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

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RATINGS: 3360   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, - MAY 10, 2013
33 cl bottle from Etre gourmet. Pours dark red with a medium light beige head. Aroma of portwine, dark fruits and alcohol. Flavor is complex with notes of bread, licorice and alcohol. Very well balanced and easy to drink. Good one but not that great.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bunget (622) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
330ml bottle from a shop near Delirium Cafe (Beer Temple?). Cloudy brown-reddish body, medium head. Aroma of figs and cherries, yeast, raisins. Taste is yeasty, lots of brown sugar, leather, prunes and cherries, hop is there too. A little boozy and somehow disappointing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Procent (281) - POLAND - JUN 1, 2015
W aromacie chlebowo, jest winnie, są dzikie nuty, migdałowe, wiśniowe, naprawdę jest bogato. Barwa rubinowa, dużo farfocli pływa, piana średnio obfita, mocno nagazowana. W smaku mieszanka wielu smaków - słodkie, syropowe, lekko miodowe i owocowe z jednej strony, lekko alkoholowe, stajenne, brzoskwiniowe i wytrawne z drugiej. Chociaż jeśli chodzi o balans to zdecydowanie po stronie słodyczy jest. Piwo ma sporo ciała i jest wysycone klasycznie dla takich belgów, czyli raczej wysoko, warto je odgazować nieco, by wyczuć więcej. Goryczka jest raczej niska a alkohol całkiem dobrze ukryty. Dobre, bogate w smaku i aromacie, warte spróbowania, ale raczej tylko w legendarnie najlepsze.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmsulliv (206) - - JUN 1, 2015
Really good really complex beer, but not sure if it quite cracks the pantheon after a weekend in Belgium. At in der vrede in westvleyeren

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
msbernac (1004) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle Aroma-caramel, dark fruits, raisin, Appearance-brown, clear, tan foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-full body, thick feel, lively, long finish, Overall- perfect

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Malin_aiisa (102) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle. Thanks finol. Dark amber/Brown. off-White head. aroma of sour caramel and oat cereal. Organic taste full body. Slight sweet, slight bitter.Rich and balanced.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jenner707 (11) - DENMARK - MAY 28, 2015
Got this beer in a bottle with no name on it, fantastic feeling in the mouth when you taste it. The taste is so round it’s almost indescribabe. And you can taste the 10.2 procent in the end of each taste, must say I understand why this is one of the most popular and best beers in the world!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1649) - SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2015
2007 Vintage: Hazy mahogany brown, very thin viscous bubbly head with watery lacing. Nose is butternut sherry, brassy and a shake of steely berry. Initial taste is rusty figs, greasy lemon and demerara. Dusty ovaltine, fading rusty dank. Light whistle of sweetness. 3.8

2009 Vintage: Murky, slight floater brown with a fading cap and more solid ringed head. Nose is less sherry, morr berry. Similar swipe of lemon, dusty caramac and creamier thread. Edgey dusty malt, bit meatier but same smooth runny brassiness. Finishes fading brown sugar sweetness. 4.2

2013 Vintage: Bit clearer, same thin bubbly head. Creamy brass, more pruney and less woody. Initial taste is brighter lemon, soft choc shell sweet and dark branchy berry. Creamier, leaner but still varnishy sherry depth and crystally sweet finish. 3.9

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
King_Alex_II (459) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Clear dark brown color with large pored foam. Shy but extremely round smell with hints of licorice. The taste is balanced as shit. Nice helpful thin but regularly appearing carbonation bubbles. Dark creamy style without being relevantly heavy. Licorice and caramel with a dark malty part. The aftertaste is smooth and a little dry.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerkenstock (70) - - MAY 23, 2015
Drink cool 12° C. Eye: burgundy-brown with a not too quickly dissipating white to beige head with almost no carbonation. plain bottle, like that. Nose: dried raisins, dates and plums. milk to dark chocolate, mocca perhaps and yeast Mouth: smooth, oily to creamy texture, sweet yeast, sugary and coffee notes. Palate: licorice, nuts, yeast again. Bread and leaves. Overall: Very nice, nutty, smooth, sweet and bitter as well beer. not the best belgian style though. what makes it so acknowledged is the effort you have to make to drink one. eitherway: drink one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moolesen (314) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
Evening where we taste the 3 Westvleteren. 3/3. Bottle 33cl. Dark brown with a beige foamy head. Very malty aroma with a lot of rye where sweetnees is dominant. Much more interesting flavour than the 2 other Westvleteren. It’s more like drinking an old mature wine. Is it what I like? No. I like the fresh hops and definite not sweet beers. Don’t get me wrong. This is an ok beer, but nothing more than that. I’m trying to figure out why this is such an attractive beer, and the only reason I can come up with is that it is very difficult to get. Nothing more than that. Sorry. There are so many more interesting beers out there.


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