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


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RATINGS: 1687   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   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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   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RussianDragon (9) - - APR 18, 2014 does not count
Dark brown in appearance, with no light passing through when backlit. Aroma is sweet and and alluring. Taste - unbelievable perfectly balanced dubbel perfection. Thick mouthfeel with carbonation matching the malty complexity. Perfect with steak and frites. From notes taken June 6 2007 at Cambrinus in Brugge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1339) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown color with a medium thick smooth foamy beige head. Aroma of vanilla and raisin. Slightly sour taste of raisin and wheat. Sweet and warm finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tony_gorilla (153) - Fiskum, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Bottle from bartlebier enjoyed at home. Quite fresh. Best before date is 04.12.16. Pours brown redish color with a small beige head. Much carbonation in this one. Smells of honey fruits and toffee. Comes back in the taste. Got another bottle witch i will store a couple of years.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crazy_cat_lady (82) - - APR 12, 2014
April 11, 2014. 330mL bottle at Town Crier. Reddish brown with a very small off-white head. Lovely aromas of raisins, toffee and dark honey. Similar flavours, with hints of spiciness. Quite lovely. I prefer this one over the 12.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Troll (12) - DENMARK - APR 11, 2014
Bottle @ home. Aroma: a little roasty sweet, a little yeast. Apperance: Brown as coke, cloudy, fluffy tan head. Taste: Round, mild sweetness, a little hay, ends in light bitterness. Overall: It’s a nice beer - but to me the fuss is not about the taste. Could never blindtest this as "my no. 1"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jspronck (10) - BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
caramel, chocolate, banana aromas, brown, cloudy, abundant tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, nice balance, medium body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
20107589 (298) - randers, DENMARK - APR 8, 2014
caramel, roasty, chocolate aromas. appear dark brown with a small creamy white head. balanced between the bitter and sweet taste. full bodied, with a lively carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sureshpa (274) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
Aroma: Dried red fruits, wine, deeds, bit of roast, hint of toffee Appearance: Brown, red glow, cloudy, lots of yeast, off white head, almost no carbonation Taste: Dried red fruit, toffee aftertaste, liquorice, deeds, very nice, i think i like this better then the 12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aphalo (93) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Three years old bottle. Colour is clearish brown, pale brown head. Aroma has raisins, (rye) malts, plume, cyrup. Compared to fresh bottle aroma has lost many fruity notes. Flavour has smooth honey, quite a lot of malts. Palate is well balanced with light/medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DennisKirk (57) - DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Flaske, smagt hos lars, kloster øl, God øl og smager dejligt, er i min verden overvurderet, men er stadigvæk god:-)

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