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


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RATINGS: 2095   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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rosebud (47) - Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2001
Again, I have to agree with Shadallion on this one.

mansquito (6338) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2017
From Mikkeller And Friends Bottle Shop in Copenhagen: pours mahagony with pretty beige head. Aroma is yeast, complex fruitiness, some earthiness. Nice dry hoppy bite. Low sweetness. Excellent mouthfeel. I get scared of BSAs these days because of sugar or imbalance risks, but this pulls it off without flaw. Reminds you why these beers inspired a generation.

BigMomma (241) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2017
Finally able to rate this one, not that I havent tasted it enough already but In finally reminded this one was still left unrated.. . Sweet rounded creamy aroma with hints of malt and a slight touch of grapefruit. Smooth mouthfeel, initialy sweet, fruity, evolving into a roasted dry malt finish, which lingers for quite some time. Complex, powerfull but perfectly balanced beer. Superior to the Twelve in my opinion and the best dark Trappist.

Kampfar (251) - Osnabrck, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2017
From bottle at the abbey; pours cloudy, nearly muddy dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is malty, grainy and slightly yeasty. Taste is light to medium bitter, slightly sweet, caramel, yeasty, bread and some dark fruits, slightly herbal. Medium bitter, light yeasty finish. Fizzy carbonation, medium to full body. I really like it!

Oddskulle (31) - - JUN 4, 2017
Det skal siges at det er en fantastisk l, det er slet ikke det. Det er ikke den samme l, du skal ikke lede efter noget som smager i denne stil. Hvis du leder efter en 8er som er ren, s er det ikke her, men hvis du leder efter en 8er som skubber til dig, led ikke efter andet. Den er klasse.

indrekr (527) - ESTONIA - JUN 2, 2017
Appearance: red, brown, hazy, white-tan foam, rocky head, lasts long. Aroma: wheat, bread, alcohol,caramel, toffee? Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, well balanced. Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, astringent, medium bitter rather long finish.

MrW (664) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2017
33cl not sure if it was on tap or from bottle at the Abbey of Westvleteren. Aromas of dried fruits, prune, figs, dates, a bit dark chocolate and coffee. Poured dark reddish brown with a beige creamy small head, which faded. Taste had the dried fruits again, maybe some cherry as well, a bit of boozy warmth.

melush (3964) - SPAIN - MAY 29, 2017
33cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. Brown colour with a frothy tan head. Aroma is malt, molasses, prune, figs, berries. Taste is malt, caramel, brown sugar, prune, syrup, slightly spicy. Medium body, average carbonation.

Mesjasz (1511) - Lodz, POLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Uzupełnienie ocen, pite kilka lat temu. W aromacie mocno melasa i lekka paloność. Smak słodki, lekka goryczka.

dimeon (217) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 26, 2017
A: Caramel brown with a big tan head N: Chocolate, dates, coffee, T: A tapestry of spices. Bitter dark chocolate, some faint floral notes P: Full O: Great abbey brown

GTAEgeek (2185) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2017
33 cL bottle. Pours a murky brown color, with a big, foamy, tan head that refuses to go away. The aroma is smooth juniper, butter toffee, allspice, dates, and molasses. Fairly sweet up front, drying out a bit toward the finish, with a smooth bitterness that lingers. Medium body, with a velvety, grainy feel and a bit of a bite. Almost a year old, and it still seems a little young. A bit sharp and assertive, but very pleasant, and a little more time would probably smooth it out some. Simple and easy at first, but layered and subtly complex. Nearly perfect flavor. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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