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


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RATINGS: 3339   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (352) - - APR 6, 2015
UPDATED: APR 15, 2015 Pour is dark reddish brown. Intense smell of dried fruits, raisins, herbs, nuts.Taste have lots of prune, raisin and some chocolate notes. Medium bitter finish. High carbonation. Great complex beer, but i still a little bit preffer Rochefort 10. Next bottle: Dark reddish muddy brown with light brown head. Smell is the same as the first time, with little muscate grape notes, the same are flavours. In the middle aroma and flavours transforms from slightly sour to sweet, with honey notes. Once again I have to repeat, that is complex, but delisious beer with well hidden alcohol note, but it immediately kicks your ass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Couch0508 (61) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2015
Didnít really know what to expect and I was disappointed by what everyone thinks is a top 10 beer. I would definitely drink again but itís not top 10.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SVD (743) - NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2015
Glass at In de Vrede, Brown beer, malty aroma, taste is malty, raisins, some dark fruit. Nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BaroneBirra (286) - Gorizia, ITALY - APR 4, 2015
0.33 bottle labeled for reselling, best before December 2014 (5 months ago). Deep brown, cloudy with suspended yeast. Almost no head. Lots of hazelnut and chestnut in the aroma, with sweet hints of honey and liquor. Main element in the taste is chestnut, but also raisins, plums, nuts. Huge carbonation, that fill the mouth from the first sip, but sustain body and abv. Dry mouthfeel, chestnut and sweetness in the aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden in the taste, but comes out in the head!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (71) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 2, 2015
Cloudy dark brown, abundant beige head. Very complex: honey, brioche, black chocolate, mowed grass, orange rind, a hint of milk... Elegant CO2. Sweetish and mildly pungent as it meets the tongue, then slightly bitter as it approaches the throat, where it lingers in the form of aromas such as sugar-coated lemon and cocoa. Amazing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brynpydew (1) - WALES - APR 1, 2015 does not count
Whoever says Budweiser is the king of beers should be sat down and made to drink this! Quite simply the greatest beer of all. It absolutely oozes wonderful dark flavours & aromas like no other beer, once you taste this beer your eyes will be opened to just how good a beer can be.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
strap (544) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - APR 1, 2015
At in de vrede across from the monastery. Lived up to the hype. Mahogany pour, with a robust head. Smooth flavors of raisin, brown sugar and nice smooth malty sweetness. Very good, but hard to get. Rochefort 10 isnít as hard to find and isnít that far off in taste

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thijster (1) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2015 does not count
This full bodied Trappist is a gem hard to get your hands on. Due to the very limited production the brewers maintain a very high standard in quality and taste and aroma. Truly a Divine Beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lucybeerr (1) - - MAR 29, 2015 does not count
The best beer in a world. Tasty, creamy and very expensive. I'm impressed by this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (1111) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2015
33cl bottle shared. Appearance: Dark redish copper with a thin offwhite head. Aroma: caramel,nuts, toffeee,raisin,light spices(nutmeg,cardarmon), roasted malts , Taste: Moderate sweet caramel malts, some very niced dosed dark fruit (figs,raisins), some spices and a hint of yeast in the finish. Light bittereness. Medium boy, soft carbonation. So finally the XII, and I was a bit dissapointed a 4 is a very good score. But the Extra 8 was more impressive for what it was. This is a Extra 8 with better taste taking the fruity tones into complext wine teritory, but with a few flaws on other aspects. 4.0 Means probably it might not even make my top 10 list of 2015. I might try a older one later this year and see if that makes the difference.

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