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


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RATINGS: 3171   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy00 (131) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 From bottle share (not bottle from the pack). Hazy dark pour with no head. Very nice aroma of dark fruit. Flavor matches, with a bit of sweetness. Very solid beer, however did not live up to the hype IMO. Just not my style. It is an excellent beer, but I donít think it takes the title for best in the world.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markoijelena (446) - SERBIA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Belgrade Beer tasting vol.4 from ippopotamo36.Thank you Alberto once again for sharing with us this perfection on earth.Pour it funky dark color unfiltered with small white head.On the nose sour of dark fruits.Taste is sweet, sour, bitter.Aroma of dark fruits, red fruits, brown sugar, Belgian yeast. GREAT.Thank you Alberto, Matt and Vladafor my 400th rating.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RenataLF (24) - - OCT 5, 2014
Merece o tŪtulo de melhor cerveja do mundo. Primeiro, devido a dificuldade para encontrŠ-la transformando-a em quase um mito. Segundo, ao seu sabor ķnico, equilibrado e encorpado. Sua aparÍncia perfeita e aroma forte. Deixa ao final um suave gosto de mel. Perfeita! Valeu a procura pelos bares da Bťlgica e os 15 euros pagos para saboreŠ-la!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"i was not expecting this to be the best beer iíve ever had (although i held out a glimmer of hope it would be) but i did have high expectations, and realistically hoped it would be the best belgian iíve had. not even close to the best of the night, as we revisited the 2007 Pannepot that kicked this beerís arse. I canít help but think the rarity/legend of this beer has contributed a little or more to the 4.5+ AVERAGE score, but itís #1-2 on another site as well, so that doesnít account for THAT many high scores. To the review (expectations aside) poured fairly clean (no sludge on the bottle rim or massive floaties like in some other belgians with a touch of age on em). ruby/dark brew with some fizzy tan head. mouthfeel was pretty smooth. good body, but a little over carbonated. aroma was doughey and yeasty...sourdough bread, which was different, but not necessarily in a good way. aroma was plum, fig, fruits, yeast, more dough. smooth again, and hid the alcohol well, but this beer did nothing to stand out. All 3 Rochefort beers are better, as are the few Struisse beers Iíve had. I donít know what the fuss is about. Maybe if Iím in Belgium one day Iíll get to have it fresh, but Iím not dropping more money on this to ship a bottle. In fact, Iím selling my second bottle (which weíd planned to drink, except that it was not worth what i can get for it). Disappointment for sure. Pannepot rocks. October 2013: From the gift pack release...much deeper, more fruit, less breadiness (which wasnít all that impressive). If Iíd rated just this batch, it would likely be a 4.3. Still not the best. but much much better. Not aure of age/transport on the first one, but that can be said about a TON of aother beers too that were better than the original 3.7. Gotta up it a little, though, overrated or not."

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ha1ag (733) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
Bottled. Dark brown color, with small fluffy, quickly settlign tan head. Licorice nose. Aroma is sweet, fruity, licorace and alcohol. Flavour is soft subdued tones and biting alcohol. Flavour has alcohol and sweet caramel fruits and zillions other. I have drunk better than this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DedicatedToFun (2715) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle, thanks GT2, amber pour, off white head, nose is sweet, taste is figs, dark fruit, cherries, wow this is the top rated beer? Out of respect I will give it a 4, but the modern beers are better. Thank you AleSmith for bringing us out of the dark ages.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Syfher (46) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
Iíve tasted with that beer one of the best beer in the all world. The mix of all the characters is just perfect to give to that beer the title of Best Beer in the world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
outtatime (1) - SPAIN - SEP 29, 2014 does not count
Bitter and toast taste good texture in the mouth. Good but i donít like the sediments too much. Nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rick. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong yeast, toasted malt, raisin. Medium mouth with dark fruit, toasted malt, nice booze, candy sugar, very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
EricCots (2) - ANDORRA - SEP 28, 2014 does not count
Very good beer. It combines perfectly with chocolate to create a paradise in your mouth. Despite its price, very recommended

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