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

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RATINGS: 2009   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemdawg (559) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2005
Could no determine the Best Before date on the cap, but this one had no lable. Dark dark brown, and a fluffy tan head. Raisiny malts, with plums, carmel, dark fruits which I could not really pick out in the aroma. Sweet dark fruits, raisins and plums, carmel, molasses and a bit of earthy/woody/appley notes as the flavors popped with warming. Smooth all the way down. This went very nicely as I was grilling steaks on the honeymoon.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nocheinbier (9) - - AUG 27, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2016 From a bottle at home. Dark brown with lots of sediment inside. Thin white head and a nice sweet aroma. Taste is dark fruits, caramel, quite sweet but not overwhelmingly. Lightly carbonated and overall it deserves every praise that it got over the years. This beer is something special and well worth the ?12 that I paid for it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alteregoo (861) - POLAND - AUG 26, 2016
Po przelaniu do szkła tworzy się grubo pęcherzykowa, sycząca piana, która szybko opada do firanki. Barwa miedziano brązowa, mętna, z pływającymi drobinkami. W aromacie królują suszone owoce (rodzynki, daktyle, figi, gruszki), cukier kandyzowany, karmel, melasa, wosk pszczeli, odrobina przypraw... W smaku podobnie, dość słodko, tu na pierwszy plan wychodzi miód spadziowy, miód gryczany, wosk pszczeli, głóg i rodzynki. Goryczka średnia, lekko pikantna, ziołowo przyprawowa. W posmakach można doszukać się porto, wanilii, toffi... Wysycenie średnie do wysokiego, drobne, odczucie w ustach półpełne, treściwe, puszyste. Alkohol pięknie ukryty.
Bardzo dobre piwo, słodkie, intensywne, treściwe, do powolnej degustacji. Zasłużona wysoka pozycja w rankingach, choć dla mnie nieco zbyt miodowo woskowe...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1931) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2016
Pours a dark red brown colour. Taste is quite breast and of Belgian yeast. Bottle at Mike_77’s house

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cool_Bond (2293) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2016
The aroma of yeast and raisins. Much alcohol, yeast, raisins and a little caramel taste. Not so good bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth for a long time. Very much carbonic acid. The alcohol makes the beer becomes difficult to drink. Do not live up to their expectations, unfortunately, as the world’s best Belgian ale. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (3099) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
Pours dirty brown with a small white fizz. Aroma is raisin, plum and earthy malt with loads of yeast floaties. Taste is nice and complex, raisin, plum, caramel and yeasty back. Nice sipper.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (1688) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Pours a burnt amber brown color with an off white head. Caramel, toffee, yeast, molasses, funk and dark fruit aroma. Caramel, toffee, yeast, molasses, funk, fig, raisin, plum and toast flavors. Medium body and lively carbonation with a dark fruit, molasses and yeast finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tognetta (702) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 19, 2016
Marrom de alta turbidez, espuma marrom de boa formação e média persistência. Malte em grande quantidade, passas, figo, chocolate, frutada, complexa. No paladar médio dulçor e leve amargor. Corpo e carbonatação médio. Final de média/longa persistência, trás um amargor torrado, mantém o chocolate amargo, passas.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knasputte78 (545) - SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2016
Mörkt brun. En härlig doft och ett djup i smakerna. Lite söt, lite skumbanan, toffee. En öl jag skulle kunna dricka ofta, men det blir både krångligt och dyrt! Weltklasse! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rootsman (7) - - AUG 1, 2016 does not count
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (586) - - JUL 29, 2016
Dark brown with an off white. Smell of dry fruit (raisins). Big thick Christmas cakes flavours with a smooth finish. A lovely beer. Rated by BrewTom


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