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


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RATINGS: 3335   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 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ddub13 (1) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015 does not count
This beer has it all. Great Aroma, dark rich appearance, smooth taste that has hints of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Overall this is a hard to find beer that is worth all the effort involved.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sherm1016 (1218) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2015
33cl bottle, purchased from the Struise webshop, cap date 06.10.13. Pours a dark, cola brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, raisin, cherry, red wine. Medium on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is Sweet, malty, raisin, caramel, a little clove, anise, soy, some alcohol heat, with a sweet, clove finish. Lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jannick13 (135) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with ruby red shining throught the semi cloudy liquid. Nice frothy medium sized head. Aroma of dark fruit (black cherries, prunes...), caramel. Tastes more of the same with a nice not over the top warmth from the alcohol. Not too sweet, just perfect.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Werthergoethe (87) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 18, 2015
Один из лучших и самых запомин& сортов пива, что мне довелос& пробова& Насыщен& вкус, соверше& не ощущает& немалая крепост&

   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 !

   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 - Iíve 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
alex_leit (180) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
csaso (1576) - 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cattaneopapa (220) - 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 itís hard to put into words. Spicy but not a dry finish. Lively carbonation just the perfect level.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rdb84 (222) - 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.

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