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

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RATINGS: 2039   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rugamu (174) - - JAN 18, 2013
Buenisima cerveza belga, totalmente a la altura de su hermana mayor. Es un delito quedarse solo en la 12. Personalmente encuentro cosas parecidas entre las dos.


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rusos (765) - 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 (1590) - 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.

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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 (393) - 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 (766) - 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 (381) - - 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

4.6
Bootlegger007 (225) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2017
Poured into a chalice releasing aromas of malts, caramel and dark fruits, appearance was dark amber with a small cap off white lasting head, full bodied and soft carbonation, flavours reminiscent of sweet caramel with plums, prunes and dates along with dark chocolate, outstanding.

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tcon25 (876) - Duvall, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2017
Bottle pour in Seattle, thanks Andrew /Matt for this beer. Dark amber pour, grape aroma. Flavor is a little sweet smooth grape. Nice beer.

3.9
andrewje41 (4009) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2017
Bottle pour. Finally opening this one, after plenty of anticipation. Dark and dense brown pour with a patchy head. A massive grape constant here. Grape juice, dusty malt aroma. Flavor is bold and hints of sweet dark fruit, grape. Earthy constant, with a smooth finish. Pleasant beer to say the least. Thanks, Alberto!

3.9
davidf93 (143) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 1, 2017
Light medium tan, good head retention. Light brown colour, quite bitter and leathery. Soaked grape aromas.


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