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

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RATINGS: 3603   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Flanfl (565) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAR 27, 2016
Deep bron body, medium white head. Aroma of dried fruits (plum and raisins), caramel, lots of malt complexity, nuts, yeast, spicies, alcohol fusel, candy sugar, melasse. Flavours of caramel, malt complexities, dried fruits, candy sugar, nuts, molasse, alcohol fusel, liquorice notes. Long warm sweet caramel, dried fruits finish, fairly bitter, ends up dry. Full body, medium carbo. Outstanding beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jprausch (5) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2016 does not count
World Class! I went into our tasting thinking that St. Bernardus was going to be the best beer, due to past experience. However, this beer due to its aroma, mouthfeel and taste beat the St. Bernardus which was almost 1 year older out of the water. This beer had the same deep brown color and light brown head however the head stayed longer. The aroma was yeasty, nutty and malty. The flavor was nuttier,with caramel and yeasty notes while having a small bitterness at the end. Also, it had a much thicker and better mouthfeel. This beer is amazing!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1842) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Magnificent brew. Slight pause before drinking this because I didn’t want to be let dow.n given its iconic status. Aromas and flavors were very well balance with subtleties coming up as the beer warmed. A slight caramel sweetness mixed withd bready malt and spicy yeast. Dark brown sugar color with a nice head. Great mouthfeel with some weight but very smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (1238) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L place. Thanks zvsn. 2008 bottle. Cloudy brown with lots of particles and off-white head. Aroma of old port wine, prune and dried fruits. Sweet flavor with notes of prune, port wine, dried fruits, raisin and fruit leather, alcoholic. Full-bodied. A bit too old but still nice. I’d love to try a fresher one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2016
My birthday beer! Cloudy brown in the glass. Definite Belgian Candi sugar aroma. Clean mellow slightly sweet toasty flavor. Overall, a gem!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sinte (487) - Udine, ITALY - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle 0.33L. Murky brown body with ruby nouances; huge, creamy, tan head, fully lasting with nice lacing. Moderate-to-heavy malty (caramel) aroma with complex notes of yeast, fruits, raisins and also some alcohol and spices. Moderate-to-heavy sweet flavour that shows light-to-moderate bitterness in the finish. Full body with creamy texture; soft carbonation. Wow!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sni (17) - AUSTRIA - MAR 17, 2016
Dark brown with frothy, tan head. Sweet, malty aroma. Medium sweetness, light bitterness with strong taste of raisins. Very full body with creamy texture and lively carbonation. Long malty finish. Good beer, but no angels came down when I drank it.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nbogan1 (1) - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - MAR 15, 2016 does not count
This beer is phenomenal...I’m not sure I’ve had another beer that compares yet but I didn’t want my glass to end

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salwal (302) - GERMANY - MAR 12, 2016
Okay here we go... best rated beer so let’s go. From the bottle poured into trappist glass. Stable beige head, lots of Sediment hard to not pour into the glass. Nose is quite unimpressiv not intrusive at all. Malts and dryed fruit, A bit yeasty nice. But then the taste and Mouthfeel, Boom the less it goes to the nose the more it comes over the mouth. Rich malty, liquorice, slightly alcoholic nice hints of brown shugar, decent bitterness around the palate and nearly everlasting finish. This beer is impressiv, not realy shure if it’s the best cause of the imbalence between smell and taste, but the taste is so damn good. I can unterstand why It’s rated that high.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ardeo (108) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle 33. La meilleure bière du Monde ? Peut-être, celle-là ou bien une autre ! En tout cas, un breuvage complexe aux arômes multiples où je perçois : chocolat, café, cerises, biscuit, porto, oui ! La bouche est à l’avenant et le plaisir l’emporte sur le besoin de préciser mes sensations. L’alcool est bien présent (peut-être un peu trop) et l’arrière bouche exceptionnellement longue ! Superbe


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