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


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RATINGS: 3117   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ESBob (357) - Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Pours a copper-brown with a nice ivory head. Malty aroma with ripened, fruit, figs, cherry, caramel, and alcohol notes. Flavor is a very rich and sweet with a bit of spice. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a a nice alcohol warming. Nice carbonation and finish. A very nice brew, well worth the hype. Tip o the hat to Jethro6191 for securing this one a bit early!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Schrizo (2) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
The best I’ve ever had! Picked up my two crates in april 2013 and I will definitely go back this year to get two more. The strong flavours makes you want more, but beware. 1 is good, 2 is better, but three could be too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dingdingbest (1) - CHINA - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
just one word:a real beer,from history to taste.a type of beer just look at drunken ness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
raider75 (3) - - AUG 24, 2014 does not count
Just amazing.....nothing comparable to this great beer.......not easy to find

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
martijnniehof (13) - ISLE OF MAN - AUG 23, 2014
Tja... Lekker! Een fragmentatiebom van smaken en tegelijkertijd zo zacht als baby's billetjes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CaptainBoosh (26) - - AUG 23, 2014
Poured from bottle, small off white head. Aroma raisin, dark cherries, alcohol. Taste malty, dark toast, dark stone fruit. Thick pleasant mouthfeel. Fantastic beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
swesson (214) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2014
From a bottle direct from the hands of the Trappist monks of Sint Sixtus. Pours a dark brown and makes a rich, thick, off-white head. The heavenly aroma is of raisins, plums, caramel, yeast, and a bit of alcohol. The taste is sweet, chewy, and bready. This has often been rated as the best beer in the world. I found myself wishing it weren't so...but I'm afraid it is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (105) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 23, 2014
Inutile dirlo...questa birra è veramente un capolavoro!!! Il colore è mogano scuro. La schiuma è fitta, abbondante, mediamente persistente (anche se ne rimane sempre qualche millimetro per tutta la bevuta) e dal colore marroncino chiaro un po’ dorato. Al naso si percepiscono soprattutto sentori vinosi, da vino liquoroso (quali Marsala e Porto). Ma è in bocca che esplode in tutta la sua bellezza. Caramello, maltato, frutta scura (come prugne), ciliegie (sia fresche che sotto spirito), e soprattutto un buonissimo liquoroso che ricorda, come si sentiva anche al naso, il Marsala e il Porto. Finale leggermente amarognolo. Corpo decisamente strutturato. Carbonizzazione bassa, se bevuta alla temperatura giusta, sui 12 gradi. Se più fredda, la carbonizzazione è eccessiva e non si sentono bene né tutti gli aromi né i sapori. Lasciata nel bicchiere, lascia esplodere tutti i suoi sapori. Possiamo dire che ogni sorso è una scoperta, non annoia mai con il passare delle bevute. Fama veramente meritatissima. Unica birra trappista ad essere fatta, per quanto ne sappia, unicamente dai monaci. Il loro motto è: "facciamo birra per vivere e non viviamo per fare birra". In non essere attaccati al guadagno, ma alla qualità, rende questa birra un prodotto veramente eccezionale. Una parola sull’annoso confronto con la Rochefort 10, la mia birra preferita. Onestamente è veramente un testa a testa. Se proprio devo dare una preferenza, forse direi la Rochefort (ma sinceramente non ne sono tanto sicuro), in quanto più ricca di diversi sapori.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
guiroul33 (12) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - AUG 23, 2014
Clearly the most complex and best beer you can ever try. Just perfect as a dessert!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
erkas909 (6) - SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
This Trappist Beer was drunk at a pub called Man in the Moon in Stockholm, Rådmansgatan. I must say that it is one of the best Beers that I've drunk. Much flavour but easy to drink. Worth every Penny!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138 (1199) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle shared by Travlr at the DC Local Tasting, big thanks to Gene for my first taste of Westy 12! Clear dark brown with off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, honey, yeast, spices, light booze. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

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