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


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RATINGS: 3467   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.44/5   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fordest (2135) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2005
UPDATED: APR 20, 2007 Bottle courtesy of Kramer17801. What great stuff. Perfect head and aroma. Classic Quad flavors, sweet and malty; and nice alcohol heat. So So So tasty

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
samuelsmithman (1) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 11, 2005 does not count
This is the best beer i ever had. Literally i would buy this for 100 dollars a bottle. This is a must for any beer lover. There is such flavor and sweetness that it makes your mouth explode. This is the best trappist ever and most likely the best beer ever made and will be most likely forever.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2005
The real treasure of the beers from this brewery. The same toasted smell as the double, but full of taste. Black color, a balance of sweet and bitter flavors, and a long aftertaste. If you can find this, it is strongly recommended!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Finally!! A special thanks to him for sharing this beer with me. Aroma was nice molasses,chocolate and licorice in the nose. Poure was a dark brown with a nice frothed head. Flavor was as in the nose, chocolate with some raisin as well. Palate was excellent very full and sweet. It was really good just not the best for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2005
Drunk in honor of mygood friend Dortmunder, We will miss you very much. Thanks to Duane for this brew. Was going to be my 500th, but moved up for you Robert. Poured with a small tan head. Flavors that jumped out were Chocolate first, Anis, plums. Truly a great beer. Sweet, but not sticky. this bottle is fresh, and well taken care of, thanks Duane. alcohol is not noticable at all, very nice beer, perfect care of this bottle keeped everything right. the best beer I’ve had. RIP Robert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2005
HORIZONTAL WITH A ROCHEFORT 10-- deep dark brown almost transparent.the head was huge and frothy to start and laid down to cover the top of the beer and coated the glass all the way down. aroma had some chocolate, some licorice, raisins, and port wine in the nose. flavor is a solid reflection of the aroma, very sweet, very well balanced, no hint of the abv, an almost syrupy texture. imo (and my dads), this buries the rochefort, but i dont know about it being the best beer i have ever had. many thanks to Walt for sending this to me last year (its been sitting in the basement since december)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
xray (50) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Cap date 25JAN03 Rated on 18JUN05. The real king of beers! This really lived up to the hype, which I wasn’t expecting. Awesome light dried fruit aroma – dates, raisins, you name it, along with slight vinegar notes. Taste is a complex array of dried fruits, rock candy and breadiness that changes on each slow sip, with a very slight alcohol warmth. Awesome mouthfeel. Very viscous and it almost seems to foam and grow in your mouth. The nectar of the Gods!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hefevice (72) - Brisbane beer desert, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2005
Bottle dated August 2005. Made a pilgrimage all the way to Westvleteren to pick this up. Pours into my Westy goblet black with dark tan hints when held up to the light. Decent compact light tan head which recedes fairly quickly to a thin covering. Aroma is complex and amazing dark fruit, toffee, oak (almost wine barrel), subtle spice from the alcohol. Taste is full on - all of the components identified in the aroma, but so intense. Very sweet start is balanced we superbly by the bitterness of finish and the peppery spice from the otherwise well hidden alcohol. Mouth feel is full and velvety smooth, just about perfect. I can’t imagine having too many of these in a session - it would have to be the night cap, however it is almost sad to get to the bottom of the glass, so I have rated it high on that basis. Damn, only one left now :-(.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 26, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2005 11.7oz bottle from OhioDad....Thanks Scott! A very slight gush as the bottle opens and a small amount of light tan foam begins to rise. Pours a dirty brownish green color with a dirty frothy head. Nose is bananas, bread, whiskey. First sip, banana bread soaked in whiskey. second -5th sip, more whiskey less banana. Then towards the bottom, more bananas, malted milk balls, slightly less of the alcohol and a bit more bready, doughiness. Overall a very good brew that lived up to the hype of being one of the best. Thanks Scott for the opportunity!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2005
33 cl bottle. Yeast in bottom. Very dark reddish brown colour with a nice white head. Very pleasant aroma of dried fruit. A very powerfull tasting beer. Great flavour that becomes winery, complex and hints of cherry. Very pleasant endeed.

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