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

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RATINGS: 2993   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.45   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
andyhwcinc (1349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Purchased at de Biertempel in Brussels, Belgium, enjoyed at my hotel room in Eppingen, Germany after driving about 5 hours to have the ability to purchase this beer (amongst other things to do in the great city of Brussels). Very very happy to have found this, I grabbed it and couldnít believe I found it since the packaging is pretty minimalist. Appearance is decadent, a very very dark coffee brown with a rather thick consistency and a very abundant, frothy off white head that doesnít want to go anywhere. Aroma is something I havenít experienced before, it almost has a dough-like smell with notes of pepper, dark fruit notes, raisins, an amalgamation of multiple complex ingredients. Taste is unbelievable. There is not a bad thing about this beer. It starts off with a sweet plum / raisin flavor, and finishes with a lively burn that gives an eye-opening sensation. The mouthfeel is pretty thick and oily, the alcohol blends in nicely but lets itself known. The only drawback Iíd say about this is that I canít get it readily. A+++ brew, there was hype and I feel that it strongly met it. This is the best Belgian beer in the world.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arve_Christian (2743) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Brown color, sediments and good offwhite foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruits, raisins & nice yeast influence: medium/ high aroma intensity. Medium/ full body & high complexity. Some sweetness, but balances extremely well. Very enjoyable- smooth and extremely well balanced

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SimonTja (97) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
Blind quad test against Pannepot, Pannepeut, Rochefort 10, St Bernardus 12, St Amatus 12, The Sixth Glass, & Chimay Blue My prefered order was; Pannepot, Rochefort 10, St Amatus 12, Westvleteren 12, St Bernardus, Pannepeut, Sixth Glass and last Chimay. Aroma is of raisin, bubblegum and some alcohol. Taste is upfront some licorice, which turns into some herby kind of nutty rum raisin, very well made, but itís too carbonated compared to the other quads, and the other Pannepot, Rochefort has such better mouthfeel, this one doesnt kick in, but itís well balanced and itís just packed with dark fruits.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (1249) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 18, 2014
Bottle from pivoteka u modreho lva. Aroma toffee, dried fruits, raisins, prunes. Clear dark brown colour. Taste is very well balanced, rather on the dry side. Toffee, cocoa, raisins, fruity. Somewhat overcarbonated, with slightly alcoholic burning finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simonsen (544) - NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Medbrakt av esp0r. MÝrk brun, uklar.lite karbonert smaker karamell, malt, krydder, vanilje, gjśr, tre.Ganske tung. Fantastisk, men kanskje litt oppskrytt??

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tony_gorilla (154) - Fiskum, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Bottle from a local beer shop in denmark. Enjoeyd at home. Best before date is quite hard to read but i thinck it is 31.01.16... Pours brown with a small beige head. Smells balanced with yeasty caramel and fruity notes. Taste is much the same. Second time i drink this beer and geting more impressed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Voras (17) - - APR 15, 2014
Brown, the head dissappears fast. Aroma and taste are the same thing, probably some caramel above everything, but the most important thing: very, very well balanced. One day Iíll give it another chance, and then Iíll discover all the refinements of this awesome beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Korraz (6) - - APR 15, 2014 does not count
Simply delicious ....each time you drink it you feel like in heaven.Probably one of the most important aroma i ve never seen .

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DroolYeast (97) - Odder, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
33 cl bottle somewhere in Antwerp. Fruity. Grape - white wine. Overripe red fruits. Dried darker guitar. Caramel malts. Some yeast. Pours with off-white tan head. Haze red brown colour. Tiny head lasting. Moderate sweetness. Warm feeling in the end. Fruity malt at finish. Lively carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
can8ianben (1286) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
Aroma of plums, leather, and smoke. Sweet and syrupy mouthfeel. Dry fruit. Really complex and tasty. A wonderful beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sbron (148) - NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
Fles 33cl. Donkere kleur. Witte volle schuimkraag. Eerste smaakimpressie : wauw!!!!!! Licht koolzuur, zoetig, caramel, licht koffie achtig. Conclusie: beste bier ooit!


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