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

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RATINGS: 3583   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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PintjeFritz (54) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2016
Typical Westvleteren bottle without labels, not hoppy and not too much roasted malts, small and short head, fizzy carbonation with a full body, creamy in the mouth, not bitter and a long finish - a masterpiece of balanced brewing (I have a 0.33l bottle with best-before date 30.09.18)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hoppy_Luke (1008) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Piwo legenda! U nas mega drogie, u Trapistów niekoniecznie ;) No ale nie można go legalnie sprzedawać, stąd ceny czasem z kosmosu... Ciemnobrązowy kolor, z niewielką warstwą piany. Aromat przyjemny, wytrawny. Dużo suszonych owoców, śliwki, winogrona. Bardzo złożony, trudno wyodrębnić pojedyncze nuty. Smak także bardzo skomplikowany. Dużo nut winnych, owoców, trochę słodyczy. Wysokie wysycenie. Alkohol, jak na swoją moc, dobrze schowany. Piwo z całą pewnością wybitne, nie wiem, czy najlepsze na świecie, ale na pewno świetne!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (2119) - Rřros, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2016
Thanks Yngwie for charing this bottle - Hazy dark amber with off white head - Dark malt aroma - Dark malt body with some dark fruity tones and some hints of yest in the back - The dark malts goes into the finish - This was very good

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (231) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2016
At the Westvleteren cafe "In de Vrede" on the beginning of May 2013. Intense aroma of dark fruits, burnt caramel and yeast. Complex taste with notes of dark fruits, caramel and touch of alcohol. Definitely excellent beer, not #1 in the world and even among Trappist quads (my favorite one is still Rochefort 10).

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Milter (664) - Nyborg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2016
Fantastisk - intet mindre. Havde hřrt det var godt - det passer. Perfekt smag Perfekt friskhed. Řl med sjćl.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bucho (4) - BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2016 does not count
I really can’t understand the fuss around Westvleteren beer. It is a really good tasting beer like so many others. It doesn’t stand out compared to Sint-Bernardus or Rochefort. I think the high ratings have more to do by the fact this is a hard to get beer and the whole hype around the brand then the actual beer itself.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
szymonskc (338) - Skórcz, POLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Aromat słodki, bardzo intensywny i złożony, suszone owoce, daktyle, śliwki, rodzynki, nuty winne, wanilia. Kolor ciemnobrązowy, herbaciany z zawieszonymi drobinkami drożdży. Piana obfita, gęsta, drobnopęcherzykowa, dosyć szybko opada do niskiej warstwy, która zostaje do końca, ładnie zdobi szkło. Smak tak samo jak aromat, mega rozbudowany, ciemne owoce, karmel, cukier kandyzowany, nuty rumowe, piwo gęste. Alkohol fajnie ukryty, przyjemnie rozgrzewa. Goryczka niska, owocowa, wysokie nasycenie. O tym piwie słyszeli chyba wszyscy, pożądane na całym świecie. Niesamowicie złożone zarówno w smaku jak i w zapachu. Zdecydowanie zapadające w pamięci.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopverdju (347) - BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2016
Zeer vers. Donkerbruin bier met rode gloed. Beige – wit schuim dat vlug weg is. Geur: mout – zoetig, kandij, brood, gebrande mout, alcoholisch. Smaak: mooie balans tussen de hopbitterheid en de kandijsuiker. Matig tot medium CO2, maar wel met een prikkelend mondgevoel. Ook een warm alcohol gevoel. Afdronk: bitterig – zoet.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
karajanak (2) - - FEB 13, 2016 does not count
Poured from a bottle at home. Brewed in 2011. Pours clear brown, lots of sediment. Aroma of caramel, sweet, slight carbonation. Balanced taste, chocolate and caramel, a bit sweet. Much less herbs than less matured counterparts.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DimVik (30) - - FEB 10, 2016
Definitely one great beer, hops, dates, caramel, spices, all what you want from this style of beer. Very drinkable and tasty. Nevertheless not really 100.


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