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


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RATINGS: 3336   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
doctordd8 (15) - Louisburg, Kansas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
As good as it gets. Rich caramel through and through. Good one to share with friends. A sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2015
1000th Rating! Yes! Thanks drowland for finding this for me and Leighton and Theydon_Bois for hauling it across the pond. Obviously excited. And fantastic big and creamy Belgian. Reddish-brown pours, small tan head. Aroma was bountiful blend of caramel, malts, spice, dark fruits. The taste was incredible rich, complex figs, caramel, clove, vanilla, booze. Low bitterness, medium sweetness. Creamy amazing body. Wow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nihtila (1356) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
27.7.2014. Dark reddish brown, velvety brownish head. Aroma of syrupy malts, ripe fruits, spices, caramel. Taste has first sweet caramel malts and ripe fruits, also sth tart. Herbs, spices, Carbonation is crisp but soft. Finish is long, malty, bittersweet, warming. Very full bodied. Palate is velvety and sprinkling.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGago (14) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2015
Heavy syrup hit, loads of raisins. Super balanced beer with a start of crispy caramel. Fantastic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fashawn (341) - Montesarchio, ITALY - MAR 10, 2015
Birra clamorosa, dalla complessità alla varietà di sapori, con il luppolo molto nascosto ma che bilancia benissimo la bevuta e dona un finsle secco da urlo che ti lascia senza parole. Prugne, Cioccolato e cacao, ed una suggestione resinosa finale molto ripulente. Eccezionale, non la migliore di sempre per me, però ha tanti meriti

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wazzawazza (40) - Geraldton, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2015
Delicious. More of a stout lover myself but I’ll take one of these any day. A delicious beer with raisin notes and a heavy hit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mark_Eck (951) - - MAR 6, 2015
Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are dark fruits, malts, and caramel. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McWorta (830) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 3, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2015 [Received in a trade] Noses of dried figs, dates, caramel with some underlying nutty aromas like roasted hazelnut, herbal, alcohol aromatic, complex. Light hazy with some heavy unpleasant yeast flocculation, which must come from improper handling (shaking) - even decanting it did not help. Dark white head and deep amber colour. Heavy sweet with light bitterness, caramel, resinous flavours. Full body, oily texture, light carbonated with a long lasting bit sticky finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
varanid99 (636) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2015
Since I’m clearing a backlog of ratings, I might as well make this #600. Bottle, from one of the stores flogging them in Bruges. Murky brown pour with a thick tan head. Big Dark fruit aromas, caramel, spices, fairly complex. Taste is similar, with big, plummy, winey dark fruit, caramel, cloves, big long, oily finish. It really is a fantastic beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (146) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
33cl bottle @ enjoyed at home. Pours very dark muddy brown with a quickly fading light brown head. Aroma is yeast, malt, caramel, raisins, plums and dates. Favlour is not that sweet and slightly bitter. Full bodied, oily/thick texture, fizzy carbonation. Warming alcohol finish but without the bite.

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