overall
100
100
style
Brewed by Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Westvleteren, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2074   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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cervmagpt (753) - PORTUGAL - MAR 20, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 26D). Bottle 33 cl - Batch uknown (BBF 14.07.19). AROMA: balanced and complex notes of medium peppery alcohols, molasses, caramel, slight cherry, plums, honey and cinammon. medium malty background with a caramel-like character. APPEARANCE: very dark ambar color and clear. large moussy light brown head with good retention. lace formation. TASTE: balanced and similar to the aroma but more balanced towards the caramel-like flavors (molasses, caramel), slight peppery alcohols, dried plums and a dark caramel malt background. medium-low bitterness with a dry finish. PALATE: medium body with high carbonation. slight alcohol warmth but smooth. OVERALL: a very good (and rare) trappist belgian ale. recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
acemilan (356) - POLAND - MAR 18, 2017
W wyglądzie ciemnobrązowe z średniopęcherzykową pianą, dośc szybko zanikła do zera. W aromacie fenole, estry, ciemne owoce- srednio intensywne. W smaku ciemne owoce, fenole, nuty nalewki, dośc, złożone piwo o średnim ciele. Miało urwać co nieco, ale może flaszka nie taka, może nie ten dzien piwowara ale nie urwało niestety...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
simontomlinson (205) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2017
Creamy beige head stayed well on a still dark brown body. Rich aroma of dark berries, brown sugar, malt & dark spirits. Medium bodied smooth but with very fine carbonation on the tongue. Clean on the back. Berries, demerara, malt, chocolate & caramel tastes with a long bitter/sweet boozy finish. 959517

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (1166) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle poured into a taster showing half a finger of tanned white foam and moderately filled dark caramel. The nose shows pears, figs, and light caramelized apples with an astringent tea line profile. The palate is medium bodied and moderately carbonated with a rich clean foamy mouthfeel. Flavors of dry caramel and black sugar with no sweetness. Very light alcoholic spiciness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pilsnertest (203) - SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2017
Bottle at home. 2016 vintage bought at the brewery. Sweet, spicy and yeasty taste with a perfect light bitterness at the end. Taste of cinnamon buns, black pepper, fruit syrup, toast and herbs. Elegant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
datrael (389) - Krakw, POLAND - FEB 24, 2017
W aromacie fenole, estry, rodzynki, figi, drożdże, ciemny chleb, ciemne owoce, wanilia, drewno. W wyglądzie ciemna miedź z lekką beżową pianką. W smaku figi, rodzynki, ciemne owoce, fenole, nuty nalewki, szlachetnych trunkw, melasa, złożone i przyjemne. Ciało średnie, degustacyjne, alkohol ukryty, słodkie z wytrawną kontrą. Perfekcyjnie ułożone. Bardzo dobre piwo.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Punkero (392) - FINLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Brown. Bread aroma. Sandy palate. Yeasty. Ripe fruits. Sophisticated. I want some cheese with this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bawelt (746) - Lyon, FRANCE - FEB 24, 2017
Oui cest bon. Nez port sur le caramel, des pices, trs fruite (fraise, framboise, abricot sec). Un ct amande genre frangipane. Le tout est trs quilibr. Bouche plus pice et typique trappiste. Assez complique dcomposer. On est un rien du vu le bouquet fabuleux.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (1157) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle at the monastery/brewery with commonshawn, rosskyle, samalito, and dubtully. Plum color with off white head. Aroma carries dark fruit at the forefront. Taste reminds me of a lighter version of a quad with dark fruit, sugars, malt. Surprisingly drinkable for the higher ABV. Clean mouthfeel with a bit of alcohol warmth and bite. Boozy without overwhelming the overall experience. This falls under the large shadow of its bigger brother but worthy of nearly equal praise. Good work, monks.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewSensei4 (11) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 20, 2017
Medium dark brown with a lasting head. Taste is lots of red wine and chocolate. Fairly sweet and heavy.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 208
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5