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


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RATINGS: 3123   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 28, 2013
THOUGHTS: Didnít hide the alcohol very well at all. It got better as it warmed. Heavily yeasty. Nice beer but probably wouldnít 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
angelkostvo (602) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2014
Rating number 600, so someing special for the occasion. Dark brown colour, 1 finger beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, salted caramel, biscuits, raisins. Taste is medium sweet, slightly tart. Medium to full body, oily to creamy texture, lively carbonation. Very interesting and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ardhpawmcdletl (1) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
medium sweetness, light sweetness, heavy cloying sweetness, umami, salty, light sweetness, light sweetness, light sweetness, light sweetness,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sabbio (3) - - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
Absolutely the strongest Trappist beer in the world. The gap prize-quality is perfect

   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.

   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.

   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 Iím an unwashed, agnostic heathen who would argue that the Rochefort 10 seems to be a more God-Blessed and tasty Quad.

   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 Iíve 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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
martijnniehof (14) - ISLE OF MAN - AUG 23, 2014
Tja... Lekker! Een fragmentatiebom van smaken en tegelijkertijd zo zacht als baby's billetjes.

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