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

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RATINGS: 3717   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle from trade. Finally got to taste THE worlds best beer. This is simply a pure treat meant to savor. It pours a ruby-ish brown with a light bubbly head. Surprisingly, very carbonated. The aroma is earthy, malty, sweet. The taste, while delicious, is very complex. It takes a second or two, to wrap your head around all (or some) of the flavors. I taste the sweeter caramel, plum, chocolate, wood, candi-sugar. Great interesting Trappist beer.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blackisle (2254) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle 33cl. present from my colleague, thanks Karin! (recently bought at the abbey, bbd 19/11/2019), served in a vintage St.Sixtus trappist glass. Clear deep ruby brown, good frothy beige head, recedes slowly to a stable thin layer with yeast circles remains, good lacing; incredible rich aroma roasted malts, caramel, vanilla fudge, hopjes, chocomel, dried dark fruits, cinnamon, coffee liqueur; taste light heavy sweet and light bitter, roasty, malty, toffee, dried dark fruits, brown sugar, spicy notes, warming alcohol; sweetbitter aftertaste roasted malts and caramel, nutty and earthy notes, laurel, coffee groundings; full-bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation; what to say? very, very good indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scirtes (480) - POLAND - JAN 15, 2017
0,33 bottle, bb 3.09.2018. Pours brown, murky, with large, off-white head. Aromas of sweet wine, caramel, cane sugar. Taste is sweet, with marked bitter aftertaste and a bit alcoholic bitterness. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mliga (18) - POLAND - JAN 7, 2017
Piwo dobre, ale daleko mu do najlepszego piwa na świecie. Trochę przekazywane, olbrzymią piana. W smaku i zapachu taki quadrupel....

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shakespiers (13) - Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
Emperors new clothes! It used to be a fantastic beer 20 years ago but theres a lot better around nowadays.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SylvainCFC (105) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2017
Robe brune cuivre trs fonce, mousse abondante moyennement crmeuse de bonne tenue. Grosses bulles sur la paroi. Nez de fruit trs mrs (compote), sucrosit et malt bien prsent (on dtecte larme de crales). Chaleur de lalcool galement bien perceptible au nez. Bouche trs bien balance qui dmarre sur une lgre amertume avant de dvoiler des notes douces de fruits mrs (prune, pomme), de malt torrfi (trs lger cacao), de crale (petites touches de biscuit). La douceur nest cependant jamais excessive, comme jugule par une certaine fraicheur (surette) et une amertume qui se redveloppe en fin de bouche. Alcool trs bien intgr qui ne perce pas. Fine pour une quadruple, tire vers la texture huileuse. Bire trs ronde, de corps moyen pour le style. Un exemple dquilibre, de complexit et pourtant daccessibilit.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fischersfriend (4) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2016 does not count
Truely one of the best beers in the world. Obviously its hard to live up to the hype associated with this beer. Lets face it , its hard to get and very pricey. Aroma is amazing. Figs ; raisens, brown sugars. Appearance is less murkey than some of its peers. Taste is well crafted malty, and bready but full of dried fruit notes . Definitely not too sweet and with a slightly dry fresh finish. Very complex. Not much i can say that hasnt allready been said. Without a doubt this is a special beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonofian (13) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2016
All aboard the hype train. Definitive trappist quad that tastes and looks like the thick monks robes it was probably stewed in. Nuts, raisins, earth. Full yet fizzy. Is this the best beer in the world? No. But it is still worth it, if only to say that youve consumed a real life myth.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
imperial_suchy (96) - Rybnik, POLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Piwo ma kolor miedziany, duża beżowa piana. W aromacie mid i rodzynki. W smaku karmel, suszone owoce. Piwo jest słodkie, treściwe. Alkohol, jak to w dobrym quadruplu niewyczuwalny, chociaż ogrzewa przełyk. Według wielu opinii to piwo nie jest aż tak dobre, jednak dla mnie jest to rarytas.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
West12 (4) - sarasota, - DEC 28, 2016 does not count
Incredible in every sense of the word. This is THE beer, the gold standard. Ive had a lot of great beers but nothing that is even an apples to apples comparison to this. Yes it does live up to the hype. Makes St. Bernardus Abt 12 taste like a Corona.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Banzale (170) - FRANCE - DEC 28, 2016
Offert par nutjes. Sant ! Bouteille de 33cl. Verre westvleteren dgustation. Couleur : brune reflet cuivre et acajou. Mousse ar mais qui sestompe rapidement col de mousse inexistante. Au nez : cest fruit type fruit rouge comme des cranberry , des baies et des fruit sour cherry. En bouche : lesprit des fruits est la ! Sour cherry assez distinct. Malts torrfi et note de toffee trs discrte. Longue en bouche et assez discrte en alcool. Trs bon corps super bien quilibre un vrai rgal. Gustativement aucun quivalent et surtout indtronable !


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