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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3534   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 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyit (3690) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (13591) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DavyTheys (1) - Oud-Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2007 does not count
Unbelievable beer!!!! Grain, Hay, Straw, Cereal Unbelievable character, great taste, a good poor. I love this beer!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Bottle, wedding gift from CMUBEERMAN. Pours hazy red brown with floaters, off white head. Aroma is funky, musty, fruity, meaty, spicy. Flavor is caramel, meaty, spices, wheat, fruit. This beer is more complex than I expected. I figured that this beer was over rated, but I actually think it deserves the hype; it’s well balanced, unique and delicious. The alcohol content is well hidden.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Bottled on 22/11/06. Pours dark brown with tan head. Fruity aroma, wonderful complex taste that has been described already nearly 1,000 times. Finally something that lives up to all its hype. Definitely one to bring out for special occassions.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - MAY 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2007 This one is near perfect. I can’t pick out any flaws in this one. Perfect pour great color and head. The first taste is almost silky. Malt, chocolate, brown sugar,and molasses. I enjoyed this sublime masterpiece wondering how it was knocked off its rightful place as #1.

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