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

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RATINGS: 2990   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.45   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nigos (630) - Ipswich, Suffolk, - JAN 2, 2007
Is this the greatest beer in the world? Approaching a beer with such a reputation is not easy and it is hard to remain completelyl objective about rating it.... But here goes... I have had this in my house for over a year but some how resisted the temptation. Served in the Duvel glass. Pours with a medium sized light brown head that dissapates quite fast, on top of the deep cloudy dark bronze hue. Lots of floatersin the glass that ease their way down to the bottom of the glass. Pronounces orangey nose with sweet honey hints. Massively complex taste. Impossible for a amateur like me to distinguish all of the flavour. Orange and pear fruits with hints of cognac and a sweet toffee like finish. This is beer heaven. Certainly one of the best beers I have ever had. If not the best. Although with at the time of tasting this having just under 600 ratings I don’t feel qualified enough to say whether it is the best. A master piece though. My advice. Drink it all! Even the floaters


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simonsen (538) - NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Medbrakt av esp0r. Mørk brun, uklar.lite karbonert smaker karamell, malt, krydder, vanilje, gjær, tre.Ganske tung. Fantastisk, men kanskje litt oppskrytt??

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tony_gorilla (152) - Fiskum, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Bottle from a local beer shop in denmark. Enjoeyd at home. Best before date is quite hard to read but i thinck it is 31.01.16... Pours brown with a small beige head. Smells balanced with yeasty caramel and fruity notes. Taste is much the same. Second time i drink this beer and geting more impressed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Voras (11) - - APR 15, 2014
Brown, the head dissappears fast. Aroma and taste are the same thing, probably some caramel above everything, but the most important thing: very, very well balanced. One day I’ll give it another chance, and then I’ll discover all the refinements of this awesome beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Korraz (6) - - APR 15, 2014 does not count
Simply delicious ....each time you drink it you feel like in heaven.Probably one of the most important aroma i ve never seen .

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DroolYeast (85) - Odder, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
33 cl bottle somewhere in Antwerp. Fruity. Grape - white wine. Overripe red fruits. Dried darker guitar. Caramel malts. Some yeast. Pours with off-white tan head. Haze red brown colour. Tiny head lasting. Moderate sweetness. Warm feeling in the end. Fruity malt at finish. Lively carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
can8ianben (1286) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
Aroma of plums, leather, and smoke. Sweet and syrupy mouthfeel. Dry fruit. Really complex and tasty. A wonderful beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sbron (134) - NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
Fles 33cl. Donkere kleur. Witte volle schuimkraag. Eerste smaakimpressie : wauw!!!!!! Licht koolzuur, zoetig, caramel, licht koffie achtig. Conclusie: beste bier ooit!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Regis_BR (1) - - APR 7, 2014 does not count
Uma das melhores cervejas que provei nos últimos 5 anos. Dispensa comentários. Nota 10.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ambro206 (28) - ITALY - APR 7, 2014
Una birra avvolta nel mito. Un’ esperienza berne una. Ho avuto questa fortuna. Perfetta alla vista. Colore impenetrabile, schiuma compatta. Il caramello domina su tutti gli altri sapori che si uniscono per una birra di carattere: pompelmo, chiodi di garofano su tutti. Nonostante l’elevato grado alcolico il bilanciamento in bocca è magistrale. Non vedo l’ora di berne un’altra.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
garymiller (1) - - APR 6, 2014 does not count
From bottle kept in a dark cool place. Great color even better taste. Bottle came straight from the Abdij itself.


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