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


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RATINGS: 3070   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.44   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
danlo (1049) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
330ml bottle. 1000th rating. Dark brown colour, stable bubbly beige foam head and aroma of bready malt, caramel, vanilla, toffee, raisins. Taste is rich sweetish malty, toffee, molasses, chocolate, earthy, dark fruity, nutty, grassy, spicy, with lingering bitterness and boozy warmth. Silky smooth mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, warming light bitter clean finish. Complex, extremely well balanced, very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
venom666 (296) - Alicante, SPAIN - MAY 31, 2014
Dark brown color with a very dense and persistent beige foam. Clear notes of toasted grain, malt and hops on the aroma. Traces of coffee and chocolate are also present, spicy vanilla and cloves. Honey and caramelized apple are the bases of the taste. Raisins and figs are also present. Liquorish aftertaste. The best of all Quads.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MayumiH (40) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Outstanding in every way. I’ve never experienced the alcohol warmth from beer quite like this before. Everything is well balanced. Very rich. Super delicious. What a beer :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
santabeer (67) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2014
Tasted better. Appearance is great, aroma alike. The taste is a bit disappointing compared to beers I love. I taste the complexity and bitterness, but not completely my cup of tea.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vikus (1) - FRANCE - MAY 29, 2014 does not count
Aroma is very rich and complex: caramel, nuts, chocolate, a bit of cheese, earthy, alcohol, woody, raisin Appearence is cloudy brown with frothy, tan foam Full Body with light sourness, texture is creamy, carbonation is lively!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dansac (89) - Loa Angeles, USA - MAY 27, 2014
The best quad I have had thus far, bar none. There’s nothing really unique about it, except that it is extremely balanced, and the carbonation is not as aggressive as some other exemplars of the style. Mouthfeel is slightly smooth. Taste is sweet, lots of caramel, hazelnut, belgian yeast, bready notes. It’s quite rich and luscious. Extremely tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daanminator (65) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
Heerlijk zwaar donker bier in een mooi houten kratje met flessen waar (helaas) geen etiketten op zitten. De smaak is vol, fruitig en blijft lang in je mond hangen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdiBeer (867) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Aroma: caramel, cereal and bread malts, hay, cereals. Appearance: dark brown, big beige creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: malty sweets building up, caramels and molasses, honey, sweet notes. Overall: fantastic Abbey Quadrupel, amazing complexity in aroma and palate. Bottle at Le Trappist, Bruges.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
circinus (197) - SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle 33 cl from the Internets. Coca-cola coloured, one finger beige head. A lot of dark fruit, raisins, brown sugar, dried apricots, slight banana. Some bitterness, earthy, some citrus, some slight sourness, quite a bit of alcohol heat. Medium/full body, medium carbonation, bitter finish. Interesting, balanced, quite complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franzen (269) - SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
Dark fruits, some alcohol, brown sugar, almonds some banana and some caramel, coca cola in the aroma. Greyish brown sewage water like colour, not appealing apperance at all. Sweet but not to sweet as many quadruppel. Sweetness is nicely balanced with the bitterness, the hoppiness is somewhat brittish. Grapy raisniny fruity taste. Madium to full body with lively carbonation. Actually I had expected this to be overhyped and not good at all. Even though not among the best beers I’ve tried it is really good. Most of all it is very well balanced with lots of flavour and aromas working in harmony wich is unusual for a beer with so much taste. Most of the time some component is to dominating.

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