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

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RATINGS: 1794   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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3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hydra85 (9) - - JUN 8, 2013
Veel van verwacht, niet uiterst speciaal, voor mij gewoon als ieder ander dubbel bier.


4
   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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2290) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (643) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1138) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorgeLee (1265) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Satyroneto (133) - - 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.

4.6
   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.

4.5
   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!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WingdSoldier (60) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (493) - LATVIA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle from Beer Mania. Dark brown, almost black with medium creamy light brown head. MIld sweet aroma. Well balanced caraml and sourness taste with some touch of sweet, some kind of moderate "dry" sweetness. MIld bitter aftertaste on the tongue middle part. "Dimmed" fruity/floverly notes.


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