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

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RATINGS: 3651   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Westvleteren has the smallest output of the Trappist breweries, with only a small part of their production available outside of Belgium.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshuah (37) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Very very complex. Fresh brewed bottle shared with SuIIy. High alchohol content which isnít even noticable. Very very tasty. Canít wait to try a vintage.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2005
1999 vintage . Oranged hue brown ale with a beautifuk off-white head, resilient, lacing. Wonderfully maderized malt with raisins, prunes and dates in aroma, and nice spices wifting through. Smoother than the newer beer tasted (2004), with fruityness coming out weel, dates, port wine, and orange peels. Rich and well balanced, all taste blending well. One word superb (9-5-9-5-18). The 2004 differed in that in aroma, the spices were more sharp, coriander and curacao, very present. The hops in mouth were also slightly metallic, so was the alcohol. (9-5-9-5-17). BW tasting at Dumdumís, Late March 2005. Merci Dum.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Iíve only had this three times so far, but each time was an experience. Flavor is complex, a bit muddled. If you can find it, anjoy it!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerguy06 (2) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2005 does not count
An excellent trappist ale, that is full bodied and full of flavor. Served with a slight chill, to bring more of the flavor to the top. Has a nice toasted taste.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2005
UPDATED: APR 20, 2007 Bottle courtesy of Kramer17801. What great stuff. Perfect head and aroma. Classic Quad flavors, sweet and malty; and nice alcohol heat. So So So tasty

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
samuelsmithman (1) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 11, 2005 does not count
This is the best beer i ever had. Literally i would buy this for 100 dollars a bottle. This is a must for any beer lover. There is such flavor and sweetness that it makes your mouth explode. This is the best trappist ever and most likely the best beer ever made and will be most likely forever.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KnutAlbert (6712) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2005
The real treasure of the beers from this brewery. The same toasted smell as the double, but full of taste. Black color, a balance of sweet and bitter flavors, and a long aftertaste. If you can find this, it is strongly recommended!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Finally!! A special thanks to him for sharing this beer with me. Aroma was nice molasses,chocolate and licorice in the nose. Poure was a dark brown with a nice frothed head. Flavor was as in the nose, chocolate with some raisin as well. Palate was excellent very full and sweet. It was really good just not the best for me.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2005
Drunk in honor of mygood friend Dortmunder, We will miss you very much. Thanks to Duane for this brew. Was going to be my 500th, but moved up for you Robert. Poured with a small tan head. Flavors that jumped out were Chocolate first, Anis, plums. Truly a great beer. Sweet, but not sticky. this bottle is fresh, and well taken care of, thanks Duane. alcohol is not noticable at all, very nice beer, perfect care of this bottle keeped everything right. the best beer Iíve had. RIP Robert.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2005
HORIZONTAL WITH A ROCHEFORT 10-- deep dark brown almost transparent.the head was huge and frothy to start and laid down to cover the top of the beer and coated the glass all the way down. aroma had some chocolate, some licorice, raisins, and port wine in the nose. flavor is a solid reflection of the aroma, very sweet, very well balanced, no hint of the abv, an almost syrupy texture. imo (and my dads), this buries the rochefort, but i dont know about it being the best beer i have ever had. many thanks to Walt for sending this to me last year (its been sitting in the basement since december)


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