GregClow (2847) - Toronto, Ontario, - MAR 4, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 didn’t expect it to be so interesting and unique. Lovely stuff!
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Trade with Shrubber85 for BBQ ribs, potato salad and a safe place to shoot fireworks.
Cola-brown with a thin tan head.
Bready, prune and cola scent.
Slightly creamy, dark fruit, raisin/apple taste.
Still pretty good despite some age and oxidation.
Even a little bruised you can tell this is a world-class beer.
StueyD (1107) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A cloudy cola brown coloured beer with a thick white head. A heady aroma of ripened fruits, raisins, cherries, plums, plus a malt aroma in the background. Complex doesn’t even start to describe this! Tart yeasty and possibly hoppy sourness, vinous and citrus fruit. Then a sweet dark fruit flavour and malt, like a Soreen malt loaf, only on another level! The finish just lengthens all the elements into a wonderous aftertaste. Tasted at "In de Vrede", Westvleteren.
knightstalker (9) - Florianopolis, BRAZIL - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It is beautiful dark caramel in color with residual yeast floating around, topped off by a light beige very soft head. Aroma is, like the XII, very complex, though the alcohol overrides the subtle roast and caramel. Though the consistency is not as viscous as one would expect for a beer like this, the taste brings up an earthy touch, but again the alcohol gets hard to ignore. It leaves a nice coffee aftertaste. Lovely beer.
sbeck (1) - - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
An amazing beer that is well worth the price tag and the effort in finding. I brought several bottles back from Brussels to share with Family. It is unlike any other abbey I’ve ever had with an amazing presentation, taste, and finish.
Joram (2) - - JUL 4, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ruby Brown coloured beer with small head. Aroma of dark fruits, raisins and malts. Taste is bittersweet and yeasty. After taste is long with subtle sweetbitterness. Don’t drink this beer too cold. (12-16 C)
yy0pp (506) - - JUN 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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niklasdietz (65) - DENMARK - JUN 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle @ home. Aroma fig, toffee and toasted bread, maybe some coriander. Pours brown notes with small but creamy head. Flavor is sweet with some spiciness to it. Light dark fruits and brown sugar. It's just soooo smooth. Excellent trappist!
- with thirst, Niklas
weark (275) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Brown color with a bubbly beige head, good lasting but no lacing - Aroma is malty, caramel, candy sugar, dried fruits and plum, red fruits, spicy yeast - Flavor is malty, plum, candy sugar, spicy yeast - Medium/full body, fizzy carbonation, medium bitterness, sweet, sweet malt finish - Bottle received in 2011, a little bit too fizzy, really good but a little bit overrated imo
devman171 (876) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted Alongside Westy 12, St Bernardus 12, Decadence, others, Pours murky brown with big car.b. Aroma is big dark fruits and fruity esters. Taste is full bodied with a slight sweet finish. Probably my favorite
gopherfan99 (349) - CROATIA - JUN 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, dark brown pour with a beige head, roasted malt taste with hints of honey and caramel, has a nice light spicy bitterness to it, not quite as good as the 12 but still a very good beer.