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

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RATINGS: 3623   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 28, 2013
THOUGHTS: Didn’t hide the alcohol very well at all. It got better as it warmed. Heavily yeasty. Nice beer but probably wouldn’t even make my top 25, but even after and hour it continued to improve with warming. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light to medium brown with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left barely fair lacing.The aroma had molasses and caramel; very light hops; heavy spicy and dusty yeast; grape; raisin; plum; prune; date; vanilla; alcohol; dust and something way off; dark fruits; candy sugar; liquor; some orangey citrus. The initial flavor was moderately sweet, lightly acidic and slightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet, slightly sour and lightly bitter with a long duration. There was dark fruit, brown sugar, caramel, figs, plum, prune, date, raisin, spicy and dusty yeast, hints of cocoa, candy sugar, slightly hops and something almost slightly off, cola, and vanilla. The medium body was dry with fizzy and tingly carbonation and a light to moderately alcoholic finish.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Louke (61) - Swalmen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2016
Een heerlijk bier met een geweldige afdronk. Alles wat een bier nodig heeft!! Mooie donkere kleur met witte schuimkraag. Volle smaak. Heerlijk!!

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pilsnertest (9) - SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2016 does not count
Appr. 3 weeks old. Picked up at the brewery. Perfect foam. Dried fruits, candied almonds, fudge, marzipan, prunes and bitter marmalade. Without being too sweet. Perfectly balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PMgep (247) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2016
Tasted a few times. Dark colour, strong caramel aroma. Sweet taste with notes of alcohol and caramel. Really nice.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Xstream (241) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2016 Ik was best wat sceptisch. Het beste bier van de wereld? Maar man. Er zit een zweem van ziltigheid overheen die ik in geen enkel bier ooit op heb. Als een mix van oesters met champagne en drop en chocolade. Wat kruidigheid ook die ik niet helemaal kan plaatsen. Bijzonder en uniek bier. Heerlijk. Jammer dat de beschikbaarheid en prijs zo tegenvalt.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
elosop (286) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2016
Dimmigt mahognybrun med ihållande fint beige-färgat skum. Doftar karamell och malt. Smakar ganska beskt, men sötare än 8’an. Eftersmaken betydligt sötare. Godast :).

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HannahDong2016 (1) - Shanghai, CHINA - JUL 26, 2016 does not count
Bottle in wine glass. Has a very specific sort of bitter orange taste that stands out the most, besides the burning and slightly over the top ABV. Interesting hop progression but amongst other great Belgian quads, I don?t really see the big deal here?

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NoDirection (29) - - JUL 23, 2016
Tasted from a friend who brought is back from a touring trip of trappist breweries. Sneakingly strong, balanced and nice to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enteogenisk (128) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2016 Bottle in wine glass. Has a very specific sort of bitter orange taste that stands out the most, besides the burning and slightly over the top ABV. Interesting hop progression but amongst other great Belgian quads, I don?t really see the big deal here?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WaddlingPlatypus (112) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
330ml bottle. Dark ruby amber pour with a pale caramel head. Haylage dominates the aroma, along with notes of red berries and whisky burn. The tongue is immediately touched by the flavour of brandy burn, soft haylage, and wholemeal bread. Mellow peaty flavours appear, along with light dark chocolate in both taste and aroma.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tmrobotix (44) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2016
I was really excited when my local drinkstore suddenly had a crate of Westvleteren in his store. I paid 10 euros for one bottle but I feel like it was worth it. Haven’t seen any bottle since then. Aroma: God this was lovely. It had a hint of so much! very fruity! Appearance: brownish color Taste: well okay too Palate: I like it when a beer isn’t full of co2, carbonation felt natural and that’s cool. Overall: here’s where the dissapointment start, the aroma is good, the appearance is normal, the taste is ok the palate was good. The best beer in the world? Not for me! Overall I felt it too sweet, too light yet I could feel the alcohol content. I’m glad I tasted this beer but for this price I certainly won’t drink it again. Dissapointing but still good just not as good as I hoped and thought


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