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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (800) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 15, 2015
330ml bottle at home from trade with Sebilinz, many thanks. BB 04/2015. brown hazy color. small tan head. smells malty sweet, fruity, yeasty, liqueurish, dried fruits, plums & raisins, marzipan. full body, medium bubbly carbonation, full mouthfeel. tastes malty sweet, light alcoholic, dried fruits, light citric, raisins, light marzipan. finishes with marzipan and light alcoholic notes. quite nice still a bit boozy.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jamaty (1144) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Marrón rojiza oscura, casi negra al principio y opaca, aunque va clareando ligeramente a medida que bajan sus abundantes posos. Espuma ligeramente tostada que pronto queda en la típica película muy cremosa que ya no se va. Aroma espectacular, uvas pasas, miel, licor y caramelo. En boca supercremosa y con un gran cuerpo. Muy agradable. Sabor complejo: pasas, café, ciruelas, toffe. Tono predominante dulce y un calorcito muy rico. Fantástica pero para mi inferior a la Bernardus 12

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mithe (1076) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 10, 2015
(Bottle 0,33l)
Aroma: Sweet, yeasty, dark fruits, raisins, dark malt.
Appearance: Hazy brown-dark amber color. Long lasting, creamy, off-white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, alcohol, spicy, creamy, fruity, stone fruits.
Palate: Sticky texture. Long warming finish.
Overall: Warming, complex. Great beer, but didn’t met my too high expectations. I would try it again, but I don’t know if I get a chance again (it’s almost unreachable and too expensive when imported).

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bunget (663) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
330ml bottle from a shop near Delirium Cafe (Beer Temple?). Cloudy brown-reddish body, medium head. Aroma of figs and cherries, yeast, raisins. Taste is yeasty, lots of brown sugar, leather, prunes and cherries, hop is there too. A little boozy and somehow disappointing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Procent (299) - POLAND - JUN 1, 2015
W aromacie chlebowo, jest winnie, są dzikie nuty, migdałowe, wiśniowe, naprawdę jest bogato. Barwa rubinowa, dużo farfocli pływa, piana średnio obfita, mocno nagazowana. W smaku mieszanka wielu smaków - słodkie, syropowe, lekko miodowe i owocowe z jednej strony, lekko alkoholowe, stajenne, brzoskwiniowe i wytrawne z drugiej. Chociaż jeśli chodzi o balans to zdecydowanie po stronie słodyczy jest. Piwo ma sporo ciała i jest wysycone klasycznie dla takich belgów, czyli raczej wysoko, warto je odgazować nieco, by wyczuć więcej. Goryczka jest raczej niska a alkohol całkiem dobrze ukryty. Dobre, bogate w smaku i aromacie, warte spróbowania, ale raczej tylko w legendarnie najlepsze.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmsulliv (206) - - JUN 1, 2015
Really good really complex beer, but not sure if it quite cracks the pantheon after a weekend in Belgium. At in der vrede in westvleyeren

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
msbernac (1061) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle Aroma-caramel, dark fruits, raisin, Appearance-brown, clear, tan foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-full body, thick feel, lively, long finish, Overall- perfect

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Malin_aiisa (150) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle. Thanks finol. Dark amber/Brown. off-White head. aroma of sour caramel and oat cereal. Organic taste full body. Slight sweet, slight bitter.Rich and balanced.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jenner707 (13) - DENMARK - MAY 28, 2015
Got this beer in a bottle with no name on it, fantastic feeling in the mouth when you taste it. The taste is so round it’s almost indescribabe. And you can taste the 10.2 procent in the end of each taste, must say I understand why this is one of the most popular and best beers in the world!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1670) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2015
2007 Vintage: Hazy mahogany brown, very thin viscous bubbly head with watery lacing. Nose is butternut sherry, brassy and a shake of steely berry. Initial taste is rusty figs, greasy lemon and demerara. Dusty ovaltine, fading rusty dank. Light whistle of sweetness. 3.8

2009 Vintage: Murky, slight floater brown with a fading cap and more solid ringed head. Nose is less sherry, morr berry. Similar swipe of lemon, dusty caramac and creamier thread. Edgey dusty malt, bit meatier but same smooth runny brassiness. Finishes fading brown sugar sweetness. 4.2

2013 Vintage: Bit clearer, same thin bubbly head. Creamy brass, more pruney and less woody. Initial taste is brighter lemon, soft choc shell sweet and dark branchy berry. Creamier, leaner but still varnishy sherry depth and crystally sweet finish. 3.9


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