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


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RATINGS: 2019   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flemmingwillum (1184) - 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 (33) - - 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 (1567) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bikbo (112) - - MAR 15, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2016 Color oscuro, limpio, espuma abundante y duradera. Olor a caramelo, dulce. Sabor a levadura, dulce, maltosa, cremosa. Equilibrada. Muy recomendable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nybol (1427) - DENMARK - MAR 12, 2016
Efter sigende en af verdens bedste øl, og ikke uden grund. Meget fyldig i smag, har mange aromaer og har en meget blød og ikke særlig humlet eftersmag. Dens eftersmag er meget lang også.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (1786) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle. Thanks to Frank (Bartlebeer) Brown clear body with white head. Aroma is is dried fruits, yeast, almonds some sugar and spices. Taste is first sweet then yeasty fruity and some bitterness. Aftertaste is is nice bitter slightly balanced by some malty sweetness with some alcohol. Was expecting a little bit more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Bouteille. Nez de levures assez fruitées (cerises noires et rouges, prunes, raisins aux notes vineuses, léger de figues avec des notes de pommes), malté de caramel toffee (notes terreuses) et de sucre brun avec des notes de miel, épicé (clou de girofle, notes poivrées), de chocolat, de houblon herbeux et d’alcool doux. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture crémeuse et riche. Goût de levures assez fruitées (cerises noires et rouges, raisins vineux, prunes, léger de pommes et de figues, notes d’abricots - qui reste présent en fond toute la gorgée) avec un goût épicé (clou de girofle, notes de poivre) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de caramel toffee sucré (légèrement terreux) et moyen de sucre brun et des notes de chocolat noir, de pain, de biscuits et de miel parallèlement à un goût moyennement amer de houblon herbeux, d’alcool doux et aux notes sèches de levures et d’épices (poivre). Arrière-goût long et un peu sec, moyennement amer de houblon herbeux, d’alcool doux et de levures avec un fruité (moût de raisins vineux et de cerises, pelures de prunes et de pommes). [notes 2006]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tometclo (214) - Paris, FRANCE - MAR 5, 2016
Bière bue In de Vrede, Belle mousse beige onctueuse, une couleur brune ambrée , arôme malts ,levure. Au goût malt torréfié, levures, raisins secs, l’amertume du houblon est légère, finale sèche. Une jolie bière d’abbaye. 33Cl

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimonBlok (286) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2016
33 cl bottle at home. Pours unclear brown with medium off-white, pillowy head. Aroma: dried dark fruits, brown sugar, butterscotch, spices. Taste: Starts of with high sweetness. Finish is low in sweetness with high bitterness. Finish is bitter and a little dry. Notes of coffee, dark fruits and roasted nuts. Texture is creamy with soft carbonation. Very nice and balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ccubaka (31) - LATVIA - MAR 3, 2016
Really great beer. Life is too short to drink cheap beer was one of reasons I had to taste it, don’t regret it.

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