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


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RATINGS: 3427   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.44   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Westvleteren has the smallest output of the Trappist breweries, with only a small part of their production available outside of Belgium.

petermadsen's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, - MAY 15, 2009
Pours a brown with a creamy head. The aroma is mellow and nice with slight notes of roasted malt and a nice blend of dried fruit, caramel and a sniff of alcohol. the flavour is bready with clear notes of spec B, some vague notes of chocolate and a nice presence of fruit from the yeast. Ends a a little sweet. Quite outstanding but not really up to the hype...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blade86 (1002) - Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 3, 2015
two years in cellar Dark brown, opaque, medium long-lasting beige foam; rich complex aroma, caramel, dark fruits, some floral notes, spicy, yeasty; medium sweetness, lightly sour, medium- bitterness; full body, quite thick feel, soft+ carbonation, long bittersweet and dry finish; Overall: greatly hidden alcohol, very good drinkability (but a sipper anyway), great taste, very complex in every way, great beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
robbre (3) - - OCT 3, 2015 does not count
Ordered this beer at a bar in brussels. They charged me 14 euro’s for a bottle. Curios for the beer i went for it, the taste is fantastic, worth every euro payed for it. Possibly could have got a cheaper bottle elswere, that would have spoiled the evening.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lupin982 (2) - Carovilli, ITALY - OCT 2, 2015 does not count
In assoluto la miglior birra che abbia mai provato. Birra scura dovuta al candy syrup. Dal sapore dolce ma ben bilanciata dalla frizzatezza e dal luppolo. La birra migliora con gli anni.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Boxereddy (218) - BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2015
Rood bruin bier met een beige romige schuimkraag. Zoetig met noottoets in de neus. Rozijnen, pruimen, kersen en caramel in de mond. De nasmaak is bitter en vloeit lang uit. Zeker een topper die men moet geproefd hebben!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gaelic (39) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2015
The famous Westvleteren 12. Difficult to get, but I was so lucky to get it from my friends Great Yawn, Little Bear and Riot Ron for my birthday.. Forget all the stories and just smell and taste. Red brown with a creamy head. Touches of raisins, prunes, cherry and caramel. Perfect balanced. Very smooth and easy to cope with, although the high alcohol percentage. And absolut " must drink one ".

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bornyensis (95) - BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2015
Mijn favoriete van alle bieren tot nu toe. Wel traag te drinken, anders zit het te vlug in je hoofd :) .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oliodnb (547) - ITALY - SEP 28, 2015
33cl bottle. Happy birthday to me. Pours dark brown with a beautiful small persistent creamy light beige head. Aroma is light roasted malts, cocoa, plums, raisins, very smooth and well balanced. Taste is similar with a good roastiness, caramel, light burnt sugar, dark fruits, light alcohol. Full body, light carbonation. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ellebeerbz (3) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2015 does not count
@Frape, bottle shared. Almonts, figs, dried fruit, vanilla, dough, very smooth as it warms in the glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mindwarp (134) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Thanks to Francis for bringing this back from Belgium for me. - Pours a dark red with a big thick white head and plenty of lacing on glass. Has the aroma of wine, sweet, I was expecting more of a dark fruity smell but not getting it. Taste is sweet dark fruit, seems bubbly, real small amount of booze. This is as good as advertised. This beer is so easy to drink for not only a 10.2% but for any beer. Definitely one of the best beers I have ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CurbDog (37) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
Huge off-white head, beautiful lacing. Murky, swampy brown, lots of floaters. Huge dark fruit aroma, cherry, fig, raisin aroma. Matching flavours, slight musk, very nice malt sweetness of dark and dried fruits. Med full body, high carbonation. Very complex and delicious.

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