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Brewed by Abdij St. Sixtus - Westvleteren
Style: Belgian Ale - Strong Dark
Westvleteren, Belgium
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RATINGS: 2195   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   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.

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4.4
kosko20 (354) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2020 Bottle from 29-8-10. Been cellaring this for a long time. This held up extremely well. Pour had some dregs ala cellared red wine. Currants, raisins, and chocolate in the aroma. Clean palate and taste is balanced well.

3.8
Cheeseboard (1537) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2020
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2020 Bottle, online from Etre Gourmet. Pours lightly hazed dark amber with an enormous beige/tan head. Aroma: toasted malts, caramel, dried fruits. Taste: moderate sweet & light bitter, toasted malts, caramel, candy sugar & spicy yeast. Medium body, huge carbonation, long dry finish

3.9
MBlessing (3416) - Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2020
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2020 Dunkles Braun, schaum ist ok, im Geruch würzig dörrobst, so auch im Geschmack dazu malzig leichte süße etwas alkohol

4.1
Beese (10219) - Tooting, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2020
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2020 330ml bottle at Cafe Gollem, Amsterdam on 13/12/2009. Big aroma of dark fruit, dates, cocoa nibs, prunes and brown sugar. Flavour is extremely well balanced, and those sweeter inclined notes don’t overwhelm whatsoever. There’s chewy grain and yeasty esters for days. Not quite up to the XII, but not too far off.

4.1
RGBanana (14) - Geel, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2020 Taste is medium bitter, dark fruits, roasted chocolate. It’s not as complex as the 12 (which I prefer more) and definitely not as sweet but just like all the Westvleteren beers, it’s well balanced and comes with a great taste. Beautiful.

4
DrNosha (5433) - Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2020 0,33l Flasche. Dunkelbraun und trüb, moussierender hoher Schaum. Trockenobst und Gewürze in der Nase. Ein Hauch Alkohol. Wenig Kohlensäure. Malz und getrocknete Apfelringe im Antrunk. Trocken. Etwas Rum und angebrannter Karamell. Gut, aber nicht herausragend.

4.4
djoeye (9431) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2020 Aroma; roasted malts, mahogany caramel, dark fudge, raisin, prune, cacao, rich malts. Look; big fawn head, near clear mahogany body. Taste; roasted malts, dark caramel, mahogany fudge, raisin, prune, chocolate, mocca, nut oil, honey, brown syrup, and leading to a balanced and nice finish. Feel; good body n soft co². Overall; quality over quantity. [čištění starého nepořádku, lahev, [email protected] nemeckém obchodě]

4.1
martino615 (39) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 3, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2020 Pours dark brown with a lot of thick, bubbly foam which stays for a nice while. The smell is amazing, with raisins and caramel and burnt sugar candy. Taste is multi-layered, with some molasses, walnut, dried plum, maybe even slight coffee flavour. The complexity develops with every sip. Fantastic beer.

4.8
BarrelMonger107 (202) - GREECE - MAY 20, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2020 I never believe to get these beers from 'Westvleteren' 'Monastery' but here i'm to make one review. It's like i meet 'James Hetfield' and he stay with me for some interview or something. Like that i feel with these rare and very expensive legendary beers. Anyway 'Belgian Ale - Strong Dark' perhaps is my favorite beer style and i was so exciting to try this one because on paper perhaps is the best on the style. I don't know if its really the best but for sure the beer is broken. Is really very special and very unique. First of all the beer is one of the most alive beers i have tried. The aroma blow your nose instantly. Is like you get all the belgium beers you have tried in your life together in one beer. Secondtly the mouthfeel is decent and the carboration is perfect in your mouth. The beer is sweet with a lot of chocolate and caramel notes and also gives you one strong awesome bitterness in the finish. Oh yes. The finish is the best part here. Is so long and so satisfied it. Overall one of the most awesome, alive and balance beers i have tried in my life. Also remind me very hard my favorite beer of all time 'Rochefort 8'. These two beers is very similar but also and very unique. This one is very expensive and very rare but you must get one in your life. I wish to get these beers from this 'Monastery' more easier and with ok price but we can't have anything and sometimes we must try harder to get what we need!

3.7
Samtzu (1206) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2020 Bottle pour. Pours a deep brown with soft off white head which disappears quickly. Rich nose with something which reminds me of cherry. Some toffee tucked away too. Medium body with the same rich ripe fruit flavours and subtle toffee notes playing through. Has high sweetness and a hint of alcohol at the end. Interesting, but almost sickly sweet.


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