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


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RATINGS: 3121   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
floris87 (35) - Utrecht, - SEP 28, 2011
Had this once before, when I was only starting to like proper beer. Dark beer, not entirely opaque, hint of copper in the colour, nice off white head. Aroma is certainly the best in all of Belgium, dryer and less alcohol/raisins than some of its peers (for instance St. Bernardus 12, which some say is pretty much the same beer - it isnít). Especially the roasted, nutty flavour is something I have not found this much in other Abts. Also has a hint of licorice, unusual for Belgian dark beers. The dried fruit is very subtle. Actualy, the whole beer is much more subtle than I remembered it to be, and it is certainly a fantastic beer. What I donít like: it has too much carbonation, which just ruins the palate for me, which I remembered to be much fuller and oilier. Maybe I had a better bottle last time. Anyway, certainly something special, but you donít miss much if you go for the (almost) equally fantastic Chimay Bleu or Choufe NíIce, which are much, much easier to get.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sabbio (3) - - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
Absolutely the strongest Trappist beer in the world. The gap prize-quality is perfect

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
caiazpa (2) - Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
Poured from a 33CL bottle into a tulip in Brussels. Loved every sip of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joes (89) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
Tried it several time and concluded this is the most over-hyped beer in this database. Not that is bad, but there are so many better beers .... When you drink it fresh, malts overrule (like the smell of cattle-fodder). The best I had was about 2 years old. For the rest, check all the other ratings above and under this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3677) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2014
33 cl. Big thanks to Jem! Pours a nearly opaque brown-chocolate with a big loose head that endures. Smells of brown sugar, dates, orange pith and a bit of rum cake. Taste is brown sugar, dates, rum cake with earthy spiced icing and honey with the beeswax. A bit too much booze appears, along with some touches of citrus peel and mint on the finish. Medium-heavy body is too fizzy for my tastes, but it helps to keep the sweetness at bay. This really is a nice beer. But Iím an unwashed, agnostic heathen who would argue that the Rochefort 10 seems to be a more God-Blessed and tasty Quad.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Schrizo (2) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
The best Iíve ever had! Picked up my two crates in april 2013 and I will definitely go back this year to get two more. The strong flavours makes you want more, but beware. 1 is good, 2 is better, but three could be too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dingdingbest (1) - CHINA - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
just one word:a real beer,from history to taste.a type of beer just look at drunken ness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
raider75 (3) - - AUG 24, 2014 does not count
Just amazing.....nothing comparable to this great beer.......not easy to find

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
martijnniehof (13) - ISLE OF MAN - AUG 23, 2014
Tja... Lekker! Een fragmentatiebom van smaken en tegelijkertijd zo zacht als baby's billetjes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CaptainBoosh (26) - - AUG 23, 2014
Poured from bottle, small off white head. Aroma raisin, dark cherries, alcohol. Taste malty, dark toast, dark stone fruit. Thick pleasant mouthfeel. Fantastic beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
swesson (219) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2014
From a bottle direct from the hands of the Trappist monks of Sint Sixtus. Pours a dark brown and makes a rich, thick, off-white head. The heavenly aroma is of raisins, plums, caramel, yeast, and a bit of alcohol. The taste is sweet, chewy, and bready. This has often been rated as the best beer in the world. I found myself wishing it weren't so...but I'm afraid it is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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