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

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RATINGS: 3617   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (1934) - Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2016
At In de Vrede. Deep ruby brown with a frothy lasting beige head. Aroma is surprisingly neutral. Like the others its not overcarbonated, with perfect balance and mouthfeel. Earthy hoppiness with a moderate bitterness. Balanced with Caramel, brown sugar, dates, figs. Complex maltiness. Dry finish. Alcohol is hidden. Just very clean and smooth and well put together. Harmonious. Surprisingly restrained even for such a strong beer. Also something very unique about it; mysterious. Anxious to try a bottle after aging.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (141) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2016
De legende waar ik zoveel over heb gehoord sinds mijn hobby het proeven van bier in 14. Voor een redelijke prijs een fles weten te bemachtigen. Een donker aroma vol caramel en fruit port en citrus, licht maar ook weer met veel diepgang. Een ware golf van smaak die je mond bombardeerd en bekogeld en die zich langzaam ontwikkeld in een prachtige fruitige caramal citrus kersen smaak. Een schuimkraag die niet al te lang blijft maar van een mooie lichte caramel kleur is. Troebel en extreem donkerrood van kleur. Zoet met een zachte bittere bite. Er is zoveel smaak aanwezig! Een prachtige niet al te droge afdronk die gewoon prachtig in balans is. Woorden komen te kort. Een bier dat al je zintuigen prikkelt. Qua complexiteit van smaak behoort dit tot de absolute top, zo niet de beste!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (796) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Sort of sweet and floral in the aroma. Very light and smooth for the alcohol content. Unique and lovely.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Polarman (1) - - MAY 4, 2016 does not count
The best. Aroma taste aftertaste look smell knowing. Perfect beer. Enjoy not cold but around 15 degrees to get the best out of it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftykev (19) - - MAY 2, 2016
30/4/16 a Westy 12 birthday bottle gift. had to try it eventually! dried fruit nose. lots of stuff going on here. smooth mouthful of malts, dried fruit, caramel with a slight bitter finish. v good!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zasavc (11) - - APR 29, 2016
Finally. Perfect colour, nice head, aroma is a killer. Great taste. But dont expect too much. Rochefort will give you the same for smaller price. In my case much smaller.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kiezmar (253) - POLAND - APR 28, 2016
Ciemny rubin, piana szybko redukuje sie do krazka. Aromat bogaty: wino, przyprawy korzenne, suszone sliwki, marcepan, rum. W smaku przyprawowe, owocowe, z alkoholowym finiszem. Piwo pelne, gladkie, idealnie zbalansowane. Rich aroma: wine, spices, dry plumes, marzipan, rum. Taste: spices, fruits, alcohol. Beer is very smooth with good balance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
N3lson1 (930) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2016
An amazing Belgian Quad, pours nice and dark, has a delicious aroma and flavor, just an amazing brew!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ianwelby (1042) - SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2016
Opaque reddish brown beer with a rich, malty fruit aroma. Taste is very strong. Rich malt, fruit (apple maybe, a touch of something sour), a bit of bitter hop. Aftertaste is more of the sour fruit and very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
knasputte78 (515) - SWEDEN - APR 17, 2016
Mörkt brun nästan svart. Ett stort lätt vitt skum. Överraskande mycket kolsyra, nästan lite stickigt, det stör lite. Visst är det en riktigt trevlig öl. Djupa långa smaker, en njutning att sippa på. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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