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

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RATINGS: 3804   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
basjansen14 (304) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2017 Bruin kleurig bier met een creme kleurige schuimkraag. Bottel-datum: 7 april 2016 Aroma: zoet, rozijnen, vanille, brood Smaak: karamel, rozijnen, moutig, gist en wat alcohol en een relatief bittere afdronk. Ik vond het eerste slokje vrij alcoholisch, maar na een aantal slokjes treed de alcohol naar de achtergrond.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reli (23) - - MAY 4, 2017
Quickly disappearing head, leaving a copper color beer in a glass. Fair amount of yeast is suspended in liquid. Aroma: flowers, red fruits, dark bread, burned caramel, syrupy, a hint of butterscotch and spicy phenols. No alcohol burn. Highly carbonated. Tons of caramel and bread fill the mouth. Similar to sweet fortified wine like malaga - raisins, cranberries, figs. Little bitterness only in the aftertaste. Some autolysis from yeast poured from the bottle. Surprisingly dry with nice finish. Really nice quadrupel, good to drink it once, but not a beer that I could drink all the time.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Davros IX (300) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
2016 catch up - This was it, the big one and allegedly the best beer in the world. I really didnt think that much of it. It was smooth, slightly yeasty, with a sweet mouth feel, but I really wasnt impressed. It was tasty and blindingly strong, but nothing to recommend it and certainly didnt justify the cost of buying it from Beers of Belgium. Oh well, at least I can say that I have tried it.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Viennas1060 (9) - - MAY 3, 2017 does not count
bread caramel nuts dough butterscotch bought @Beerlovers typically Westvleteren

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FinnIckler (391) - GERMANY - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle from comptoir des Saveurs in Brussels. Pours dark brown. Nose is bread heavy red fruits, vanilla, especially dates, a touch boozy too. Palate is complex but very Drinkable, dried fruit, some boozyness, sweet maltyness, some chocolate. Spicy finish. Great, it was worth the hype. Definitely one of the best 10+ percent beers Ive had, but I still like coffee style imperial stouts more, the bitterness is just different.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
daydesiang (68) - MALAYSIA - APR 30, 2017
I just have to... its the best beer i have ever tasted! The best as describe as per below:- "There are few beers that can transport the drinker into another realm of pure bliss quite like this." - Westy1130 Its simply amazing! This beer have the complex nose of a malt whisky! Chocolate, dark fruits, honey, roasted malt, caramel, nuts, & toasted bread! Sweet aroma of many Belgium beers combined together in this beer~ The taste.. wow the taste is very complex, this maybe the most complex beer i ever had! The first sip, malt, honey, yeast, chocolate and coffee! Then the taste starts to change and turns into a totally different taste - it just taste like Christmas! Christmas cake, dried fruits and more honey. This is a 10% ABV beer and it just goes down so smooth, so very satisfying. Its like some old whisky, that have a medium body but pack with alot of flavors. The aftertaste is another magic from this beer. Its long, intense, fill your mouth with roasted malt and total satisfaction! This really makes you wonder, why monks able to make the very best beer on earth? Maybe they cant have beer in heaven~~~ Yes it live up to the hypes and the price to get one is always priceless! An excellent 5! P/S: there are still some flavor that I just cant named it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KW92 (1500) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 28, 2017

Butelka z datą : 11.09.16 (przeleżał mnie lodwce ponad 2, jeśli nie 3 lata)
AROMAT : Bardzo intensywny, złożony. Karmel, bakalie (nerkowce, orzeszki ziemne, migdały, suszone i kandyzowane owoce).
SMAK : Słodowo-karmelowe. Posmak lekko przypalonego karmelu oraz marcepanu. Bardzo wysokie nasycenie. Alkohol świetnie ułożony, nawet nie grzeje w przełyk, podbija smaki - czas zrobił swoje. Odczucie w ustach pełne.
WYGLĄD : Barwa brązowa, zmętnione. Piana drobna, bardzo niska, krtka.
OGLNIE : Nie wiem czy najlepsze na świecie, ale wiem, że każdy przynajmniej raz w życiu powinien go sprbować.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdls17 (11) - Jemeppe-sur-Sambre, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2017
Not the king of beer but a GREAT beer. Well balanced but very variable from batch to batch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cervmagpt (793) - PORTUGAL - APR 27, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 26D). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown (BBF 19.11.18). AROMA: medium-high malt aroma with notes of roasted bread crust, slight honey, dried grapes and medium high alcohol presence (almost lacquer). APPEARANCE: dark ambar color and clear. medium-high beige, moussy head, with good persistence. lace formation. TASTE: similar to the aroma with notes of roasted bread crust, slight honey and peppery alcohol. medium-low and slight sweet malt background. medium-low bitterness with an almost dry finish. PALATE: medium-low body with medium-high carbonation. smooth alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a nice belgian dark strong ale but with not very much perceptible esters.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thejackpacker (372) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2017
Bottle from the abbey cafe. Its a very hard one to rate. The hype is absolutely enormous, was quite shocked to be able to buy a box on my visit spontaneously. The smell, I really didnt get much of it, just a standard ale smell for me matched by a murky brown colour. The taste is also quite subtle but for some reason, totally satisfying. It feels full of flavour whole also not revealing what any individual flavour really is. It fizzes on the palate - a delight- and washes down like a mix of a fine red wine and a praline chocolate. A very delightful beer to drink, of course not worth the insane hype but one should allow it for a beer of shuffle quality.


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