floris87 (35) - Utrecht, - SEP 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 isn’t). 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 don’t 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 don’t miss much if you go for the (almost) equally fantastic Chimay Bleu or Choufe N’Ice, which are much, much easier to get.
Louke (55) - Swalmen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Een heerlijk bier met een geweldige afdronk. Alles wat een bier nodig heeft!! Mooie donkere kleur met witte schuimkraag. Volle smaak. Heerlijk!!
Pilsnertest (9) - SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2016 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Appr. 3 weeks old. Picked up at the brewery. Perfect foam. Dried fruits, candied almonds, fudge, marzipan, prunes and bitter marmalade. Without being too sweet. Perfectly balanced.
PMgep (247) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted a few times. Dark colour, strong caramel aroma. Sweet taste with notes of alcohol and caramel. Really nice.
Xstream (241) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2016 Ik was best wat sceptisch. Het beste bier van de wereld? Maar man. Er zit een zweem van ziltigheid overheen die ik in geen enkel bier ooit op heb. Als een mix van oesters met champagne en drop en chocolade. Wat kruidigheid ook die ik niet helemaal kan plaatsen. Bijzonder en uniek bier. Heerlijk. Jammer dat de beschikbaarheid en prijs zo tegenvalt.
elosop (286) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dimmigt mahognybrun med ihållande fint beige-färgat skum. Doftar karamell och malt. Smakar ganska beskt, men sötare än 8’an. Eftersmaken betydligt sötare. Godast :).
HannahDong2016 (1) - Shanghai, CHINA - JUL 26, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in wine glass. Has a very specific sort of bitter orange taste that stands out the most, besides the burning and slightly over the top ABV. Interesting hop progression but amongst other great Belgian quads, I don?t really see the big deal here?
NoDirection (29) - - JUL 23, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from a friend who brought is back from a touring trip of trappist breweries. Sneakingly strong, balanced and nice to drink.
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Enteogenisk (128) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2016 Bottle in wine glass. Has a very specific sort of bitter orange taste that stands out the most, besides the burning and slightly over the top ABV. Interesting hop progression but amongst other great Belgian quads, I don?t really see the big deal here?
WaddlingPlatypus (112) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Dark ruby amber pour with a pale caramel head. Haylage dominates the aroma, along with notes of red berries and whisky burn. The tongue is immediately touched by the flavour of brandy burn, soft haylage, and wholemeal bread. Mellow peaty flavours appear, along with light dark chocolate in both taste and aroma.
Tmrobotix (44) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2016
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was really excited when my local drinkstore suddenly had a crate of Westvleteren in his store. I paid 10 euros for one bottle but I feel like it was worth it. Haven’t seen any bottle since then.
Aroma: God this was lovely. It had a hint of so much! very fruity!
Appearance: brownish color
Taste: well okay too
Palate: I like it when a beer isn’t full of co2, carbonation felt natural and that’s cool.
Overall: here’s where the dissapointment start, the aroma is good, the appearance is normal, the taste is ok the palate was good.
The best beer in the world? Not for me! Overall I felt it too sweet, too light yet I could feel the alcohol content. I’m glad I tasted this beer but for this price I certainly won’t drink it again. Dissapointing but still good just not as good as I hoped and thought