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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2066   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 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (1128) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle in Ghent. Dark plum color with thick off white head. Tart dark fruit nose. Very complex flavor. Plum, slightly raisin, tart, some yeast, . Rich. Heavy sweetness, well balanced. Currant. Good booziness. Might have had an older bottle. Still excellent.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tanel025 (48) - ESTONIA - FEB 18, 2017
Aroma: like old barn, very old. Taste: something very old, like feeling taste from centuries ago. This is extraordinary, unique. Feels like very aged beer. Excellently balanced, quite shocking to drink such beer. Never forget it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schytte (15) - - FEB 17, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2017 Serveret i Westvleteren glas. Uklar lys brun farve, lille hurtigt aftagende skum. Frugtig og maltet duft. Frugtig, maltet og let bitter smag. Lang let bitter og tr eftersmag.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PlutonowyMan (634) - POLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Barwa ciemno br?zowa z bardzo delikatnymi, rubinowymi refleksami. Piana bia?a, pojawia si? zaledwie na chwilk?. Aromat: delikatne nuty czkoladowe, delikatnie palone, owocowe akcenty, ktre muszaj? si? z aromatem kakao i pralinek, wanilii i marcepanu. Smak: jest podobnie jak w aromacie, ciemne owoce, pralinki i kakao. Ponownie pojawia si? marcepan mieszaj?cy si? z wanilia. Nasycenie ?rednie w kierunku do niskiego.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
john44 (2637) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle. Dark Brown in colour. Very malty (roast malts, chocolate, caramel/toffee, dark sugar). Fruity (dark fruits, raisins, plums, dates). Very spicy (and peppery). Yeasty (lots of floaties), earthy. Sweet with a slight bitter edge. Dryish bittersweet finish. Great depth of flavour. Complex. Wonderful beer! (2008)

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
papat444 (129) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2017
Appearance: Dark mahogany brown body with tiny flecks floating in the body. A tiny bit amber in the pour. Thick off-white/beige head, easily 3 fingers. Smell: Fruity at first with some zest. Cloves, herbs and my wife smells rosemary also. Taste: Big time herb presence with lots of spice and some dried fruit. The spices are a little overpowering, dry and a little rough. A little harsh, almost like eating a stem or some herbs. As it warms, it calms down a little at least and has some sherry presence but i still find it a little unbalanced for my taste. Not at all what i was expecting. Wheres the malt presence & the sweetness? Mouthfeel: Fair amount of carbonation but bitter on the palate. Again, better as it warms and a small improvement but it is still impeded by the taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dropi6 (159) - POLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Pours dark with red flashes. Big head. Small bubbles. Dry fruits in aroma, light alcohol. Dry. Lively.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcBosmans (8) - Wetteren, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2017 does not count
Nice brown beer with 8% alcochol but with the sweetness of a much stronger dark beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Echon (445) - rhus, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2017
Dark mahogany. Spicy and phenolic, with caramel, kandis and dried fruit. Solid aroma and rich flavour. Sweet taste that finishes dry and lightly bitter. Light/medium body, and foamy carbonation. Overall, a great dark belgian ale. It is rich, tasty, balanced and drinkable. Yes, it is very good, but so are many others like it, and I believe the exclusive character of this beer has inflated the ratings.


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