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

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 3620   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.


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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ktingleff (165) - - NOV 23, 2012
Magical beer. Intense and lustful. If it was only possible to get one’s hands on this beer more often!


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Xstream (240) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2016 Ik was best wat sceptisch. Het beste bier van de wereld? Maar man. Er zit een zweem van ziltigheid overheen die ik in geen enkel bier ooit op heb. Als een mix van oesters met champagne en drop en chocolade. Wat kruidigheid ook die ik niet helemaal kan plaatsen. Bijzonder en uniek bier. Heerlijk. Jammer dat de beschikbaarheid en prijs zo tegenvalt.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
elosop (286) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2016
Dimmigt mahognybrun med ihållande fint beige-färgat skum. Doftar karamell och malt. Smakar ganska beskt, men sötare än 8’an. Eftersmaken betydligt sötare. Godast :).

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HannahDong2016 (1) - Shanghai, CHINA - JUL 26, 2016 does not count
Bottle in wine glass. Has a very specific sort of bitter orange taste that stands out the most, besides the burning and slightly over the top ABV. Interesting hop progression but amongst other great Belgian quads, I don?t really see the big deal here?

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NoDirection (29) - - JUL 23, 2016
Tasted from a friend who brought is back from a touring trip of trappist breweries. Sneakingly strong, balanced and nice to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enteogenisk (127) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2016 Bottle in wine glass. Has a very specific sort of bitter orange taste that stands out the most, besides the burning and slightly over the top ABV. Interesting hop progression but amongst other great Belgian quads, I don?t really see the big deal here?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WaddlingPlatypus (112) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
330ml bottle. Dark ruby amber pour with a pale caramel head. Haylage dominates the aroma, along with notes of red berries and whisky burn. The tongue is immediately touched by the flavour of brandy burn, soft haylage, and wholemeal bread. Mellow peaty flavours appear, along with light dark chocolate in both taste and aroma.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tmrobotix (44) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2016
I was really excited when my local drinkstore suddenly had a crate of Westvleteren in his store. I paid 10 euros for one bottle but I feel like it was worth it. Haven’t seen any bottle since then. Aroma: God this was lovely. It had a hint of so much! very fruity! Appearance: brownish color Taste: well okay too Palate: I like it when a beer isn’t full of co2, carbonation felt natural and that’s cool. Overall: here’s where the dissapointment start, the aroma is good, the appearance is normal, the taste is ok the palate was good. The best beer in the world? Not for me! Overall I felt it too sweet, too light yet I could feel the alcohol content. I’m glad I tasted this beer but for this price I certainly won’t drink it again. Dissapointing but still good just not as good as I hoped and thought

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cenzura (545) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 14, 2016
Aroma: dried fruits, raisins, spices, classy alcohol and plum. Taste: sweet dried fruits, herbs, buckwheat honey, liquor, plum and raisins. Medium head, average lacing and medium to high carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Dark brown color. Aromas of spices, fruits, raisins, sugar. Complex taste, brown sugar, spices, yeast, fruit, wood, vanilla, ripe bananas. Well hidden alcohol. Not as sweet as many other Abt/Quads. Really solid.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luneylane (20) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - JUL 7, 2016
A bottle ordered online from Belgium and drunk at Steve’s place while on leave. The appearance detracted from the overall experience, as it looks very, very murky. The aroma kind of made up for that, to an extent. I took my time over it, as it was not cheap - very complex palate and taste. Paradoxically, this was disappointing - the taste is so complex that I could not discern any overriding characteristics, too much going on. Not the ’best in the world’ to my mind [old notes].


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