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

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common

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RATINGS: 3530   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Westvleteren has the smallest output of the Trappist breweries, with only a small part of their production available outside of Belgium.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (530) - Lodz, POLAND - JAN 4, 2016
Tasting 2 years ago, fresh batch. Very tasty and complex beer, but needs more ageing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
szeli (193) - GERMANY - JAN 2, 2016
Zu Beginn Rotwein im Aroma. Stark malzig, Karamell, Honig, süß. Schwer zu trinken, aber dennoch ein besonderes Bier. Lecker, aber nicht das beste Bier welches ich jemals getrunken habe,

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1107) - Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. Very similar to Abt 12. Pours brown with fizzy brown head. Nose is fig, raisins, molasses and dried fruit. Taste adds some brown sugar and spices. Great.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mortlach (1545) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 1, 2016
330ml bottle (vintage 2012), gift from ippopotamo36 (thanks Alberto!). Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of dried fruits, honey, figs, caramel, brown sugar, light vinous and oxidized notes. Flavour is medium sweet (honey, licorice) with a medium bitter end and a sourish vinous note. Full body, medium to light carbonation. A great beer, thank you socio!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (2757) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2016
January 1, 2015. Bottled december 14, 2011.
Reddish amber with a small yellowish head. Aroma is dark bread, dark sugars, dates, figs, raisins, baked apples, plum. Taste is sweet malty and fruity, finishing with lightly burnt sugars, figs, plum, bread, licorice, a touch of roasted malts. Medium bodied, light fizzy carbonation.
Complex and easy drinkable, very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nordic (353) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. Brown color. Aroma: caramel, bready, spices, winy. Taste: good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigtaster (873) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2015
From bottle 2013 vintage. Cloudy brown, medium light tan head. Nose is gingerbread, molasses, clove, vinous, other spices. Sweet, slight spice, medium body, hint of funk. Smooth finish with dark dried fruit. Great to try this one.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2723) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle from a friend, and saved for my new year beer. Great deep Ruby brown colour. Big fruity aroma and taste, berries, soft fruit, and touch of caramel. Taste perfect balance of bittersweet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hermod (5147) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2015
33cl bottle. Bbe 04.18. Pours very dark brown with a thick white head, everlasting. Complex aroma, dark fruity, figs, soaked plums, sherry. Incredibly smooth mouthfeel. No sign of Abv. Some warmth though. Dark fruits in flavor, caramel, fruity sweetness, plums. Complex, grows on you. Could probably get even better with some aging, but sure is enjoyable already. Happy new year fellow ratebeerians!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (410) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
Reviewing from memory - had a few 33cl unmarked bottles over the years. Very well made quad, aroma and taste full of dried fruit, a bit of chocolate, nuts and spices.


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