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

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RATINGS: 3408   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.44   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rayg1 (584) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Ok the Westy 12..... poured out a deep brown with a red hue with some floaties and a lacing of white head that lasted throughout. Armoa is tons of dark fruits with raisins and plums the most dominant followed by a hint of alcohol. Taste is powerful and complex with plums and dark candi sugar, touch of dark chocolate and spice, it all finishes with a sweet alcoholic tingle as the alcohol was less hidden than I imagined. Mouthfeel was great, this is a wonderful beer no doubt but I must say I think that the beer is a bit hyped up and there are a few Quads out there that could be considered equals. Huge thanks to Ross for sharing this gem with me!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TomFlor77 (1) - Koksijde, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2007 does not count
Pours a deep mahogany, ruby highlights, and a long lasting huge pillow white head. Smells of rich dark fruit, candi sugar,Honney , cereal, yeasty, a hint of alcohol, somewhat vinous, amazingly complex. Flavor: candied figs, lchocolaty, chewy malts, buttery on the finish. Full velvety body with carbonation just dancing in your mouth.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AndrewC (338) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2012 A cloudy amber brown beer with heavy almond and plum skin flavours and an alcoholic burn on the finish. re-rate: stupid beer. Okay that’s harsh but "Best Beer in the World" my arse.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Bottle at Kulminator. Poured dark with large why head. Complex taste. Fruit, spices, wheat. Great mouthfeel. Undescribaly good. But no match for an 8 year-old Westie 6 which I picked for some non beer drinkers. Oh well, at least I got a sip of that too.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fifelee (2) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2007 does not count
Bottle at the In de Vrede café across from the monastery. I had to go to the source to find the last of the Trappists. Very dark pour with wonderful creamy head. Lots of body. Awesome aroma of dark fruit, caramel, spicy. Taste is complex…sweet, raisin, fig, plum, chocolate and so much more. Great alcohol kick at the end. I love this beer. I am so jealous of the farmers who have this place as their local café.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mucom (35) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2007
Deep hazy mahogany coloured beer with a huge thick creamy off white head and leaving a thick lace in the glass. Fruity, spicy and bready aroma of caremel, plums and cake. Malty bready caremel flavors, full body, thick and creamy, silky mouthfeel, alcohol well hidden, smooth and wonderfull, more than perfect.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dra19 (89) - holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2007 Dark brown color with decent head and great aroma with slight alcohol, yeast, fruit, and caramel. This beer is great.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyit (3610) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2007
Dark brown of color with a nice beige head. An aroma of spice, dried fruits, and caramel. A flavor of caramel, dried fruits and spice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (12622) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is cellar notes, alcohol, dried fruits, spices. Flavour is cellar notes, alcohol, roasted, dry, spices. Wow , this is a good one.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle dated best before 08 03 088. Big thanks to ross for hooking me up with this huge milestone. Rating number 200 on the day I graduate from college. Pours a deep mahogany, ruby highlights, and a long lasting huge pillow white head. Smells of rich dark fruit, candi sugar, cereal, a light grassiness, yeasty, a hint of alcohol, somewhat vinous, amazingly complex. Flavor profile is so deep, I’m not even sure I know how to describe it. Getting some candied figs, lightly chocolaty, chewy malts, buttery on the finish. Full velvety body with carbonation just dancing in your mouth. This definitely lives up to it’s reputation.


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