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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3593   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Westvleteren has the smallest output of the Trappist breweries, with only a small part of their production available outside of Belgium.

JdKrone's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JdKrone (15) - West Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Clearly one of the best beers in the world. I was fortunate enough to try this at "in de Vrede" the abby in which it is brewed, in Belgium. It came to us in a glass and the appearance was mind blowing. It was fairly dark and super murky and the head was light tan and creamy and THICK, but thin maybe 1 inch. Frothy would not be a word I would use to describe it. It was perfect through nearly every phase. The aroma was clean and clear and I easily detected hints of dried fruits perhaps prunes or raisins and roasted malts. I would have expected the flavor to be more sweet compared to that of the aroma, however the first sip was incredibly smooth and sophisticated with not even a note of extra sweetness. It was perfect I tell you! After 2 of them I must admit I was feeling happy. Has a wonderful mouthfeel perhaps the best, however I can not give it a perfect rating because another Trappist brew I tried, "Orval" wins(according to me) in flavor. Had I not tried Orval, this beer is a 5.0

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AaronMurphy (4) - - MAY 28, 2016 does not count
Died and gone to heaven, its the tits. Best beer evvvvvvvver. Seriously. Drop da mic. Booooom.Wow, fuckin love this beer. Its my favorite. Oh yeah smells of plums and raisins and shit. Also angel farts. Its that good. Seriously, WOW. Really its a death row beer. That good. HONESTLY.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duracell (30) - Montreal, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Glass of tap at the brewery. Deep Brown color with fluffy beige head. Nice lacing. Very fruity with some red wine notes to it. Flavours are well balanced between dark fruits, biscuits and herbal hops. Finishes with some vinous notes and a relatively high hopiness. Medium to full body, extremely smooth, with a perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness. An amazing beer which lives up to the hype!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aerodynabeer (7) - - MAY 22, 2016 does not count
Just THE Trappist beer. As rare as its good. Find it and taste it! The mouth is rich with breast taste, the smell a bit strong with alcohol. Colour : brown

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dzagoda (19) - POLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Po otwarciu butelki wydobywają się nuty owocw, głwnie wyczuwalna morela i zapach drożdży. Barwa ciemnej herbaty. W smaku piwo przypomina wino morelowe z posmakiem drożdżowym. Alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RRistow12 (610) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown with khaki head. Very complex strong aroma. Notes of figs, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruits, caramel. Mouthfeel is a little sticky and chewy. Flavors of raisin, plum, figs, caramel, toffee, maple syrup, bourbon, earthy notes and spices. Complex incredible beer. Definitely deserves the hype. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MCShann (1) - - MAY 15, 2016 does not count
Absolutely fantastic beer. Completely lived up to the hype and im not even a huge Belgian drinker. Definitely a different taste than the St. Bernardus 12

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (1926) - Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2016
At In de Vrede. Deep ruby brown with a frothy lasting beige head. Aroma is surprisingly neutral. Like the others its not overcarbonated, with perfect balance and mouthfeel. Earthy hoppiness with a moderate bitterness. Balanced with Caramel, brown sugar, dates, figs. Complex maltiness. Dry finish. Alcohol is hidden. Just very clean and smooth and well put together. Harmonious. Surprisingly restrained even for such a strong beer. Also something very unique about it; mysterious. Anxious to try a bottle after aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (140) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2016
De legende waar ik zoveel over heb gehoord sinds mijn hobby het proeven van bier in 14. Voor een redelijke prijs een fles weten te bemachtigen. Een donker aroma vol caramel en fruit port en citrus, licht maar ook weer met veel diepgang. Een ware golf van smaak die je mond bombardeerd en bekogeld en die zich langzaam ontwikkeld in een prachtige fruitige caramal citrus kersen smaak. Een schuimkraag die niet al te lang blijft maar van een mooie lichte caramel kleur is. Troebel en extreem donkerrood van kleur. Zoet met een zachte bittere bite. Er is zoveel smaak aanwezig! Een prachtige niet al te droge afdronk die gewoon prachtig in balans is. Woorden komen te kort. Een bier dat al je zintuigen prikkelt. Qua complexiteit van smaak behoort dit tot de absolute top, zo niet de beste!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (786) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Sort of sweet and floral in the aroma. Very light and smooth for the alcohol content. Unique and lovely.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Polarman (1) - - MAY 4, 2016 does not count
The best. Aroma taste aftertaste look smell knowing. Perfect beer. Enjoy not cold but around 15 degrees to get the best out of it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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