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

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RATINGS: 3603   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spjensen (97) - Davis, California, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Personally, not my absolute favorite but I can definitely see why it is number 1. Bought the American 6 gift pack when it came out. Drank one immediately and aging the rest. Pours a dark oak color. Absolutely love the light feeling of the beer while still being quite strong.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lkowalkowski (49) - POLAND - JUN 22, 2016
Fantastyczne piwo. Ciężko się do czegokolwiek przyczepić. Chyba że do dostępności. Ale to też ma swój urok. Klasztor bardzo fajnie położony. Warto pokonać nawet 1000 kilometrów dla tego piwa. Fantastic beer. It’s hard to fault anything. Unless to availability. But it also has its charm. The monastery is located very good. It even beat the 1000 km for this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ritzn (198) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2016
Mahagoni hazy with little brown head. Aroma is peanut, caramel, syrup, brown sugar, and the overal character of dried fruit (cherry). Taste is sugary malty sweet with some apple sourness and not much bitterness. In the mouth it is like pure foam but still not unpleasant. A little spicy, long wooden finish with much sweetness. Overall great. I also have some 14 year old version here: It has much less carbonation, is much sweeter. Some more booze and the mouthfeel is velvety, soothing, syrupy. Actually better than the current version I think. Score is for the new one though.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hamilton_w (182) - - JUN 19, 2016
Strong aroma, malt, dry fruit, herbs, mung bean. Banlanced sweet and bitter. Creamy texture, a little bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nazbion (274) - Tübingen, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle at In de Vrede. Clear dark ruby with persistent thin beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, plums, licorice, caramel. Taste is sweet dark candy sugar, spices, belgian yeast. Medium-full bodied, soft carbonation, alcohol very well inserted. An excellent brew for sure.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Peb (34) - BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2016
Nez léger et fermé. Bouche onctueuse, caramel, café, chocolat; des épices. Fin un amère. Très bon et complexe.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
books_n_brews (31) - lehi, Utah, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle courtesy of maniac to welcome me to Maryland. Pours hazy bronze. Smells earthy with a hint of sun. Warm mouth feel like a scotch lite. Roasty caramel tones. Understand why this is the best beer. The intangibles are what make it. Let the monks love of beer warm your soul.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
digitalviking (83) - - JUN 12, 2016
It feels funny drinking "the best beer in the world," and while I don’t think it’s my fav beer I’ve had, it definitely is enjoyable to drink while still having high value in the aroma/taste. I love that it’s unmarked, but also it’s expensive haha.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DirkHekele (11) - Stuttgart, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2016
Yellow-cap bottle purchased online through a Belgian purveyor. Unmarked bottle. Malt explosion. Dark and subdued flavor with a balanced sweetness and alcohol complexity. Good stuff but doesn’t necessarily live up to all the hype.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
schavuitje (46) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2016 Zachtwitte schuimkraagje,donker bruinzwarte body en rijpe fruit aroma met de complementerende hoptonen dit alles in golvende lagen maken dit tot een ultieme smaak sensatie.stijgt boven alles wat als bier verkocht wordt uit. echt een godswonder

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WVHouseofBeer (1005) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2016
This is pretty much as close as it gets to perfection. The aroma was a bit subdued but consisted of wood, dark fruit (mostly raisins and cherries) and a hint of alcohol. Pours a beautiful hazy brown color with a small white head. Flavors are very complex with dark fruit, caramel/toffee chewiness and some vinous notes. Full-bodied with a slightly bitter finish. Warming and the ABV certainly makes its presence known while still being wonderfully balanced. Low carbonation. Splendid


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