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

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RATINGS: 2083   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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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shark_Pants (714) - - FEB 15, 2014
Pours murky cola brown with nice large tan frothy head. Smell is amazing - sweet caramel, marzipan, dark fruits, cream, bread & alcohol. The taste is quite complex - sweet first up with toffee, dates, alcohol, then a strong malty/bready backbone, drying out in the finish with pistachio notes. The mouthfeel is thinner than expected but surprisingly still very nice & creamy. A very good beer worthy of most of the hype, possibly unfairly compared to its sublime big brother. The aroma was the biggest highlight of this excellent ale for me.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (3083) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
oobawa (1078) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sokuzs1 (1125) - POLAND - APR 21, 2017
Aroma: caramel, alcohol, some dried fruits, figs and spicy notes Taste: moderate sweet, figs, caramel, alcohol, some prunes

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilovedarkbeer (2733) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchMark (385) - NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2017
Funky sticky toffee goodness. Murky brown with a small beige head and ample soft prickly carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VamboladeTolly (1876) - 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....

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinivini (1926) - 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.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanEric (1209) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2017
Bottle bought at In de Vrede. Brownish colour with a small head. Lots of carbonation. malty caramel aroma with hints of raisins and plums. Medium body and a Nice finish. Very drinkable.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cdinjapan (1) - Aversa, ITALY - APR 3, 2017 does not count
Like Anglefood and Rum Cakes had a baby that grew up to marry the perfect coffee-like finish. Wow.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cervmagpt (777) - PORTUGAL - MAR 20, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 26D). Bottle 33 cl - Batch uknown (BBF 14.07.19). AROMA: balanced and complex notes of medium peppery alcohols, molasses, caramel, slight cherry, plums, honey and cinammon. medium malty background with a caramel-like character. APPEARANCE: very dark ambar color and clear. large moussy light brown head with good retention. lace formation. TASTE: balanced and similar to the aroma but more balanced towards the caramel-like flavors (molasses, caramel), slight peppery alcohols, dried plums and a dark caramel malt background. medium-low bitterness with a dry finish. PALATE: medium body with high carbonation. slight alcohol warmth but smooth. OVERALL: a very good (and rare) trappist belgian ale. recommended.


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