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

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RATINGS: 3135   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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fredd_an (20) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
At last the holy grail! The nose is fantastic! Earthly, cellar, bit chocolate, raisins. Taste is mature, raisin, bit sweet, plum. Really good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Calisky (716) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 3, 2014
J’ai enfin le graal de la bière. Je m’attend peut etre a trop... Couleur brune sombre, fort col de mousse beige cremeuse. Nez Fruits noirs, caramel un peu grillé, raisin, sucre candy, note d’alcool (pas aussi puissant qu’imaginé). Gout doux de fruits noirs (note figues), fruits secs, malt, alcool, note d’épices et vanille et houblon, très bien balancée, corps bien cremeux et très buvable malgrés l’alcool. Moins complexe que je pensais mais très intense et très douce en bouche, et c’est peux être cela qui fait que c’est une très bonne bière.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heydn62 (4) - Conyers, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2014 does not count
The beer undoubtedly gets higher marks because it’s harder to get, but it is a really good beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
angelkostvo (608) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2014
Rating number 600, so someing special for the occasion. Dark brown colour, 1 finger beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, salted caramel, biscuits, raisins. Taste is medium sweet, slightly tart. Medium to full body, oily to creamy texture, lively carbonation. Very interesting and nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ardhpawmcdletl (1) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
medium sweetness, light sweetness, heavy cloying sweetness, umami, salty, light sweetness, light sweetness, light sweetness, light sweetness,

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sabbio (3) - - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
Absolutely the strongest Trappist beer in the world. The gap prize-quality is perfect

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
caiazpa (2) - Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
Poured from a 33CL bottle into a tulip in Brussels. Loved every sip of it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joes (90) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
Tried it several time and concluded this is the most over-hyped beer in this database. Not that is bad, but there are so many better beers .... When you drink it fresh, malts overrule (like the smell of cattle-fodder). The best I had was about 2 years old. For the rest, check all the other ratings above and under this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3722) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2014
33 cl. Big thanks to Jem! Pours a nearly opaque brown-chocolate with a big loose head that endures. Smells of brown sugar, dates, orange pith and a bit of rum cake. Taste is brown sugar, dates, rum cake with earthy spiced icing and honey with the beeswax. A bit too much booze appears, along with some touches of citrus peel and mint on the finish. Medium-heavy body is too fizzy for my tastes, but it helps to keep the sweetness at bay. This really is a nice beer. But I’m an unwashed, agnostic heathen who would argue that the Rochefort 10 seems to be a more God-Blessed and tasty Quad.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Schrizo (2) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
The best I’ve ever had! Picked up my two crates in april 2013 and I will definitely go back this year to get two more. The strong flavours makes you want more, but beware. 1 is good, 2 is better, but three could be too much.


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