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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: 1840   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (2776) - Richmond, Greater London, - MAR 23, 2013
March 2013 - room temp bottle BBE 08/15. Small head that endures. Makes a crackling sound like Rice Crispies. Dark brown with a little redness when held to light. Mild carbonation. Smells yeasty. Mid to full body, and foamy in mouth. Taste is very mild, malty and slightly sweet, almost imperceptible sourness, a little sharpness towards the end and hardly anything in the aftertaste. I agree with other people’s perceptions of raisin and cardboard. Not a great deal of complexity. Nice enough. Not as special as it’s generally made out to be.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Manslow (184) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 16, 2015
Kolor złocisty, aromat mocnego piwa, lekko cytrynowe, lekka słodycz, typowy belg z górnej półki. Klarowne, nagazowane prawidłowo.Wytrawne procenty niewyczuwalne.Trochę zawiedziony.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
vomit (186) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
So.....was this the reason Germany invaded in 1940? Nahhhh. Can’t be. They are the home of Blatz, so there’s no reason to go looking elsewhere. it would be like being shacked up with Kate Upton, and going across the street to have carnal knowledge with Ruth Buzzi. Doesn’t make sense at all. Once you’ve had a Blatz, you’ve had it all. Or not. these monks gave up the funk and that is how they rolled. Or not.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
strap (540) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - APR 7, 2015
dark, with a sweet and roasted malt aroma. damn fine beer with a mix of oak, cherries, roasted malt and brown sugar.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VincentKabel (262) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
Beautiful version of a dubbel beer. Dark fruit, roasted malts and smooth finish. Not to sweet, very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malkyore (267) - - APR 15, 2015
Oh Belgium.... They do what they do. I feel lucky to try this but at the same time I’m a little sad because while this is the best version of this thing in the world I’m kind of still a little sad.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nicocanta (62) - - MAR 25, 2015
Achetée à la Réunion pour une dégustation mauricienne... sacré délire. C’est chouette, épais, goûtu... un poil doux ? Relativement loin de sa grande soeur. A retester dans d’autres situations. Si les finances le permettent. Mais c’était chouettos !

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Krej (151) - USA - APR 15, 2015
I’m not big into Belgium beers and this beer is alright. Its awesome cause its super rare but it tastes a little too belgiumy for me plus its got this weird apple taste and smell to it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2009) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2015
March 30, 2015. Bottle at home, bottled may 12, 2010. Courtesy of tderoeck, thanks Tim!
Murky brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is very vinous with sweet cherries, dark sugars, figs, plum and nuts. Taste is sweet dried fruits, dark sugars, very light bitterness. Smooth medium bodied, soft carbonation, easy drinkable. Quiet different from the fresh one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thellgren (392) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
0.33 l bottle from beer and chocolate shop in Brussels. Looks nice, smells nice and tastes more than nice. Everything is in balance and this is very easy to drink. I liked this more than Westvleteren 12.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SkillsFactory (31) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
Color mogano con riflessi aranciati. Schiuma beige, persistenza avversata dall'alcol ma negli standard di una dubbel. Toni fruttati come uva e ciliegia; mano mano che si scalda fa capolino l'albicocca, presenza di note speziate ed oleose, sul finale l'amaro del luppolo e dei malti tostati equilibra la bevuta. Ben carbonata, alcol ben percepibile sia al naso che in bocca, ma la bevuta risulta comunque piacevole. Preferisco la XII, ma rimane una birra da manuale nel suo genere.


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