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


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RATINGS: 2008   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Achel (390) - Ioannina, GREECE - JUN 9, 2016
Dark amber, creamy brownish head. Aroma from malts, banana, toffee, vanilla and some soursih notes. Flavor is malty with spicy touches and some vanilla and yeast. A great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dchmela (3006) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Thanks to Steve for the bottle. Pours a deep brown with a thick creamy off white head. The aroma is all carmelized sugar and Belgian yeast. Medium body with big carbonation, dark fruit, carmelized sugar and Belgian yeast notes in the taste. Finished clean and tasty. Very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
schavuitje (66) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2016 2016-12 heerlijk volle pruimen smaak vol moutig en vele esters die door de carbondioxide krachtig blijven hangen in mond en keel.donker rood bruin zacht wit kraagje puur genot. onovertroffen godswonder

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (695) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Tasted head to head with Westy 12. Pours a dark brown with off white head identical to Westy 12. Aroma is not near as strong but similar. Notes of dark fruits, caramel, maple syrup, toffee. Mouthfeel is a little thinner than Westy 12 but still chewy and sticky. Flavors of brown sugar, maple syrup, figs, plums, raisins, caramel, toffee. Overall excellent for being the little brother to 12. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (1938) - Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2016
At In de Vrede. A beautiful hue - burgundy? Frothy lasting beige head. Delicately sweet, tantalizing aroma: dates, figs, brown sugar, Caramel. Flavor follows and brings a moderate earthy bitterness that lasts through the semi dry finish. Not overcarbonated. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (799) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Very sweet, lighter than expected. Very light, delicate and sweet Aroma. Having a hard time being more specific than that. Very unique and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
huineman (581) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2016
33 cl bottle at de Vrede, Westvleteren. I bought six more bottles in order to age them, so this review might change over time. First of all, let me say this is a nice one, but 100? I felt disappointed, given the expectations were high, and loving the Westvleteren 12. Ok, here’s the review: pours dark brown with reddish shades. Tan head. Aroma is not particularly high, rather low: honey, violets, dates, prunes, tomato, soy sauce. Mouth is fizzy, medium-bodied, not sweet at all. A little thin. Finish isn’t bitter, but it does linger. Let’s see within a few years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rask0lnikov (651) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2016
Dark brown colour. Modest white head. Plums, dark fruits, caranel, barley, hints of coffee in the aroma. Caramel, dark fruits, hints of barley st first. Plums, hints of berries in the middle. Hints of coffee. Toffee in the end. Quite well balanced, very well drinkable beer. However, it is nothing surprising. Very good, but still a beer from our galaxy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vickey9 (999) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2016
Brown ale with a thick head. Dark fruit, figs, and dried plum in aroma. Full bodied with fine carbon and thick texture. Taste is weet. The finish covers cinnamon and matured sweet fruits. D@BreweryPub (too cold)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (344) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - APR 28, 2016
Una cerveza excelenta que me pareció toda una joya. Notas en donde destacan las maltas obscuras y frutos secos, ligeramente se perciben los sabores característicos de las levaduras belgas y al retrogusto unas notas deliciosas a caramelo y azucar.

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