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


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RATINGS: 3594   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Pours a copper-brown with a nice ivory head. Malty aroma with ripened, fruit, figs, cherry, caramel, and alcohol notes. Flavor is a very rich and sweet with a bit of spice. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a a nice alcohol warming. Nice carbonation and finish. A very nice brew, well worth the hype. Tip o the hat to Jethro6191 for securing this one a bit early!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WVHouseofBeer (996) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2016
This is pretty much as close as it gets to perfection. The aroma was a bit subdued but consisted of wood, dark fruit (mostly raisins and cherries) and a hint of alcohol. Pours a beautiful hazy brown color with a small white head. Flavors are very complex with dark fruit, caramel/toffee chewiness and some vinous notes. Full-bodied with a slightly bitter finish. Warming and the ABV certainly makes its presence known while still being wonderfully balanced. Low carbonation. Splendid

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AaronMurphy (4) - - MAY 28, 2016 does not count
Died and gone to heaven, its the tits. Best beer evvvvvvvver. Seriously. Drop da mic. Booooom.Wow, fuckin love this beer. Its my favorite. Oh yeah smells of plums and raisins and shit. Also angel farts. Its that good. Seriously, WOW. Really its a death row beer. That good. HONESTLY.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duracell (30) - Montreal, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Glass of tap at the brewery. Deep Brown color with fluffy beige head. Nice lacing. Very fruity with some red wine notes to it. Flavours are well balanced between dark fruits, biscuits and herbal hops. Finishes with some vinous notes and a relatively high hopiness. Medium to full body, extremely smooth, with a perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness. An amazing beer which lives up to the hype!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aerodynabeer (7) - - MAY 22, 2016 does not count
Just THE Trappist beer. As rare as its good. Find it and taste it! The mouth is rich with breast taste, the smell a bit strong with alcohol. Colour : brown

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dzagoda (19) - POLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Po otwarciu butelki wydobywają się nuty owocw, głwnie wyczuwalna morela i zapach drożdży. Barwa ciemnej herbaty. W smaku piwo przypomina wino morelowe z posmakiem drożdżowym. Alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RRistow12 (611) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown with khaki head. Very complex strong aroma. Notes of figs, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruits, caramel. Mouthfeel is a little sticky and chewy. Flavors of raisin, plum, figs, caramel, toffee, maple syrup, bourbon, earthy notes and spices. Complex incredible beer. Definitely deserves the hype. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MCShann (1) - - MAY 15, 2016 does not count
Absolutely fantastic beer. Completely lived up to the hype and im not even a huge Belgian drinker. Definitely a different taste than the St. Bernardus 12

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (1927) - Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2016
At In de Vrede. Deep ruby brown with a frothy lasting beige head. Aroma is surprisingly neutral. Like the others its not overcarbonated, with perfect balance and mouthfeel. Earthy hoppiness with a moderate bitterness. Balanced with Caramel, brown sugar, dates, figs. Complex maltiness. Dry finish. Alcohol is hidden. Just very clean and smooth and well put together. Harmonious. Surprisingly restrained even for such a strong beer. Also something very unique about it; mysterious. Anxious to try a bottle after aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (140) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2016
De legende waar ik zoveel over heb gehoord sinds mijn hobby het proeven van bier in 14. Voor een redelijke prijs een fles weten te bemachtigen. Een donker aroma vol caramel en fruit port en citrus, licht maar ook weer met veel diepgang. Een ware golf van smaak die je mond bombardeerd en bekogeld en die zich langzaam ontwikkeld in een prachtige fruitige caramal citrus kersen smaak. Een schuimkraag die niet al te lang blijft maar van een mooie lichte caramel kleur is. Troebel en extreem donkerrood van kleur. Zoet met een zachte bittere bite. Er is zoveel smaak aanwezig! Een prachtige niet al te droge afdronk die gewoon prachtig in balans is. Woorden komen te kort. Een bier dat al je zintuigen prikkelt. Qua complexiteit van smaak behoort dit tot de absolute top, zo niet de beste!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (787) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Sort of sweet and floral in the aroma. Very light and smooth for the alcohol content. Unique and lovely.

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