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


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RATINGS: 3261   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppingHop (15) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2014
Had in a small pub in the middle of Brussels. Was the best trappist beer I had ever tried with its distinct aroma and a perfect balance of maltiness and hoppiness. From the memory, it was a rare beer never boring from the first sip to the very last drop. Excited before taking each sip on it and surprised after. Looking forward to having this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SinH4 (353) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 29, 2014
330ml bottle share with anstei. So I finally get to try this legendary beer. Dark brown color with small crisp head that disappears quickly. Aroma immediately gives candied sugar and dark fruits, forest strawberry, but also a maltiness there. The maltiness doesn?t go away, can?t be unseen now... Taste is rich, candied sugary, dark fruits, spices. Finish is heavy and sweet, with a nice hint of bitterness. The mouthfeel is extremely crispy-foamy. Spices, berries maybe, sugar Liquorice and a bit boozy. More balanced than the Rochefort 10, but not as balanced as Bernardus. Interesting that these three Champions League beers of the Quadrupel style are all so different in their characteristics. A superb beer, but this maltiness in the aroma... Besides that, a fantastic brew, but really not worth the hassle to get it. A good choice for the 100th brewery I?m rating :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
anstei (74) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 29, 2014
330ml as a gift from SinH4. Pours dark brown with a large head that quickly dies. Don’t worry though, the foam forms again in the mouth and gives the beer a fresh and crisp taste. Malty, sweet nose with berries. Lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjorninn (26) - - DEC 27, 2014
Flaska í Hafnarfirði yfir Power Grid spili. Það er snjór og ófærð á Íslandi en í BNA ráða orkumógúlar yfir öllu, líka veðrinu. Góður! Takk fyrir mig Ýmir.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheFoamhead (124) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
Every beer lover talks about this rare and exceptional beer. Finally I got the chance to get it and to enjoy it. It’s alway’s difficult to taste a beer that is so praised as this one - but now I know why! The taste is simply delicious. Licorice, brown sugars, bread crumbs, anise, heavy alcohol notes and roasted coffee build a complex, but very accessible and round symphony of flavors. This full bodied beer offers new impressions with every sip. Incredible! Well, it’s difficult to stay neutral when you taste a beer that got so much credits as this one - but finally, it’s easy. This beer is simply one of the outermost best brews on the planet!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1012) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle at home, 26th December 14. Rating # 1000. This poured slightly cloudy, aged for a year or so. The aroma is sweet, yeast, spice, marzipan, cake mix. Taste is slight molasses, spice, marzipan, caramel, molasses. Complex, tasty. Palate is smooth, creamy almost, very good... For the style

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Darklord2G (1) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
appearance - very dark;, rich coffee aroma, rich roasty malt flavour, full bodied, and smooth finish. Lovely taste. It doesn’t get any better than this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gramoit (374) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2014
Finally got my hands on this beauty!! Wow! As good as it gets really, and worth the sum of money of paid for it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (1535) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from Crepes de Sophie in Shrewsbury. Opened with a bit of a gush and plenty of chunks of sediment came out with the pour. Not a great start for the world’s best beer. Aside from the chunks, it’s a hazy ruby colour with a good frothy cream head. Pleasant fruity caramel aroma. The flavour is fruity to begin with with quite a bit of spice and quite evident warming alcohol. Other notes of caramel, sherry, raisin, vanilla. Enjoyable beer, but I found it a bit too boozy to be honest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Petkus331 (291) - Redford, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Aroma of brown sugar with a touch of dark fruit, dates, and an oak character. Appears purplish-rubyish dark brown, giant light caramel foam. Big brown sugar flavor and dried dates that are balanced with a european hop bitterness, mild sugar lingers on the end. Palate is foamy, mouth filling, and light. Overall, great.

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