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


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RATINGS: 1922   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Westvleteren has the smallest output of the Trappist breweries, with only a small part of their production going very far into the world.

schm1005's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2003
Dark, brownish black with a large creamy head. Average aroma, just strong maltiness. Low hop presence but it has a nice roasty flavor with hints of caramel and raisins. Friendly and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (3729) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2015
(Westvleteren Extra 8) Bottle 330 ml at home, seems I have received it in a trade, so thanks to whoever sent it! Served into a big tulip. ABV 8% Dark brown colour on the body, very tall and thick, soapy, tan head on top, with very good retention. Murky body. Nice aroma of dark fruits, light yeast, some caramel. Unique taste, haven’t tasted a belgian dark ale like that before, lots of dark fruits, light perfume, yeast, caramel, light vanilla-like flavours, berries. Medium body, carbonation on the high side. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewerale (145) - - NOV 30, 2015
Sendo muito honesto, uma breja maravilha. Marrom com média formação de espuma de boa duração. Aroma com notas de chocolate amargo, malte torrado, frutas escuras, caramelo, especiarias e lúpulo ao fundo. O sabor é mais maltado, notas café, surge o malte torrado com especiarias e lúpulo, que fica bem evidente. Corpo médio pra alto com final longo e adocicado, mas o amargor tb se faz presente. Que cerveja!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bobinlondon (1263) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Many thanks to Rian for this little beauty. Dark mahogany with a rocky beige head. Rich rich aroma of malt, plums, and raisins with a lovely silky, candy infused effervescent palate. Huge malt, warming alcohol, some berry fruit and a subtle dry earth bitterness. Distinctive house yeast. Wonderfully complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rolfarild (176) - NORWAY - NOV 26, 2015
Brown with a green-brownish head. Watery mouthfeel. Faint aroma of prunes, dry wood nd yeast. Taste dry fruit, paper, earth, bitter malt, raisins. Short and dry, woody aftertaste. Easy drinkable, but not as much taste as supposed. But what did I actuially suppose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (4291) - Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Pours hazy chestnut with a nice buff head. Aroma presents woody, malty and pretzel tones. Flavor starts with malt and caramel, and earthy and woody notes come right behind. Mouthfeel presents good body and OK fizz. Not quite as Big Sister 12, but worthy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (539) - MOns, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2015
Une très belle bière brune, mousse crémeuse. Nez sur les épices et le malt sur un fond d’amande. Bouche à l’attaque ample et puissante, une belle concentration et une longue finale fruitée, d’une longueur impressionnante. Une très belle bière puissante et équilibrée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Desverger (5077) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle@home (2015 vintage) pours a hazy dark brown colour with an off-white head. Taste and aroma reveals sweet dark malts with a plethora of dark dried fruits, some notes of toffee and caramel, yeast, light nutty, great spices, lovely and smooth on the palate, aroma and taste gets better as it warms up, very nice indeed - even this fresh, but will definitely stash another bottle away and reacquaint myself with this in a few years.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dpeinador (7) - SPAIN - NOV 13, 2015 does not count
Almost perfect abbey beer. I had a chance to taste some weeks sgo. Waiting next time I could get it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wixie (181) - BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2015
Brown liquid, with red shining. Large head. Fruity aroma of malt. Meidum body, little carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyhallmanti (80) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Pours a dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of raisins, plums, caramel. Taste has a nice combination of sweetness and bitterness with nice of plums, raisins, vanilla, caramel, toffee. Texture is foamy with lively carbonation. Very similar to the westvleteren 12.

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