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


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RATINGS: 1867   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
vomit (192) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
So.....was this the reason Germany invaded in 1940? Nahhhh. Can’t be. They are the home of Blatz, so there’s no reason to go looking elsewhere. it would be like being shacked up with Kate Upton, and going across the street to have carnal knowledge with Ruth Buzzi. Doesn’t make sense at all. Once you’ve had a Blatz, you’ve had it all. Or not. these monks gave up the funk and that is how they rolled. Or not.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thellgren (425) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
0.33 l bottle from beer and chocolate shop in Brussels. Looks nice, smells nice and tastes more than nice. Everything is in balance and this is very easy to drink. I liked this more than Westvleteren 12.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SkillsFactory (148) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
Color mogano con riflessi aranciati. Schiuma beige, persistenza avversata dall'alcol ma negli standard di una dubbel. Toni fruttati come uva e ciliegia; mano mano che si scalda fa capolino l'albicocca, presenza di note speziate ed oleose, sul finale l'amaro del luppolo e dei malti tostati equilibra la bevuta. Ben carbonata, alcol ben percepibile sia al naso che in bocca, ma la bevuta risulta comunque piacevole. Preferisco la XII, ma rimane una birra da manuale nel suo genere.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
strap (566) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - APR 7, 2015
dark, with a sweet and roasted malt aroma. damn fine beer with a mix of oak, cherries, roasted malt and brown sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2172) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2015
March 30, 2015. Bottle at home, bottled may 12, 2010. Courtesy of tderoeck, thanks Tim!
Murky brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is very vinous with sweet cherries, dark sugars, figs, plum and nuts. Taste is sweet dried fruits, dark sugars, very light bitterness. Smooth medium bodied, soft carbonation, easy drinkable. Quiet different from the fresh one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VincentKabel (262) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
Beautiful version of a dubbel beer. Dark fruit, roasted malts and smooth finish. Not to sweet, very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nicocanta (69) - - MAR 25, 2015
Achetée à la Réunion pour une dégustation mauricienne... sacré délire. C’est chouette, épais, goûtu... un poil doux ? Relativement loin de sa grande soeur. A retester dans d’autres situations. Si les finances le permettent. Mais c’était chouettos !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
miquelcrush (1739) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAR 25, 2015
Cervesa amb un aroma fluixet, en boca és on es noten els tocs dolços i acaramelats conjuntament amb unes lleugeres notes a torrefactes. Cerveza con un aroma flojito, en boca es donde se notan los toques dulces y acaramelados conjuntamente con unas ligeras notas a torrefactos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1137) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2015
From a 330ml bottle on 23/2/2015. Pours a murky brown with lots of yeast floaties and an uneven medium head. The nose is relatively distinct with prunes, stewed fruit, caramel and a touch of chocolate. In the mouth and it’s fairly standard Belgian dubbel territory - prunes, plums and raisins, with some light spice and yeast. Very sweet, with just a hint of tart bitterness at the end. The palate is curious - a bit creamy but with a surprisingly light body and soft carbonation. As one of the most acclaimed beers in the world, this leaves me a bit underwhelmed. It’s pleasant enough but at A$64 for a stubbie, I expect to be blown away. Alas this is more of a zephyr. Imo, Achel 8 Bruin shits all over this in terms of enjoyment and complexity, and comes at one sixth of the price. My wonderful wife has bought me a XII for my birthday which I’ll rate in coming weeks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fantti (785) - FINLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Pullo @ BeerNavigator.com. Noin vuoden kaapissa kypsynyt Westyn kasi kaatuu trappistilasiin tummanruskeana ja hieman sameana, noin sormen paksuisella pysyvällä vaahdolla. Tuoksussa on sokerista makeutta, bockmaista limppuisuutta, marjaisuutta ja kuivattua hedelmää (omena ja päärynä tulevat mieleen). Hyvin makean tuntuinen tuoksultaan. Maku on hyvin vahvan kuivatun hedelmäinen, sokerisen makea pohjakin tuntuu, marjaa ja leipää on myös hieman. Mausteisuus tuntuu lopussa vahvana. Suutuntuma on hyvin vahva ja pitkään säilyvä, hiven alkoholia tuntuu joukossa. Hyvä vahva ja intensiivinen belgi, muttei nouse ihan sellaiseen lentoon, mitä hypestä voisi olettaa. Hiivojen mukaan kaato tuo mukaan rusinaisuutta ja lakritsaa, joka parantaa makua selvästi. Tämän ansiosta hype on perustellumpaa.

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