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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3831   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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4.6
Wipplewill (9) - , Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2009 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2009 Served 2/25/09 in chilled Trappist Westvleteren goblet. Appearance is cloudy brown, with minimal off-white head. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter and extremely smooth. Worlds best beer.

4.6
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2009
Pours a cloudy brown with a lasting off-white head and nice lacing. Lovely chocolate aroma, sweet and delicious! Love the taste! Woodsy, malty, honey, licorice/anise, complex but balanced. Creamy with good carbonation - quite thick. A well-executed and delicious beer. No complaints!

4.4
jeverszeuge (647) - GERMANY - FEB 24, 2009
dark copper colour, surprisingly solid head. roastmalty smell with some yeast. aromes of toffee, roasted nuts and plums. roasty and oily start. aroma of some yeast and, cherry, black bread dark chocolade, toffe. mid brings hops and dark aromas, herbs, wood, forestground. end brings hops but the sweet aromas are still there and make a tasty combination. great stuff.

4
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2009
12oz bottle with 13.08.11 marked on the gold cap. Dark, murky brown with a an odd smattering of bubbles almost like a slime. Smells nice, caramel, sugar, raisins but not as good as the 8. It tastes boozy, brown sugar, sweet cherry syrup, tastes like a good quad to me. Overall, I preferred the 8 to the 12 but I usually prefer dubbels. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-22-2009 03:54:07

4.6
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2009 Pours a lovely tight large biege frothy head good carbonation misty red brown pour dark aroma plum fig caramel note raisin port wine maltiness alcohol notes hit the senses a mellowness little brandy nose flavour smooth hoppy yeast straight off raisin fig brandy like taste plum the malts not so sweet in flavour caramel light bitter on the palate the sweetness and bitter combine perfectly a mild tang light citrus touch there is a bit of pepper heat to each mouthful finish bitter sweet mellowness smooth superb flavours relaxing so good.

4.7
ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 20, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2009 Courtesy of a good friend, and shared with one as well. Aroma is full of ripe plums, brown sugar, apple and malt. Light head in my pour, but nearly opaque, except for the light around the edges. Flavor was thick and layered, with rounds of brown sugar, plums, raisins, almonds and molasses. The palate finally revealed some alcohol, and was lively overall. Believe the hype.

4
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - FEB 19, 2009
Dark brown, lightly hazed. Little vanishing head. Very floral nose, ethilic, fruity, sweet malt, honey & spicy. Absolutely smooth and right bodied, balanced, warming yet with no traces of that 10 %, an explosion of honey and molasses, figs and dates. An epiphany.

4.1
KM (416) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2009
Bottle. Dark, dark brown body, almost black. Small off white head. Complex aroma, sweet fruits, roasted malt, dried fruits, spices and citrus. Heavy flavour, sweet and warming. Coffee and licorice. Well balanced and full bodied. The alcohol is impressingly well hidden. Long bitter and sweet finish. (Gollem, Amsterdam, 08.12.08)

4.5
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Rating #1000 Bottle generously donated to "the cause" by mreusch. Pours a deep mahogany with a creamy, beige head. The nose is of dark fruit, red grapes (grape skins) spicy/peppery yeast and light alcohol. The mouthfeel is very nice: on the medium side of full-bodied with a soft creaminess that transitions to a spicy, slightly warming finish. Dark fruit, subtle brown sugar, spicy red wine and a slightly woody, lightly drying spiciness at the subtle yet lingering finish. An exercise in balance and beautifully blended flavors, this beer disappeared from my glass far too quickly. A beer truly worthy of all the accolades that it has received, I can’t thank you enough for the bottle, Matt. Amazing stuff.

4.5
kopher (593) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2009
tried this alongside the westy 8 and blonde dark brown pour, thin off white head aroma is sweet, raisin-y, lot of white wine, not much malt flavor is fairly sweet, but well-balanced, strong alcohol flavors, estery, figs somewhat chewy, with a dry, very long-lasting finish, but not as dry as the 8


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