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


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RATINGS: 3108   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leebotton (189) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Aroma deep bready with a spirit like clean alcohol aroma. Slightly dark fruity. Mahogany brown. Ours is a little hazy as opening fizzed up the sediment. Flat tasting unfortunately as much carbonation has been lost. Very boozy with toasted, sweet dark sugar. No aromatic notes as expected so probably this bottle didn’t travel very well

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lectvay (119) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottled December 2012. Lived up to my expectations. Was very similar to how I remember St. Bernardus 12. Seems better, but maybe some of that is my excitement over trying this. In any case, just what a quadrupel should taste like, and a very special beer indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snegurochka (387) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
330ml bottle, kindly shared by Finn 18.06.14. Dark brown body. Delicious and well balanced aroma of raspberry, plum, figs, malt, soy and notes of pepper. Molasses, leaves, maple syrup, earthy notes, nuts, caramel. Very complex and nice bitterness that lingers on.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Harkyto (22) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 5, 2014
No aroma, color brown, no alcohol perception, maltose flavours, no hop perception. Really good beer if you love maltose and swet beers

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jerd16 (191) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
What a magnificent pour! Chestnut brown body supports a mountainous head that retreats only slightly. Phenomenal lacing. Aroma is a little subdued but compensates with vast array of scents:bread, raisins, plum, spices and some buttery vanilla. Facets combined provide fruit bread, stollen. Delicious. Flavors are not harmonized; they operate in distinct layers. Sweet malt before raisins and plums, some metal. Coating of yeast, bread, Burned toast in the finish. Some alcohol warmth left in its wake. Palate is a little transient. There is a magnificent depth and complexity but the construction of components is a little unrefined. Rating it a 4.3 is a little generous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tantore (13) - Alabama, USA - JUN 30, 2014
The nose shows some malty notes and some oak like notes. The palate is the highlight here both in flavor and feel. Mouthcoating and velvety with mild sweetness and cleansing bitterness. Great beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jamesmonstro76 (4) - - JUN 30, 2014 does not count
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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bolthead101 (6) - Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
There is really no discernible aroma at all. The appearance is light brown to brown with a minimal, but lingering head. The taste is smooth and lightly sweet. The palate has a light body with average carbonation. There is a lingering astringent finish. This beer was above average, but not worthy of it’s legendary status.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AtronSeige (555) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 29, 2014
Aroma: Medium malty, medium fruity, complex! slight licorice, bread, toast, banana, Appearance: Dark brown body. Light brown rock head. Good retention Flavour: Licorice, bread, strong spiciness, pear, chocolate, very complex. Very well balanced, Palate: Warming. slick mouth-feel, medium-full body. very high carbonation. Dry finish Overall: An amazing example of the style. A perfect beer for a cold evening by the fireplace. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 18E. Belgian Dark Strong Ale

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knightstalker (9) - Florianopolis, BRAZIL - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
Bottle bought in Brussel and drank in Antwerpen in a generic belgian beer glass. Pours a golden brown coloured beer with a light and harsh beige head. Aroma is of caramel and a little citric although showing strong evidence of its 10.2% alcohol content. Very complex taste showing notes of a little bit of everything, especially caramel and a hoppy spicy feeling. Aftertaste hit me with the alcohol and malty taste. Definitely worth the effort to get a bottle and surely a good beer.

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