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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3415   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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zvikar (6519) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 19, 2009
THanks DSG for sharing this one, dark amber with nice off-white head, acidic aroma balanced by dry fruit, some nuts and some yeasty cheese, complex flavors of dry fruits and cherries, brandy alcohol spiced by clove, texture is quite silky, overall it is a very nicely balanced beer to sip but not my favorite.

4.4
GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Brown with some redness pour with tan head. Dark fruit aroma and sweetness in the aroma. Tasted sweet on the lips, sherry flavor, some dryness, dark fuits(figs, raisons). Great mouthfeel. This too gets so much better as it warms up. Alcohol taste comes out a little at the end.

4.3
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2009
Pours a brown with a creamy head. The aroma is mellow and nice with slight notes of roasted malt and a nice blend of dried fruit, caramel and a sniff of alcohol. the flavour is bready with clear notes of spec B, some vague notes of chocolate and a nice presence of fruit from the yeast. Ends a a little sweet.
Quite outstanding but not really up to the hype...

4.6
GuanoBoy (7) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2009 does not count
All from memory, i think the bottle was 2+ years. Aroma was sweet, rich bread, floral alcohol with marshmallowy/floral/candy sweetness, prunes, cherries and figs; maybe faint vanilla and cocoa. The same in the flavor with more cocoa and vanilla. Palate was a dream, smooth and creamy, sweet and slightly thin. Unfortunately drinkable. Finish was lightly sticking with the sweet fruity, floral candy, bread and chocolate, and requisitly dry and alcoholic. Pretty damn awesome.

3.8
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2009
From a bottle purchased in 2006, stored properly. Poured a nice mohagany brown with a decent sized coffee-and-cream head. Aromas typical of Quads: roasted malt, caramel, raisins. Mouthfeel was nice, with some biting alcohol notes, and some light flowery notes.

4.5
dmac (6501) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle from padrefan98, thanks a million Jon for the number one rated beer on the planet. Pours a solid dark brown with lighter brown edges and some visible floaties but due to the darkness of the body they are only visible on the outer edges. Average size foamy white head that leaves a sheet of lace on the backside of my Ommegang gold rimmed chalice. Aroma is loaded with fruit notes, dark plums, banana, plum, prunes, raisins, vanilla, slight alcohol notes, dark sweet bread, and butter soaked brown sugar. Flavor is sweet with notes of fruit, especially raisin, plum, toffee, molassess, brown bread, alcohol, Flavor was close to a 10 but the alcohol on the backend was just a little to obvious. Super complex beer and very worthy of the hype. A perfect beer to celebrate the birth of my first child with so once again a big thanks to padrefan98.

4.4
BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Had this beer serveral times mostly provided by jonathonl. It has a nicd bone head on it and the nose is spice, cloves, and raisins. The beer was damn good. Just over hyped due to the difficult of getting this beer.

4.6
kmyers8807 (231) - Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2012 Bottle thanks to bitbucket. Had it a couple weeks ago with friends. The pour was a darker brown, with two fingures of head. The aroma was solid. When I took a sip, it hit me. I simply said wow. The carmel with fruit taste was amazing. It seemed every sip I took, I noticed something different.

4.4
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Dark brown with frothy off white head. Sweet malt aroma. Complex flavors caramel, cotton candy, Raisins, and buttery hops. I am officially blown away!



5
Stinky02 (1) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2009 does not count
This is the most amazing beer on the planet. The smoothness of the beer, the substantial head, and complex flavors made it like nothing else.


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