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


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RATINGS: 1919   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22/5   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (4408) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle at in de vrede
mid cherry brown, rich fruity cola and dates on nose, full bodied, moderate carbonation, fruity, complex, plums, lighter than the 12, quite fruity from the yeast. Not a big fan of either of the dark beers but prefer this to the 12.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1859) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy reddish brown with some sediment and an off-white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma and flavour are dried fruit, caramel, sugar, and alcohol - with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jokestereo (101) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2015 Pours thick dark brown with a very thin head! Aromais sweet, cherry, dark fruits and raisins. Low carbonated, taste consists of cherry, raisins , blackcurrants,, sweet dark fruits and plums.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1371) - Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Thanks Steve, you’re awesome. This brown ale has a thick khaki foam. A lighter version of her brother, dark fruit, figs, and plums frolic with a slight cinnamon finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robinn93 (55) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Pours dark red with a lacy head. Very well-balanced with a fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (1905) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle, BB 21.05.18 (from beergium.com). Pours dark brown without head. Aroma is very sweet, perfumy, dark fruits, raisins, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, dark fruits, malt, caramel, toffee. Finish is sweet and bitter with ting of warming alcohol. Carbonation is low, almost flat. Overall: very good, but not great. The bottle opened almost whitout noise and there is very little carbonation. It doesn’t feel oxidized, so maybe just not the best batch/bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacecube (1483) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
330ml bottle, from In Da Vrede, drunk at home. Pours deep claret red with a bubbly off white head. Aroma is cherry, raisin, almond, plum, hazelnut, silky chocolate, light caramel, lots of fruitiness in the palate, medium bodied, creamy texture. Finish is quite sweet with a dry lightly bitter finish. Carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Myonlyvice (74) - DENMARK - AUG 27, 2015
Pours dark with a hint of red. Huge off white head. Aroma of raisins bread and caramel. Sweet and malty taste with a long but subtle bitter aftertaste. Alcohol warming is quite prominent. This beer needed a few minutes to settle in the glass. The difference was night and day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChtiBreizh (323) - Rennes, FRANCE - AUG 12, 2015
At In de Vrede along with the 12. Looks like the 12. Aroma is also very similar but milder. The mouthfeel is thinner, more oily than creamy. Nearly as good as the 12 and considering it is just 8% abv it is as good an option.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (821) - Airvault, FRANCE - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. @In de Vresde. A dark brown beer with light hues ; medium creamy beige head ; medium retention. Roasty and toasty aroma, nuts, raisin, pear, light prune. Medium sweet, medium bitter ; dry ; light refreshing ; just a few rays of light get into this undergrowth. Remember me a small walk during a rainy day next to the abbey. Medium good body ; creamy texture ; smooth ; average good carbonation ; sweet roast lasting finish. Overall, a very brown dark toasty ale ; good wingspan ; maybe too dry.

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