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


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RATINGS: 3619   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
derhumpen (6) - USA - SEP 3, 2005 does not count
Pleasant aroma and color. Head has a wonderful soft off-white color. Intense and carmel like essence. Somehow maple syrup popped in my head, despite how vulgar that seems!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2006 Origninal notes Š 9/4/10/5/18 "330ml in Westvleteren glass at Duvel Cafť, Stockholm, Sweden. I had been looking for this beer for a while when I finally got hold of it. Chocolaty dark and dim appearance w/ very little carbonation or head. The aroma surprised me since I had been expecting a grand version of Rochefort 10 or something like that, that is, the aroma wasnít very strong at all. The flavor is wonderfully íoldí w/ a smooth, rich bitterness and a nice burn. Mouthfeel was the best ever, a bit burning, very majestic if you will." September 2006: Aroma: mm, yeast, syrup, vinous, some fudge, candisguar, corianjder, figs, malty, alcohol, some cinnamon & coconut. Appearance: golden beige white head with some brown spots. Very deep red brown, slightly turbid and slightly greytinted. Flavor: very full-bodied, sweet, freaking good afterbitterness, sourish mm, fruity, molasses... Palate: pretty darn good, full-bodied, not that much co2, a bit slimy, soft and warming.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vanvenlo (1708) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2013 12 Jun 2005 - (Auberge La Meneure, Thannenkirsch, Alsace) - Sweet fruit with some spirit and spices. Cloudy brown deep red colour, with magnificent lacing head. A lovely balance of fruit and spice complexity. Tangy bitterness, medium mouthfeel and lingering spices.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2005 Bottle. Dark amber, somewhat cloudy. Nice off-white head. Smoky, yeasty aroma. Full bodied. Very smooth and complex flavors included malty sweet, roasted caramel, raisins. Creamy and nutty. slight bitter finish. Little to no alcohol taste. Excellent brew and worthy of itís accolades.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bugrat (61) - Cph. V, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2005
Not shure Iíve tasted the greatest beer yet, but this is my favourit so far. Even though you have to be in the mood for it , as it is so complex and ful of taste.......

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Monos (1) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2005 does not count
Devotedly divine ... Securely hidden in the deepest depths of my cellar until íthat special momentí. ;) Proost broederkes !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Keeper (253) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 26, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 One smallest abbey of Belgium produces this fantastic beer, much valuable, much alcoholic and much expensive... It is very rare to find it in Italy! Intense determined, strongly...diabolic and divine!!! Una piccolissima abbazia del belgio produce questa fantastica birra, molto pregiata, molto alcolica e molto costosa. Difficile da trovare in Italia. Forte intensa decisa, diabolica e divina!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
psychofab (2) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2005 does not count
This Beer is simply fantastic.. I donít know how that monks can create this fantastic beer with only simple ingredients..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2008 A very dark brown hints of red and a nice thick looking white head that laces extremly well and the same small visable carbonation as the 8 with even some small chunks. Smells of brown sugar and carmel some yeast lots of raisens hints of alcohol hints of plums some spices and even a tiny touch of bannannas. Palate is full and creamy. Flavor is very sweet big carmalized plum flavor in the front a hint of nutmeg and soem other spice a tniy touch of alcohol. I think the flavor wasnít as well done as the 8 or maybe I just expected more. Donít get me wrong this is an incredible beer but iíve liked others better. Thanks to Dave for sharing an amazing beer. Sampled the 01, 04, & 97 vintages... surprises are the 97 vintage stilled had great head and great lacing. Another surprise here is that once you hit the 3ish year mark westy improves DRAMATICALLy... hit 5~6 years and more chocolates, and toffees start comign out.. this was a great surprise and makes this even better. Iíd say the 2001 westy was NEAR 5.0!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tejas (974) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Aroma wasnít very noticeable until it warmed up a bit then it really shines. Surprisingly the head didnít last too long. Flavor more than makes up for that though. Absolutely delicious fruity flavors. Some banana, cherry, bread, little alcohol. Palate is slightly dry. Flavor is such that I just want to take another sip and then another. I donít want to drink it so fast but I canít help it. Magnificent! As good as advertised. Thank you, Lodewijk! Send more! Hahaha.

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