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


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RATINGS: 3392   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cagou007 (550) - FRANCE - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle bought in January 2013. Drunk in Pours deep brown with medium tan head. Nose is yeast, chocolate and almond. Roasted malts, herbs, candy, alcohol, spices (pepper). Fizzy carbonation, medium body. Really different from the last bottles I drank few months ago, and far less pleasant! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PelleCarlsson (6) - - MAY 8, 2015 does not count
Efter att ha varit på plats på caféet vid klostret och druckit det mytomspunna westvleteren 12, kan jag inte annat än att hålla med alla som framhåller detta öl som världens bästa. Jag hade hoppats att den skulle smaka ok, men inte mer p.g.a. priset. Men det blir inte bättre än så här. Det ska väl sägas att jag är helt såld på klosteröl och då helst från Belgien. Men detta öl har allt enligt min mening. Men det finns även andra öl som inte är så långt ifrån. Men för tillfället är detta öl, världens godaste öl enligt mig! ??

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
flying_pig (1150) - SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
330ml bottle from De Bierkonig, Amsterdam (€15.90):
It’s official, I have a new number one beer now. This one was a fantastic beer & definitely lives up to the hype. A huge depth of flavour to the beer & so much going on, this one seemed to excel. Exceptional balance with no single flavour seeming to dominate and the beer going down far easier that a 10.2% beer should do. Despite the hefty price tag, this one was worth every penny & is definitely one I’ll be trying to find again, it was that good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
archer (7) - - MAY 6, 2015 does not count
The taste is amazing. The bottle I had was aged 3 years and really smooth. I have been assured a 10 year old bottle is better. Big taste and amazing aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
StilleStorm (1081) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
DWG; Bottle BB 26.09.16. Drunk celebrating my 1000th rating, Ratebeer and beer in general. Pours moderate, dark brown with a moderate frothy to creamy, and lacing, tan head. Nosetrils fils with heavy malt, dark caramel, yeast, nuts, ripe dark fruit, vanilla and dark chocolate. Taste is heavy sweet, light to moderate bitter with a lasting, awesome warming, dark fruit, nutty finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to silky, carbonation is avarage. Aroma and taste is all extremely well balanced. Thank you Sint-Sixtusabdij.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle at Beer Mania, Brussels. This is the holy grail. Little foam, heavy on alcohol but you can barely notice that. The brew is licorice colored. Then, the taste is complex, dense, carbonated and highly sweet. Finishes very softly and the taste remains for a long time afterwards. Perfection.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nogva (55) - NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle from 2013. Pours a dark and cloudy brown with an offwhite head that has excellent retention. Complex and full-bodied aroma of nougat, brown sugar and belgian yeast with a hint of raisins and lingering alcohol. Full body, creamy feel, average carbonation. The moment this beer hits the tongue it envelopes the whole mouth with a rich taste of sweet licorice, prunes and ripe apples with spicy kick in the delicious and everlasting finish. Believe the hype! This one is right up there with the Rochefort 10.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
poohmets (23) - - APR 30, 2015
5 years old batch. Looks cloudy and dirty. Aroma is overpowering, very wide, a bit stuffy, slight fruityness. Palate, dry wine, smooth, flat. Taste, fantastic, plum, ripe fruit, full, alcohol but well hidden,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
josanguapo (263) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2015 Compra: www.cervezasespeciales.esOpinión: Aunque tiene gran fama, hay otras mejores y su precio es desorbitado. La Westvleteren 8 me gusta mas

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Refsgaard (6) - - APR 24, 2015 does not count
Dejlig smag, hvor det karamelagtige fylder munden helt ud. Havde hørt, den godt kunne være sprittet grundet den høje %, hvilket den overhovedet ikke var. I sandheden den bedste øl.

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