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


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RATINGS: 3218   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MartinVanBeer (116) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 9, 2014
From 2013. Bottle in Bruges, Belgium. There is a reason that this is considered the best. It’s perfectly balanced. It has all the elements that you would expect from a quad. It’s warm, lots of deep fruit, brown sugar..complex, but not confusing. It really is, an almost perfect beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mircoas (123) - ITALY - NOV 9, 2014
33cl @ Bottle. Bottiglia del 2009. Buona è buona, sicuramente, ma forse si è creato troppo mito attorno a questa birra che molto probabilmente è inferiore ad altre birre simili più facili da trovare/molto più economiche (ad es. St bernardus 12, rochefort 10 e Pannepot).

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JeibiMedeiros (2) - - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
Westvleteren is the best I ever tested. Full of flavour, has a roasty floral aftertaste. It feels full in mouth and has some caramel flavours in the palate. The mouthfeel is densely silky and lively with fine bubbles, and the taste is hugely complex. I get hazelnut, vanilla, buttery walnut and pecan, sweetness like stewed plum and cordial cherry, and breadiness like fruitcake.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vickey9 (549) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Dark and completely cloudy ale. Nose is an oak barreled port, chocolate, liqueur pralines and dried plums. Carbon is high, texture oily, body full. Taste is bitter because of high cocoa mount-feel. Palate is dominated by nuts, fine Belgian dark chocolate, raisins, ripe plums, Porto wood, nougat, old and a heavy wine. Aftertaste is strong and bitter. B@H

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vadie (800) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Vieilli pendent un an. Marron/caramel opaque avec un tête moyen beige. L’arôme fort du pruneaux avec un peu de raisins sec et du sucre brun. Le goût est du malt sucré, des fruits noir, et un peu du caramel. C’est très fruité pour un quad avec presque aucune présence d’alcool. Un petit peu d’amertume dans la finale, mais l’houblon n’est pas une grande parti de cette bière. Un quad superbe avec beaucoup de fruits noirs. Je dirais que c’est ça qui qui la différencie des autres quads. Pas trop d’après goût avec de la carbonatation moyenne.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZodiacM (140) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2014
Alles klopt aan dit bier. Donkerbruin-rood van kleur, mooie schuimkraag. Geuren van mout, gist, gedroogd fruit, caramel, chocola. Dit komt ook weer in de smaak terug. Deze is zeer zacht voor zo'n zwaar bier. De nasmaak is zacht zoetbitter. Een heerlijk bier waar weinig andere bieren aan kunnen tippen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Percy0103 (203) - MEXICO - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle, 330ml. A dark brown beer with a medium size creamy head. Aroma is of dried fruits, caramel, alcohol and roasted malt. Taste is bitter, with a strong alcoholic finish. There is some carbonation and considerable astringency. It has a very complex and well-balanced character. I can’t find the right words to describe it. Magnificent. A world-class beer indeed. Wow!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sdaniel90 (406) - Mexico City, MEXICO - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Westvleteren 12, are you kidding me? After all these years I’ve managed to get a hold of one, which probably isn’t as special now that you can get them at any online store. Anyways, thanks to La Belga for pulling off some extremely shady shit to get this into my hands. Though I would’ve been better off buying them online and having someone swim them to Mexico for the price I paid. Rich brownish dark ruby with a creamy brown head. Intense musky earthy aroma, with strong hints of dried fruits, nuts, caramel, licorice, cereal and alcohol. Medium to heavy bodied with moderate carbonation. Robust and heavy, with a strong bitter and alcohol character. A formidable brew, I’ve had beers with twice the ABV that seemed nowhere near as heavy nor complex as this. It’s just so rich and heavy. A special beer, it definitely exceeds every Belgian beer I’ve ever had in every aspect. Though modern American beer make it’s heyday same a long time ago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillemsUrenkel (644) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2014
Got that bottle on mysterious ways. Pours out dark brown with a creamy one finger head. Malt, nuts, dark fruity, light alcoholic on the nose. Starts relative smooth, malt, wood, dark fruity, nearly no alcohol in the taste. All in a complex manner. Nothing else to say.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westchesterco (1093) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is an amber color with a slight head. The aroma is citrus and some scent of licorice. The taste has some cinnamon and resonates with a bittersweet after taste

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