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

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RATINGS: 3336   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nigos (631) - 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 donít feel qualified enough to say whether it is the best. A master piece though. My advice. Drink it all! Even the floaters


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
josanguapo (27) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2015
Aunque tiene gran fama, hay otras mejores y su precio es desorbitado. La Westvleteren me gusta mas

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
musthavename (11) - BELGIUM - APR 25, 2015
MUST AGE. Preferably +-2 yrs (or more.) Lots of taste evolution,gets a little nuttier and sweeter with age. 2yr old seem superior to 3 yr olds. But then again 6 yr olds are quite something different in itself. Most superior texture of all the Belgian beers Iíve tasted. Most complex,balanced and delicious taste as well. And by far the best (and best aging) abt there is. Worth the hype; just age it properly. Not the perfect beer,just very very good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Refsgaard (1) - - APR 24, 2015 does not count
Dejlig smag, hvor det karamelagtige fylder munden helt ud. Havde hÝrt, den godt kunne vśre sprittet grundet den hÝje %, hvilket den overhovedet ikke var. I sandheden den bedste Ýl.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (1102) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2015
Okay, time to try the most highly regarded beer in the world - a birthday treat, courtesy of my gorgeous wife. And rating 1100 to boot! From a 330ml bottle on 22/4/2015. Pours a cloudy brown with a medium head. Has a pleasant, quite strong aroma of dark fruit, toffee and Belgian yeast. In the mouth, itís big and complex, with lots of caramel and toffee, plums, dried fruit, lots of dark sugar, and yeast. It finishes with a really spicy bite at the back, with a distinct hint of alcohol in the background. The palate is thick and rich, with quite lively carbonation. Iíve been fairly underwhelmed by a number Belgian quads with huge reps in the past, so was a touch skeptical about the ridiculously high rating for this on here. But this is very good indeed - very complex, flavoursome and satisfying. Streets ahead of the 8.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmanock (27) - - APR 20, 2015
Pours dark amber/brown with rocky tan head. aroma is very deeply bready with some sugars and not much alcohol to be detected, especially for a 10.2% ABV. some nice darker aromas like leather and some dark fruit like dried fig. flavor is nice and dark. mostly brown sugar and black bread, and a little bit of rum, chocolate, and hop bitterness. more bitter and has less fruity esters than other comparable trappist brews. starts sweet and very bready and ends dry and a little bitter. really fantastic beer!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
clemc (3) - - APR 18, 2015 does not count
Had multiple times, and yet cannot conclude but that this is a vastly over rated beer. Very complex nose and palate, yes, but the same and better easily available in many other beers.....oh well I guess rare appeals even to people who claim to be have an impartial palate. Very hard to separate cost from flavour for some...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
eelco (88) - NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2015
A dark brown beer, muddy. An off white head, which desolves quickly to a thin long lasting lacing. Sweet aromas of caramelized pear, not very different to other quads. The taste is something else, all the quad characteristics, very complex, high carbonation which is perfect. Quite dry, bitter finish. The alcohol is nog prominent at all, but gives this warm glowing sensation. Indeed a good beer, however overpriced.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
malkyore (267) - - APR 18, 2015
Belgian beers arenít often my bag. Theyíre usually an esthery yeastfest with no real malt to them. This beer is traditionally yeasty but has a sort of caramel malt backbone that ties it all together. Spectacular in that respect. Iíd have to agree that this is probably the best quad Iíve had.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Krej (151) - USA - APR 18, 2015
Iím not a fan of Belgian beers but this one is pretty good. Itís a lot bit yeasty. Caramel taste. Very foamy feeling. Probably the most unique beer Iíve ever had.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
David_Deas (2) - - APR 13, 2015 does not count
Beer is an excellent representation of the style, but difficult to obtain. Similar to the Rochefort 10 in terms of the flavors present, but it is not so similar to the Bernardus Abt 12 as has been popularly rumored.


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