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

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RATINGS: 3079   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sask89 (410) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - SEP 19, 2012
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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (1637) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle at home, thanks to Craig(way back in 2012!). Pours a dark brown, nose has toffee, vanilla, raisins, caramel, dark fruits, taste is sweet, rich, toffee, caramel, vanilla, fruity, boozy, but hides the 10.2% well, very drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
audryla (6) - LITHUANIA - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
Visited shop near abbey today... Rich taste with balanced hoppy/malt finish. Is it a best beer in a world? Could be, but....

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
quimbarris (1) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
I visited the place and maybe the beer is a little bit overvaluated. it is a very special beer but there are other beers in Belgium with similar or better qualities. Some towns are producing amaizing products. beermap.com

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ConnyPetersson (75) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
Flaska på black lion. Lätt skum. Bärnstensfärgad och lättdrucken. Lätt smak av väldigt mycket. Mums som faan.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leveejr (89) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pours a nice brown with an off-white head. Smells of nice and sweet dark fruit. Taste is quite similar with nice breadiness. Honesty one of the best quads I've ever had ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
JoeHsuer (3) - - JUL 15, 2014 does not count
Great aged W12, Dark fruit and plum, dark cherry, some chocolate milk tasty, very smooth and long finish, end with dark sugar. Like Australia great Shiraz, Beer of Angel's Share!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
snabelsnigel (1) - SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
Best before 04.06.17 (Brewed 2014). Poured a very cloudy brown and had a very typical Abt/Quad smell and taste. A lot smoother than Rochefort 10/St Bernadus 12 and overall a great beer. My father who dislikes other quads loved it.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PaoPaoPanda (10) - - JUL 11, 2014
Poured at the quinzaine de la bièr, at Louvain-La-Neuve. Malty and sweet beer, no alcohol taste. Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbothy (1077) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2014
Pours dark brown with a shedload of sediment. One of the most unclear beers I’ve poured, and not in a good way. Small head. Alcoholic aroma, malt and port. Flavour is port, raisins, coffee, caramel and cinnamon. Smooth but the alcohol burns a bit. Excellent beer let down by the unclean look.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
StueyD (1115) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
A dark cloudy brown coloured beer with a thick off white head. A surprisingly light aroma, but by no means lacking, yeasty bread dough and Marmite, ripened dark fruits, Port-like raisiny and vinous. Full mouthfeel. An assault the tastebuds, from all directions! Sour and yeasty. Dry, roasted malt, some espresso coffee. Sweet ripened fruits, raisins, plums and cherries and Port-like. Did I miss anything! The reputation this beer has is utterly justified. Tasted at "In de Vrede", Westvleteren.


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