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

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common

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RATINGS: 1689   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ktingleff (79) - - NOV 23, 2012
Classic belgian ale. I must-drink for any beer enthusiast. Full bodied and brown aromas with dried fruits and leather notes.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleigator (102) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 22, 2014
Big head, cherry-brown color. Chocolate, malts, toffee and hints of coffee. Very warm, alcoholic, malty beginning with plums and raisins. Fitting carbonation, helping the beer from becoming too heavy. Malt, in comparison to other Brunes, isn’t too sweet, gets mixed up with an enjoyable fresh, spicy bitterness. Earthy, bready and warm malts define this beer, wrapped up in honey, as the beer warms up. Great balance, decent complexity, smooth mouthfeel, medium body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnmike (994) - Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2014
Got this one thanks to Beligium in a Box. Fairly good for a dubbel like style. complexity on the front and a clean finish.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RussianDragon (16) - - APR 18, 2014
Dark brown in appearance, with no light passing through when backlit. Aroma is sweet and and alluring. Taste - unbelievable perfectly balanced dubbel perfection. Thick mouthfeel with carbonation matching the malty complexity. Perfect with steak and frites. From notes taken June 6 2007 at Cambrinus in Brugge.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1345) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown color with a medium thick smooth foamy beige head. Aroma of vanilla and raisin. Slightly sour taste of raisin and wheat. Sweet and warm finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tony_gorilla (154) - Fiskum, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Bottle from bartlebier enjoyed at home. Quite fresh. Best before date is 04.12.16. Pours brown redish color with a small beige head. Much carbonation in this one. Smells of honey fruits and toffee. Comes back in the taste. Got another bottle witch i will store a couple of years.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crazy_cat_lady (82) - - APR 12, 2014
April 11, 2014. 330mL bottle at Town Crier. Reddish brown with a very small off-white head. Lovely aromas of raisins, toffee and dark honey. Similar flavours, with hints of spiciness. Quite lovely. I prefer this one over the 12.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Troll (12) - DENMARK - APR 11, 2014
Bottle @ home. Aroma: a little roasty sweet, a little yeast. Apperance: Brown as coke, cloudy, fluffy tan head. Taste: Round, mild sweetness, a little hay, ends in light bitterness. Overall: It’s a nice beer - but to me the fuss is not about the taste. Could never blindtest this as "my no. 1"

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jspronck (14) - BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
caramel, chocolate, banana aromas, brown, cloudy, abundant tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, nice balance, medium body

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
20107589 (300) - randers, DENMARK - APR 8, 2014
caramel, roasty, chocolate aromas. appear dark brown with a small creamy white head. balanced between the bitter and sweet taste. full bodied, with a lively carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sureshpa (274) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
Aroma: Dried red fruits, wine, deeds, bit of roast, hint of toffee Appearance: Brown, red glow, cloudy, lots of yeast, off white head, almost no carbonation Taste: Dried red fruit, toffee aftertaste, liquorice, deeds, very nice, i think i like this better then the 12


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