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


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RATINGS: 1795   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneevel (71) - - NOV 3, 2012
Pours dark cola brown with a small off white. Aromas of rye bread and dried fruit. Yum. Some barnyard fun flavours. Earthy, some herbs, grass and hey.....Hay! Great mouthfeel and nice concentration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (653) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 18, 2014
Color caoba oscuro con reflejos rojizos, espuma beige densa. Aromas de frutos rojos, mermelada, melaza, azúcar moreno. Cuerpo denso y maltoso con nicio dulce de frutos confitados, azúcar moreno y una ligera acidez que dur hasta el regusto. Muy rica.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiammanghilla (645) - Genova, ITALY - DEC 15, 2014
Bottiglia 33cl regalo! Color ruggine con bella schiuma. Odor di miele. Corpo non troppo pesante, carbonazione fine. Amara e abbastanza beverina, a tratti balsamica ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2299) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle: Muddy, nearly opaque brown with a mahogany glaze; foamy, khaki head skims the top & settles as a soapy collar. Aroma of some slightly musty black cherry skins, dates, & prunes, though far on the sweeter side of the spectrum. Fruity esters, light licorice, clove, rotten banana mash, spicy Belgian yeast, & some sweet Candi sugar notes. Lightest tough of phenols. Flavor is earthy & slightly bitter up front with a good, pronounced hoppiness. Candi sugar lightens things up, adding some sweetness along with notes of raisin, prune, anise, & mildly stale toffee malts. Bready yeast, clove, fruity & spicy esters towards the finish with a lingering banana & date fruit combo. Mild alcohol, does not cross into vinous or tart grape territory as many Belgian dubbels (or strong ales) do. Nice stuff, although I prefer Bernardus Prior 8.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (645) - HUNGARY - DEC 5, 2014
0.33l bottle. Reddish brown body, light brown head. The aroma is weaker than what I expected. It has some cocoa, bread and yeast notes. Taste of cocoa, caramel, yeast, plums and reisins. Medium bodied, silky texture. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1142) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown with a medium slightly off-white head. Full body with low to medium carbonation. Quite some sweetness with some bitterness. Raisin, brown sugar, spices and herbs, dark ripe fruits and malts. A nice complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorgeLee (1268) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle from Bier Tempel. Deep brown colour, a little murky, thin foam. Medium carbonation. Quite big flavours, sweet malty, yeasty, some spice, balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Satyroneto (134) - - NOV 29, 2014
Cor marrom (âmbar escuro) bem turva com espuma marfim cremosa de média formação e persistência de uma camada bem densa; quase sem lacing; Aroma de ameixa, cereja, pão e álcool e um toque de licor de cassis; Sabor de início frutado (ameixa, cassis) sem ser doce evoluindo para fim picante de moderado a intenso com amargor bem inserido. Com a evolução da temperatura também se percebe um sabor amadeirado no final; retrogosto bem picante e um pouco adstringente. Também se soma a esse retrogosto um toque amadeirado com a elevação da temperatura. Corpo médio e carbonatação média/alta. Leve percepção de um corpo licoroso.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
paulvanpelt (352) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
Hazelnootbruin, kleine beige kraag. Aroma van rozijnen, mout, hop, karamel. Complex, zoet en licht bitter. Volle body, zacht, licht tot medium co2.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (54) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
A: Dadels, apricot, orange, banana, pear T: banana, dadels, some zest O: extremly nice trappiste! Lots of taste that stays in mouth for a loooong time! Nice!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WingdSoldier (61) - BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2014
Dark red-brown Trappist, sweet aroma with hints of dried fruit, nuts and caramel. Personally, I find this one superior to it’s big brother.

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