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100
style
Brewed by Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Westvleteren, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3827   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JoeZasada (317) - Beaumont, Alberta, - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. Moderate fruity aroma. Taste: strong maltiness, some yeast spiciness. Warming mouthfeel. Warms to a moderate earthy bitterness. Very full-bodied. Finishes with a slightly sweet, malty, earthy bitterness, dissapears to a citrus like bitterness. This beer is an incredible example of this style in particular, and the beer craft in general.


5
ortodox69 () - - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 bevuta nel pub adiacente il monastero in Belgio. birra scura a 12 gradi . gusto particolare forte e nello stesso tempo delicato. mi ha ammaliato

4.6
surething_ii (365) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle from the Abbey. Well, it’s hard to ignore the hype when I traveled quite a way to get it (instead of buying 12€ bottle in Brugge) but I will try. Best comparison that comes to my mind is wine. It’s like a well stored bottle of red. It won’t amuse you with heights and everything, but it’s perfectly well balanced and smooth. Color is black with decent head. Aroma not that significant. Taste keeps in one line leaving no place for irregularities. It’s basically a drink for special occasions, so not what you expect from beer. Very interesting.

5
jorgevial (1) - Santiago, CHILE - JUL 16, 2017 does not count
Simplemente impresionante, sabores a miel, licor, frutos secos. Se ve increíble.

4.7
DubCInjun (40) - - JUL 12, 2017
At Trollekelder in Ghent - Pours a dark maroon with a delightful smell of caramel, dried fruit, and notes of vanilla. Has a thick mouthfeel -- almost a syrup like consistency. Taste starts with licorice, fruit, coffee, and dark chocolate, and finishes with a toffee-like sourness. An absolute experience and a joy have.

5
Bootlegger007 (149) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2017
Does it get any better? I believe all the hype over this beer, I couldn’t fault anything! Dark fruits, earthy aroma, a full bodied Trappist Ale, sensational!

5
monz67 (2) - BULGARIA - JUL 8, 2017 does not count
Tasting notes are: tobacco honey, wild honey, dark honey, molasses, dried fruit, raisins, resin, toffee, cream. Needless to say, there is a reason this goodness is so popular. It’s just that some beers are better than others. The next best trappist doesn’t even come close.

4.2
ironcontra (269) - POLAND - JUL 7, 2017
Trying side-by-side with ABT12 for comparison. This one’s a bit darker, longer lasting head by comparison. It’s got a bit more complexity, something in the background is even chocolate-y. Some more wine and dark cherry to it. A bit drier than the Bernard too, a little bitterness added, which is a +++ for the style.

4.1
miloszd (30) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 7, 2017
toast, roasty, herbs, earthy, alcohol, woody, black, hazy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.7
fillepolo (945) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2017
Bottle from local shop i belgium. Vintage 2013. Pours a brownish colour beer with smal head. Dried fruit with malt and yeast. Dry finish

5
tincansam (2) - Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2017 does not count
Bought two bottles while in Germany. Enjoyed both in a glass on separate days. Purchased them because I saw them for sale once and failed to utter first time. I was lucky to have a second chance. Each 33cl bottle cost about €7.20. The beer tasted as good as I could have imagined. Look, Aroma. Head, mouth feel were all a delight. It has been about Ten months since I had the beer, it was the pinical of my enjoyment of beer brewing craftsmanship. It was €144.00€ for 20 in a case. In my opinion, worth it if you can get access to them. Only brewed in A Belgium Monistary, bread, caramel, chocolate, resin, caramel, raisin, black, cloudy, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, thick feel, lively, long finish,


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