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


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RATINGS: 3409   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.44   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kalervo (867) - FINLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Allinrannassa 7/2015. Really hard to rate this because all the hype around there. Anyway, the beer is wonderful, perfectly balanced and beautiful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MelvinKalksma (145) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2015
Aroma: Dried fruit, caramel, chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, bread. Appearance: Dark brown/black beer with a huge off-white head that disappears quickly. Taste/Palate: Starts sweet with caramel and chocolate, ends bitter with coffee. Really smooth. Overall: Expected a more massive taste, but the overall quality is amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tognetta (398) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 12, 2015
Marrom escura, espuma de boa formação, pequenas bolhas bem distribuídas, persistente. Aroma de álcool presente, adocicada, frutas vermelhas, cereja, passas, intenso desde o abrir da garrafa até o final. Paladar adocicado médio/intenso, ausência de amargor, álcool notável mas bem distribuído, caramelada, licorosa. Corpo oleoso, carbonatação leve/média, acima do que esperado, mas muito bom. Aftertaste duradouro, açucarada, bem balanceada. Difícil dizer se é mesmo a melhor quadrupel do mundo, mas com certeza um ótimo exemplar!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Achel (206) - GREECE - JUL 11, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2015 Pours dark brown, murky. Aroma is a complex blend of fruit, chocolate and caramel malt. Mouthfeel is soft and wineous. Flavour starts sweet, goes into a toffee sweet-/softness, a slight touch of bitterness breaks the sweet notes. Extremely well balanced palate, all elements blend perfect into each other and none of them dominate. Has a touch of warming alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
blackmetal (179) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
The only beer that can rival Rochefort 10 or even beat it. Sharper than the 10 off the start, with subtle fruits and malt blended perfectly to go down easy. Pleasant minimal aftertaste. Simply one of the best, if not the best, on the planet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (1440) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2015 2014 vintage. Copper. Smooth...kinda sweet. Really smells like caramel. Pretty flawless beer. Bread crust. This totally lives up to the hype. Thx for sending this my way ibrew2or3. Tasted at Chris’ ultimate bottle share.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jspencer78 (12) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2015
This is my first taste of the Westy 12 and as a relative novice at beers generally I will probably edit my ratings after trying a second bottle on another occasion but I will say that, while I don’t have enough experience to say whether this is the best beer in the world, it certainly is the best I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Arek (600) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Drink Hala, Wrocław, Poland.
Ciemnobrązowe, mętne piwo z jasnobeżową, bardzo obfitą pianą oraz przyjemnym, lekko palonym i trochę winnym aromacie suszonych owoców. W smaku złożone, lekko palone, zdominowane przez nuty suszonych, ciemnych owoców z winnymi posmakami i wytrawnym, rozgrzewającym finiszem.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter_L (1135) - SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2015
Flaska inköpt i Belgien februari -15. Doftar svagt av bröd och säd. Smak av fikon och russin. Även inslag av tobak och mörk choklad återfinns. Fyllig munkänsla med ett torrt avslut. Medellång eftersmak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maakun (1661) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle at Doerak. Best before 25.03.2018. Very dark brown with nice off white head with some big bubble islands. Lots of fresh figs, dried figs, brown sugar, cinnamon, rye bread, raisins, brown bread. Very bready and malty with massive dried fruits. Lots of yeast, though mainly on the nose. Light cardboard and dried twigs. Taste is quite sweet, but still more on the medium side. Very soft herbal bitter finish with light alcohol warmth. Medium to full bodied with soft but strong and lasting carbonation. Massive beer, really good.

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