davidpl (435) - Santiago, - APR 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: dark amber to brown color. Huge head, beige, dense and lasting.
Aroma: semi-roasted, a lots of ripe-read fruits like raisins, figs and berries. A woody hit and vanilla. Vinous nose.
Flavor: complex-multivariate start flavors, but all of them very balanced and harmonious. Toasted malts in an exact quantity, reminiscences of chocolate, caramel, dark raisins, figs and dried peaches. Nice mature and vinous touches, also, oporto. A bit of wood, tobaco and dried fruits. Lasting and semi-resinous hoppy note.
Palate: medium body and velvety texture. Low carbonation.
Remark: Great beer, complex, harmonious and wonderfully balanced.
czar (2392) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared by fred82, thanks! end of life bottle. pours almost clear copper with a decent light beige head, some retention. minty caramel, spices, funk and cherries, pepper, some coconut. bright to average carbonation, light body and lightly boozy. obviously infected and very few remaining sugars.. still quite nice and really enjoyable but would like to taste it again for an accurate rating.
Christian (9845) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cafe in de Vrede, April 2013, fresh comparison of all three Westvleteren. Hazy brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma of caramel, dark sugar, chocolate and dried fruit, plum and prunes, and a touch of spice. Sweet malty flavour with caramel, toffee and nuts, along with a spicy touch. Well balanced flavour
Hydra85 (9) - - JUN 8, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Veel van verwacht, niet uiterst speciaal, voor mij gewoon als ieder ander dubbel bier.
dnicolaescu (155) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head: beige, medium, frothy, avg. retention. Colour: dirty dark brown, cloudy.
Aroma: dried fruit, raisins, sourish berries, almond. Taste: moderate sweetness, dried fruit, light roasty bitterness, warming alcohol, spicy. The body is medium (and lighter than expected).
A nice rich beer, but a bit overrated.
sir__v (302) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color: dark caramel beer with small brown head and no carbonization. Smell: caramel, malt, wheat and rye bread. Taste: strong caramel and malt aroma, with spices, easy to drink and really floral. Aftertaste: wheat, malt and bread.
oipivo (243) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grand! My rating system is as follows: bad, meh, good, great, grand, OMG!
mR_fr0g (489) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Had many bottles before but this is my first rate. Hazy but brown copper colour thin whispy cream head. Aroma of bubblegum raisin with toasty notes. Flavour is rich and deep raisin bread caramel . some apples. Crisp really dry finish. Nice Belgian yeast profile. Yum.
K8foley (5) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 24, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favourite Westvleteren beer. Intensely rich in flavour, aroma and palate with a pleasant lingering taste.
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Karol (114) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled. A precious and kind gift from Cuso for my thirsty-five b(eer)-day. Thank you so much! This is Belgian beer perfection! Not so sweet as Rochefort beers which my wife is drinking now parallel to me so I can compare a bit. Overall this beer is utterly fantastic!
dctriman (39) - USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong fruit flavor. Great mouthfeel. Expert blend of sweetness and bitterness. Goes down smooth.