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


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RATINGS: 3465   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DerGantzel (135) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2015
Great aromas of malt, caramel, chocolate, fruits and herbs. Beautiful appearance: hazy brown liquid, with a long lasting frothy white head. Fantastic well balanced taste; medium-heavy sweetness, and light bitterness beside taste of caramel, chocolate and fruits. Full body, creamy thick texture, lively carbonation and a long lasting finish. Wonderful quadrupel and a huge experience of drinking the beer at In De Vrede in addition to bringing the bottles to Denmark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
likeatrainwreck (258) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
Pours dark mahogany with a thick everlasting white head. Thick in the mouth, with complex flavours of dried fruit, plums, cherries, bread, ripe banana, bubblegum, caramel... sweet but not too sweet... amazingly tasty and worringlyly moreish. Superb. Lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (367) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle from trade with Pushkinwow, thanks buddy. Dark reddish-brown pour with thin lacing of head. Really amazing sweet dark fruit aroma. Taste follows, great balance, booze is well hidden. Just an amazing beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
njuwbiet (4) - Brugge, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2015 does not count
Mooi donkere kleur. Volle smaak. Genieten. Ondanks de hype rond dit bier vind ik het zeker de ratings die het krijgt waard. De prijzen die voor dit bier gevraagd worden, zijn er soms echt over!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MrDell (2) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 21, 2015 does not count
17.10.15 Trappist Westvleteren 12 – bottling date 02.12.2014 – Best Before 02.12.2017 Appearance: Dark brown, almost black, slightly off white head. Excellent head retention. Head is very creamy and made up of tightly packed bubbles. Some lacing that has dried out on side of glass as I am taking my time to drink this thick, sticky brew. Aroma: Port wine and malt. Taste: Brown bread. Long lasting sweet, malty Horlicks aftertaste. All bran with warm milk taste is quite strong. Port in the middle. What really stands out is just how long the taste lasts after swallowing. Mouth feel: Smooth, creamy and dry at the end. Overall: I was extremely tired when reviewing this and unfortunately was unable to pick out the aromas as I would have liked. Will revisit. Prefer this over the Rochefort 10 that I had last night, but this is a little older and IF the Rochefort 10 is anything like the 8, it tastes much better with a little longer behind it, once the yeast has settled down.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Powerage71 (1) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2015 does not count
Is a legendary beer and this sure affects the drinker? even before drinking. Everything counts, it really is an impressive beer, the best I ever drank.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thiagopiola (1) - - OCT 18, 2015 does not count
Excellent beer, one of the best I ever had! Found it at Brussels. One more, please!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
leghorn99 (164) - Livorno, ITALY - OCT 17, 2015
Il colore è l’atteso "tonaca di frate" (o marrone con riflessi ambrati); molto buona la schiuma, fine, cremosa, che lascia un bel cappello persistente. Aroma forte e molto dolce, anche relativamente semplice: ciliegia e prugna sciroppata, banana matura, caramello. Al palato: corpo pieno, poco carbonata, consistenza "masticabile". Il primo sorso impressiona per l’intensità, per la potenza, e per il dolce: ondata di uvetta e prugna, con una nota amara finale di erbe officinali e di china. Emergono note di banana matura, di biscotto e di caramello, ma sopratutto note ossidate che la portano nel territorio di vini come Porto, Sherry o Madeira, Passito. La bevuta diventa molto interessante, con una straordinaria intensità e, soprattutto, con l’alcool (10.2%) nascosto in modo incredibile. Il dolce è stemperato - come detto - da una chiusura di china e di erbe officinali, una lieve pausa prima del sontuoso retrogusto, etilico, morbido ed appagante, fruttato e lunghissimo.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
falco242 (354) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2015
I know this is hyped, but wow, does it live up to it. Incredibly aroma of sweet molasses and dates and deliciousness. It is perfectly balanced and doesn’t end hot at all, which I greatly appreciate. Chewy and velvety and really just a perfect style - I can’t think of it being any better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padchenko (166) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 15, 2015
Pours dark with minimal white head. Mostly sweet with some bitterness in the mouth, and sweet in the finish. Lovely caramelly flavour. Heavy and bready. Medium carbonation. More please!

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