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


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RATINGS: 3649   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.43/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CzechTex (140) - - JUL 4, 2016
In Brugge. Though technically not available in pubs, I managed to get one. Best beer in the world? Difficult to say, but certainly enjoyable. At the inflated price (€15.50) this won’t be a daily ritual....but now I have experienced it so I can rest easy...or maybe not. In any case, I like it in all respects. Try it if you can find it!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
LRonCupboard (38) - ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2016 Bottle from de Molen shop. Feel like I have been part of some sort of conspiracy here. Categorically not the best beer in the world. Not even the best beer in my fridge. I can only put the scores down to a) abt/quads not really being my style (so maybe I am doing it a disservice) and b) rarity pushing scores up. Mid brown, hazy, small head hangs around a while. Fruit/spice on the nose. Medium to full bodied, hides alcohol quite well. Spice and fruit continue on tasting. Quite a bit of sweetness as you might expect. Rich, but ultimately disappointing and just not that enjoyable. I think there are a lot better and more exciting things happening in the beer world than this. Don’t drink the Kool-Aid!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
danilocruz (1) - BRAZIL - JUL 2, 2016 does not count
Wow! Wonderfully awesome! I was expecting to get disappointed, but it is really incredible

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GarageBrewer80 (386) - SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2016
Flaska på Rose Red i Brugge. Brunsvart färg med smutsbrun skumkrona. Doft av pumpa, pomerans, pumpernickel, karamellmalt och örter. Mediumsöt och torr kropp. Smak av pumpa, kavring, örter, sirap, anis, daddlar och karamell. Extremt komplex och välbalanserad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TychoJames (1059) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2016
Flaska rose red cafe, brygge. Matt mörkbrun kulör. Doft av torkad frukt, pumpernickel och bränt socker. Nötig smak med stor komplexitet. Mörk sirap, knäck, pumpernickel, kryddor och torkad frukt. Fantastiskt välbalanserad och välgjord

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aletcm (158) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUN 27, 2016
Cor preta, com espuma creme de boa formação e persistência. Aroma de caramelo e frutas passas. Sabor de frutas passas, ameixa, toffe. Corpo denso. Final equilibrado, com médio dulçor e sem aparentar a graduação alcoólica que possui. Realmente uma fora de série. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Linkiewitz (98) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Aromat: Wysoka słodowość, winność w stylu porto, rodzynki, suszone owoce, ciemne ciasto z alkoholem (rumem). Wygląd: Ciemne, z jaśniejszymi refleksami oraz delikatną pianą. Smak: Mamy tu wiele odniesień do aromatu - słodowość, ciasto nasączone rumem, suszone owoce (wiśnie, śliwki, rodzynki) oraz słodycz. Na posmaku królują bardzo przyjemne nuty brązowego cukru trzcinowego, karmelu oraz szlachetnego, rozgrzewającego alkoholu. Piwo jest bardzo dobre, lecz pojawia się pytanie - czy warte swojej wywindowanej ceny? Moim zdaniem nie, lecz kwestia wyrobienia swojej własnej opinii na temat tego (bądź co bądź) legendarnego wypustu leży w waszych rękach.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lkowalkowski (80) - POLAND - JUN 22, 2016
Fantastyczne piwo. Ciężko się do czegokolwiek przyczepić. Chyba że do dostępności. Ale to też ma swój urok. Klasztor bardzo fajnie położony. Warto pokonać nawet 1000 kilometrów dla tego piwa. Fantastic beer. It’s hard to fault anything. Unless to availability. But it also has its charm. The monastery is located very good. It even beat the 1000 km for this beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ritzn (448) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2016
Mahagoni hazy with little brown head. Aroma is peanut, caramel, syrup, brown sugar, and the overal character of dried fruit (cherry). Taste is sugary malty sweet with some apple sourness and not much bitterness. In the mouth it is like pure foam but still not unpleasant. A little spicy, long wooden finish with much sweetness. Overall great. I also have some 14 year old version here: It has much less carbonation, is much sweeter. Some more booze and the mouthfeel is velvety, soothing, syrupy. Actually better than the current version I think. Score is for the new one though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hamilton_w (249) - - JUN 19, 2016
Strong aroma, malt, dry fruit, herbs, mung bean. Banlanced sweet and bitter. Creamy texture, a little bitter finish.

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