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

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RATINGS: 1786   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john-hansen (20) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2014
Aroma is dark fruits, red apples, syrup, cocos. Aroma is very like that of westvleteren 12. Greyish brown sewage lika apperance, white head. It is a bit sweet and alcoholic, without beeing too sweet or too alcoholiv. Medium body, creamy low carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (2352) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2014
0,33l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours hazy chestnut with a medium head. Aroma is sweet malts, nuts, alcohol and yeast. Flavor is sweet malts, nuts, yeast, alcohol, dark fruits and some hops. Excellent!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
eduardovl (929) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in its own chalice. Iíve kept this beers stored for almost three years before open it. Best before 7th of June, 2011. Consumed at 15th of March, 2012 in perfect condition. Completely alive beer :) A: Pours a nutty brown color and a big light beige head. Fizzy and "alive" carbonation. Good retention, it never disappeared leaving a thin small bubbled head. No lacings and a lot of dark particles floating around S: Very bready. Very yeasty. Fruity, but moderate on these regards. Caramel malts. Hints of roasted malts. Toffee. Hints of alcohol T: Follows the nose: Brown breauud, caramel malts, toffee, dark fruits, Belgian yeasts. A bit sweet upfront and a very moderate bitterness. Alcohol sensation M: Medium creamy and bit molasses body. Moderate carbonation O: Honestly: Fantastic beer! Despite of the hype around Westys, thereís no way to deny that, this is a just another perfect beer made by the Sint Sixtus monks [ BA Review @ 10/30/2009 ]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dalfaro86 (302) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 12, 2014
Pours a cloudy brown brew with a huge reddish head with good retention, aroma si moderate to heavy sweet and low better with clove, apple, banana, caramel and dark fruits, medium to robust bodied, flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and low better with a fresa and better sweet finish and a long aftertaste, very good

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pet3rman (320) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Pours root beer brown with a light fizzy head. Aroma is intense fruit -cherry, plum and a hint of cough syrup. Flavor is sweet fermented fruit with a slightly astringent finish. Mild alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is very full and silky - outstanding. Complex yet balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NateH10s (22) - - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle 33cl A - hazy browny with fine head resolves fairly quick A - hay, sweet T - mild acidity P - Full body O - great full flavored beer

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john_henry (115) - - OCT 7, 2014
Wow, this is a great beer. I actually prefer this to the 12. Amazing balance of incredible flavours, itís really hard to pin down, almost tastes like there is malt wheat in here. Definitely worth trying if you can get hold of it.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Syfher (80) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
I donít even know why you are reading what iím writing... Go drink that beer, and you will see why she just "a Perfection".

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2118) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle from recent trade. Hand labeled 9/22/07. So 7 years old I guess. Murky brown pour with a small head with big bubbles that fade to a messy ring. Great aromas of berries, figs, dark bread, almonds, chocolate, and banana. Tastes sweet but not really rich. More dry and boozy. Big fig and dark bread taste with some chocolate, nuts, licorice, raisins, berries, and wood. Medium body. Complex Belgian beer but Iíve had others Iíve enjoyed more and are much easier to get. I might like to try a fresher one some day though.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (1045) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy ruby chestnut, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Port, berry compote, plum notes and sweet spices make for an appealing aroma. Mild sweet fruit hops up front soon give way to spiced fruits and dark plum notes in the mid-palate. Berry notes lead into smooth port in the finish, and there is a lingering sweetly spicy aftertaste. This really is a very good beer, richly flavoursome and highly enjoyable.


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