pintbypint (3326) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JUN 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #2000. 330ml brown bottle - a gift from verticalbaconstrips the night of RBAG 1. I’m not really sure how old it is, or how it was acquired, I’ve had it for over a year now. The cap has a date of 24.09.13. Brown pour, orangey highlights, hazy, some sediment. Dark beige head that fades to a small tight bubbled cap, some creamy edges and ok lacing. Nose has rich plummy fruit notes, sort of winey, a bit of rich alcohol, chocolate. Taste has chocolate malts, toffee, and dark fruit (plum and black cherries, raisin), a bit of late bitterness and some alcohol. Aftertaste has light hops, rich chocolate and toffee malts, lingering dark fruit notes. A lot drier than I was expecting. Mid to full body with pretty active carbonation. Overall, the Westy expresses everything I would like to see in the abt/quad style, it certainly stands up to, but does not surpass my favourites in this style. It was/is an excellent beer, and I feel like a true rater now that I’ve had the Westy.
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 (240) - 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
Cenzura (545) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: dried fruits, raisins, spices, classy alcohol and plum. Taste: sweet dried fruits, herbs, buckwheat honey, liquor, plum and raisins. Medium head, average lacing and medium to high carbonation.
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color. Aromas of spices, fruits, raisins, sugar. Complex taste, brown sugar, spices, yeast, fruit, wood, vanilla, ripe bananas. Well hidden alcohol. Not as sweet as many other Abt/Quads. Really solid.