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

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RATINGS: 3352   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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmalon3 (12) - Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Picked up two 6 packs from a super secret source. Never had a beer with as much mystic or build up before. I planned on ageing most of it for a few years and checking back how it developes, but I needed a point of reference so I was forced to crack one open. Aroma: Winey dark fruits with a touch of vanilla. Appearance: Deep ruby amber color with slight off white head. Lacing is minimal but the foam lasts for some time. Taste: Two flavors hit straight away, port and booze. The sugary coating on the lips indicates that the with out the high alcohol to cleanse the palate this would be nothing more than a sugar bomb. Overall: Truly a world class beer that pure attention to detail. These Trappist monks have shown me they are in a league all their own. Gesundheit!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerkenstock (70) - - MAY 23, 2015
Drink cool 12° C. Eye: burgundy-brown with a not too quickly dissipating white to beige head with almost no carbonation. plain bottle, like that. Nose: dried raisins, dates and plums. milk to dark chocolate, mocca perhaps and yeast Mouth: smooth, oily to creamy texture, sweet yeast, sugary and coffee notes. Palate: licorice, nuts, yeast again. Bread and leaves. Overall: Very nice, nutty, smooth, sweet and bitter as well beer. not the best belgian style though. what makes it so acknowledged is the effort you have to make to drink one. eitherway: drink one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moolesen (312) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
Evening where we taste the 3 Westvleteren. 3/3. Bottle 33cl. Dark brown with a beige foamy head. Very malty aroma with a lot of rye where sweetnees is dominant. Much more interesting flavour than the 2 other Westvleteren. It’s more like drinking an old mature wine. Is it what I like? No. I like the fresh hops and definite not sweet beers. Don’t get me wrong. This is an ok beer, but nothing more than that. I’m trying to figure out why this is such an attractive beer, and the only reason I can come up with is that it is very difficult to get. Nothing more than that. Sorry. There are so many more interesting beers out there.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zlotta (243) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2015 0,33 l bottle from drankgigant.nl, bottled on 2/4/2014 (just over a year old). Clear, very dark ruby with a huge, foamy, almost stable, tan head. Lovely, fruity-malty aroma of figs, raisins, cherries, plums, nuts and red wine with a slightly alcoholic touch. Very intense, sweetish, fruity-malty aroma of prunes, raisins, ripe cherries, figs, nuts and toffee, followed by roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Pleasant, long, relatively hoppy and warming, alcoholic finish with a bit of rum. Full body, very creamy texture, lively carbonation. Finally! Stored it for almost a year and have not been disappointed. Very rich and complex with a wide range of flavours while being very intense. Not overly alcoholic, just enough to balance the sweetness and satisfy. Big beer!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Humlehode (269) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
Pours murky brown with tan head. Sweet aroma of dried fruits, malt, caramel. Complex and well balanced. Smooth, off dry, medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
borre_m (588) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
Pours dark brown, tan head. Aroma has lots of caramel, sweet and complex. Taste is complex and smooth, caramel, chocolate. awesome.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jens684 (5) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015 does not count
At the source. This lives up to its reputation. Very tasty, great smell. The athmosphere in the cafe helped.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2512) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Shared a bottle at Porch Nite thanks to Raith. Pours dark brown with one finger of creamy, persistent off white head. Aroma is dark fruits and cherries. Flavor follows with some pepper and malty caramel. Very nice beer. Doesn’t quite live up to the hype, but still a very nice beer. Thanks so much, Raith!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ysok02 (254) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2015
Robe brune, reflets marrons, mousse crémeuse. Nez complexe qui allie des notes de malt, du café au lait, du caramel au beurre, sur un fond d’épices douces, une pointe de houblon à l’aératiion. Bouche à l’attaque crémeuse, un très beau fruit, de la fraîcheur, de l’ampleur, une certaine sucrosité tout en gardant de la fraîcheur et de la droiture. On n’est pas dans l’opulence des Stout, mais elle possède une puissance et un équilibre impressionnant. Je suis curieux d’en boire une de 4-5 ans de cave.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
roald76 (20) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2015
Duidelijk de zwaardere broer van nr 8. Heerlijk bier. Lange afdronk. Een rit Westvleteren waard!

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cagou007 (458) - FRANCE - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle bought in January 2013. Drunk in Pours deep brown with medium tan head. Nose is yeast, chocolate and almond. Roasted malts, herbs, candy, alcohol, spices (pepper). Fizzy carbonation, medium body. Really different from the last bottles I drank few months ago, and far less pleasant! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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