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


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RATINGS: 3404   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gdierksen (12) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Stumbled across this rarity at a no-frills bar in Copenhagen. Poured from a 33cl bottle into a Rochefort chalice. Aroma: very malty nose dominated by caramel and candy sugar and to a lesser extent alcohol. Appearance: dark brown and hazy with a light brown, fine head. Taste: surprisingly strong alcohol flavor up front followed by fruit (raisin and plums) and lingering sweetness Palate: smooth despite the alcohol, creamy even. Overall: Spectacular beer! Second, in my opinion, only to Rochefort 8. I am partial to Belgian Strong ales so this one was certainly worth the hype and the cost.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gandalf39 (153) - - JUN 15, 2015
Un nez aux aromes de poire et de fruit sec, le côté sucré est présent mais pas ecoeurant, une petite douceur, parfait avec du fromage!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (981) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 15, 2015
330ml bottle at home from trade with Sebilinz, many thanks. BB 04/2015. brown hazy color. small tan head. smells malty sweet, fruity, yeasty, liqueurish, dried fruits, plums & raisins, marzipan. full body, medium bubbly carbonation, full mouthfeel. tastes malty sweet, light alcoholic, dried fruits, light citric, raisins, light marzipan. finishes with marzipan and light alcoholic notes. quite nice still a bit boozy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jamaty (1336) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Marrón rojiza oscura, casi negra al principio y opaca, aunque va clareando ligeramente a medida que bajan sus abundantes posos. Espuma ligeramente tostada que pronto queda en la típica película muy cremosa que ya no se va. Aroma espectacular, uvas pasas, miel, licor y caramelo. En boca supercremosa y con un gran cuerpo. Muy agradable. Sabor complejo: pasas, café, ciruelas, toffe. Tono predominante dulce y un calorcito muy rico. Fantástica pero para mi inferior a la Bernardus 12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mithe (1123) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 10, 2015
(Bottle 0,33l)
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, complex. Great beer, but didn’t met my too high expectations. I would try it again, but I don’t know if I get a chance again (it’s almost unreachable and too expensive when imported).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bunget (687) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
330ml bottle from a shop near Delirium Cafe (Beer Temple?). Cloudy brown-reddish body, medium head. Aroma of figs and cherries, yeast, raisins. Taste is yeasty, lots of brown sugar, leather, prunes and cherries, hop is there too. A little boozy and somehow disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Procent (330) - POLAND - JUN 1, 2015
W aromacie chlebowo, jest winnie, są dzikie nuty, migdałowe, wiśniowe, naprawdę jest bogato. Barwa rubinowa, dużo farfocli pływa, piana średnio obfita, mocno nagazowana. W smaku mieszanka wielu smaków - słodkie, syropowe, lekko miodowe i owocowe z jednej strony, lekko alkoholowe, stajenne, brzoskwiniowe i wytrawne z drugiej. Chociaż jeśli chodzi o balans to zdecydowanie po stronie słodyczy jest. Piwo ma sporo ciała i jest wysycone klasycznie dla takich belgów, czyli raczej wysoko, warto je odgazować nieco, by wyczuć więcej. Goryczka jest raczej niska a alkohol całkiem dobrze ukryty. Dobre, bogate w smaku i aromacie, warte spróbowania, ale raczej tylko w legendarnie najlepsze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmsulliv (212) - - JUN 1, 2015
Really good really complex beer, but not sure if it quite cracks the pantheon after a weekend in Belgium. At in der vrede in westvleyeren

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
msbernac (1159) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle Aroma-caramel, dark fruits, raisin, Appearance-brown, clear, tan foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-full body, thick feel, lively, long finish, Overall- perfect

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Malin_aiisa (278) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle. Thanks finol. Dark amber/Brown. off-White head. aroma of sour caramel and oat cereal. Organic taste full body. Slight sweet, slight bitter.Rich and balanced.

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