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

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RATINGS: 3312   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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Werthergoethe (84) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 18, 2015
Один из лучших и самых запомин& сортов пива, что мне довелос& пробова& Насыщен& вкус, соверше& не ощущает& немалая крепост&

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
boshog (1) - - FEB 17, 2015 does not count
The best beer I have tasted so far, however, will be very hard to beat !

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lowysthename (3) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2015 does not count
Bottle from Mane Liquor in Perth - I’ve been waiting so long to find a bottle of Westvleteren and it finally turned up in Perth Poured murky brown with a nice frothy head. Aroma is spicy and complex with notes of dark fruit, malt and caramel. Tastes spicy and malty with a hint of sweetness and the alcohol was quite evident. Amazing on the palate and simply exceptional.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
alex_leit (149) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 17, 2015
Fanboy review :) Brown with ruby highlights color with excellent foam. Complex and delicate aroma: fruity perfume, malt, caramel and toffee, dried fruit, birthday cake with cinnamon and honey, spicy yeast. Striking power taste: wine, sweet, caramel, chocolate with chilli and XO cognac, toffee, spicy. Great!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
csaso (1557) - Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle - small foamy head, mildly murky (not in a bad way) dark brown/purple color, definite dark fruit aroma and flavor, becomes more pronounced as the beer warms, pretty smooth finish considering, yet also pretty carbonated, very good overall of course - maybe not quite the super mind blowing experience it sometimes is built up to be but still very good for sure ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cattaneopapa (218) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Review from notes. Bottle from Town Crier, Toronto, ON. Pours a murky brown colour with one finger of lasting head anf lacing. Aroma of plums, raisins. After it warms up a bit, I get some cherries. Taste is so complex it’s hard to put into words. Spicy but not a dry finish. Lively carbonation just the perfect level.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rdb84 (201) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle. Back to back tasting with St Bernardus (SB) 12. Dark brown, fizzy head which dissipates quickly, high carbonation. SB wins, just looks nicer. Intense and robust aroma: cherry infused with red wine, sangria/gluhwein, parsnip, cassis, old sunflower oil (deep fryer oil), hairspray lacing. SB is sweeter: chocolate, prunes, some basement funk. Westvleteren wins. On to the taste: overwhelmingly robust and intense experience. Cherry and wine combo returns, dark raisins and chocolate in the development, sour high with perfect aftertaste (sweet, hint of chocolate). Nice warm alcohol feeling in the mouth. SB: a more mellow version of the Westvleteren with hints of vanilla and a creamy lacing. Less powerful, but really close. Westvleteren wins. Overall, Westvleteren is the more robust and developed version of the two; it tastes a little better and is definitely more pronounced. Nonetheless, SB is a topnotch beer as well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (133) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 15, 2015
A 3 year old aged bottle from tderoeck - Thanks! Pour into a taster glass showing dark brown, rust tinges and no head The nose shows grape must and hints of caramel with toffee. The palate is medium bodied, aggressively carbonated with a strong alcohol spiciness. A moderate caramel/cola-like sweetness with hints of caramel and toffee.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kustie (275) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown and red color with small head. Ripe fruits, caramel, chocolate, yeast in aroma. Taste is quite sweet but has some bitter elements and nice very long aftertaste. Flavors of malt, ripe fruits, toffee, nuts, chocolate, plums and oak. Very interesting and complex.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
loverbeer58 (10) - - FEB 14, 2015
Migliore birra al mondo? Non me ho idea, magari troppo hype intorno alla birra, ma che ha una complessità incredibile con note dolci al cioccolato ed alle prugne inizialmente, con poi richiami secchi sul finale. Bevuta unica.


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