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


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RATINGS: 3428   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.44   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SimonBlok (25) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma: Red fruits, banana, cinnamon, chocolate, butterscotch, toffee. Taste: Quite sweet with nice bitterness. Notes of red fruits, cherry, caramel, banana, butterscotch, boozy. Head is smooth and long lasting, carbonation is lively. Texture is smooth and a little sticky. Finish is very long, a little bitter with notes off bread and banana. This is definitely the best beer iíve had so far!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChtiBreizh (253) - Rennes, FRANCE - AUG 12, 2015
On tap at In de Vrede. Pours deep mahogany with tan creamy head. Lots of dried fruits in the aroma, figs, dates, molasses, a touch of flowers. creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Alcohol nearly imperceptible. Excellent. What makes it better than Rochefort or St Bernardus Abt is the balance and the soft velvety mouthfeel, while the other two have some roughness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (523) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Aroma is figs, nutty, sweet fruit, caramel, complex. Appearance is brown, light brown head. Taste is...caramel, apple, figs, nuts, so much happening. Mouthfeel is thick, perfect carbonation, wow. Overall, not a fan of the style but itís hard to not like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
bistobhoy (11) - dublin, IRELAND - AUG 6, 2015
Travelled to Belgium with my wife to sample loads of drink but found it very late on the day i was leaving in an off licence. Because we only had carry on luggage we could not bring it back on the plane. So we had to do the only option open to us and drink it in a local park. So even on a bright day in a local park the drink was one of the best we have had. Its smooth but heavy and rich. Highly recommended

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NateH10s (40) - BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2015
33cl bottle in Westy glass A dark Amber brown with thick fine off white head A sweet yeasty, fresh dough, and caramel malt, cereal T minimal sweetness, light bitter, P rich creamy thick mid to late mild bitterness O great full classic quad, I need to stock up on this in belgium, always delicious, best of Belgium

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (846) - LinkŲping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
(330ml bottle from Bier Tempel, Brussels, July 28 2015) Pours deep brown with a moderate head of dense tan head and a bit of lace. Aroma is a sweeter and more intense version of 8, with similar dry dusty yeast, sweet fig, prune, toffee, nutty, light chocolate and roast, maybe some oat like grains in the back. Palate is loads bigger than 8, with deeply intense notes of dark fruit - figs, dates, raisinated grapes - toffee, molasses, cinnamon, clove, allspice, pecan. Middle onwards the beer dries out and spices and nuts become more prominent along with stone minerality. Bitterness in the finish from moderate roast counteracts the complex fruit flavours and harmonizes with the spicebox character. Mouthfeel is medium full, creamy soft carb, no alcohol. As expected, a lot of the same touchstones of flavour as the 8, but more intense and richer. Feels much better in the mouth. Maybe closer to typical feel for a big dark Belgian than the 8 because itís sweeter, but itís still a cut above almost anything else!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Peter1969 (1) - - AUG 1, 2015 does not count
Purchased: 1 August 2015 From: Barnyís Fine Wines & Ales, Sydney Cap BBD 01-06-18 Aroma: Sweet, yeasty, dark fruits, raisins, dark malt. Appearance: Hazy brown-dark amber color. Long lasting, creamy, off-white head. Taste: Medium sweet, alcohol, spicy, creamy, fruity, stone fruits. Palate: Sticky texture. Long warming finish. Overall: Warming, Very complexed. Exceptional beer, One of the best ballanced beers I have tried. Lived up to its high expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Banana13 (1) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015 does not count
Smaakvol, geurig en toch wel een heel lekker biertje! Jammer van de wat hoge prijs, maar desalniettemin wel ťťn van mijn favorieten.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Edje (1) - budel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015 does not count
one of the best beers i ever tasted. the story behind the beer and its exclusivity adds to the experience

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (353) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Originally reviewed on 10/19/2012. 330 mL bottle poured into a cervoise. 2001 bottle. Best by 9/7/2004. Won this bottle in a raffle at the Funky Buddha. Pours a murky reddish brown with a surprising off white head. Chunky and sedimenty. Collar of foam. Sherry and other oxidized aromas comes through first. Very fruity. The caramel malt still comes through. Tastes significantly better than the aroma. The oxidation makes it a little creamier. Lots of sherry. No booze. Buckets of dark fruit. A touch sweet with a somewhat rough cardboard finish. No booze. Low carbonation. Way too oxidized, but itís still pleasant to drink. I should really review a fresher bottle. This is really oxidized but the quality of the beer still comes through. Westy with sherry.

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