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

bottled
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unknown

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RATINGS: 1991   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Westvleteren has the smallest output of the Trappist breweries, with only a small part of their production going very far into the world.


Skinnyviking's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (8597) - Copenhagen, - APR 30, 2006
Bottle. Off-white high creamy and lasting head. Very dark brown body. Cocoa coffee aroma. Sweet berries flavor and some bitterness at the end.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alex60 (146) - - JUN 22, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur brune assez sombre, tête blanche mousseuse qui reste pas, odeur de fruits noir, caramel, goût: caramel, cerise noire, amertume nulle, douceur, réchauffe la gorge en fin de bouche

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nazbion (276) - Tübingen, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle at In de Vrede. Cloudy brown with thin beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, cinnamon, vanilla, light alcohol. Taste is sweet, dark fruits, caramel, light malty. Medium body, average carbonation. Great one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1094) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
0.33 bottle. A hazy, dark brown color and a small, off-white head leaving some lacing. Aroma of dark malts and spices - served a bit too cold but it does seem rather simple. Taste of yeasts, fruits, spices, and flowers. A medium body, a creamy texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is medium long and good - nothing to add. Overall the beer is drinkable and tasty, but 12 remains the king for a reason!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Achel (349) - Ioannina, GREECE - JUN 9, 2016
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dchmela (3002) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Thanks to Steve for the bottle. Pours a deep brown with a thick creamy off white head. The aroma is all carmelized sugar and Belgian yeast. Medium body with big carbonation, dark fruit, carmelized sugar and Belgian yeast notes in the taste. Finished clean and tasty. Very good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
schavuitje (46) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2016 2016-12 heerlijk volle pruimen smaak vol moutig en vele esters die door de carbondioxide krachtig blijven hangen in mond en keel.donker rood bruin zacht wit kraagje puur genot. onovertroffen godswonder

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (634) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Tasted head to head with Westy 12. Pours a dark brown with off white head identical to Westy 12. Aroma is not near as strong but similar. Notes of dark fruits, caramel, maple syrup, toffee. Mouthfeel is a little thinner than Westy 12 but still chewy and sticky. Flavors of brown sugar, maple syrup, figs, plums, raisins, caramel, toffee. Overall excellent for being the little brother to 12. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (1933) - Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2016
At In de Vrede. A beautiful hue - burgundy? Frothy lasting beige head. Delicately sweet, tantalizing aroma: dates, figs, brown sugar, Caramel. Flavor follows and brings a moderate earthy bitterness that lasts through the semi dry finish. Not overcarbonated. Excellent.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (794) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Very sweet, lighter than expected. Very light, delicate and sweet Aroma. Having a hard time being more specific than that. Very unique and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
huineman (563) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2016
33 cl bottle at de Vrede, Westvleteren. I bought six more bottles in order to age them, so this review might change over time. First of all, let me say this is a nice one, but 100? I felt disappointed, given the expectations were high, and loving the Westvleteren 12. Ok, here’s the review: pours dark brown with reddish shades. Tan head. Aroma is not particularly high, rather low: honey, violets, dates, prunes, tomato, soy sauce. Mouth is fizzy, medium-bodied, not sweet at all. A little thin. Finish isn’t bitter, but it does linger. Let’s see within a few years.


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