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


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RATINGS: 2988   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.

mmalon3's rating

   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!

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Korraz (3) - - 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 .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DroolYeast (84) - 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.

   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.

   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!

   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.

   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 č magistrale. Non vedo l’ora di berne un’altra.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JDavits (3) - - APR 5, 2014 does not count
Westvleteren 12 is brewed by god himself... This is heaven in a bottle... Best beer in the universe!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bbqbob (1) - Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2014 does not count
I spent a day there recently and was lucky enough to bring home a case of the number eight. It was worth the hauling to have a touch of this magic in my beer locker. The cafe’ serves all of their beers, but to buy a case (one every 2 mos. limit) you need to write in 2 months prior to arrival. You will then get whatever they are handing out that day and it will be $100 a case. Well worth it.

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