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

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RATINGS: 3261   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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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 19/20
tvazteca (20) - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Smells like a fine bourbon. Woody dried fruit with deep but very subtle hop finish. Every sip is worth it. One of the most balanced quads Iíll ever get to enjoy.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thanatosti (1000) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought online @ Biernavigatie.nl Bought for an outrageous amount of money but itís not every day youíll get the change to rate your 1000th beer. Pours a dark hazy brown with a big dense beige head. Massive malty aroma with dark fruits, raisins and caramel. Taste is sweet and mouthfeel is creamy. Finish is long lasting. This one has it all: taste, density, looks, background story. Best beer in the world? of course not, thereís no such thing as íthe best beerí; but thereís a small number of true beer classics and Westvleteren 12 is surely amongst those. Combined with the cult status makes a truly enjoyable beer experience

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kita (1232) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle, 0.33l, courtesy of CanCrusher. I will never forget your gift I saved to drink in honor of my first born child :) Pours murky dark brown with small, totally diminishing tan-like head, lots of yeast residue and sparkling appearance. Aroma of caramel, raisins, plums, dates, chocolate, yeast and some alcohol. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel malt and nuts, following is fruity acidic with mouthfeel of notes of cinnamon and cloves, while finish is typical Belgian, almost without any bitterness. Full body, oily texture and fizzy carbonation in palate. You canít feel much alcohol, but smacks you in the head quickly...

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
norbertvangeyt (2) - Erpe-Mere, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
Prachtig lekker biertje. Met complexe smaak palet . komt tot zijn recht dat u er tijd voor neemt om het te drinken.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
matthie (2) - BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
Prachtig lekker biertje. Met complexe smaak palet . komt rot zijn recht dat u er tijd voor neemt om te drinken.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WonBall (13) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2015 Pours reddish brown, brown to beige head. Aroma of malt, fresh tobacco, caramel. Really complex taste with caramel, banana, chocolate, vanilla, nuts, it just kept getting better. Not as smooth as the Westy 8, but very impressive. Full body, great texture, very long finish. There is a reason it is so in demand.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbrana (510) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Quite a bit better than I remembered from having it before. Has a very light mouthfeel but an extreme amount of flavor. Light caramel with grape-like flavor and subtle belgiany pepper & slight bubblegum year flavor. Quite balanced. Not syrupy, just smooth and light.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmacklin (317) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours a murky, dark reddish brown with a small, short lived beige head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, spices, alcohol, vanilla and liquorice. Sweet and complex flavours of plum, raisin, caramel, banana, liquorice, vanilla, oak, spices... the list goes on... with a slightly bitter, warming alcohol finish. Full body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Extremely well balanced. An excellent beer but not perfect.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
belgoman (1) - BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2015 does not count
Ein sehr reichhaltiges Bier. Wunderbarer Geschmack. Ein unverkennbares Bier, man erkennt es aus vielen heraus. Es prikelt und man schmeckt den Alkohol nicht.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkska101 (1030) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle thx heather and Frank A: brown sugar, grappy, bready, licorice, dark caramel app: brown white head yeast particles. T/p: med to full body with sweet and moderate long finish. Moderate carbonation. O: great. So smooth these monk truly know how to brew. Complex maltiness and super palate.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stoned99 (213) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle shared with Seb and Jo. Thanks Jo. Aroma: apricot, caramel, red fruits, roasted malt. app: brown-reddish with medium beige head. Taste and taste: creamy, medium sweetness, sweet fruity first. average carbonation. Overall: wow, so good. Itís sweet but so well balanced that itís not overwhelming.


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