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

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RATINGS: 3651   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2009 Bottle: Pours a deep brown with a large, thick, lasting, and creamy beige head. Easy 5. Here we go best beer in the world! Aroma is mild, but satisfying. Fruity, malty, toffee, and hints of alcohol warm the nose. Before I notice the flavor, I am taken back with the extreme creaminess and richness of the palate. A ’pure’ 5 here. Flavor is blended and balanced so well that nothing takes over. An excellent blend of malts, toffee, chocolate, dark fruits, raison, and spices. Immaculate taste. Easily a top of the world brew. Thanks to jjpm74 for hookin me up with this prize!!! <P> Re-rate on 3/14/09: Less intensity in the aroma tonight. Still fruity, toffee, and sweet candied sugar, but not as rich as I had remembered. Flavor profile is not as deep as the first time I had this. More fruity and candied sugar notes, but lacking the dark fruits, chocolate, and leathery feel of before. I’m basically re-rating because I feel that my original rating had to much awe factor involved...

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crazymonk (1) - BELGIUM - APR 24, 2008 does not count
the best beer in thr world. it starts with a strong aroma of dark fruits and candi sugar. Pours a reddish-brown with a dusting of tan head. The flavor is amazing. Slight sweetness, with some apple notes and cinnamon. Long slightly peppery finish.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRoot (38) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2008
Compliments of JerC from his trip to the happiest place on earth.. This is my first taste of Westy and was an admittedly small sample in a wee wine sample glass. There was also some question as to the authenticity of the bottle as JerC remembers some discrepancies from previous samples. At any rate, It poured a lovely dark almost roasted coffee brown with a moderate head. There was a very malty aroma with just the finest hint of chocolate coming through at the end. I was very disappointed in the degree to which the alcohol cut through the beer though. I got a faint hint of anise floating around somewhere in the background but it almost tasted like someone had spilled cheap vodka in my beer. I can see that there is an incredible beer hiding in there and I am more than willing to chalk it up to a spurious sample and perhaps even some palate shock but I was very disappointed with m firs (and hopefully not last) meeting with Westy..

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2008
Dark brown body with an amber hue, thin light brown head. Aroma of yeast and old port wine. Spicey palate of dried fruit, quince, biscuit and caramel. Soft carbonation. Hard to rate objectively due to the hype, but this is easily in my top few - an exciting drinking experience.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 22, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2008 Smooth, mild, not an agressive beer with a beautiful dark brown appearance, a top quality, complex aroma and flavour of the dark ales with coffe, chocolate, some tobacco and raisins. Complete mouthfeel. Wonderful harmony( with god?) But what a photo? The beer hasn’t got any labels!!! So, i have a crate of this, i have a big mercy:) You must call the beer-phone to catch some Westvleteren, you can find it at the webpage!!! Good luck!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuctTape (15) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2008
Thanks to JerC for sharing the bottle from his recent trip. Very dark brown pour with a thick white head. Flavour was mild, a bit of a liquorice taste on the finish, the alcohol was showing a little bit, but not enough to make it unpleasant like some high abv beers. It is a very good beer and probably one of the best Belgian Quads i have had (i am struggling to think of what i might say is better), i would love to get the opportunity to try it again and see how my opinions change with further tasting.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2008
Pours a very deep bown with an amazing white head that holds very nice. Aroma is huge with alcohol, lots of fruits, candi sugar, and slight oak? Body is heavy, but uncarbonated. Was carbonated at first, then fades to none. Tastes is of ripe fuits, slight toffee, and oak. Finish is sweet and dry.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Defreni (2997) - Husum, DENMARK - APR 18, 2008
Flaske. Utrolig velafbalanceret med en diskret duft af nødder. Smagen er subtil og dækker den høje alkoholprocent perfekt. Virkelig en god øl.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 Thanks jjpm74 for the bottle. Very dark brown pour, cloudy with medium but tenacious head. Flavor really mixed subtle with quite complex. Lovely aroma of apples, raisins, cherries, some wood, a little chocolate even. Flavor was surprisingly mild but very nice. Some of the same fruits as the nose, but more grape and some vanilla as well. Loved the initial taste; hit some weird yeastiness in the mid palate and the finish was surprisingly low-key and a little disappointing. Did not linger on the palate very long. A very nice beer overall, and I liked it the more I drank it. Probably should have lingered more and enjoyed longer... I’d say it’s not the best beer I’ve ever had... its subtlety really makes me want it again already. A seductive beer...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
akevitt (97) - Valhalla, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2008
Thanks to Yesper, JK, hellomynameis. The beer was brown with a moderate amount of off-white head. Sour apples, raisin, and alcohol were predominate in the aroma. The flavor was complex. I detected sugar, grapes, raisins, dirt, and alcohol (well hidden). It had a dirt/pepper finish. The beer was very smooth and enjoyable!


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