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

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RATINGS: 3636   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Papalangkous (1) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2016 does not count
Hij maakt zijn faam waar. Perfect uitgebalanceerd, geen vervelende uitschieters. Heerlijk zacht en geweldige nadronk. Volgende week twee kratjes ophalen ??

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (4566) - Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2016
4500th review! 330 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 4/20/2014. Pours clear deep ruby red/brownish color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge raisin, prune, cherry, fig, date, apple, light red grape, peppercorn, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, tobacco, light leather, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with awesome complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge raisin, prune, cherry, fig, date, apple, light red grape, peppercorn, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, tobacco, light leather, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Moderate peppery yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, prune, cherry, fig, date, apple, peppercorn, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, tobacco, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible compelxity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from yeast spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/bready, and lightly crisp/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is amazing. Alcohol is very well hidden with a only a light warmth present after the finish. Overall this is an insane quadrupel style. All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Very similar to Abt 12; but this one had more nutty/biscuity malt complexity and a better mouthfeel. A highly amazing offering all around, as I had hoped for.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rootsman (7) - - AUG 1, 2016 does not count
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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Louke (78) - Swalmen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2016
Een heerlijk bier met een geweldige afdronk. Alles wat een bier nodig heeft!! Mooie donkere kleur met witte schuimkraag. Volle smaak. Heerlijk!!

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pilsnertest (30) - SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2016
Appr. 3 weeks old. Picked up at the brewery. Perfect foam. Dried fruits, candied almonds, fudge, marzipan, prunes and bitter marmalade. Without being too sweet. Perfectly balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PMgep (247) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2016
Tasted a few times. Dark colour, strong caramel aroma. Sweet taste with notes of alcohol and caramel. Really nice.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Xstream (241) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2016 Ik was best wat sceptisch. Het beste bier van de wereld? Maar man. Er zit een zweem van ziltigheid overheen die ik in geen enkel bier ooit op heb. Als een mix van oesters met champagne en drop en chocolade. Wat kruidigheid ook die ik niet helemaal kan plaatsen. Bijzonder en uniek bier. Heerlijk. Jammer dat de beschikbaarheid en prijs zo tegenvalt.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
elosop (288) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2016
Dimmigt mahognybrun med ihållande fint beige-färgat skum. Doftar karamell och malt. Smakar ganska beskt, men sötare än 8’an. Eftersmaken betydligt sötare. Godast :).

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HannahDong2016 (1) - Shanghai, CHINA - JUL 26, 2016 does not count
Bottle in wine glass. Has a very specific sort of bitter orange taste that stands out the most, besides the burning and slightly over the top ABV. Interesting hop progression but amongst other great Belgian quads, I don?t really see the big deal here?

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NoDirection (29) - - JUL 23, 2016
Tasted from a friend who brought is back from a touring trip of trappist breweries. Sneakingly strong, balanced and nice to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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