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

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RATINGS: 2992   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.45   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mjollnir (384) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2014
330mL bottle. Pours hazy reddish walnut brown with a dense off-white head. Aromas of red wine, grapes, apples, dried fruit, candied malts, sweetness, spices, phenolics and alcohol. Flavours of dark and dried fruit, red wine, malt, acid, very sweet with a decent whack of alcohol. Full bodied, average carbonation, slightly syrupy with a long, sweet, slightly acidic and warming alcoholic finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aenima (208) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2014
Quite weak aroma of raisins and caramel. The taste is much better. Raisins, plums, figs, fruity and some warming alcohol. A little bitter finish. The best beer in the world? No, but maybe the best belgian quadrupel.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
StoutHead (483) - DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep red color with a lot of yeast floating around. A short lived beige head too. Aroma of malt, fruits, nuts, sugar and alcohol. Taste is of malt, caramel, nuts, fruits, spices, rye, pepper, vanilla, toffee, yeast and alcohol. A bit sweet but after few seconds it becomes tart and spicy (not in a bad way, though). Full bodied and above medium carbonated. Rich and complex flavor that lingers in your mouth for quite a while after every sip of it. Well, ratingwise it’s a hard one. There’s absolutely /something/ here that makes it really good - even better than the St. Bernardus abt 12 (imho), but as with Westvleteren 8 I can’t - in good conscience - give it full marks because I feel it’s so damn overrated. But there is no doubt that it IS a REALLY good beer. But then I do love quadrupels. All in all I would like to have it more often than I’m ready to pay for. Very delicious and highly recommended.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiSiU (21) - Bosutow, POLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Bottled at local store. Pours hazy with almost no head. Spicy, dark aroma. Sweet wirginii not much bitterness to speak of. More like a dar? wine, but in a positive sense.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
erbo (1) - BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
wonderfull....taste ....flavour...simply the best....aroma is like sweet....appearance can’t be better...taste wow...palate , non better, overall...like i say ;simply the best....!!!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ReeceG (36) - Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Trade from Rando7. pours a dark brown/amber and has an immediate burst of a dark fruit aroma. the taste brings more of the same dark fruits with blueberry and cherry shining through from me, and then a nice balanced malt background sneaks in. overall this is a very tasty beer and worth at least 1 try despite its typically lofty price

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (2990) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Pours a deep amber with a very thick buff head that likes to hang around. Aroma has strong notes of pear, apple and sweet malt. Rich flavor has a fruity core that seems to be a "tutti fruiti" of apple, cherry, pear and banana plus something else. Malt sneaks through wit. A bit of almost honey sweetness. Firm, smooth texture has some good fizz. Like nothing I have tried. One more beer off my bucket list!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mascorro86 (1) - - MAR 19, 2014 does not count
I was lucky enough to be stationed overseas and got an opportunity to try it. It is rich,complex in flavour, the champion of Trappist beers.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sissio (413) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 18, 2014
Nothing to say. I like it and I understand why is worldwide ranked as the best beer in the world. You find in it everything you want. Don’t taste but enjoy it when you have the fortune and pleasure to drink it.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Benji_Gomez (34) - Cádiz, SPAIN - MAR 17, 2014
Mas info en http://www.encopasabemejor.com/2014/02/westvletere aroma es penetrante e intenso a la par que complejo, una gama oscilante de matices maltosos que se entremezclan a la perfección con notas dulces, frutos secos y leve tono a chocolate negro con sutil punto alcohólico que invita de nuevo a repetir el proceso para captar toda la gama que nos ofrece la espumosa. sabor al igual que su aroma es intenso y complejo: de primeras, nos deleita con unas notas malteadas que van de la mano junto a frutos secos, pasando por el chocolate negro, un ligero toque especiado que se entremezcla a la perfección con un tono dulce acaramelado y finalizando con un punto de retrogusto alcohólico dando muestra de sus 10,2% pero que te dice "bebe mas" al estar muy bien integrados


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