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

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RATINGS: 2991   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.45   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.


JdKrone's rating

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JdKrone (16) - 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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (1249) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 18, 2014
Bottle from pivoteka u modreho lva. Aroma toffee, dried fruits, raisins, prunes. Clear dark brown colour. Taste is very well balanced, rather on the dry side. Toffee, cocoa, raisins, fruity. Somewhat overcarbonated, with slightly alcoholic burning finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simonsen (541) - NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Medbrakt av esp0r. Mřrk brun, uklar.lite karbonert smaker karamell, malt, krydder, vanilje, gjćr, tre.Ganske tung. Fantastisk, men kanskje litt oppskrytt??

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tony_gorilla (153) - Fiskum, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Bottle from a local beer shop in denmark. Enjoeyd at home. Best before date is quite hard to read but i thinck it is 31.01.16... Pours brown with a small beige head. Smells balanced with yeasty caramel and fruity notes. Taste is much the same. Second time i drink this beer and geting more impressed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Voras (11) - - APR 15, 2014
Brown, the head dissappears fast. Aroma and taste are the same thing, probably some caramel above everything, but the most important thing: very, very well balanced. One day I’ll give it another chance, and then I’ll discover all the refinements of this awesome beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Korraz (6) - - APR 15, 2014 does not count
Simply delicious ....each time you drink it you feel like in heaven.Probably one of the most important aroma i ve never seen .

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DroolYeast (88) - Odder, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
33 cl bottle somewhere in Antwerp. Fruity. Grape - white wine. Overripe red fruits. Dried darker guitar. Caramel malts. Some yeast. Pours with off-white tan head. Haze red brown colour. Tiny head lasting. Moderate sweetness. Warm feeling in the end. Fruity malt at finish. Lively carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
can8ianben (1286) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
Aroma of plums, leather, and smoke. Sweet and syrupy mouthfeel. Dry fruit. Really complex and tasty. A wonderful beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sbron (134) - NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
Fles 33cl. Donkere kleur. Witte volle schuimkraag. Eerste smaakimpressie : wauw!!!!!! Licht koolzuur, zoetig, caramel, licht koffie achtig. Conclusie: beste bier ooit!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Regis_BR (1) - - APR 7, 2014 does not count
Uma das melhores cervejas que provei nos últimos 5 anos. Dispensa comentários. Nota 10.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ambro206 (28) - ITALY - APR 7, 2014
Una birra avvolta nel mito. Un’ esperienza berne una. Ho avuto questa fortuna. Perfetta alla vista. Colore impenetrabile, schiuma compatta. Il caramello domina su tutti gli altri sapori che si uniscono per una birra di carattere: pompelmo, chiodi di garofano su tutti. Nonostante l’elevato grado alcolico il bilanciamento in bocca č magistrale. Non vedo l’ora di berne un’altra.


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