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


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RATINGS: 3664   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wrlangin (165) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2016
Visited cafe outside brewery in July of 2014. Fantastic day, sunny and 20 degrees C. I had two 375 ml glasses of Westy 12 for 5.5 Euros each! The sweet aroma of cherries, sugar, raisins and whatever else is fantastic. Flavour matches perfectly. A truly unforgettable afternoon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ANZUShophunter (283) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle from Craft (thanks Les!) poured into Belgian ale glass. Murky amber with an expansive foamy head and aroma of caramel and yeasty sweet bread. Broad taste profile where the caramel features again along with molasses, fig, and toasted malt. Taste transforms as it warms. Hope to try again at the source.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2016
January 2014 bottle. Pours a murky dark brown with a reddish tint and foamy tan head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruits, fig, black licorice, molasses, leather, bread. Flavor follows the nose with caramel and dark fruits up front (I got cherry, plum, raisin), bready, fig, black licorice, leather, tobacco, and slight alcohol (I got way less from this than I did with the 8, weird). Full body, thick texture, medium carbonation, pretty easy finish and not much alcohol. Very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
copestx (109) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2016
Pours a transparent light brown with a quickly dissipating head.Aroma of cherries, other stone fruits and caramel. Taste of butterscotch, leather, caramel, and stone fruits. No hop presence. Super balanced. Everything in its right place. A bit too carbonated (should have aged it!), which takes away from the palate. Will re-rate when I have had an aged Westy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AntonyWilson (147) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 3, 2016
330ml bottle: Pours a murky Brown with off-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of stone fruit, malt and spice. Tastes of caramel, prunes and malt with slight liquorice at the end. Low bitterness. Big body and low carbonation. Alcohol warmth. Overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
veceo (1275) - Pula, CROATIA, CROATIA - AUG 30, 2016
Murky dark brown color, average sized beige head. Complex malty aroma, raisins, brown sugar, lots of fruitiness. Taste is, again, very malty, caramely, fruity, figs and red fruits, some chocolate notes and it never became too sweet. Full, thick body, soft carbonation. Yeah, this is seriously good stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hatzer (158) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Número uno fuck off dark murky dishwater. Nice honey taste but fuck me looks like it’s come from a pond

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alteregoo (980) - POLAND - AUG 27, 2016
Gushing przy otwieraniu. Piana brzydka, gruba, sycząca, szybko opada do firanki. Barwa brązowo rubinowa, mętna, z pływającymi sporymi drobinami. W aromacie na pierwszym planie nuty porto, sherry i wanilii, do tego suszona gruszka, daktyle, figi, rodzynki, cukier kandyzowany, ciemny winogron... Super! W smaku jest dość słodkie, pełne, treściwe, lepkie - cała paleta z zapachu jak najbardziej się powtarza, do tego likier waniliowy, kakao, przyprawy, miód spadziowy... Goryczka średnia, ziołowa. Wysycenie średnie, puszyste.
Rewelacyjny Quadrupel! Bogaty, pełny, świetnie ułożony, z nutami przyjemnego utlenienia! Trzy lata na leżaku zrobiły swoje... Nie wiem czy jest to najlepsze piwo na świecie, ale bez wątpienia światowa czołówka!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tghatchling (2) - Hesse, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016 does not count
Soft caramel aroma, beautiful brown/ amber color with a thick tan head, not a hint of bitterness, just a sweet smooth/ full complex caramel flavor that is neither heavy or light. I knew with the first delightful sip that it was the most enjoyable beer I’d ever had. I tried to drink a second beer but found it was too strong for that. We were at the monastery picking up 4 cases :D Gave one to our son-in-law, savoring the last 3.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
belgis (443) - - AUG 26, 2016
After all these years after hearing about it I got to try one. Hype is serious around it but it is not without reason. It reminded me of first time when I got to try trappist beer so shocked I was because it was first time I tasted something so interesting. This beer brought me back to this almost virgin moment. Almost don’t want to rate it at all. It is good, very good. Hyped or not best in the world or not it is a serious milestone for me personally.

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