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


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RATINGS: 3664   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sask89 (514) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - SEP 19, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2014 Initially from a limited release six pack, then at In de Vrede across from the abbey. Pours a very dark amber colour, ruby tinted in light, and fairly clear with a big off-white head. Aroma is of dark fruits; dates, prunes, with a slight malt character and notable spice scents. Taste is evenly sweet and bitter throughout, really nice balance. Smooth on the palate, lively carbonation and full bodied.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hansk (12) - Fakse Ladeplads, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2016
If you want perfection. This is it. Especially If you can find a 3-4 year old one. Here is Kulminator in Antwerp Usually helpfull

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcotetta (33) - - OCT 18, 2016
Pure brown colour with some shade of orange, the nose is rich, initially stands out an enveloping alcoholic warm, then notes of plum, brandy, almond, black bread. The taste is full, warm caramel notes give way to alcoholic sweetness, very well balanced. A very long aftertaste rich and complex. Really a great beer

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gorkogrlo (327) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle. Dark amber hazy color. Some barnyard smell with spices, toast, yeast and maybe some grass. Flavor is rummy with dates, whisky and nuts notes. No hop notes and somewhat too sweet. Medium body. Sweet finish. Overall: I expected too hyped beer and I think that I got it. Yes, it is great beer. But best. Hmmm. In my opinion not so balanced, too sweet, but with really nice complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreamer (183) - PORTUGAL - OCT 18, 2016
33cl directly from the abbey. Reddish dark brown color with huge beige head. Medium and soft carbonation. Full bodied and creamy texture. Aroma is very complex with plums, chocolate, yeast, vanilla, spices and dried fruits. Taste is also complex but very balanced, is sweet but also has some bitterness, also tastes chocolate, plums, dried grapes and many other flavours that I’m not capable do distinguish. Aftertaste is sweet and very long. It definitely worth the travel from Portugal to taste it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2543) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle shared. Thanks Kaori & Jon! Big chocolate covered raisin aromas with some prune, plum and slight cola character. Average carbonation. Hides the alcohol very well. Nice hoppy bite that was a pleasant surprise. I’m not a big fan of quads but this is a great beer and world class for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hln752 (4) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2016 does not count
I have the luxury position of buying and tasting this beer any time of the year and to be honest I really do not know why this beer is so highly (over)rated. I have tasted this beer several times to try to unlock its succes and secrets. I just can't unlock its aroma and (after)taste secret that many of the Ratebeer members give it. It is an ok quad but not more than that. The secret of its succes is its availability. No more, no less. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdolfoCC (182) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - OCT 13, 2016
Vintage 2015, servida en un cáliz. APARIENCIA: de color marrón con algunos destellos cafés y rojizos a contraluz, se observa ligeramente turbia. Corona de espuma color marfil, cremosa y de buena retención, de burbuja muy compacta compacta. AROMA: muy complejo, dulce y ligeramente licoroso, notas a caramelo, toffee, frutos oscuros como ciruela, pasas, dátiles e higos, lo condimentado de la levadura belga, algunas notas vinosas discretas, nueces y ligeramente licorosa. SABOR: complejo al igual que el aroma, de inicio es dulce, después le da paso a muchas intensidad en el sabor con notas a caramelo, toffee, frutos oscuros muy maduros como ciruela, pasas, dátiles e higos, el especiado de la levadura belga, nueces, todo bien balanceado e integrado, no compite uno con el otro y presente por capas que se repiten una y otra vez, quiero decir, paladeas el caramelo, luego los frutos, luego la levadura y así una y otra vez, mucha permanencia de los sabores en boca; el retrogusto queda un amargor ligero, dulce sin ser empalagoso o astringente. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio con mediana baja carbonatación, el alcohol no se siente, sólo algo cálido al recorrer la garganta. RESUMEN: excelente cerveza, tal vez la mejor cerveza trapense pero no creo que sea la mejor del mundo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimbo2 (245) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2016
The real King of Beers. Overly hyped, but still good. Very smooth, lots of character, packing esters, dried fruit, complexity. Caramel, warming.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jahshuwuh (565) - USA - OCT 11, 2016
A dark brown color with floaters, plenty of off white head that sticks around. Smells of yeasty sweet bread, apple juice, fruit cake, cranberry, several fruity notes, wheat. Taste mimics the fruity notes from the smell plus a spicy carbonated hop, slightly boozy but not overtly. Some nuttiness, earthiness, maltiness in the finish. Plenty of carbonation but smooth drinking. A fantastic quad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
maxmanktelow (2) - Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2016 does not count
Amazing raisiny nose. taste of figs, raisins oak and a little smoke. Incredibly smooth for its style and abv. fantastic

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