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


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RATINGS: 3640   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2005
1 Yr Old Bottle. Raisins, liquorice, malts, alcohol and raspberry. Aromas seem subtle to the point of being muted and subdued but still pleasant. Rich and sweet with a brilliant balance and less noticeable alcohol in the mouth. Light acidity and suprising hoppiness in the finish. All in all very good but not mind blowing as I might have expected - a younger sample may have been more my cup of tea, or perhaps an older one!? Either way its one to try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - APR 6, 2005
Dark and super smell. Sweet and full body. Strong good finish. In my oppinion not as good as Roquefort 10 which I tried the same night.. Maybe because the beer "hype" about this beer. Iíll definitely try it again. :)~

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DougiePhiTau (99) - USA - APR 6, 2005
My father brought this over from his last trip from england and it was my first expiernce with a full beer i tasted the alcohol right away but i was greeted with a pleasant fuit taste i was just blown away it is worth the money i want to go to europe now outstanding beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sigmund (6646) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 1, 2005
UPDATED: APR 17, 2015 Rerate: 330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 10.2%. Dark reddish brown colour, some floaties in the glass. Large to moderate beige head. Lovely aroma of dark dried fruits, brown kandij sugar, vintage fortified wine. Hints of oak, leather and mild spices. The medium sweet and complex flavour has also notes of dark dried fruits, oak, brown kandij sugar and mild spices, followed by fairly distinct hops. Best beer in the world? - dunno, but itís a darn good one, thatís for sure. Original rating: 330 ml bottle, bought at Pivni Galerie, Prague. Hazy dark reddish brown colour, enormous tan head. Lovely complex aroma of fruits, oak, leather and spices. Flavour is surprisingly bitter - hops of course, but also dead yeast cells? Leaves a not entirely pleasant bitter aftertaste on the back of my tongue. Elements of oak, caramel, toffee and spices. Warming mouthfeel, as expected. I much preferred the Rochefort 10 to this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
riordan93 (14) - USA - MAR 30, 2005
At long last, I came upon this famous brew. Fate conspired one day to bring this sacred beer to me...and, lo, I did keep it at a cool temperature until special occasions dictated a special beer. Although, it should be noted. This beer is its own special occasion. Beautiful but thin white head with some lacing on the glass. Smell was heavenly. Full-tasting and complex. I think, to be honest, I liked the Rochefort 10 over this one. But this is excellent. It is also very strong. My ears are flushed and radiating heat. Droplets of sweat are on my bald head..but, oh, this is divine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2005
Dark brown body with a thick light brown head. Aroma is malty with some fruit, yeast and alcohol. Taste is dry with lots of dark fruit and yeast. Finish has a light alcohol touch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2005 Pours dark brown with a thick white head. Dry, fruity flavour with segments of raisin and fig. Bitter aftertaste. Some chocolate and nuts is present. A lovely beer that makes me wanna be a monk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Poured black color with a good head, dissipated to a cover over the top of beer. The aroma I detected in this one was of a brandy aroma which was alright. With the high alcohol content of this beer I was thinking before I tasted the beer, alcohol would be the flavor. Not the case, alcohol content wasnít the dominate flavor in this beer. Smooth on the palate and an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2005
A gift from the Bockyhorseys! THANKS!! Bottle poured dark brown with a heavy creamy head and lacing. Aroma is light smoke,malt, spice and just a touch of alcohol. The alcohol is well concealed. Flavor is rich and roasty,Caramel, spicy yeast. Awesome beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilsnerrogge (2800) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2005
Dark, reddish brown colour. Thick and creamy head. Chocolate and toffee aroma with a touch of dark rhum. Very mouth filling. More chocolate and toffee. Long bitter finish with loads of salty liquorice.

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