Antonio369 (203) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2017
33 cl bottle, served in trappist goblet by my dear and kind host Joost in the ’Patershoeve’ in Westvleteren. Thank you so much Joost! Poured dark brown with a two finger tan head. Aroma: flowers, caramel, malts, raisins, bread, nuts. Taste: delicious...caramel, bread, jam, honey, raisins, sultana, roasted nuts, malts, coffee, vanilla, dried fruit, plum, figs, nougat, sweet candy, toffee. Medium body with a flowery, malty, bittersweet finish. Comes very close to the st. Bernardus, have to do a side by side tasting sometime soon. Also reminded me somewhat of the Rochefort 10. I had my first Westvleteren 12 in the best setting possible, on a cottage just around the corner of the st. Sixtus abbey. Sometimes life can be so sweet...anyway this certainly lives up to the hype. Absolutely delicious... Mauritio (9) - - MAY 19, 2017 does not count
Here I went, the best beer in the world.. Unfortunately it really did not deliver to the hype. At ~€10 per bottle in Samson Nijmegen this was not worth it for me.
I love the logoless bottle with just the cap. I thought it is a smooth beer with a sweet note to it, little yeast but not too much. Head disappeared very quickly after pouring, not too much carbonation. No alcoholic flavour at all, drinks more like a wine/port than like a beer. Nice beer to drink but not a this price point, especially if you can get Bernardus or Rochefort for 1/4th of the price!
galaxy93 (2) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2017 does not count
Very very good belgium trappist beer. I drunk this one 3 month ago and i can not forget this lovely taste. JamesMcGowan (10) - KINGSTON UPON THAMES, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2017
Aroma: Sweet, and slightly spicy, in a way that’s evocative of a good mead. Notes of honey, raisin bread and prunes.
Appearance: Heavy carbonation dissipates quickly after the pour, but it continues bubbling away in the glass for another minute or two before going flat. Looks an awful lot like coca-cola!
Flavour: Charcoally notes of toasted brown bread and dried fruit (prunes, brandy soaked raisins and sultanas). Lingering malts. Sweet, mellow and malty all at once, and the flavour definitely develops as you drink more of it. Very balanced, and masks the alcohol content extremely well.
Mouthfeel: Very thin, and not in the slightest bit viscous. Like a mellow red wine. Nikokaoja (249) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - MAY 10, 2017
10. 5. 2017, Ljubljana. Bottled. Dark brown with clear sedimentation in the glass. Aroma is very shy and not up front at all. Flavour towards sweetness but not too much. Warm and silky mouthfeel with just a hint of hops bitterness present in the lasting and complex afteraste. Funny effect after swallowing is mouthwatering effect that I got. Alcohol is very well camouflaged and not straightforward. Resembles some barley wines that I have tasted so far. Excellent beer but not the best IMHO.
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ArtificialCyst (1177) - Szczecin, POLAND - MAY 9, 2017
2-years vintage. Aroma: Dried fruit, esters, lightly spicy, bit acetonic. Appearance: Dark amber body, nice head. Taste: Sweet, alcoholic, esters, dried fruit, pepper, acetone. Palate; Medium body, carbonation medium-high, sweet finish. MasDen (368) - Mogilev, BELARUS - MAY 9, 2017
Aroma: dried fruits, dark sugar, brandy, prune.
Appearance: Dark red, with small white head.
Taste: dried fruits, dark sugar, brandy, prune, small bitterness and warming warmth all over the body.
Palate: full bodied, average carbonation, long finish. tanel025 (120) - ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2017
Aroma: malt, yeast. Not very strong aroma. Lots of light brown head, stays pretty good. Taste is strong caramel, malts, alcohol. Wouldn’t say it’s the best beer in the world. Certainly a very good beer, not easy to drink, but enjoyable. A bit overrated.
BarrelAged1991 (12) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2017
Great big quadruppel tasted sevral of different years best after year of cellar aging basjansen14 (366) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2017 Bruin kleurig bier met een creme kleurige schuimkraag.
Bottel-datum: 7 april 2016
Aroma: zoet, rozijnen, vanille, brood
Smaak: karamel, rozijnen, moutig, gist en wat alcohol en een relatief bittere afdronk.
Ik vond het eerste slokje vrij alcoholisch, maar na een aantal slokjes treed de alcohol naar de achtergrond.