Brewed by Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Westvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3314   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.44   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Westvleteren has the smallest output of the Trappist breweries, with only a small part of their production available outside of Belgium.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Poured form 12 oz brick bottle. Pours a nice dark amber color with a light tan foamy head that lasts a good while. Aroma is sweet fruit, malty, with the notes of bananas and alcohol. Flavor is initially a nice sweet malt fruit flavor which turns into a nice ester/banana alcohol flavor at the end. The great thing is this flavor transitions to the backend very smoothly with a long lasting end flavor. Mouthfell is silky and the carbonation is medium-above average. This is an awesome beer. Did this side by side with Abt. 12 and Roch. 10. Final response was W12>A12>R10. A12 was close and well worth the price point but W12 is definitely better.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brynpydew (1) - WALES - APR 1, 2015 does not count
Whoever says Budweiser is the king of beers should be sat down and made to drink this! Quite simply the greatest beer of all. It absolutely oozes wonderful dark flavours & aromas like no other beer, once you taste this beer your eyes will be opened to just how good a beer can be.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
strap (522) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - APR 1, 2015
At in de vrede across from the monastery. Lived up to the hype. Mahogany pour, with a robust head. Smooth flavors of raisin, brown sugar and nice smooth malty sweetness. Very good, but hard to get. Rochefort 10 isnít as hard to find and isnít that far off in taste

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thijster (1) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2015 does not count
This full bodied Trappist is a gem hard to get your hands on. Due to the very limited production the brewers maintain a very high standard in quality and taste and aroma. Truly a Divine Beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lucybeerr (1) - - MAR 29, 2015 does not count
The best beer in a world. Tasty, creamy and very expensive. I'm impressed by this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (1056) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2015
33cl bottle shared. Appearance: Dark redish copper with a thin offwhite head. Aroma: caramel,nuts, toffeee,raisin,light spices(nutmeg,cardarmon), roasted malts , Taste: Moderate sweet caramel malts, some very niced dosed dark fruit (figs,raisins), some spices and a hint of yeast in the finish. Light bittereness. Medium boy, soft carbonation. So finally the XII, and I was a bit dissapointed a 4 is a very good score. But the Extra 8 was more impressive for what it was. This is a Extra 8 with better taste taking the fruity tones into complext wine teritory, but with a few flaws on other aspects. 4.0 Means probably it might not even make my top 10 list of 2015. I might try a older one later this year and see if that makes the difference.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1360) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle graciously shared by alexsdad06 pours dark copper with thin ecru head. Nose caramel, toffee, raisin, light spice. Taste loads of sweeter malt flavors, raisin, pear, grape soda. Mid palate light bitter. Hint of spice on the finish. This is a 5 year old bottle, so I expect the flavors have mellowed a bit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DavidBe (30) - BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2015
Gisteren nog een paar kratten van gehaald. Blijft een geweldig bier dat weinig uitleg behoeft. Bier is zeker zo goed als de Rochefort 10, maar de belevenis rond WVXII (het bellen, het halen, de moeilijke verkrijgbaarheid...) Maken het echt een unieke ervaring.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hallstein (203) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2015
Rating no. 200 -> Pours a nice dark mahogany color. Aroma is dusty and yeasty with aromas of dark fruits, chocolate, nutmeg, cardamom, bubblegum, some slight nuttiness and general spicyness. Flavor is slightly sweet but very complex with flavors of dark fruits, dark candi sugar and yeast with a dusty, dry finish that lingers. Alcohol is not all that prominent, but you can kinda sense it after you swallow the beer. Saved this one for my 200th review, and it was well worth it. One of the best beers i have tried, hands down.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
VincentKabel (258) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
Best example of a quadrupel beer iíve ever tasted. Its right on the mark. Dark brown coloured beer with a firm off-white foam head. Suprisingly light when you consider the deep dark colour of the beer (and the heavy tasting brothers of the quadrupel kind out there). Roasted malts, raisins, dark fruit, light spicyness and a very smooth an dlight finish with almost no bitterness and also not a overwhelming alcohol afterglow.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ttroha (398) - Americus, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle shipped from Belgium. Pours dark, coca-cola brown with tan head. Aroma of raisins is very prominent, with a bit of cloves. Tastes of raisins, booze and nutmeg. Very light considering the color and flavors. Medium-bodied. This was the most expensive beer Iíve ever had and I enjoyed every sip. Definitely worth the money.

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