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

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RATINGS: 2050   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle (in NZ). For me, better than the 12. More spice from the yeast, and almost sourness. Very tasty indeed.


4.5
Bill Becker (1273) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Jan 2006 Poured from bottle(room temp) a deep, cloudy burgundy with a huge tannish head of foam that actually grew bigger and towered over the top of my glass.(like Mt Everest) Luckily, none spilled out. ;^) The smell is all fruity with notes of plum and peach and there's caramel tones there as well. Very complex and inviting. The taste is firstly from the foam.(it just refuses to give up) ..huge fruitiness of plums and peaches hits my palate with a nice bitterness in the background. On to the liquid...there's the fruit blended well with a caramel sweetness and just a smidgeon of bitterness and I can *just* feel a slight warming sensation from the abv. Dang, this is sucha complex brew, my words cannot give it proper justice. Bottom line: This is one classy and classic brew. If you ever see some around your neck of the woods, do not fail to grab some and if you can't find any locally, try your best to arrange for a trade or buy some online. It's too good to miss out on!!

4.2
GhostS (486) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 14, 2017
Aromă ușoară, de fructe negre uscate înmuiate în alcool, caramelă, dulceață de prune și nuci verzi, malț, puțină caramelă. Gust foarte plăcut, liniștit și perfect de dulce (puțin, dar foarte bine potrivit), cu dulceață de fructe negre, puțină caramelă, puțin zahăr ars, miere întunecată, totul ușor diluat cu puțin alcool matur, malț, puține condimente și drojdii belgiene. Foarte bună și bine făcută, se bea foarte ușor și e plăcută.

4.3
Mister_Li (1527) - GERMANY - SEP 30, 2017
Trübes Braun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, Röstaromen, Nüsse, etwas Karamell, fruchtig, dunkle Beeren, etwas Pflaume, Rosinen, cremig, spritzig.

3.8
bjorn77 (664) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 22, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2017 Aromat: mocny i owocowy, ale nie jest za słodki czy też mulący. Rodzynki, winogrona, ciemne owoce, karmel, trochę jabłek. Jest świeżo i owocowo. Wygląd: ciemnoczerwono miedziane, nieprzejrzyste, pianka jasnokremowa, niewielka, zaraz zanika. Smak: karmel, suszona śliwka, rodzynki, figi, ciemne winogrona, trochę czekolady w posmaku. Jabłka i gruszki, bardzo gładkie, dobrze ułożone, nie czuć alkoholu, nie jest jakoś mega bogate, ale jest za to pijalne. Wysycenie wysokie, ciała średnio. Nie rozumiem miejsca tego piwa w top 50, ale muszę przyznać że jest to dobre piwo. 7/4/8/4/15

4.3
fombe89 (3897) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 13, 2017
Botella @In de Vrede, Westvleteren 09/09/17.
Color ambarino buena corona de espuma blanca, aromas a pasas notas malta, grandes sabores a malta, buena sensación en boca, cuerpo denso, gran cerveza.

4.2
jamestulloch (4261) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2017
Bottle from Salt Horse. Deep ruby body with lots of sediment floating beneath a lasting beige head. Steady carbonation. Aroma of fig, prunes, golden syrup and chocolate. Flavour of toffee, black pepper, wood, leather and a hint of varnish. Medium body with a frothy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. A wonderful, luxurious beer.

4
JuanFlk80 (324) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 30, 2017
Botella en Tercer Tiempo (Santander) Aroma a malta, higo... sabor dulce que se queda en el paladar durante un rato, muy buena mezcla de todos sus ingredientes, muy buena, me gustó mas su hermana mayor pero buena realmente

4
kaserov (922) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 27, 2017
Color marrón oscuro, opaco, rojo oscuro si le da la luz, con capa de espuma de un blanco amarronado de tres dedos de grosor (muy buena retención, nunca llega a disiparse del todo). Carbonatación alta. Textura oleosa y demasiado efervescente. A medida que va reposando en el vaso esa efervescencia se pierde y la textura es simplemente oleosa, lo cual me interesa más. Aroma complejo a dark fruits (higos, pasas), azúcar, un mínimo de alcohol, especias, reminiscencias florales. Algo dulce. Difícil de explicar, pues todos los elementos se entremezclan maravillosamente entre sí. En boca entra dulce, con dark fruits presentes (higos y pasas, de nuevo), toques florales, especiada ligeramente. Algo de alcohol, junto con un leve amargor, se cuelan al final del trago. Ligeramente seca. Postgusto a dark fruits. Muy rica aunque lejos de la leyenda, si he de ser sincero. Hay cervezas de similares características que me transmiten más.

3.5
jinroh (2122) - 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 (374) - 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


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