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


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RATINGS: 3353   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 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (382) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2015
Pours a deep brown with a medium brown head. Aroma is a caramel, butterscotch, toffee, raisins and figs. Taste is caramel, figs, butterscotch, toffee and raisins. Medium bodied with a rich mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LarryBeast (584) - - APR 8, 2015
330ml bottle. Felt sheepish about shelling out the cash for this one, but had to try it. Glad I did. For me, it more than lived up to its lofty reputation. Just an incredible brew. So rich, so complex, so much flavour, old-world character, lasting warmth, layers upon layers of excellence...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gbgbrouge (317) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
Poured from bottle, deep reddish brown with wery low beige head. Aroma is complex with notes of caramel, dried fruit, honey, nuts, spice and herbs. Taste is full and not too sweet. Notes of bread, caramel, leather, cinnamon, fruit and some honey. The alcohol gives a nice warmth and leads to a long bittersweet finish. Incredibly well balanced and complex, a joy to drink and you want to hold on to it forever.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garrold (2345) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Jamesie1857. Cheers, Stu! Murky, cola brown. Thin, dense, lasting, off white head. Deliciously complex aroma. Dates. Figs. Marzipan. Prunes. Some treacle. A hint of savoury. Taste is rich sweet, turning dry, and light bitter. Smooth, rich, and silly easy drinking. Finishes long lasting, fruity sweet, with a dried fruit, dry, and light bitter close. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (385) - - APR 6, 2015
UPDATED: APR 15, 2015 Pour is dark reddish brown. Intense smell of dried fruits, raisins, herbs, nuts.Taste have lots of prune, raisin and some chocolate notes. Medium bitter finish. High carbonation. Great complex beer, but i still a little bit preffer Rochefort 10. Next bottle: Dark reddish muddy brown with light brown head. Smell is the same as the first time, with little muscate grape notes, the same are flavours. In the middle aroma and flavours transforms from slightly sour to sweet, with honey notes. Once again I have to repeat, that is complex, but delisious beer with well hidden alcohol note, but it immediately kicks your ass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Couch0508 (75) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2015
Didn’t really know what to expect and I was disappointed by what everyone thinks is a top 10 beer. I would definitely drink again but it’s not top 10.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SVD (784) - NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2015
Glass at In de Vrede, Brown beer, malty aroma, taste is malty, raisins, some dark fruit. Nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BaroneBirra (289) - Gorizia, ITALY - APR 4, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2015 0.33 bottle labeled for reselling, best before December 2014 (5 months ago). Deep brown, cloudy with suspended yeast. Almost no head. Lots of hazelnut and walnut in the aroma, with sweet hints of honey and liquor. Main element in the taste is walnut, but also raisins, plums, nuts. Huge carbonation, that fill the mouth from the first sip, but sustain body and abv. Dry mouthfeel, walnut and sweetness in the aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden in the taste, but comes out in the end!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (300) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 2, 2015
Cloudy dark brown, abundant beige head. Very complex: honey, brioche, black chocolate, mowed grass, orange rind, a hint of milk... Elegant CO2. Sweetish and mildly pungent as it meets the tongue, then slightly bitter as it approaches the throat, where it lingers in the form of aromas such as sugar-coated lemon and cocoa. Amazing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brynpydew (1) - WALES - APR 1, 2015 does not count
Whoever says Budweiser is the king of beers should be sat down and made to drink this! Quite simply the greatest beer of all. It absolutely oozes wonderful dark flavours & aromas like no other beer, once you taste this beer your eyes will be opened to just how good a beer can be.

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