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

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RATINGS: 3120   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
schmidtguy (37) - Englevale, North Dakota, USA - DEC 22, 2012
My godfather got a brick and gave me a bottle for xmas..pours brown with carbonation bubbles...Smell is caramel fruits amazing, Taste is nothing that i have ever had before almost like champagne beer...Everytime i took a drink it was picking out something new everytime...good beer but glad is didnt spend 85 dollars on 6


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
caiazpa (2) - Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
Poured from a 33CL bottle into a tulip in Brussels. Loved every sip of it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joes (89) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
Tried it several time and concluded this is the most over-hyped beer in this database. Not that is bad, but there are so many better beers .... When you drink it fresh, malts overrule (like the smell of cattle-fodder). The best I had was about 2 years old. For the rest, check all the other ratings above and under this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3677) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2014
33 cl. Big thanks to Jem! Pours a nearly opaque brown-chocolate with a big loose head that endures. Smells of brown sugar, dates, orange pith and a bit of rum cake. Taste is brown sugar, dates, rum cake with earthy spiced icing and honey with the beeswax. A bit too much booze appears, along with some touches of citrus peel and mint on the finish. Medium-heavy body is too fizzy for my tastes, but it helps to keep the sweetness at bay. This really is a nice beer. But Im an unwashed, agnostic heathen who would argue that the Rochefort 10 seems to be a more God-Blessed and tasty Quad.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Schrizo (2) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
The best Ive ever had! Picked up my two crates in april 2013 and I will definitely go back this year to get two more. The strong flavours makes you want more, but beware. 1 is good, 2 is better, but three could be too much.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dingdingbest (1) - CHINA - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
just one word:a real beer,from history to taste.a type of beer just look at drunken ness.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
raider75 (3) - - AUG 24, 2014 does not count
Just amazing.....nothing comparable to this great beer.......not easy to find

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
martijnniehof (13) - ISLE OF MAN - AUG 23, 2014
Tja... Lekker! Een fragmentatiebom van smaken en tegelijkertijd zo zacht als baby's billetjes.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CaptainBoosh (26) - - AUG 23, 2014
Poured from bottle, small off white head. Aroma raisin, dark cherries, alcohol. Taste malty, dark toast, dark stone fruit. Thick pleasant mouthfeel. Fantastic beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
swesson (217) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2014
From a bottle direct from the hands of the Trappist monks of Sint Sixtus. Pours a dark brown and makes a rich, thick, off-white head. The heavenly aroma is of raisins, plums, caramel, yeast, and a bit of alcohol. The taste is sweet, chewy, and bready. This has often been rated as the best beer in the world. I found myself wishing it weren't so...but I'm afraid it is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (107) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 23, 2014
Inutile dirlo...questa birra veramente un capolavoro!!! Il colore mogano scuro. La schiuma fitta, abbondante, mediamente persistente (anche se ne rimane sempre qualche millimetro per tutta la bevuta) e dal colore marroncino chiaro un po dorato. Al naso si percepiscono soprattutto sentori vinosi, da vino liquoroso (quali Marsala e Porto). Ma in bocca che esplode in tutta la sua bellezza. Caramello, maltato, frutta scura (come prugne), ciliegie (sia fresche che sotto spirito), e soprattutto un buonissimo liquoroso che ricorda, come si sentiva anche al naso, il Marsala e il Porto. Finale leggermente amarognolo. Corpo decisamente strutturato. Carbonizzazione bassa, se bevuta alla temperatura giusta, sui 12 gradi. Se pi fredda, la carbonizzazione eccessiva e non si sentono bene n tutti gli aromi n i sapori. Lasciata nel bicchiere, lascia esplodere tutti i suoi sapori. Possiamo dire che ogni sorso una scoperta, non annoia mai con il passare delle bevute. Fama veramente meritatissima. Unica birra trappista ad essere fatta, per quanto ne sappia, unicamente dai monaci. Il loro motto : "facciamo birra per vivere e non viviamo per fare birra". In non essere attaccati al guadagno, ma alla qualit, rende questa birra un prodotto veramente eccezionale. Una parola sullannoso confronto con la Rochefort 10, la mia birra preferita. Onestamente veramente un testa a testa. Se proprio devo dare una preferenza, forse direi la Rochefort (ma sinceramente non ne sono tanto sicuro), in quanto pi ricca di diversi sapori.


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