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


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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.

GregClow's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GregClow (2973) - Toronto, Ontario, - MAR 4, 2006
Bottle shared with tupalev & jerc - big thanks to blankboy for the bottle! Ah, so nice to be able to finally complete the Westy trifecta! Pours a slightly hazy mahogany with a sizable tan head that leaves lot of lacing. Aroma is floral and herbal, yeasty and funky, with notes of tea and almond and bread. Flavour is full and complex, with notes of herbal tea (camomile?), rye bread, vanilla, and dry citrus to finish. I knew it was going to be good, but I didnít expect it to be so interesting and unique. Lovely stuff!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (112) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2015
330 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Murky reddish brown. Big off white head. Thick collar. Pecan nuttiness when itís 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 itís really well made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (1429) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jyrsa (170) - - 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.

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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (1296) - 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 Iíd enjoy on a regular basis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (3144) - MosterÝy, 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 tÝrket frukt og kandis-preg. God fylde.Nammenam.

   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 Scopeyís Croydon pad. Dusty bottle from Fergusí 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1210) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamaty (1149) - 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 cafť. Muy buena.

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