alcoholic and dry with plum, raisin and caramel. Mouthfeel is very carbonated and lively, but becomes more creamy as it became closer to room temp from the cellar temp I started with. Itís a classic, what more to say?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2005
33 cl bottle. Yeast in bottom. Reddish dark brown colour with a very nice white head. Sweet aroma with notes of dried fruit, sugar and some wheat. Very nice complex flavour. The finish is great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2005
Brown coloured beer with fast disappearing beige foam. Fine complex aromaís of sweet bread, caramel, ripe banana, candie sugar, nut, malts and fine hops. taste is full, sweet and dryish, touches of raisin bread and some bitterness of hops. Great afthertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Bottle, Brown ruby pour, with a long-lasting head and fine carbonation. Huge fruity aroma and sweet malts. Spicy and a bit peppery too. Also a bit herby. Darker fruits come out in the beginning, but I also tasted other lighter fruits at the end of the swallow - pears. Very yeasty a tad bready.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blankboy (7150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2005
Bottle, served in my Westvleteren glass. Well here it is, my 300th rating! I had to open something special and this certainly qualifies. Pours a hazy dark ruby-brown with lots of bubbles with an average size fizzy light-brown head. Aroma of sweet malt, dak fruit, alcohol, spices, pepper, honey, yeast, wine -- I could go on and on. Like all Westy beers each whiff and sip are slightly different from the last. The flavour is very complex and has a multitude of tastes and for the most part follows the aroma. Itís also somewhat mild, quite carbonated and the alcohol is extremely well hidden. This beer is truly in a class of itís own and really is a treat to have. Soon Westy 6 I will crack you open too!


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