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


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RATINGS: 3623   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.43/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rarbring (2222) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2016
Overall: Raisins, Madeira, round, sweet. Exquisite.
Note: On-tap at Lekplats Skäggetorp. (Vintage 1997) Reviewed 2016-04-10.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aherbelste (72) - - APR 10, 2016
Pretty excellent beer... huge aroma and flavor, which is roasted malts, little wood, almonds, alcohol, anise at the end and strong hops. Maybe a little bit too carbonated, which makes texture somewhat agressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mabuzzer (540) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2016
In Aux Vieux Bon Temps. Cloudy dark brown with a thinnish off white head. Sweet, caramel aroma, taste is caramel, candy. Best ever? Not sure but definitely excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alex60 (162) - - APR 5, 2016
Bouteille 33cl - maison - Mousse blanche persistante, onctueuse, odeur de caramel, de fruit sec. Couleur fort brune, goût caramel brun, chocolat, fruit sec, goût assez complexe mais très agréable. Amertume légére sur la fin avec l’alcool présent en fin de bouche. Ne ment pas sur sa réputation

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AlfSt (26) - - APR 2, 2016
Favorite beer period. I suspect this is as good as it gets. Hard to come by.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LordBrew (188) - Ziemnice, POLAND - APR 2, 2016
Prezentuje się okazale - piękna piana, zdobi szkło, kolor głęboki, ciemny rubin. Aromat - suszona rodzynka, ciastka z karmelem, toffi, lekki alkohol, drożdże, lekka nuta nalewki z czerwonych owoców i drewniana. Drewno i drożdże coraz mocniejsze w miarę ogrzewania. Z butelki jeszcze lepszy.Pomimo wielkiej piany gazu nie czuć w smaku. Smak jest wybitny - potężna dawka słodowej słodyczy (karmel) oraz cukru kandyzowanego doskonale zrównoważona alkoholową goryczką, chyba najsubtelniejszą w znanych mi piwach. Piwo jest gęste, oblepiające usta. Posmak długi, zdecydowanie wytrawny, czuć jak alkohol paruje. Piwo rozgrzewające przełyk.Jeśli coś w tym piwie zwala z nóg to jest to właśnie jego smak - szlachetny i ułożony. Ułożony i zbalansowany tak dobrze, że wszystkie browary mogły by pozazdrościć. Unikatowe piwne przeżycie. Doskonałość w butelce. Najlepsze wśród klasycznych belgijskich stylów i najlepszy Quadrupel jaki był, jest i będzie. Najlepsze piwo jakie piłem? Prawdopodobne. Najlepsze piwo świata? Nie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wolfcarnival (231) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 1, 2016
200th rate!!!! gift from ladi and cam, cheers lads!!! held off drinking for a while but after moving outta prague and into the new flat, decided to have it
pours dark brown colour, with thick creamy dusty head. aroma of plum, grape, nuts, banana. rich and complex taste. amazingly malty, sweet raisins, toffee, more banana with a dry nutty, woody finish. its thick, frothy, creamy, boozy and warming. a deep variety of flavours all perfectly balanced. a really special beer. cant wait to try one after ive aged it for a year or so more

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewtalita (222) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2016
The mythical WV XII! Dark brown, high pillowy head. Aroma dark fruit, caramel, maple sap. Palate medium, overcarbonated. Taste alcoholic, molasses, toffee, hazelnuts. Sweet finish. Way too overhyped of a thing...no way this will be in my top ten! What is (or was) so special about it was the unavailability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3969) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Well, it’s probably time I rated this beer. I was saving it to be the rating that rounded out my achievement of rating all of the 100 most rated beers, then tonight I realized that I had 299 Belgian beers rated, so why the f not enter this as a milestone for both.
To be absolutely honest here, I’ve had this beer exactly 3 times, and the last time I took notes and rated it was September of 2014... I’ve had a hell of a damn year and a half, so this seems like a lifetime ago, but hey... let’s finally enter the damn rating.

The beer pours a hazy dark brown with a good big head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is all manor of plum and brown sugar with some light spice, some booze, a good healthy nuttiness, a teensy bit of roastiness and some light pear.

The flavor is enjoyably spicy with some well managed booziness and a bit of grape character. Yeah it’ got the cool pear on plum thing with the mild nuttiness, which is really where it’s @ with Quad. It’s got light chocolate, and a particular je ne sais quoin that even a skeptic (like myself) cannot deny.
It is a great beer that I’ve put too much of a fuss over in the past, in fact it’s about #3 for me from the 3 beers I’ve had from this particular brewery, but yes, it’s essentially "worth the fuss"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1542) - ISRAEL - MAR 29, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting, thanks DSG! 2008 bottle. Deep brown with reddish hues and beige head. Aroma of prunes, raisins, honey, caramel and yeast. Flavors of sweet malt, dark dried fruits, mlik chocolate, honey, licorice, alcoholic warmth. Medium-full bodied, oily on palate. Old but still fine.

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