lkowalkowski (401) - POLAND - JUL 22, 2017 davidpl (435) - Santiago, - FEB 14, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I waited a lot of time for this and I found it in the beautiful Brugges...
Appearance: Dark brown color. Great head, beige, rocky, with good adherence at glass and very lasting.
Aroma: complex-ripe fruity aroma, several fruits in my nose like, plums, cherries, prunes, figs..... Underlying caramel notes, vinous and with reminiscences of tart and marmalade.
Flavor: vinous profile and caramel malts in the start, that vinous touch never disappear and remember me a carmenere and, perhaps, a sweet rose. The fruitiness is even more complex that in the nose with the same reminiscences as well of cassis, blackberries and semi-fermented red apples. Woody touches and a very slight hot note similar to chocolaty tobacco. A lot of secondary notes like marmalade, roasted sugar, vanilla and lightly is possible to feel the hops given even more balance.
Palate: medium to full body; semi-oily and silky texture. Low carbonation.
Remark: this is a excellent beer with a lot of attributes and complexity, but in spite of that complexity and variety of flavors is incredible its balance, in fact for me four adjectives resume the Westy12: "noble, harmonious, very balanced and elegant".
Ciemnej barwy z piekna, gesta piana. Piwo pachnie ciemnymi, suszonymi owocami, jest równiez slodka karmelowa nuta. W smaku gladkie, szlachetny alkohol delikatnie rozgrzewa na finiszu. Niesamowicie pijalne. Genialne. k_gadeberg (54) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2017 On bottle @Ølfred - Aarhus Streetfood
Pours red/black and hazy, with beautiful white head
Impressive taste of toffee and dark chocolate, which gives a kind of sweet bitterness - it stays in your mouth in an eternity!
Wouldn’t be able to drink a whole by my self though. brew81 () - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2017 Got to enjoy these while living in Belgium a few years ago. Worth the work to get a couple of cases through the Abbey. Scrumpy369 (804) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 22, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2017 Bottle shared at home with shonali. To many more years! Murky brown colour, floating yeast chunks, head disappears almost immediately. Nose is dried fruits, plum, raisins. Taste is also dried fruity, strong plum notes, some candy sugar, keksz. Sweet, but not geil. Some alcoholic warmth in the end. Very nice beer overall. Definitly one of the best beers out there, shame its yeasty as hell. PictouRx (181) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2017
Wow finally found a bottle to consume. Poured in tulip glass ...decent lacing and small head...looks like dark apple cider. Sip...pear plum apricot caramel toffee molasses all at once. Very very smooth little bitter. Yup best I’ve had so far!
raficon (44) - Lipno, POLAND - JUL 21, 2017
super piwo, aromat suszone owoce figi troche skojarzen z miodem, w smaku slodkie tresciwe alkochol niewyczuwalny. vastervikman (41) - Vastervik, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2017
Yes, I also spent shitload of money to illegally buy this charming beer, even munks said they are against it, but dam stop making so perfect beer!!! This is love story no doubt about that! Loved it all the way. Like first kiss or something! ortodox69 () - - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 bevuta nel pub adiacente il monastero in Belgio. birra scura a 12 gradi . gusto particolare forte e nello stesso tempo delicato. mi ha ammaliato surething_ii (368) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle from the Abbey.
Well, it’s hard to ignore the hype when I traveled quite a way to get it (instead of buying 12€ bottle in Brugge) but I will try.
Best comparison that comes to my mind is wine. It’s like a well stored bottle of red. It won’t amuse you with heights and everything, but it’s perfectly well balanced and smooth. Color is black with decent head. Aroma not that significant. Taste keeps in one line leaving no place for irregularities. It’s basically a drink for special occasions, so not what you expect from beer. Very interesting. jorgevial (1) - Santiago, CHILE - JUL 16, 2017 does not count
Simplemente impresionante, sabores a miel, licor, frutos secos. Se ve increíble.