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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2058   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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rosebud (47) - Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2001
Again, I have to agree with Shadallion on this one..........................


4
sjogro (4734) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2017
Bottle shared at home. Ordered online from Belgium. No parking arrangements were made with actual monks. Brown with white head. Sweet toasted malts, toast, raisans, caramel, light herbs, chestnuts, brown paper bags, earl grey. Moderate sweet and bitter. Medium body and soft carbonation. Dry feel, sweet and roasty/toasty.

4
Maakun (6428) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2017
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Dark brown with big beige head. Light roast, figs, caramel, toffee, dry cocoa, raisins, brown sugar, cookies that were in the oven too long, light oxidized notes, red wine, brown bread, dried plums and apple. Quite fruity in a dried and soft oxidized way. Over medium sweet and medium bitter. Almost full bodied with quite some carbonation. Quite nice!

4.4
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 11, 2017
More sublime than what I got. Rose aroma with prunes and a touch of smoky leather. Cloudy brown pour. Light sweet finish. Subtle and wonderfully packaged. Bottle thanks to the guys at Castro's Lounge in Toronto, who gave this to me like 5 years ago when I moved out of the neighbourhood. Symbolic end of an era. Bottle.

4.7
Daboch (164) - Gdansk, POLAND - OCT 31, 2017
Ciemnomiedziane piwo nieprzezroczyste, średniej wielkości kremowa piana. Aromat suszone owoce, rodzynki, karmel trochę chlebowy. W smaku rodzynki, owoce suszone, figi, czekolada, posmak chlebowy. Smak bogaty i różnorodny. Wyśmienite piwo

4
NachlamSie (3568) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2017
Bottle from Planet Beer. Deep, dark brown with reds in the body and a massive, thick head. The nose is malt forward with very genuine character. It's kinda like just smelling a bag of fresh grains. Notes of toffee, almonds, dark fruits, nutmeg. Creamy and full palate, just silky. It's sweet with suggestions of brown sugar, nuts, baking spices. Just well made, complex, and tasty.

4.8
sjohnny (673) - - OCT 23, 2017
Bread. Spice. Dark fruit. Dark maroon almost brown/black. SUPER thick sudsy head. Retention forever and ever. When it does finally fade it leaves big suds on the side of the glass. Oh. So smooth. Chewy. Dark fruit. A bit of spice. Lots of malt. Bread. Yeast. Caramel. Light floral notes. The slightest hint of bitterness and earth on the finish. So well balanced. Fantastic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
NordicV (2501) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2017
Mörkare brun öl med ett större smutsvitt skum. Rostade toner, choklad, torkad frukt, karamell och kryddig belgisk jäst i både doft och smak.

4.5
Bill Becker (1770) - 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 (513) - Chisinau, 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 (1561) - GERMANY - SEP 30, 2017
Trübes Braun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, Röstaromen, Nüsse, etwas Karamell, fruchtig, dunkle Beeren, etwas Pflaume, Rosinen, cremig, spritzig.


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