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

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RATINGS: 3263   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.


Kranin's rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kranin (23) - - MAR 14, 2012
Delicious brew. Mouthfeel, fruit flavor, sweetness and aroma. This beer exceeds it’s reputation. (Draught in Westvleteren Chalice / Sint Sixtus Abbay - In depth Vrede / 05/2008)


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
jmwirkus (2) - - JAN 31, 2015 does not count
Heerlijk speciaal bier met een prachtige volle smaak. Top genieten van trappist bier.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
spip69 (1) - - JAN 29, 2015 does not count
Bière excellente, belle couleur et goût unique. Un festival de saveurs en bouche!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JulienHuxley (3550) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle, surprise from a friend, god I love Christmas. Rated side by side blind with Dieu du ciel Rigor Mortis and St. Bernardus Abt 12. Very spicy, nutty aroma with some fruitiness. Very rich nutty taste, lots of booze and tropical fruits. Full, creamy, A+ mouthfeel. A beautiful beer. 9 4 9 5 19

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thanatosti (1005) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought online @ Biernavigatie.nl Bought for an outrageous amount of money but it’s not every day you’ll get the change to rate your 1000th beer. Pours a dark hazy brown with a big dense beige head. Massive malty aroma with dark fruits, raisins and caramel. Taste is sweet and mouthfeel is creamy. Finish is long lasting. This one has it all: taste, density, looks, background story. Best beer in the world? of course not, there’s no such thing as ’the best beer’; but there’s a small number of true beer classics and Westvleteren 12 is surely amongst those. Combined with the cult status makes a truly enjoyable beer experience

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kita (1236) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle, 0.33l, courtesy of CanCrusher. I will never forget your gift I saved to drink in honor of my first born child :) Pours murky dark brown with small, totally diminishing tan-like head, lots of yeast residue and sparkling appearance. Aroma of caramel, raisins, plums, dates, chocolate, yeast and some alcohol. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel malt and nuts, following is fruity acidic with mouthfeel of notes of cinnamon and cloves, while finish is typical Belgian, almost without any bitterness. Full body, oily texture and fizzy carbonation in palate. You can’t feel much alcohol, but smacks you in the head quickly...

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
norbertvangeyt (2) - Erpe-Mere, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
Prachtig lekker biertje. Met complexe smaak palet . komt tot zijn recht dat u er tijd voor neemt om het te drinken.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
matthie (2) - BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
Prachtig lekker biertje. Met complexe smaak palet . komt rot zijn recht dat u er tijd voor neemt om te drinken.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WonBall (13) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2015 Pours reddish brown, brown to beige head. Aroma of malt, fresh tobacco, caramel. Really complex taste with caramel, banana, chocolate, vanilla, nuts, it just kept getting better. Not as smooth as the Westy 8, but very impressive. Full body, great texture, very long finish. There is a reason it is so in demand.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbrana (512) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Quite a bit better than I remembered from having it before. Has a very light mouthfeel but an extreme amount of flavor. Light caramel with grape-like flavor and subtle belgiany pepper & slight bubblegum year flavor. Quite balanced. Not syrupy, just smooth and light.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmacklin (317) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours a murky, dark reddish brown with a small, short lived beige head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, spices, alcohol, vanilla and liquorice. Sweet and complex flavours of plum, raisin, caramel, banana, liquorice, vanilla, oak, spices... the list goes on... with a slightly bitter, warming alcohol finish. Full body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Extremely well balanced. An excellent beer but not perfect.


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