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

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RATINGS: 3584   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.


UnionBeerCzar's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UnionBeerCzar (82) - Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2012
I believe this was an 08’ unless the dates are weird on the cap??? because I was told it was 05’ (why split hairs over a few years on this beer) bottle and my second Westie ever, I shared it with the Yeti. Big thanks to Peter for basically giving me this. Split into two snifters, pours a dark yet translucent ruby brown with hints burnt seinna on the perimeter. Very small tannish head, nice alcohol legs but no lacing really, careful not to disturb the sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Bottle was served straight from cellar, it felt about 55-60 as the crow flies so to speak. Nose was estery, figs, jam, and maple syrup, and also 100 things I couldnt put my finger on. The taste is more of the same, an incredible depth of complexity... I feel like I could do one of those 16 item lists by I won’t bore you, I’ll just say lives up to the hype for the most part. The real star of the show is the mouthfeel, full as hell yet smooth as silk over your tongue. I could swish this around for days, very sexy. Long caramel-ey creme brulee finish. Overall this beer is for sure in my top ten, best beer in the world is a mighty bold statement. Best Abt/Quad no question.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Polarman (1) - - MAY 4, 2016 does not count
The best. Aroma taste aftertaste look smell knowing. Perfect beer. Enjoy not cold but around 15 degrees to get the best out of it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftykev (15) - - MAY 2, 2016
30/4/16 a Westy 12 birthday bottle gift. had to try it eventually! dried fruit nose. lot’s of stuff going on here. smooth mouthful of malts, dried fruit, caramel with a slight bitter finish. v good!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zasavc (11) - - APR 29, 2016
Finally. Perfect colour, nice head, aroma is a killer. Great taste. But don’t expect too much. Rochefort will give you the same for smaller price. In my case much smaller.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kiezmar (143) - POLAND - APR 28, 2016
Ciemny rubin, piana szybko redukuje sie do krazka. Aromat bogaty: wino, przyprawy korzenne, suszone sliwki, marcepan, rum. W smaku przyprawowe, owocowe, z alkoholowym finiszem. Piwo pelne, gladkie, idealnie zbalansowane. Rich aroma: wine, spices, dry plumes, marzipan, rum. Taste: spices, fruits, alcohol. Beer is very smooth with good balance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
N3lson1 (833) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2016
An amazing Belgian Quad, pours nice and dark, has a delicious aroma and flavor, just an amazing brew!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ianwelby (950) - SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2016
Opaque reddish brown beer with a rich, malty fruit aroma. Taste is very strong. Rich malt, fruit (apple maybe, a touch of something sour), a bit of bitter hop. Aftertaste is more of the sour fruit and very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
knasputte78 (368) - SWEDEN - APR 17, 2016
Mörkt brun nästan svart. Ett stort lätt vitt skum. Överraskande mycket kolsyra, nästan lite stickigt, det stör lite. Visst är det en riktigt trevlig öl. Djupa långa smaker, en njutning att sippa på. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
penumbra59 (15) - Kontich, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2016
Superb brown beer. With reason so higly rated the only downside is the hype and the crazy pricing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OliLees (4) - SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2016 does not count
licorice, raisin, alcohol, green apples, phenolic... honestly tastes a bit like stressed yeast. Not even close to the best quad in the world

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kr1zz (307) - BELGIUM - APR 13, 2016
Bottle bought at Schaliënhuis in Temse. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Taste is similar with the Extra 8. This one is extra fruity, extra flavour of chocolate and a silky creamy feeling.


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