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


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RATINGS: 3592   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.

sailracer's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sailracer (479) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Pours a deep, murky brown with medium head that lingers quite awhile. Smooth drinking with mild banana and clove flavors. Not as sticky or sweet as I was expecting. It has a slightly spicy aftertaste with some lingering alcohol burn. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duracell (30) - Montreal, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Glass of tap at the brewery. Deep Brown color with fluffy beige head. Nice lacing. Very fruity with some red wine notes to it. Flavours are well balanced between dark fruits, biscuits and herbal hops. Finishes with some vinous notes and a relatively high hopiness. Medium to full body, extremely smooth, with a perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness. An amazing beer which lives up to the hype!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aerodynabeer (7) - - MAY 22, 2016 does not count
Just THE Trappist beer. As rare as it’s good. Find it and taste it! The mouth is rich with breast taste, the smell a bit strong with alcohol. Colour : brown

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dzagoda (18) - POLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Po otwarciu butelki wydobywają się nuty owoców, głównie wyczuwalna morela i zapach drożdży. Barwa ciemnej herbaty. W smaku piwo przypomina wino morelowe z posmakiem drożdżowym. Alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RRistow12 (608) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown with khaki head. Very complex strong aroma. Notes of figs, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruits, caramel. Mouthfeel is a little sticky and chewy. Flavors of raisin, plum, figs, caramel, toffee, maple syrup, bourbon, earthy notes and spices. Complex incredible beer. Definitely deserves the hype. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MCShann (1) - - MAY 15, 2016 does not count
Absolutely fantastic beer. Completely lived up to the hype and i’m not even a huge Belgian drinker. Definitely a different taste than the St. Bernardus 12

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (1926) - Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2016
At In de Vrede. Deep ruby brown with a frothy lasting beige head. Aroma is surprisingly neutral. Like the others it’s not overcarbonated, with perfect balance and mouthfeel. Earthy hoppiness with a moderate bitterness. Balanced with Caramel, brown sugar, dates, figs. Complex maltiness. Dry finish. Alcohol is hidden. Just very clean and smooth and we’ll put together. Harmonious. Surprisingly restrained even for such a strong beer. Also something very unique about it; mysterious. Anxious to try a bottle after aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (140) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2016
De legende waar ik zoveel over heb gehoord sinds mijn hobby het proeven van bier in ’14. Voor een redelijke prijs een fles weten te bemachtigen. Een donker aroma vol caramel en fruit port en citrus, licht maar ook weer met veel diepgang. Een ware golf van smaak die je mond bombardeerd en bekogeld en die zich langzaam ontwikkeld in een prachtige fruitige caramal citrus kersen smaak. Een schuimkraag die niet al te lang blijft maar van een mooie lichte caramel kleur is. Troebel en extreem donkerrood van kleur. Zoet met een zachte bittere bite. Er is zoveel smaak aanwezig! Een prachtige niet al te droge afdronk die gewoon prachtig in balans is. Woorden komen te kort. Een bier dat al je zintuigen prikkelt. Qua complexiteit van smaak behoort dit tot de absolute top, zo niet de beste!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (786) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Sort of sweet and floral in the aroma. Very light and smooth for the alcohol content. Unique and lovely.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Polarman (1) - - MAY 4, 2016 does not count
The best. Aroma taste aftertaste look smell knowing. Perfect beer. Enjoy not cold but around 15 degrees to get the best out of it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftykev (15) - - MAY 2, 2016
30/4/16 a Westy 12 birthday bottle gift. had to try it eventually! dried fruit nose. lot’s of stuff going on here. smooth mouthful of malts, dried fruit, caramel with a slight bitter finish. v good!

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