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

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RATINGS: 1734   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weark (282) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle - Brown color with a bubbly beige head, good lasting but no lacing - Aroma is malty, caramel, candy sugar, dried fruits and plum, red fruits, spicy yeast - Flavor is malty, plum, candy sugar, spicy yeast - Medium/full body, fizzy carbonation, medium bitterness, sweet, sweet malt finish - Bottle received in 2011, a little bit too fizzy, really good but a little bit overrated imo

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
devman171 (912) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Tasted Alongside Westy 12, St Bernardus 12, Decadence, others, Pours murky brown with big car.b. Aroma is big dark fruits and fruity esters. Taste is full bodied with a slight sweet finish. Probably my favorite

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (374) - CROATIA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle, dark brown pour with a beige head, roasted malt taste with hints of honey and caramel, has a nice light spicy bitterness to it, not quite as good as the 12 but still a very good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (666) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 18, 2014
330 ml bottle. Aroma is fairly fruity with a lot of raisin, fig, and prune with lighter overripe stone fruit notes. Moderate caramel and toffee notes with some burnt sugar and hints of toasted bread and nuts. Light phenolic notes of coriander and pepper. Pours a dark, burnt amber with brown notes as well and a big, thick tan head with a lot of retention. Moderately high lacing with medium small legs. Flavor has a light sweetness with moderate bitterness. Moderate toffee and caramel with lighter notes of treacle and burnt sugar. Medium light toasted bread notes and hints of nuts. Moderate fruit notes of raisins, figs, prunes and dried fruit; all less noticeable than in the aroma. Faint coriander phenolics with light alcohol spice. Some lingering raisin, caramel and burnt sugar in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall a really enjoyable beer with a nice fruit character that is well balanced with a good malt complexity. Alcohol and sugars are both well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1134) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2014
Mooie chocoladebruine kleur met een volle lichtbruine kraag. Ruikt chocolade, gebrand, iets fruit. Smaakt bitterzoet, chocolade, fruit, alcohol. Goede zware iets bittere afdronk.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CharlyBeer (72) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2014
Pouaaah cette bière est divine! Il y a surement la main d’une divinité qui est dessensue du ciel et à mis ensemble les différents éléments pour créer ce produit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (354) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Muddy ruby brown, no lacing. Toffee, figs, brown sugar, raisins, and leather. Mild sweetness with a dry finish. Smooth, low carb, and medium bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duntoyou (100) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2014
Ruby/brown. Medium beige/ egg coloured head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel. Sweet, balanced sent. Nuts. Cookies. Candi sugar. Medium/ full body. Very balanced. Long lasting aftertaste with absolutely no bitterness. Some caramell, some nuts and cookies. Easy drinkable. Some similarities with the norwegian dobbel bock. A malt based beer. Thanx too Tom Young @ Nøgne Ø for sharing this one and making this my second 100 rating.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pepinis (34) - SPAIN - JUN 13, 2014
De color marrón oscuro y buena formación de espuma destaca en primer plano sus aromas y sabores afrutados que recuerdan a frutas oscuras de alta maduración como uvas pasas, dátiles e incluso plátano y acaramelados como el regaliz. Buen cuerpo y con dulzor residual en el retrogusto. Su alto tenor alcohólico se hace un poco más presente en el sabor pero está muy bien equilibrado con la malta.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
venom666 (315) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
Dark brown with a beige cream. Aroma is powerful, with toasted malt and caramel everywhere, well accompanied by plums and berries. taste of malt, toffee and caramel together with ripe fruits, along with soft traces of cocoa and nuts. A special one!


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