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


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RATINGS: 1875   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (13904) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2011
Hazy dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, dark malts, dried fruit, yeast and spices. Rather sweet flavor and full bodied. Soft finish. This is a very well balanced and complex beer. 190111

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (13538) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2000
Has a rocky head, a rich aroma of malt, plums, and raisins and a tremendous palate - huge malt, warming alcohol, some burnt fruit. The finish is a little astringent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (13385) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2004 Rerate, I had this one early in my rating days, and its needs to be refreshed. Dark amber, creamy brownish head. Aroma from malts, banana, toffee, vanilla and some soursih notes. Flavor is malty with spicy touches and some vanilla and yeast. A great beer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (13243) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 29, 2010
A: The crack of the cap let loose a gusher all over my lap. Once I managed to get the beer into my goblet, the pour is a dark mahogany color with a fluffy tan head that sticks to the glass. S: The nose is rich and fruity with notes of plums and raisins. There is plenty of malty and sugary sweetness and some Belgian yeast esters and a faints spice. T: The flavor is chocolatey and sweet with hints of molasses and caramel. The raisins, plums, and figs provide fruitiness and along with the alcohol, a rum-like flavor. M: The body is smooth and medium to full bodied with a creamy and smooth carbonation. D: My first Westy didn’t disappoint. I’m not always the biggest fan of dubbels, but this was quite complex and flavorful. I understand why it’s so highly regarded.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theydon_Bois (12731) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle dated 09.10.06, so a good 8 years aged and served at room temperature goblet (drank Jan ’12) to a dark rich chestnut brown with almost a finger of white head, which soon thinned out. Dark fruits, brown sugar, toffee, figs/dates on the nose. Similar tastes to the smell, very noticeable is molasses. Getting hints of a whole menagerie of dried fruits ... prunes/apricot/figs/dates, burnt sugars, only ever so slightly in the ’burnt’ sense! Mouthfeel is great, not too chewy at all. Plenty of lacing with the remnants of the head clinging to the glass. Full of depth and character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (12659) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 5, 2011
Leicht fruchtiger Geruch, etwas süß, trocken. Hefig-süß, würzig, auch bei diesem Bier merkt man das Alter. Röstmalziger Nachgeschmack, süß, sehr würzig. Danke an den Doppelbock für die Teilung des Bieres. Test vom 21.4.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 11,11,11,12,-,12 - 11,57

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12644) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle. Murky brown body with off-white head. Flavour is malt, sweet, caramel, dark fruit and spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12455) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Purchased in Brussels 2008. Bottle shared with Marcus. Nice malty aroma. Brown color with a tan head. There is a lot in this one for taste. Malt. Not all that sweet. Something herbal. Very pleasant indeed. Finish is smooth and tasty. Quite mysterious. Wish I could say more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (12416) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head.Aroma is candis sugar, cellar notes. Flavour is alcohol, cellar notes, dried fruits, spices. Thanx to yngwie.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a dark drown color with a thick tan head. Has a rich creamy malt flavor with hints of fruit and other spices. Great beer!

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