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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: 1867   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, - JAN 14, 2011
Beer gifted to me by someone who purchased at the Abby. Pours a dark brown with very little head. Low carbonation and a light wispy head. Complex aromas of brandy, madeira ,plum, deep heat and caramel. In the mouth the beer is rich and full bodied with loads of smooth fortified wine notes, stonefruit and a long bitter finish. A beer that definitly lives up to the hype.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3464) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Toasted brown body topped by a creamy, poofy brownish khaki head.The nose is of medium to dark fruits with fig touches discernably emerging upon aeration. Toasty and caramel body with some tannins as well as worty, darker amber malt, caramunich, and Special B notes. Needs time to age, attenuate, and dry out.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (117) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2015
330 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Murky reddish brown. Big off white head. Thick collar. Pecan nuttiness when it’s cold. Much fruitier as it warms. Yeasty. Kinda phenolic. Flavor is equally yeasty up front. Nutty as the yeast dies down. Some brown caramel malt. Light chocolate. Finish is clove spiciness. Aggressive hop flavor through, kinda grassy and bitter. High carbonation. Medium body. Not a style I love, but it’s really well made.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (1433) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown colour with off white head. MAlt, caramel, dark fruits and yeast aroma. Sweet, malt, caramel, dark fruits, raisins, yeast taste. Medium to full body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jyrsa (179) - - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle BBE 1/2018 @ stadin panimobaari. Pours hazy weak coffee brown with small bone white. Nose is yeast. Licorice, herbs, bread, chocolate and some yeast. Strong body with a smooth and frizzly mouth feel.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sccp1910 (50) - BRAZIL - JUN 26, 2015
Aroma agradável, aparência escura, encorpada. Bem frutada e nem se percebe os 8% de álcool. Sensacional!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (1298) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUN 21, 2015
Pours a hazy darker brown color, topped with a beige colored head, average size and slowly settling. Malty aroma, herbal with notes of dark fruits and some chocolate. Taste is a bit complex - some earthy yeasty notes, initial sweetness and slight soury feel to it. Mild bitterness and quite yeasty in the finish, with some herbs present here as well. My first experience with Westvleteren beers - not bad, though not something I’d enjoy on a regular basis.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (3146) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
Delt 0,33 l flaske. Dyp mahognifarget kropp med et lavt lysebrunt skumdekke. Deilig maltrik kompleks nese og munn med masse tørket frukt og kandis-preg. God fylde.Nammenam.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WingmanWillis (9) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015 does not count
Bottle shared at Scopey’s Croydon pad. Dusty bottle from Fergus’ cellar. Pours a murky brown with a thin head. Smells of dried fruit and orange peel. Nice Christmas cake notes in taste. A good tasty beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1211) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle at home, 12th June 15. Pours a good looking mahogany coloured beverage, nice fluffy head. Aroma is dark fruits, some spice, almonds, slight banana. Taste is almonds, dark fruit, marzipan, fruit cake, banana, fluffy creamy palate. Good stuff

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamaty (1155) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Precioso color caoba. Muy espumosa al principio, con espuma de color crema. Aroma brutal a caramelo y nueces. Sabor excelente, combinando dulce y amargo. Mucho de frutos secos. Gran final a café. Muy buena.


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