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

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RATINGS: 2073   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   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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3.5
jinroh (2451) - ESTONIA - AUG 26, 2017
Bottle from 2008, drunk in 2017. Pours creamy brown, off-white head. Prunes in the nose, sweet dried fruits with no stickiness left. Something papery. Taste has more prunes, something papery also but does not really feel oxydised. Nice caramelly prune tingle in the back of my throat. Has aged nicely.

4.4
Mishnok (438) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2017
Pours dark with a fantastic head which laces all down the glass when you drink it. It's an amazingly velvety texture, no harsh edges to it. A little sweet, with plum, raisins, dandelion & burdock. Feels like it's full of nutrition, top stuff! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
christianraese (3) - Hamburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2017 Ein absolut tolles Bier. Habe ein gealtertes 12er getrunken und ein normales 8er und ich muss sagen, dass mich das 8 mehr überzeugt hat. Zur Zeit wartet noch ein frisch eingetroffenes 12 auf seinen Verzehr, da es dann ja deutlich anders schmeckt. Jedenfalls ist das 8 deutlich unterbewertet, wie ich finde. Ein durchaus gelungenes Bier was Farbe, Textur und Geschmack betrifft.

4.2
JaKeAFC (1307) - ITALY - AUG 24, 2017
Glass at in de vrede. Dark opaque brown, big bubbly offwhite-nrige head, fizzy. Aroma is caramel, sugary, red berries, malty with a lot of spices, almond, balsamic herbs, well hopped, some trademark yeast. Taste mild sweet, full, harmonious yet crisp and punchy. Body is medium to full while carbonation is explosive and maybe too much (but i didn?t pour myself sui i could not let it breathe), dry. Fluffy foamy texture. Finish is long, syrupy, fresh, yeasty, dry. Delicious strong ale.

4
rusos (801) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 20, 2017
Bottle. Hazy amber colour, beige head. Complex Aroma, caramel, overripe fruits, wood, molasses, raisins, noble alcohol, whisky. Taste is sweet, caramel, spicy, yeast, wood and noble alcohol. Alcohol is Very well hidden. Very Good drinkability. High carbonation. Very Good.

4
klm1 (1918) - Bled/SF, - AUG 20, 2017
Pours purple brown, hazy, with foamy lasting beige/off-white head. Aroma: intense malts, dark fruit esters, spicy, floral hop profile. Flavor is more intense: malt with notes of white bread, toasted toffee, caramel, hint of chocolate, supported with dark fruit esters and marmelade like, floral hop profile. Finish is almost sticky, dry. Medium to fill body, texture is sticky, oily feel, carbonation is medium. I don’t know how much exactly cost in Abbey, but second hand dealers wants too much for it - imo.

5
BeerPanq (32) - - AUG 16, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2017 You can only get it calling the abadey and schedule an appointment... better be on time! Be ready to pay €9 and enjoy the best beer in the world!

4
Fullpintofbeer (495) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2017
Bottle @Small Bar, Bristol. Huge off-white head, very dark amber/ruby colour, hazy. Aroma: yeasts, fruits, raisins. Bitter/sweet taste, long finish, full body, lively. Very interesting, strong, complex, but it is not kicking ass.

4
AnG_BrgNor (819) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2017
Bottle. A couple of years old. Brown with white head. Dried fruits, raisins, brown sugar, some caramel, some cheese and some yeast. A nice and complex beer.

3.6
rob19a (524) - - AUG 7, 2017
17/20 big fruity taste with slight alcohol burn. Not as smooth or complex as the 12. Extremely good but not worth a tenner a bottle ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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