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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Poured form 12 oz brick bottle. Pours a nice dark amber color with a light tan foamy head that lasts a good while. Aroma is sweet fruit, malty, with the notes of bananas and alcohol. Flavor is initially a nice sweet malt fruit flavor which turns into a nice ester/banana alcohol flavor at the end. The great thing is this flavor transitions to the backend very smoothly with a long lasting end flavor. Mouthfell is silky and the carbonation is medium-above average. This is an awesome beer. Did this side by side with Abt. 12 and Roch. 10. Final response was W12>A12>R10. A12 was close and well worth the price point but W12 is definitely better.

   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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