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

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RATINGS: 3373   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Best early christmas gift ever! pours a dark brownish red, kind of murky in the glass, it has a bubbly tan head that fades quick. The aroma is full of vinous quality along with tons of dark fruits, raisins plums possibly cherries and figs followed by alcohol and breadiness! The taste follows the aroma well, also picking up malty sweetness along with yeast charachter. overall awesome. awesome, awesome. Best beer in the world? im not sure I havent had every beer in the world. best beer in belgium? maybe best quad I’ve ever had? Absolutely!


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Arek (533) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Drink Hala, Wrocław, Poland.
Ciemnobrązowe, mętne piwo z jasnobeżową, bardzo obfitą pianą oraz przyjemnym, lekko palonym i trochę winnym aromacie suszonych owoców. W smaku złożone, lekko palone, zdominowane przez nuty suszonych, ciemnych owoców z winnymi posmakami i wytrawnym, rozgrzewającym finiszem.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter_L (1084) - SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2015
Flaska inköpt i Belgien februari -15. Doftar svagt av bröd och säd. Smak av fikon och russin. Även inslag av tobak och mörk choklad återfinns. Fyllig munkänsla med ett torrt avslut. Medellång eftersmak.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maakun (1464) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle at Doerak. Best before 25.03.2018. Very dark brown with nice off white head with some big bubble islands. Lots of fresh figs, dried figs, brown sugar, cinnamon, rye bread, raisins, brown bread. Very bready and malty with massive dried fruits. Lots of yeast, though mainly on the nose. Light cardboard and dried twigs. Taste is quite sweet, but still more on the medium side. Very soft herbal bitter finish with light alcohol warmth. Medium to full bodied with soft but strong and lasting carbonation. Massive beer, really good.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kokkenrolv (19) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle @ Don Pippo, Bergen, Norway. Dishwashing on the nose(!), some alcohol, notes of dark chocolate and dark rum. Dark, black. Small beige head. Dark dry fruit, chocolate, dark rum, raisin, hints of vanilla, licorice, nuts and leather on the palate. Distinct alcohol when warming up. Full body, very nice and silky mouthfeel. Extremly complex beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
colui72 (183) - HONG KONG - JUN 25, 2015
Top of the world. Amazing beer. Dark brown with beige head, sweet caramel aroma. Taste is mainly sweet, caramel, plums. Feels creamy and smooth. Low bitterness. A beer to sip very slowly. Amazing. I’m speechless!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sccp1910 (50) - BRAZIL - JUN 22, 2015
Cerveja frutada e com notas de chocolate. Amargor forte. Apesar dos 10% não deixa que o alto teor alcoólico seja percebido. A melhor cerveja que ja bebi!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tailen (11) - - JUN 20, 2015
Amasing beer. Very poweful and rich malty taste. A bit too much alcohol and also maby some unshaved. Will be perfect with age.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mcbertola (111) - BRAZIL - JUN 20, 2015
Fruit aroma, caramel and fruit taste. Incredible beer. The best beer of the world. Great history, great aroma and great taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gdierksen (12) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Stumbled across this rarity at a no-frills bar in Copenhagen. Poured from a 33cl bottle into a Rochefort chalice. Aroma: very malty nose dominated by caramel and candy sugar and to a lesser extent alcohol. Appearance: dark brown and hazy with a light brown, fine head. Taste: surprisingly strong alcohol flavor up front followed by fruit (raisin and plums) and lingering sweetness Palate: smooth despite the alcohol, creamy even. Overall: Spectacular beer! Second, in my opinion, only to Rochefort 8. I am partial to Belgian Strong ales so this one was certainly worth the hype and the cost.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gandalf39 (155) - - JUN 15, 2015
Un nez aux aromes de poire et de fruit sec, le côté sucré est présent mais pas ecoeurant, une petite douceur, parfait avec du fromage!


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