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


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RATINGS: 2053   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerdedone (3313) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus through Belgianshop.com. Pours brown with an awesome tan head. Aroma of spices, fruit, citrus, and yeast. The flavor is fruit, yeast, spices, and exceptionally smooth. Greatness here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Thanks to Brewblackhole for this one!Pours a cloudy brownish color.Has a malty/fruity aroma with some hints of alcohol.this is one of the most balanced brews I have ever tried! Nothing too overpowering,but just the perfect blend of flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Frisky malt ,spice and fruit aroma,very pleasant, taste was a well blended malt slight fruity ester,and a mild spice and some hop ,nothing really dominating,but flawless and refreshing. An almost perfect beer, yet not in my or anybody I know top ten list

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2007 (Bottle at Sint Sixtusabdij) Pours hazy dark red with a firm white/sandy head. Aroma of fresh malt and alcohol. Some liquorice. Some hops. Rum. Flavour of salty liquorice and some soil, alcohol notes. Silky body. A small, clean afterbitterness. Coctailberries/-cherries. Peppery. Earthy. Rich body. Perfect carbonation. Not as complex as nr. 12 but excellent. Some floaters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (16717) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2010 Bottled. Dark copper in color, with a nice, off-white head. It is slightly hazy, with some sediments. Surprisingly weak aroma with sugar, alcohol, dried fruits, spices and berries. Sugar, alcohol, berries, prunes, raisins, spices and chocolate notes in flavor. Full body and a bitter finish with a good deal of alcohol. It probably deserves more than a 4, but it will have to convince me on a later occasion to get a higher rating. I was a little bit disappointed with especially the aroma. Rating: 7-5-8-4-16-4.0. 060801

Bottle. A slightly unclear brown beauty, topped by a finger-thick, dense beige head. Dried fruits, some alcohol and cellar, berries, a spiced touch and chocolate in the aroma. The flavor has a little caramel, with lots of dried fruits, a little warming alcohol, hints of cellar, dark berries and plums. Some bitterness brings a kind of balance. Nicely carbonated, warming and full-bodied. The finish has a faint metallic touch, else its pretty much like the initial flavor. And it lasts. A really nice beer, tasteful, relaxing and smooth. Dangerously easy to drink as well. 100611

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2006
thanks to my brother Chris for sharing this. dark mahogany color with very little head. very malty aroma. roasted malt flavor dominates with some caramel. very, very good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bp (907) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Bottle purchased at Le Bier Circus in Brugge. Pours a brownish-black, thick head, malty and slight fruity aroma, very, very smooth beer. Well worth having in addition to the 12.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Bucolic barley n spices rich coriander alc chicory ... brown black in mass, with beige shorthair fine lace... a true belgian monks beer... apple spice rich, warming crust. big, warm, alcy, meal-spicy, not heavyhanded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2006
Bottle. Brown - off-white head. Licorice, malty, raisin, fullbodied, choklate, fruits, spices, a lot of hop hidden in the complex tastes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
Sampled at In de Vrede. Deep, deep dark colour. Long lasting head. Malty aromas, fruits, spice, dark berries. Carbonation is perfect, tingling. Mouthfeel is velvety, robust and the flavours are soo complex. This is beer to die for.

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