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

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RATINGS: 3583   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (1762) - 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 couldn’t 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 doesn’t want to go anywhere. Aroma is something I haven’t 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 I’d say about this is that I can’t 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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftykev (15) - - MAY 2, 2016
30/4/16 a Westy 12 birthday bottle gift. had to try it eventually! dried fruit nose. lot’s of stuff going on here. smooth mouthful of malts, dried fruit, caramel with a slight bitter finish. v good!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zasavc (11) - - APR 29, 2016
Finally. Perfect colour, nice head, aroma is a killer. Great taste. But don’t expect too much. Rochefort will give you the same for smaller price. In my case much smaller.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kiezmar (141) - POLAND - APR 28, 2016
Ciemny rubin, piana szybko redukuje sie do krazka. Aromat bogaty: wino, przyprawy korzenne, suszone sliwki, marcepan, rum. W smaku przyprawowe, owocowe, z alkoholowym finiszem. Piwo pelne, gladkie, idealnie zbalansowane. Rich aroma: wine, spices, dry plumes, marzipan, rum. Taste: spices, fruits, alcohol. Beer is very smooth with good balance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
N3lson1 (828) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2016
An amazing Belgian Quad, pours nice and dark, has a delicious aroma and flavor, just an amazing brew!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ianwelby (950) - SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2016
Opaque reddish brown beer with a rich, malty fruit aroma. Taste is very strong. Rich malt, fruit (apple maybe, a touch of something sour), a bit of bitter hop. Aftertaste is more of the sour fruit and very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
knasputte78 (368) - SWEDEN - APR 17, 2016
Mörkt brun nästan svart. Ett stort lätt vitt skum. Överraskande mycket kolsyra, nästan lite stickigt, det stör lite. Visst är det en riktigt trevlig öl. Djupa långa smaker, en njutning att sippa på. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
penumbra59 (15) - Kontich, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2016
Superb brown beer. With reason so higly rated the only downside is the hype and the crazy pricing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OliLees (4) - SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2016 does not count
licorice, raisin, alcohol, green apples, phenolic... honestly tastes a bit like stressed yeast. Not even close to the best quad in the world

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kr1zz (306) - BELGIUM - APR 13, 2016
Bottle bought at Schaliënhuis in Temse. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Taste is similar with the Extra 8. This one is extra fruity, extra flavour of chocolate and a silky creamy feeling.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhilosophyGuy (240) - Wroclaw, POLAND - APR 11, 2016
UPDATED: APR 22, 2016 Nagazowanie średnie w stronę wysokiego, odpowiednie. Barwa rubinowa, nieprzeźroczysta. Piana wysoka, wybitnie drobnopęcherzykowa, średnio-szybko opadająca, z dużym, aczkolwiek stopniowo zmniejszającym się lacingiem, bez "wyspy". Aromat: intensywnie winny (białe wino), białe winogrono, słodkawy, lekko przyprawowy, owocowy, marcepanowy, piernikowy, lekko rumowy, likierowy, miodowy, subtelnie czekoladowy, perfumowy, hipnotyzujący wręcz. W smaku słodkie, likierowe, likierowo-alkoholowe. Po chwili pojawiają się nuty przyprawowe i ciemnych owoców, białe winogrono. Ogólnie przypomina domowe wino. Całkiem spora pełnia, wysoka słodowość, subtelna chmielowość. W posmaku lekko rozgrzewający, przyjemny alkohol, a także niska, chwilę zostająca goryczka kojarząca się z Brandy. Alkohol lekko, aczkolwiek bardzo przyjemnie szczypie w język. Podkreślam jeszcze raz – piwo jest słodkie. Idealnie zbalansowane. Bardzo pijalne. Typowo degustacyjne. Perfekcyjne!


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