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


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RATINGS: 2086   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chadzter (94) - huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle Pours deep brown with a tall foamy head that hassome great lacing. Has a oak and fruity (grape, pear) and light malt aroma with some sour notes. Malty, caramel, flavor with a yeasty body and fizzy sweet grapes that goes dry as it passes. Full bodied, spicy-fizzy and dries out at the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Luneylane (143) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - MAY 20, 2017
A bottle from Beers of Belgium drunk at Dads place while home on leave. Aroma: plums, wine. Appearance: hazy dark brown, minimal head. Palate: full-bodied and creamy, average carbonation. Long, predominantly sweet finish. Taste: heavily sweet, but pleasantly so. Delicious boozy flavour, almonds in there somewhere. Complex and excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (2022) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2017
How: bottle Appearance: light brown with a red shimmer, medium off-white head. Aroma: lots of dried fruits; dates,figs, prunes, raisins, some spice, herbs, nuts, caramel, dark syrup, grass, plums, blackberries, some yeast. Palate: full body, soft carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnjohn722 (3) - California, USA - APR 23, 2017 does not count
Good flavor and color with an overall pleasant experience. It was nice to get my hands on this beer in the US. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (3165) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 22, 2017
UPDATED: APR 22, 2017 Botella 33 cl en el Kraken 21..04..2017. (r2083). Sin lote ni Fcpref legibles en chapa. Color marrn oscuro con poca espuma beige oscuro que desaparece casi por completo al poco. Sabores intensos maltosos ligeramente tostados algo secos al final con predominio de frutos pasos pan de higos, galletas y ligeras especias. Cuerpo medio a intenso con 8 vol y buena sensacin alcohlica. Bastante buena aunque algo ms seca y menos dulce que la 12. As con todo para repetir.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
oobawa (1192) - Tennessee, USA - APR 21, 2017
Yummy Dubbel, classic and refined yet surprisingly accessible, sweet and chock full of dark fruit goodness but firm and spicy on the back end. Notes of dried cherry and caramel mingle with dates and clove, leading to a modestly hoppy finish laced with yeast and a slight hit of warmth. Somewhat simple, yet theres a purity in its simplicity, as good and true an example of a Dubbel as you could want. Nose gives up sweet toffee and a little raisin, and the pour is beautiful, dark red-brown with ample head and lacing. Feel is traditional Belgian fiestiness. Solid Trappiste ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sokuzs1 (1196) - POLAND - APR 21, 2017
Aroma: caramel, alcohol, some dried fruits, figs and spicy notes Taste: moderate sweet, figs, caramel, alcohol, some prunes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilovedarkbeer (2734) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a foamy taupe colored head. Mouthfeel finishes also dry but has some medium weight to it. Notes of dark caramel, figs, cola, and nuts. Delicious and understated in a way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchMark (392) - NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2017
Funky sticky toffee goodness. Murky brown with a small beige head and ample soft prickly carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VamboladeTolly (1883) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 15, 2017
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours dark amber-brown with small head. aroma: caramel, malty candy- mean sweet, some rye notes, brown sugar, dark grapes, weak belgian yeast, Taste; swet with some sourness and mouth burning alcohol, candy, caramel, yeasty, some bread. Medium pluss body. Soft carbo. Not for me. Maybe to warm but....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinivini (2046) - Gomel, BELARUS - APR 13, 2017
Muddy brown, moderate ivory head. Well-lacing. The aroma is very estery, nutty, lots of dried fruit, lollipop. Very noble. Medium to full body. The flavour is powerful, relatively dry. Very nutty. Solid esters. Caramel. Light bitterness. A little bit astringent. This is an incredible brew.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

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