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

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RATINGS: 3672   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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4.9
IPARater72 (195) - - APR 24, 2022
UPDATED: APR 24, 2022 Dark mahogany pour with a lasting white head. Aromas of white and dark bread, caramel/toffee, red fruits and some yeast. Tastes of sweet bread, sweet toffee, dried fruit, cloves, caramel/brown sugar. Longlasting aftertaste with a hint of licorice, especially if swirled around for a bit. The ABV carries the taste nicely and is not felt at all. Very, very well balanced with a pleasant level of carbonisation. Best beer in the world? Hard to tell, but it is really, really good stuff and for a moment I thought about what an barrel aged edition might taste like.

4.4
snowcrash000 (1945) - Cologne, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2022
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2022 Pours a deep, dark mahogany coloration with a ruby red hue when held up against the light and a medium, fluffy head. Smells of bready, caramel malt, dark fruit and estery fruit and spice, with notes of raisin, banana clove and allspice, as well as just a hint of brown sugar. Taste is an excellent balance of bready, caramel malt and dark, estery fruit and spice, with notes of raisin, banana, clove and allspice, as well as hints of chocolate, brown sugar and licorice. Finishes with a medium sweetness and some estery fruit and spice lingering in the aftertaste. Full mouthfeel with a rich body and low/medium carbonation. While I didn't want to admit it, simply due to the ridiculous secondary price, this certainly is one of the finest Quads that I've ever had. I still don't think that it's worth 5 times the price of Rochefort or Bernadus Quadruple, but from memory it does stand just slightly above these simply due to balance and body/mouthfeel. The balance of sweet and spicy notes really is excellent here, with a very rich estery character, body and mouthfeel. Overall, this makes for a very rich and well-balanced Quad that may not be worth its secondary price, but still stands on it's own incredibly well, with the ABV hardly being noticeable at all. I think that it's the richness, smoothness and balance which makes this stand just slightly above similar offerings, but from a value-for-money standpoint I'd still rather have a Rochefort 10.

4
SampleExports56 (360) - Kwidzyn, POLAND - JAN 5, 2022
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2022 I have dreamed of this beer quite long time a s a fan of Belgian trappist beers. I was a bit disappoint ed but I am not sure I had drunk the original beer. I expected more complex taste and aroma.

4.7
zoucrew102 (5130) - - DEC 29, 2021
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2021 330ml bottle, 2019 vintage, thanks Immanuel! Caramel malt aroma with notes of dark fruit, Belgian yeast, bread, candi sugar and a hint of booze. Pours deep toffee brown colored with a large tan head that has excellent retention and lacing. Starts with sweet caramel malt, dark fruit and candi sugar flavors as well as having a rich, full body and sweet, sticky mouthfeel. Finishes incredibly smooth with bread and Belgian yeast flavors as well as a bit of body warmth at the end. Wonderful!

4.2
blariacum (933) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2021
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2021 Fles. Fles. Licht bruisend, vol van smaak, bitter. Geen overdreven aroma of smaak van alcohol. Noten, hout.

4.2
ivolammers (238) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2021
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2021 Ooit genoemd als beste bier ter wereld. Mwah. Is naar mijn mening overrated. Neemt niet weg dat het smakelijk is.

5
Photogeny (123) - FRANCE - NOV 13, 2021
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2021 Senteurs de noix, de prunes et boisées Première gorgée ronde et gouleyante, l'alcool ne se sent absolument pas, des arômes de pruneaux, de Kirsch, de réglisse, de vanille, de noix de pécan, de sirop d'érable. Exceptionnelle en bouche, c'est la perfection, d'une extrême finesse avec de légers accents de café. Une exception, un rêve, la bière parfaite, d'un équilibre absolument parfait, elle ne démérite pas son titre bien mérité !! Bravo !!

4.9
Graby (92) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2021
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2021 33cL bottle at Carlsens Kvarter Opaque and dark brown with lots of yeast sediments. Deep, earthy, and sweet aroma with clear notes of nuts and figs, finishing with vinous alcohol. Intense, incredibly deep and complex taste. Starts off with slight notes of citrus, rounding over in figs, nuts, honey, cocoa, slight coffee. This is followed by a slight bitterness before it ends in chocolaty feel. Full-bodied oily texture and very foamy. An incredible experience. The people who claim that Sint Bernardus Abt 12 is like this beer are incredulous, for lack of better word. Beats that firmly, and even edges out my old favourite: Trappistes Rochefort 10. 9-5-10-5-20

4
z87 (3055) - Frydek-Mistek, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 2, 2021
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2021 Ochutnáno sdíleně z lahve zakoupené v některé z pražských pivoték. Díky suen!

3.6
thib9999 (74) - - SEP 25, 2021
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2021 Brune - n’est pas vraiment à la hauteur de son prestige. Reste néanmoins une bonne bière brune


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