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

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RATINGS: 3516   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.42/5   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.

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4.1
davidezdonz (867) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - OCT 16, 2018
A 330ml bottle with a cap date (bottled +3 years) of 1st September 2019. Poured into a Chimay goblet glass. After a careful pour to leave most of the yeast in the bottle, it was a clear brown colour with a copper red hue and a just over one finger off white head that had great retention, but eventually settled to a very nice self replenishing cap while leaving great lacing around the glass. Aromas of strong fruitiness, apple, plum, dates, fig, toffee with light clove and banana notes. Tastes sweet, plum, dates, fig, banana bread, toffee, yeast and a touch of spice. Creamy, medium to full bodied, with moderate carbonation. Overall, I’m not a huge fan of sweetness, and this definitely leans on the sweet side, perhaps overly so for me. I prefer both Rochefort 10 and St. Bernardus Abt 12 over this. It’s still good, and not by any means bad, but if I had to pick a special Westvleteren beer, it would definitely be a fresh bottle of the Westvleteren Blond, as that is just one of the best Belgian Pale Ale’s ever.

4.5
mrjez (892) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 15, 2018
Bottle shared. Lovely mahogany brown pour with highlights, nice head and lacing. Aroma of brown sugar, fruit cake, dark rich fruit, booze, rich and inviting. Hard to stop smelling it, just wonderful. Bakery flavours, fruit bread, fig, candied sugars, sweet boozy port-like note, pan caramelised sugar, plums, wow. Medium-body, tingly fizz, warmth. Just excellent.

4
FlightLees22 (184) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2018
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2018 Heerlijk bier, met smaken van karamel, brood, rozijnen, een klein beetje zwarte peper en rook/koffie. Kleur is donker met een vleugje bruin/rood.

4.1
Ljus (553) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2018
Apparence : Brune, bon col beige aéré, bonne rétention laissant une légère dentelle. Carbonatation plutôt active.
Nez : Pain grillé, épices, caramel, fruits confits.
Goût : Pain grillé, caramel, épices, sucre grillé, touche d'alcool et de fruits confits et séchés. Équilibre des notes grillées et sucrées.
Sensation : Corps moyen-plus, effervescence moyenne, longueur appropriée en bouche.
Bref : Bière fort équilibrée entre les aspects grillés, sucrés et épicés. J'aurais pris un peu plus de fruits, d'intensité et de corps. Si on cherche une très bonne bière qui se boit avec aisance et ce, au-dessus de 10%, on tombe sur la bonne. Si on cherche une expérience hors de l'ordinaire, on peut trouver plus déstabilisant ailleurs.

4.5
FrothyMeister18 (29) - - OCT 7, 2018
Aroma: caramel, bread, nuts, toast, spruce, woody, raisin, alcohol, banana, Appearance: brown, clear, tan foam, frothy, Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, abrupt finish,

4.1
PlutonowyMan (1105) - Baardegem, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2018
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2018 Kolor ciemno brązowy, może nieco rubinowy. Piana w kolorze ecru, wysoka na 2 cm, o dziwo jest trwała, pozostawia dużo spełnionych 'koronek'. Aromat mocny, intensywny, jest paloność, kawa mielona, kakao, suszone owoce, karmel, orzechy.  W smaku podobnie, jest kawa, czekolada, orzechy, suszone owoce, pralinki i kakao. Goryczka kojarzy mi się z gorzkim kakao. Alkohol schowany perfekcyjnie, niema tu nawet typowego rozgrzewania w przełyku. Wysycenie wysokie, szybko zasyca. Pełnia wysoka, piwo jest po prostu gęste, grube.

4
Luvystypotables (2319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2018
An aroma of Belgian yeast and a hint of plums, pours a clear reddish chestnut color with a full body and a great taste of plums and a sweet malt, with a boozy sweet malt finish.

4.6
Idiosynkrasie (9150) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2018
330ml bottle. Opaque, dark brown colour with average to huge, thick, firm, creamy, mostly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Rich and complex, vinous, yeasty fruity, slightly spicy, dark malty aroma, notes of cherry, morello, prune, plum, dark berries, blue grapes, raisin, date, dried fruit. Taste is sweet-ish and minimally tart, fruity and spicy dark malty, notes of cherry, morello, plum, blue grapes, dark berries, a touch of liquorice. Full body, smooth, soft, silky palate, fine and gentle, soft carbonation with alleviating effect; well hidden alcohol. There must be a god... a beer god at least; and this is his preferred way of manifestation.

4.2
NedGeorgy (41) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2018
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2018 Enjoyed at Westvleteren. Aroma of honey and rum. Head is ivory and very persistent. Flavour of spiced rum, raisins, figs. Incredible beer.

4.7
BeerVegard (217) - NORWAY - SEP 28, 2018
0,33l bottle. Pours dark mahogany with off-white head. Massive aroma of fruits (apples, green grapes), dark fruits (raisin, plum, fig, blackcurrant), yeast, christmas cake, clove. Taste is complex, malty, sweet, christmas cake, dark fruit based desserts, plum, blackcurrant, apples, yeast. Finishes on a general dark fruity note. Amazing.


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