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

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RATINGS: 2998   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 (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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (100) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 22, 2014
Giant beige head, brown-black color. Burned malts, plums, chocolate, hints of bread and hazelnut. Rich roasted, earthy malts, plums, walnuts and hazelnuts, hints of chocolate, very complex beer. Malts turn sweeter, in a honeyed fashion, supported by chocolate and wood. Fitting carbonation helps the body from becoming too heavy - adds refreshment. Full-bodied, complex beer, pleasantly sweet with a unique character, turning into an earthy direction with hints of chocolate in it. Very smooth mouthfeel, a little oily. Warm, slightly bitter, coffeeish finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (82) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
I was lucky enough to score a brick of this when it hit the states as a gift from the best mother-in-law in the country! Pours a nice rich amber-brown color with ivory, off white head. Dark fruit on the nose, caramel, and toffee. Palate is very similar with a nice sweet finish. A very well done beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jspronck (11) - BELGIUM - APR 22, 2014
Brown with tan head, coarse and quickly disappearing carbonation, sweet malty aromas, well balanced, thin texture, bitter finish of average length

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rusty87 (2) - - APR 22, 2014 does not count
Morbida e intensa al tempo stesso. Esplosione di miele che pervade tutto il palato e persiste delicatamente. Una birra unica a dir poco.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
parisiona (19) - CYPRUS - APR 21, 2014
Special beer. 8 months old bottle. Its not only the beer that matters is the trip to get it through the hop fields on a bike!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arve_Christian (2746) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Brown color, sediments and good offwhite foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruits, raisins & nice yeast influence: medium/ high aroma intensity. Medium/ full body & high complexity. Some sweetness, but balances extremely well. Very enjoyable- smooth and extremely well balanced

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SimonTja (97) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
Blind quad test against Pannepot, Pannepeut, Rochefort 10, St Bernardus 12, St Amatus 12, The Sixth Glass, & Chimay Blue My prefered order was; Pannepot, Rochefort 10, St Amatus 12, Westvleteren 12, St Bernardus, Pannepeut, Sixth Glass and last Chimay. Aroma is of raisin, bubblegum and some alcohol. Taste is upfront some licorice, which turns into some herby kind of nutty rum raisin, very well made, but it’s too carbonated compared to the other quads, and the other Pannepot, Rochefort has such better mouthfeel, this one doesnt kick in, but it’s well balanced and it’s just packed with dark fruits.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (1249) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 18, 2014
Bottle from pivoteka u modreho lva. Aroma toffee, dried fruits, raisins, prunes. Clear dark brown colour. Taste is very well balanced, rather on the dry side. Toffee, cocoa, raisins, fruity. Somewhat overcarbonated, with slightly alcoholic burning finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simonsen (544) - 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 (154) - 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.


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