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


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RATINGS: 3376   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BaroneBirra (315) - 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 (400) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
strap (566) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - APR 1, 2015
At in de vrede across from the monastery. Lived up to the hype. Mahogany pour, with a robust head. Smooth flavors of raisin, brown sugar and nice smooth malty sweetness. Very good, but hard to get. Rochefort 10 isnít as hard to find and isnít that far off in taste

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thijster (1) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2015 does not count
This full bodied Trappist is a gem hard to get your hands on. Due to the very limited production the brewers maintain a very high standard in quality and taste and aroma. Truly a Divine Beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lucybeerr (1) - - MAR 29, 2015 does not count
The best beer in a world. Tasty, creamy and very expensive. I'm impressed by this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (1237) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2015
33cl bottle shared. Appearance: Dark redish copper with a thin offwhite head. Aroma: caramel,nuts, toffeee,raisin,light spices(nutmeg,cardarmon), roasted malts , Taste: Moderate sweet caramel malts, some very niced dosed dark fruit (figs,raisins), some spices and a hint of yeast in the finish. Light bittereness. Medium boy, soft carbonation. So finally the XII, and I was a bit dissapointed a 4 is a very good score. But the Extra 8 was more impressive for what it was. This is a Extra 8 with better taste taking the fruity tones into complext wine teritory, but with a few flaws on other aspects. 4.0 Means probably it might not even make my top 10 list of 2015. I might try a older one later this year and see if that makes the difference.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1486) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle graciously shared by alexsdad06 pours dark copper with thin ecru head. Nose caramel, toffee, raisin, light spice. Taste loads of sweeter malt flavors, raisin, pear, grape soda. Mid palate light bitter. Hint of spice on the finish. This is a 5 year old bottle, so I expect the flavors have mellowed a bit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DavidBe (34) - BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2015
Gisteren nog een paar kratten van gehaald. Blijft een geweldig bier dat weinig uitleg behoeft. Bier is zeker zo goed als de Rochefort 10, maar de belevenis rond WVXII (het bellen, het halen, de moeilijke verkrijgbaarheid...) Maken het echt een unieke ervaring.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hallstein (260) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2015
Rating no. 200 -> Pours a nice dark mahogany color. Aroma is dusty and yeasty with aromas of dark fruits, chocolate, nutmeg, cardamom, bubblegum, some slight nuttiness and general spicyness. Flavor is slightly sweet but very complex with flavors of dark fruits, dark candi sugar and yeast with a dusty, dry finish that lingers. Alcohol is not all that prominent, but you can kinda sense it after you swallow the beer. Saved this one for my 200th review, and it was well worth it. One of the best beers i have tried, hands down.

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