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


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RATINGS: 1986   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabuzzer (488) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2016
Cloudy, dark brown with a frothy tan head. Yeasty banana and alcohol aroma. Taste is sweet malt, yeast, dried fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ianwelby (987) - SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2016
Cloudy red-brown. Very faint malt aroma. Flavour is bitter with a hit of malt and there’s a good whack of chocolate in there too. Lively on the tongue. Not much of a backtaste. It’s nice but somehow a touch unsubstantial.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kr1zz (311) - BELGIUM - APR 12, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2016 Bottle 33cl bought at Schaliënhuis Temse. Pours hazy dark brown with a medium beige creamy head. Nose: roasted malts, hints of maple sirup, chocolate, caramel, dried fruits, alcoholic flavour in my nose, spicy, orange zeste. Taste: slightly sweet taste (maple sirup/dried fruits) with notes of orange zeste and some caramel en chocolate in combination with a creamy feeling and a warm alcoholic feeling with the adding of a spicy touch. The aftertaste is pretty malty, half dry, light bitter notes. Again I did not enjoyed this beer to the fullest...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (2134) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2016
Overall: Milk chocolate, sweet raisins.
Note: Bottle 330 ml. (Vintage 2002) Reviewed 2016-04-10.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierridder_S (599) - BELGIUM - APR 7, 2016
27/03/2016 - 33cl glass @ In de Vrede, Westvleteren. Dark brown with a nice tanned creamy head. Nose is dark roasted malts, fruits, caramel.Taste is dark malts, grains, caramel, fruits. Silky mouthfeel. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1103) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2016
33cl bottle. Very dark ruby pour, hazy and witg a fine tan head that gives way to a thick lacing. Smells of dark fruit, dried fruit, caramel and yeast. Tastes bitter-sweet, with notes of cocoa, chocolate, dried fruit, cola. Soft mouthfeel, medium to high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewtalita (183) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2016
Brown color, high pillowy head. Aroma cloves, wheat, caramel. Palate watery and carbonation medium. Alcoholic, sweet fondane, milk chocolate. Finish sweeter than I would like. Ok, but nothing exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flemmingwillum (1159) - Nysted, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2016
Rating #1116, flaske fra The Bottle Shop i Brügge

Rigtig flot grumset brun øl med højt, mediumtæt og holdbart skum. Der er ikke meget at sætte en finger på, første gang man ser øllet. Duften er også rigtig lækker med en vis ristethed, en lang række ubestemmelige krydderier og gær. Den kunne dog være noget tydeligere. Smagen er lækker maltet med en del modne frugter, men mere tør end sød. Til slut er en bismag af nellike til at understøtte det hele. Forholdsvis bitter uden at være for voldsom. Cremet og fyldig. Bestemt en rigtig god øl, men alligevel en smule overvurderet med sine 4.2 i snit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsooj87 (27) - - MAR 21, 2016
Had the rare opportunity that it was offered to me by someine who does not care about beer and had it lying in the basement. Was almost expired, so even very well aged. And this was easily noticable in the huge complexity of this one. Oh yeah! It had developed a lovely very subtle sourness like sour/wild ale. That on top of the warmth of the abey ale made this a wonderful experience. Only the mouthfeel was a bit thin. But then again, maybe I drank too much Russian Imperials lately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghawener (1553) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle: good solid belgian ale, found it in Guatemala in Birra Bier. Unfortunately it’s too expensive for just a ’good’ ale.

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