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


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RATINGS: 3117   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.44   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Westvleteren has the smallest output of the Trappist breweries, with only a small part of their production available outside of Belgium.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kemarv (7) - odense, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2005 does not count
A very high rated beer which isnt a surprise att all. this beer is a perfect taste flavour and appearence. In short an exellent beer that standt alone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lille (11) - BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2005
Cette bière unique est une vraie bombe de grosse calibre. C’est une bière obscure avec une tête crémeuse couleur ivoire. Le nez est rempli d’arome complexe comme des malts rôtis, fruits secs, cacaouettes et même du sirop, l’ensemble bien emballée. Goût plein, complexe, riche et encore très rafraihissant. Elle develope également cette amertume noble à la fin qui s’attarde indéfiniment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2005
here it is...the king of the site. murky brown pour with a medium light tan head, quickly dissipating. Dark pit fruit aroma. malty, yeastly, raisin and plum flavors, nice alcohol warmth. Impeccably smooth, perfect mouthfeel...I can’t wait to drink more. Slight pepperiness also present, this is worth the wait and also the rank.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
shrubber85 (7553) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2007 Bottle purchased at In De Vrede gift shop. Sweet fruity aroma - complex- cherry, plum, raisin, tannins and some chocolate malt - alcohol aroma become more apparent as it warms. Cloudy iced tea brown color with only the slightest head. Sweetness up front - flavor primarily chocolate malt and honey with cherryplum undertones - slight alcohol burn at end but much less than expected with a beer this strong. An amazing beer from an amazing brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Geiserich (3346) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 2, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottled: Aroma of brown sugar, candies, fruits (plums, cherries). Dark amber to chestnut brown color, off-white creamy head. Flavor is full, malty, sweet, intensive notes of plum jam, plums, poppy, roasted malt, dark chocolate. Alcohol is very well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Bottle. 25 06 07. Rating #1000 (in theory) Aroma is very fruity and vinous with lots of raisins and plums. Some roasted chocolate malts also break through. This is rather aromatic, but slightly subdued. A tad fruitier than St. Bernardus 12. Hazy cola-color with a long lasting creamy off-white head and nice lacing. Starts vinous and sweet--almost like raisins and plums dipped in honey. This gradually turns into a warm roasted flavor with hints of chocolate. More traces of the sweet honey play peek-a-boo later on in the finish. Delightfully seductive, smooth, and amazingly drinkable. Lives up to the acclaim it receives!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2005
Pours a dark brown, with a light tan head. Aroma is yeasty, chocolate, malty, and caramel. Taste is full bodied, with notes of caramel, malts, yeasty fruityness. Long Spicy/malty aftertaste. a truely great beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
blankboy (6023) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2005
Shared a bottle at Bar Volo. Thanks to Ralph! Pours a beautiful murky reddish brown with a creamy head. Great aroma of fruit, malt, chocolate and a variety of other great scents. The taste: WOW! Pepper and other spices, malt, chocolate, plum, hops and so much more. Every sip is different. Just fantastic. One of the top 5 beers I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2005
Pours a murky and muddy brown color with a thin creamy white head. Amazing aroma of raisins, sugar plums, caramel, malt and yeast, maybe spices too. Excellent, mind blowing flavor of raisins, sugar plums, carame, malt and yeast, again I feel that there might be spices in there. Medium body, creamy, confortable mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. This is a world class, mind blowing beer, every bit as good as its reputation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
schepers (32) - Limburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2005
Bottle straight from the Abbey. Dark brown colour with a creamy strong beige head. Full body. Fruity, some spiciness, nutty, coffee. Some warmth from the acohol. creamy. A very good beer!!!

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