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


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RATINGS: 3432   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.44   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bornyensis (122) - BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2015
Mijn favoriete van alle bieren tot nu toe. Wel traag te drinken, anders zit het te vlug in je hoofd :) .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oliodnb (547) - ITALY - SEP 28, 2015
33cl bottle. Happy birthday to me. Pours dark brown with a beautiful small persistent creamy light beige head. Aroma is light roasted malts, cocoa, plums, raisins, very smooth and well balanced. Taste is similar with a good roastiness, caramel, light burnt sugar, dark fruits, light alcohol. Full body, light carbonation. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ellebeerbz (3) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2015 does not count
@Frape, bottle shared. Almonts, figs, dried fruit, vanilla, dough, very smooth as it warms in the glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mindwarp (134) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Thanks to Francis for bringing this back from Belgium for me. - Pours a dark red with a big thick white head and plenty of lacing on glass. Has the aroma of wine, sweet, I was expecting more of a dark fruity smell but not getting it. Taste is sweet dark fruit, seems bubbly, real small amount of booze. This is as good as advertised. This beer is so easy to drink for not only a 10.2% but for any beer. Definitely one of the best beers I have ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CurbDog (42) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
Huge off-white head, beautiful lacing. Murky, swampy brown, lots of floaters. Huge dark fruit aroma, cherry, fig, raisin aroma. Matching flavours, slight musk, very nice malt sweetness of dark and dried fruits. Med full body, high carbonation. Very complex and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bucyfer (1) - POLAND - SEP 22, 2015 does not count
Decent aroma and taste, dried fruits and caramel. Nice brownish colour. But I had few more better beers in this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
neur0 (1026) - GERMANY - SEP 21, 2015
(Flasche) Es hat eine dunkelbraune Farbe, ist undurchsichtig mit einer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist schwer, mit Trockenfrüchten, Feige, etwas Zartbitterschokolade, minimal erde Der Geschmack ist warm, leicht samtig, Trockenfrüchte, leichtes Waldaroma, etwas Alkohol und leicht prickelnd und retronasal komtt eine ganz leicht spicyness dazu. Im Abgang ist die alkoholische und phenolische Note in der Nase und auf der Zunge ist ein Geschmack zwischen Zartbitterschokolade und Erde.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (1259) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2015
From notes. Enjoyed at the hotel for a tasting after Great Taste on August 08. 12 oz bottle. Never thought I’d get to try this one. Here we go! The pour is a muddy dark brown with a thin light brown ring of head no lace. The aroma is definitely a little hot, which is a little surprising for me. There is a wonderful caramel malt and a dark fruit presence that is really nice. There is just such a complexity and I love it! The flavor is really good also. Caramel, dark fruits, and figs accompany a brilliant butterscotch. There is a little bit of an apple cider finish to it, which is way too smooth. The mouth feel is thick and creamy, without being chewy. The carbonation is soft and lovely. The finish is lingeringly malty with a little apple skin zing. I love this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erasmus_ro (2018) - Alabama, USA - SEP 10, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2015 Bottle @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam, thanks Joy & Kevin. Pours a dark brown with not much of a head. Aroma is a whole slew of dark fruits. Plum, prune, date. Taste follows along the same lines.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cokolwiek11 (168) - POLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Brownish beer with low creamy head that stays on the glass. Aroma: nice quadrupel aroma- fruit esters (peach mainly), biscuity caramely malty aroma. Taste: way worst- to alcoholy. but similiar to aroma. Palate: full body, low carbonation, alcohol. Overall: overrated. Worse than rochefort X or st bernardus 12

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