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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GuamVice (72) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
From bottle. Pours ruby brown with not as much head as I was expecting. Smells earthy, fig, peppery, spice with some alcohol burn even on the nose. No hop aroma noticeable. Amazingly Smooth mouthfeel with a very pleasant coating of the palette and only a slight alcohol burn going down. Have to reiterate the smoothness here. Only traces of bitterness, dark soda bread, leather, and then a earthy umami finish. This is not as mindblowing tasty as I thought it would be but I will say that is the most complex without being so aggressive beer I have tried to date. Thanks to Greg & Mara S. for sharing!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
josanguapo (28) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2015
Aunque tiene gran fama, hay otras mejores y su precio es desorbitado. La Westvleteren me gusta mas

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Refsgaard (1) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (1102) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2015
Okay, time to try the most highly regarded beer in the world - a birthday treat, courtesy of my gorgeous wife. And rating 1100 to boot! From a 330ml bottle on 22/4/2015. Pours a cloudy brown with a medium head. Has a pleasant, quite strong aroma of dark fruit, toffee and Belgian yeast. In the mouth, it’s big and complex, with lots of caramel and toffee, plums, dried fruit, lots of dark sugar, and yeast. It finishes with a really spicy bite at the back, with a distinct hint of alcohol in the background. The palate is thick and rich, with quite lively carbonation. I’ve been fairly underwhelmed by a number Belgian quads with huge reps in the past, so was a touch skeptical about the ridiculously high rating for this on here. But this is very good indeed - very complex, flavoursome and satisfying. Streets ahead of the 8.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmanock (27) - - APR 20, 2015
Pours dark amber/brown with rocky tan head. aroma is very deeply bready with some sugars and not much alcohol to be detected, especially for a 10.2% ABV. some nice darker aromas like leather and some dark fruit like dried fig. flavor is nice and dark. mostly brown sugar and black bread, and a little bit of rum, chocolate, and hop bitterness. more bitter and has less fruity esters than other comparable trappist brews. starts sweet and very bready and ends dry and a little bitter. really fantastic beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
clemc (3) - - APR 18, 2015 does not count
Had multiple times, and yet cannot conclude but that this is a vastly over rated beer. Very complex nose and palate, yes, but the same and better easily available in many other beers.....oh well I guess rare appeals even to people who claim to be have an impartial palate. Very hard to separate cost from flavour for some...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
eelco (88) - NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2015
A dark brown beer, muddy. An off white head, which desolves quickly to a thin long lasting lacing. Sweet aromas of caramelized pear, not very different to other quads. The taste is something else, all the quad characteristics, very complex, high carbonation which is perfect. Quite dry, bitter finish. The alcohol is nog prominent at all, but gives this warm glowing sensation. Indeed a good beer, however overpriced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
malkyore (267) - - APR 18, 2015
Belgian beers aren’t often my bag. They’re usually an esthery yeastfest with no real malt to them. This beer is traditionally yeasty but has a sort of caramel malt backbone that ties it all together. Spectacular in that respect. I’d have to agree that this is probably the best quad I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Krej (151) - USA - APR 18, 2015
I’m not a fan of Belgian beers but this one is pretty good. It’s a lot bit yeasty. Caramel taste. Very foamy feeling. Probably the most unique beer I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
David_Deas (2) - - APR 13, 2015 does not count
Beer is an excellent representation of the style, but difficult to obtain. Similar to the Rochefort 10 in terms of the flavors present, but it is not so similar to the Bernardus Abt 12 as has been popularly rumored.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KamGoPro (139) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
Deep chocolate pour with sifting buoyant sediment visible through the chalace. High caramel head actually overflowing bottle when opened. 330ml strong sweet rich raisins with roasted malts and candied sugar nose. Strong alcohol presence. Bright like champagne. Refreshing zestiness throughout. Finishes with the warming of alcohol on the back of the tongue and throat. Wonderful once in a lifetime Texan experience!

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