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


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RATINGS: 3429   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.44   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.

jimithing283's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimithing283 (5) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
12 oz bottle. Waited a long time to try this one. Lots of dark fruits and raisins. Never had a beers flavor and aroma change so much once it warmed up alittle. Definitely one of the best quads I've had , not so sure it's deserving of the hype and cost. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Randy4Beer (382) - - OCT 4, 2015
A very dirty water, muddy brown pour, with a thin off-white head that instantaneously fades to a film and then disappears altogether. Something slightly off-putting about the aromas that I can’t quite identify, but under that lies raisins and red fruits. Tastes are more of the raisins, with definite breadiness added. Almost like a boozy bread pudding. The curiosity is over, and I can now say I’ve had one (big thanks to HopsandBolts for that.. Thank you my friend!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gildnerk (175) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015
Pours dark ruby with an off-white, generous head. Aromas of malt and caramel. Taste begins inauspicious, rather grainy, but becomes more malty, caramely and, finally, chocolatey. Very complex aftertaste. Great beer. Overrated? Probably.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blade86 (1003) - Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 3, 2015
two years in cellar Dark brown, opaque, medium long-lasting beige foam; rich complex aroma, caramel, dark fruits, some floral notes, spicy, yeasty; medium sweetness, lightly sour, medium- bitterness; full body, quite thick feel, soft+ carbonation, long bittersweet and dry finish; Overall: greatly hidden alcohol, very good drinkability (but a sipper anyway), great taste, very complex in every way, great beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
robbre (3) - - OCT 3, 2015 does not count
Ordered this beer at a bar in brussels. They charged me 14 euro’s for a bottle. Curios for the beer i went for it, the taste is fantastic, worth every euro payed for it. Possibly could have got a cheaper bottle elswere, that would have spoiled the evening.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lupin982 (2) - Carovilli, ITALY - OCT 2, 2015 does not count
In assoluto la miglior birra che abbia mai provato. Birra scura dovuta al candy syrup. Dal sapore dolce ma ben bilanciata dalla frizzatezza e dal luppolo. La birra migliora con gli anni.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Boxereddy (219) - BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2015
Rood bruin bier met een beige romige schuimkraag. Zoetig met noottoets in de neus. Rozijnen, pruimen, kersen en caramel in de mond. De nasmaak is bitter en vloeit lang uit. Zeker een topper die men moet geproefd hebben!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gaelic (43) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2015
The famous Westvleteren 12. Difficult to get, but I was so lucky to get it from my friends Great Yawn, Little Bear and Riot Ron for my birthday.. Forget all the stories and just smell and taste. Red brown with a creamy head. Touches of raisins, prunes, cherry and caramel. Perfect balanced. Very smooth and easy to cope with, although the high alcohol percentage. And absolut " must drink one ".

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bornyensis (118) - BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2015
Mijn favoriete van alle bieren tot nu toe. Wel traag te drinken, anders zit het te vlug in je hoofd :) .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oliodnb (547) - ITALY - SEP 28, 2015
33cl bottle. Happy birthday to me. Pours dark brown with a beautiful small persistent creamy light beige head. Aroma is light roasted malts, cocoa, plums, raisins, very smooth and well balanced. Taste is similar with a good roastiness, caramel, light burnt sugar, dark fruits, light alcohol. Full body, light carbonation. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ellebeerbz (3) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2015 does not count
@Frape, bottle shared. Almonts, figs, dried fruit, vanilla, dough, very smooth as it warms in the glass.

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