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

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RATINGS: 3584   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2008 bottle. Aroma is fruity with caramel, yeast, sweet aromatic malts, and a floral bouquet. Average sized off-white/light tan head that mostly lasted and left ok lace. A caramel hue with a rusty tinge. Very murky as well. Flavor is slightly fruity then transitions to earth and finishes with a bitter linger. Palate is lively and medium bodied. Will be much better in a couple years. A good beer but over rated now a days.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Haslinger (901) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2007
UPDATED: APR 2, 2008 To this point one of the best beers I have ever tasted. What a perfect way to end 2007. Thanks to IlanMan for bringing it back from Denmark. Tastes unlike any other beer I have ever had. I think it is somewhat deserving of the hype behind it but I feel if were readily available it wouldn’t be the top beer in the world. That being said If this were readily available I would be homeless and happy due to buying this all the time. Started out the New Years celebration with style this year.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2007
pours a deep dark golden with a small white head. aroma of wine and beauty. heavy body and burst of flavor hides the alcohol extremely well. Abnormally smooth and just amazing. I saved this for my 100th rating. This was a great way to start out New Years. Just amazing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - DEC 31, 2007
Well, what better way to end the year than with the proclaimed "best beer in the world." Pours a very dark slightly murky brown (left some yeast in the bottle) with surprisingly small, dissipating tan head. Very effervescent, with rich wine-like nose with hints of molasses, baker’s chocolate, and sweet fruity liqueur. On the palate, smooth but a little thin, tasting like a nice aged port with added barrel character, along with a sort of grape jelly note i remember from the 8, for which this is most definitely the more adult version. A lovely long finish, melding through many different stages from winter spices to delicate candi sugar sweetness to a final delicate tingle of herbal hop bitterness. Best beer in the world? That always seems a contentious claim, as taste is inevitably subjective, yet this is one particularly well crafted and lovely ale, and one that I am very happy and thankful to have tried.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2007
appearance: darker brown than the others. thick ivory head almost light brown aroma: even a lot more subtler brown sugar confectionary and dark fruit taste: dark fruit and a little boozy, candied sugar..... overall i surprisingly enjoyed this one slightly less than St. B.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (6470) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2007
33cl bottle at Bitter Virtue, Southampton- Very dark brown in colour with a tan head and a sweet aroma with caramel and coffee being detected. The taste is very flavoursome with dried fruits such as raisins, sultanas along with a hint of coffee being detected. Well deserving of the hype.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TrefwoordPunk (871) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2007
Botlle 33 cl at Locus Publicus, Delft. Pours a very dark brown with a medium off-white head and a rich sweet aroma with brown sugar, caramel, honey and coffee (with sugar and milk). Taste is rich, sweet wiith lots of malts and hints of caramel, chocolate, coffee, ripe fruits and hops. Alcohol is very well hidden for 10.2%. A very nice beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Bottle from O’Brien’s pub San Diego. I’m not going to tell you how much I paid for this bottle........too much. Brew poured a deep dark brown that was slightly hazy. Head was tan and thin, then dissipated and was gone within a few minutes. Nose of brown sugar, molasses, roasted toffee. Taste reminded me of a thin port wine. Very smooth and clean on the pallet. One of the best beers I’ve ever had.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2007
12oz. bottle from Belgium--Poured a dark, rich brown with glowing amber tints. Big, welcoming beige-gray head. Earthy, smoky, peaty aroma. Great silken, smooth mouth feel. Quite complex and worth the try! Yum!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2007
Bottle. Very dark brown colour with a little reddish hue. Massive light brown head. Malt, green hops, caramel and a hint of smoke in the very powerfull aroma. Flavor has deep deep malt, some bitter chocolate and balancing hops. Runs velvety on the palate. Lasting finish. Every element in this beer is adjusted perfectly by other elements - powerfull yet balanced - this is why we love quadruples!


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