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


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RATINGS: 3604   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.43/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
larstangaa (104) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2008
(2007-version) Dark brown. Very complex aroma og flavour - and extremely well-balanced. Plum, raisin, dry chocolate / figs, diff. berries.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thprovider (24) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Wow!!!! Rarely does a beer live up to its hype like this one. Poured a dark amber with a small brownish head that lingered. The nose has some malt, yeast and vanilla. The palate was mild, sugary and carbonated. The finish was amazingly complex with a tatse of plums, figs, caramel, raisins and plums with a warming alcohol finish. Best beer in the world? Who knows, but this sure lived up to the hype. I have another 5 I cant wait to enjoy!!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bchlala (42) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2008
I tasted this beer before I got my account with ratebeer, so I canít really remember all the flavors, but I remember this beer as the best one I have ever tasted.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 I have been holding on to this for awhile and was in a mood to try,this is not my favorite type of beer but with all the hype i finally crack it open at room temp. and it was quite good with a dark rich and malty flavor with hints of plums and vey smooth with a heavy sugar taste and complex CHEERS!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Thanks tytoanderso. The color was dark brown. The head was thin, fizzy, and white. The aroma was complex, spicey, sweet, rum, raisin, and alcohol. The flavor was the same. The palate was well carbonated and thick-bodied. The finish was warm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4576) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2008 Recently retried this blind, courtesy of turdferguson and was underimpressed, lowered rating as a result. Thanks tytoanderso. Pours a thick dark hazy brown with little to no head. The nose is very reminiscent of a nice port, dark sugars, rum, raisins, plums, alcohol, earthy and mellow, slight Belgian tones. Dark sugars abound in the flavor, raisins, dark fruit, plum, rum, Belgian hints, caramel, a mild alcohol warmth, . The palate was full and sharply carbontated, warming and sweet. Long musty fruity finish. Delicious Belgian, best beer in the world...no. But still delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2008
330 ml bottle thanks to Papsoe. Iíve been holding on to this a few months and finally opened it when my son came to town. Pours a dark brown with a thin off-white head which maintained a little around the edge to produce great lacing. Smell had a great malt with caramel and raisins. Taste was the same flavors and the mouthfeel was medium and very smooth. No bitterness. Great Belgian brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2008
(2004) Shared w/ exec board courtesy of Nate. Dark amber color with a bit of an off-white head. A dark rich malt nose with yeast, vanilla, and dark fruit. Taste is figuratively like bacon wrapped butter. Caramel sweetness with bitter plums and figs. Amazingly deep and complex, yet very mild. Pretty huge for sharing these, Nate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - FEB 10, 2008
I found the flavors of this to be absolutely haunting and mysterious. Immense flavors of dark fruit and spice, candied apples and caramel, with some beautiful clove, and cookie dough, almost like drinking a piece of carrot cake. I feel so lucky to have gotten to try this very rare Belgian.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bartsels (1) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2008 does not count
rare to find, hard to get dark chocolate brown color This is a fantastic brew fact that this beer is unfiltered makes it even more tasteful. For those who havenít tasted it yet, I still own 42 bottles of it.

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