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


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RATINGS: 3083   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.

Nephilium's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nephilium (1323) - Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2008
Finally decided to open the infamous Westvleteren 12. It starts with a strong aroma of dark fruits and candi sugar. Pours a reddish-brown with a dusting of tan head. The flavor is amazing. Slight sweetness, with some apple notes and cinnamon. Long slightly peppery finish. It’s good, but not sure I would rank it as the best in the world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wittales (623) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Appearance was cloudy light brown with tan creamy diminishing 1/2 finger head , no lacing. Aromas are toffee, deep fruits, brandy, molasses with fruity yeasts. Taste are smooth fruits of date, raisin, fig, light cherry, bourbon, sweet bread and special belguim yeasts. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with full body, then balanced lasting warming finish. Beautiful Quad, love it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lukin (437) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
bottle. Pours dark brown-ruby-black with fizzy tan head. Cherries, raisins, dark fruit and berries, earth, brown sugar and toffee. The beer is deep and rich. A great beer, but what makes it special is the balance. Never too sweet or boozy, and no one flavour dominates. Every sip seems a perfect harmony. Fantastic even besides all the hype.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deepeary (93) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle at Against the Grain. Pours dark with a thick creamy head. Smells like brown sugar, bread, molasses, peppery notes. Taste is layers of caramel, grain, figs, dates, raisins. Slightly warming. Long deep finish. Just lovely.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
joserabelo (5) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
Nao tem igual. Devia ter um estilo e patamar unico para esta cerveja. Papilas salivares entram em açao so de lembrar desta cerveja. Otima harmonizacao com carne e reduçao de vinho.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angel77 (800) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2014
Botella de 33 cl de Cervebel en casa el 30-06-2014 en el momento. Con fecha de cons pref para 05-10-2014. Color marrón oscuro muy turbio con bastante espuma beige claro. Aromas dulces bastante maltosos y especiados con tonos de vainillas, cacao y chocolates, un poco de miel. Sabores también maltosos, ligeramente tostados, con toques de frutos pasas uvas, higos, pan de higos, vainilla y cacao y chocolate. Cuerpo medio a fuerte, con unos muy buenos 10 vol que le dan una buena sensación alcohólica, fácil de beber con paso suave, fino y sedoso por boca, generando algo de espuma. Muy buena, de lo mejor en en el mundo belga hasta hoy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle at home, thanks to Craig(way back in 2012!). Pours a dark brown, nose has toffee, vanilla, raisins, caramel, dark fruits, taste is sweet, rich, toffee, caramel, vanilla, fruity, boozy, but hides the 10.2% well, very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
audryla (6) - LITHUANIA - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
Visited shop near abbey today... Rich taste with balanced hoppy/malt finish. Is it a best beer in a world? Could be, but....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
quimbarris (1) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
I visited the place and maybe the beer is a little bit overvaluated. it is a very special beer but there are other beers in Belgium with similar or better qualities. Some towns are producing amaizing products. beermap.com

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ConnyPetersson (75) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
Flaska på black lion. Lätt skum. Bärnstensfärgad och lättdrucken. Lätt smak av väldigt mycket. Mums som faan.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leveejr (91) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pours a nice brown with an off-white head. Smells of nice and sweet dark fruit. Taste is quite similar with nice breadiness. Honesty one of the best quads I've ever had ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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