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

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RATINGS: 3174   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rugamu (105) - - JAN 18, 2013
Una grandiosa cerveza, igual creo que hay otras mejores, pero esto va por gustos. La situo muy arriba por su sabor pleno en la boca.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alexgrimm (273) - SPAIN - OCT 23, 2014
Aroma shows alcohol, wood, hint of smoke. Flavour notes highlight raisin bread, allspice, deep fruitiness (apricot), demerara. Long, sweet, silky malts in the finish, with dates and light bready notes. Ultra smooth.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kiichi (3) - - OCT 21, 2014 does not count
The one I had was from 2012. The complexity of smell and taste is insane here. Started drinking when it was still a slight bit too cold, but as it warmed up the focus shifted a lot allowing me to pick out a load of notes which changing intensity. The variety and depth is mind-boggling; from cognac to plums, over cloves and burned muscavado sugar up to dried bitter orange peel and drops of fresh grape juice, to a good cigar, and much more. On the minus side I had hoped for a fuller mouthfeel and the last bit in the Glass got unpleasantly bitter, though pouring fresh is a remedy there. All in all not my favorite beer I have ever tasted, but certainly the best one. That also tells you about my stance on the hype.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZeroDome (8) - GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
Well, its definitly a damn fine beer. Drank one fresh at "Cafe in de Vrede" and took a sixpack home. Bottle now abput 6 month old. Aroma: Caramel, fruits, raisin, (vanilla), ... very spicey, hint of alcohol. Appearance: Dark Brown, not clear, first good head then with few minutes becoming less. Taste: Medium sweet, not to heavy, not bitter or sour. Carbonation is good. Very nice, but a bit hyped. Fits perfectly into style, though i like Rochefort 10 more ;)

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ItyMeuh (8) - Danderhall, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
Simply the best beer I have had the privilege to drink. A challenge to obtain, which adds to the experience. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (185) - LATVIA - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma- champagne, Munich malt?, malty bear poured on bath house stones. Taste- perfectly balanced, sweet with it’s aroma and tiramisu taste.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
melush (848) - SPAIN - OCT 17, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2014 Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en La Birra. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a malta, caramelo, dulce, ligeramente a chocolate, muy ligeramente a alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
dark brown colour with a fine head, very complex aroma: bread, raisins and black chocolate, impressive malty palate, deep balance between sweetness and bitterness, slightly oily, the finish is moderately dry showing candy sugar, plums, gingerbread and a long warming alcohol touch

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bewyder (35) - FRANCE - OCT 15, 2014
Incroyablement équilibrée, ni trop lourde, ni trop sucrée, amertume et notes café parfaitement mesurées, hyper onctueuse, hyper agréable, hyper gustative, mousse sublime. Première dégustation au bar La Tête A l’Envers, Vincennes, France, en décembre 2012.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a Westvleteren chalice. A: Pours a light brown color which is very cloudy. Many particles can be noticed floating around. Forms a medium, creamy and medium bubbled beige head. Good retention and only few thin molasses lacings left in the glass. A thin layer remains forever on the top S: Very sweet and fruity upfront. Strong notes of dark fruits like, plums and grapes. Raisins. Strong notes of brown bread, caramel malts and roasted malts. Candy sugar, brown sugar, Belgian yeasts and some alcohol T: As suggested by the nose. Sweet and fruity upfront. Strong notes of dark fruits (grapes and plums) and dry dark fruits (dates ans raisins), brown bread, caramel malts, candy sugar, Belgian yeasts and earthy hops. A bit of bubblegum sensation. Nice light bitter end. Hops are bit grassy and bit citrus. Great bittersweet balance M: Heavy, creamy and molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Fruity and mainly bready aftertaste. Bittersweet O: Deliciously drinkable despite of the high ABV. Perfect Belgian Trappist. Perfect Belgian Quad. Not as good as Rochefort 10 but, this is another story... ;) [ BA Review @ 9/3/2009 ]

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Neorej80 (104) - - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2014 Fruity sweet aroma, eed/brown colour and a smalle off-white head. Flavours of cherry, caramel and malty. Little dry sparkling on the tongue. Nice liquorice and sweet aftertaste. Great!


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