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

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RATINGS: 1802   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Bottle. Sweet nose, touch of acidity. Lots of fruit, mainly cherry and strawberry. Some darker sweetness as well, caramel-like. Opaque dark ruby with a perfect off white head. Impressive indeed. Extremely smooth palate. Not as complex as the 12, but less of the overpowering alcohol presence. Much more balanced. Flavor is subdued sweetness with a bit of spice. Slightly dry finish, lingering sweetness.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (2105) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Pours a deep dark brown with a thick off white head. Aroma Is dark fruits, raisins, dates, caramel and brown sugar. Taste is dark fruits, Belgian yeast, belgian candy sugar, raisins and dates with a touch of molasses. Very tasty, like a dessert and a meal in one beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mschaefer (26) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
Tht okt-2017. Diep donkerbruin bijna zwart bier. Schuim zakt vrij snel tot een minimaal film laagje. Aroma's geven iets rokerigs, chocolade en noten. De smaak is solide, veel hop, gebrande mout, donkere vruchten en iets noot achtigs. De alcohol nauwelijks waar te nemen. Olie achtig mondgevoel. Mooie bitter met een vleugje karamel in de langdurige verwarmende afdronk.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Icedwarf (438) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
Zwart bier met schuim. Smaak is krachtig, hopig bitter, lichte rook en bittere chokolade met sporen van drop en anijs. Blijft lang hangen. Erg goed bier.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (384) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Pours murky brown. Nutty, caramel, pecans, and malty nose. Taste is caramel, brown sugar, malty, and nuts. Solid!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jackal1961 (4) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
Een hele goede trappist met een mooie vaste schuimkraag en een mooie donkere kleur met een wat zoete/caramelachtige afdronk. Door het wat lagere alcoholpercentage drinkt deze wat makkelijker als de Westvleteren 12

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
artmcd8 (1801) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle from Belgium pours a murky reddish brown without any head. Aroma of grapes raisins dried cherries. Taste is sweet candied raisins. Medium body and a medium high carb. Good stuff but not amazing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1307) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle thankful to artmcd8. Poured hazy dark brown. Aroma full of sweet raisin. Med carb med bod. Taste is quite sweet with grape raisin taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (656) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 18, 2014
Color caoba oscuro con reflejos rojizos, espuma beige densa. Aromas de frutos rojos, mermelada, melaza, azúcar moreno. Cuerpo denso y maltoso con nicio dulce de frutos confitados, azúcar moreno y una ligera acidez que dur hasta el regusto. Muy rica.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiammanghilla (653) - Genova, ITALY - DEC 15, 2014
Bottiglia 33cl regalo! Color ruggine con bella schiuma. Odor di miele. Corpo non troppo pesante, carbonazione fine. Amara e abbastanza beverina, a tratti balsamica ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2348) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle: Muddy, nearly opaque brown with a mahogany glaze; foamy, khaki head skims the top & settles as a soapy collar. Aroma of some slightly musty black cherry skins, dates, & prunes, though far on the sweeter side of the spectrum. Fruity esters, light licorice, clove, rotten banana mash, spicy Belgian yeast, & some sweet Candi sugar notes. Lightest tough of phenols. Flavor is earthy & slightly bitter up front with a good, pronounced hoppiness. Candi sugar lightens things up, adding some sweetness along with notes of raisin, prune, anise, & mildly stale toffee malts. Bready yeast, clove, fruity & spicy esters towards the finish with a lingering banana & date fruit combo. Mild alcohol, does not cross into vinous or tart grape territory as many Belgian dubbels (or strong ales) do. Nice stuff, although I prefer Bernardus Prior 8.


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