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

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RATINGS: 3123   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10841) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
A: The pour is a dark brown color with a sizable tan head and plenty of carbonation. S: An intense sweetness that comes in the forms of caramel, candi sugar, molasses, and a whole lot of dark fruits. I get some cherries, plums, figs, and dates. T: The flavor is pretty much more of the same, and that’s not a bad thing. A lot of sugary sweetness along with some caramel, molasses, and toffee. There is a strong flavor of dates and figs with some raisins and prunes, too. M: The body is quite full with that fine carbonation that it seems only the Belgians can pull off. D: A very, very good beer. Maybe a bit too sweet to drink a lot of at a time, but such a good flavor that you might make a bit of an exception.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10779) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2011 Bottle, pub Proppen, Denmark , Birkerød. This was a very pleasant drink. I can find nothing to complain about, which is seldom with beers. However, it didn’t stand out as being truly spectacular, mostly because it was sort of totally well balanced, with no dirty tricks or surprises added, just a damn good beer indeed. It was a bit expensive (dkk 129 / usd 25), but i was very happy to be able to taste it at all.[6,4,8,4,17] re-rate, bottle from beerplanet.eu. clear brown smooth head4. complex malty aroma, slighty fruity figs, also faint note of fresher fruits.7. aroma is quite subdued and not very agressive. alc is very hidden.faint spicy sweetness too. flavor is malty, spicy, quite complex, dried fruits, alc. is noticeable but mostly as a warming sensation, also a little boozy. elegant and in fact pretty mild flavored quad. a bit too spicy sweet for my taste. 7. palate is a little thin 3, overall a nice and complex quad but for me - not really in a league of its own. 16. [7,3,7,3,16].

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney99 (10595) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle shared by alexadad06. Poured a cloudy brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy dark citrus, ginger and caramel aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth sticky texture and flat carbonation. Heavy bittersweet flavor with a heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout complex brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (10516) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 5, 2011
Würziger, leicht alkoholischer und etwas fruchtiger Geruch. Würziger, sehr aromatischer und leicht süßer Antrunk, im weiteren Verlauf sehr würzig, schokoladig-herber Nachgeschmack, der noch einmal würzig wird. Danke an den Doppelbock für das Teilen des Bieres. Test vom 21.4.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 13,13,12,14,-,13 - 13,00

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HenrikSoegaard (10508) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2006
Bottle. Its a fantastic beer. The best so far. The reason it doesn´t get 5,0 is that the aroma could be a little more powerfull, and the head a bit more lasting . Otherwise this is the perfect beer. You eat it, more than you drink it.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (10460) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is cellar notes, alcohol, dried fruits, spices. Flavour is cellar notes, alcohol, roasted, dry, spices. Wow , this is a good one.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (10368) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2011 Bottle. Amber beer with a very nice beige head. Malty aroma, grassy, toffee, fruit, hoppy notes, bready, spicy, some wheat. Malty vinous flavor, some alcohol, fruity, citrus, pears, yeast,grass, toffee notes, sweegtish, some hops. Lovely beer but not the best beer in the world in my book any longer. Old rating, november 11, 2005: Dark amber, nice brownish head. Now, this is a complex beer... Aroma brings alot, but the nutty and malty touches came thorugh the most. Some dark chocolate, vinous, spice and peppery. Some hops, you name it, it was there. Flavor is dry nutty and malty, spicy and peppery hoppy and from dark chocolate, even more nuts and malts. Some syrup and a pleasant finish. Incredibly complex and a very. very good beer. Oj, vad den var god...

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2007
Pours dark brown with small beige head. Very complex aroma with notes of malt, plums, raisins and chocolate. I get toffe, plums, raisins and chokolate in the flavor. Finishes of with warming alkohol. Perfect balance.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
faroeviking (10290) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 21, 2007
Bottle, yellow cap. Cloudy dark brown colour with a long lasting stickylight brown head. Aroma of sweet malts, fruits, hops and caramel. Flavour of malts, bit of yeast, caramel, bread, bit of alcohol. Smooth very tasty special brew.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bierkoning (10172) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2002
What a beer to drink on Christmas day! Best before 07-05. Overwhelming aroma of malt, cinnamon, plums and butter. Sweet and thick. Buttery with roasted malt, plums, licorice, some well-hidden alcohol, apple, raisin, porto, cinnamon and pepper. Amazingly complex and powerful, sweet and overwhelming, delicious beer. Without any doubt one of the best beers in the world.


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