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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rubbishystuff (2007) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2015 Well worth the trip out to Abdij St. Sixtus. There is a lot of hype associated with this beer some of which is due to that it is hard to get. I tried to not give it to the hype but when I first tasted it, I could not stop a smile from creeping across my face as i knew, I couldn’t pretend that this wasn’t world class. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
blackmetal (178) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
The only beer that can rival Rochefort 10 or even beat it. Sharper than the 10 off the start, with subtle fruits and malt blended perfectly to go down easy. Pleasant minimal aftertaste. Simply one of the best, if not the best, on the planet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (1364) - Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2015 2014 vintage. Copper. Smooth...kinda sweet. Really smells like caramel. Pretty flawless beer. Bread crust. This totally lives up to the hype. Thx for sending this my way ibrew2or3. Tasted at Chris’ ultimate bottle share.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jspencer78 (3) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2015 does not count
This is my first taste of the Westy 12 and as a relative novice at beers generally I will probably edit my ratings after trying a second bottle on another occasion but I will say that, while I don’t have enough experience to say whether this is the best beer in the world, it certainly is the best I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Arek (537) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Drink Hala, Wrocław, Poland.
Ciemnobrązowe, mętne piwo z jasnobeżową, bardzo obfitą pianą oraz przyjemnym, lekko palonym i trochę winnym aromacie suszonych owoców. W smaku złożone, lekko palone, zdominowane przez nuty suszonych, ciemnych owoców z winnymi posmakami i wytrawnym, rozgrzewającym finiszem.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter_L (1086) - SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2015
Flaska inköpt i Belgien februari -15. Doftar svagt av bröd och säd. Smak av fikon och russin. Även inslag av tobak och mörk choklad återfinns. Fyllig munkänsla med ett torrt avslut. Medellång eftersmak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maakun (1479) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle at Doerak. Best before 25.03.2018. Very dark brown with nice off white head with some big bubble islands. Lots of fresh figs, dried figs, brown sugar, cinnamon, rye bread, raisins, brown bread. Very bready and malty with massive dried fruits. Lots of yeast, though mainly on the nose. Light cardboard and dried twigs. Taste is quite sweet, but still more on the medium side. Very soft herbal bitter finish with light alcohol warmth. Medium to full bodied with soft but strong and lasting carbonation. Massive beer, really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kokkenrolv (19) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle @ Don Pippo, Bergen, Norway. Dishwashing on the nose(!), some alcohol, notes of dark chocolate and dark rum. Dark, black. Small beige head. Dark dry fruit, chocolate, dark rum, raisin, hints of vanilla, licorice, nuts and leather on the palate. Distinct alcohol when warming up. Full body, very nice and silky mouthfeel. Extremly complex beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
colui72 (193) - HONG KONG - JUN 25, 2015
Top of the world. Amazing beer. Dark brown with beige head, sweet caramel aroma. Taste is mainly sweet, caramel, plums. Feels creamy and smooth. Low bitterness. A beer to sip very slowly. Amazing. I’m speechless!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sccp1910 (51) - BRAZIL - JUN 22, 2015
Cerveja frutada e com notas de chocolate. Amargor forte. Apesar dos 10% não deixa que o alto teor alcoólico seja percebido. A melhor cerveja que ja bebi!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tailen (11) - - JUN 20, 2015
Amasing beer. Very poweful and rich malty taste. A bit too much alcohol and also maby some unshaved. Will be perfect with age.

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