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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: 3785   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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Winchestercer (3) - , SPAIN - AUG 2, 2008 does not count
Una muy buena cerveza trapista. No creo que llegue a ser la mejor del mundo, aunque s de las mejores. Seguramente gane puntos por la forma de venta y la historia que esconde tras de s.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ZanomiX (4) - , BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2008 does not count
Finally I could taste the best beer in the world. I don’t have much experiance but this is defenatly the best beer I’ve ever tasted. It has a very rich flavour but I expected it would be sweeter. I liked it more this way!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2008 12 oz. bottle - generously traded to me by jim74; cloudy, dark reddish brown; lots of flakes and still left about 1/2" in the bottom of the bottle; frothy tan head bubbles up and quickly fades to a thin, soapy film; lots of sweetness, dank fruit, brown sugar and fresh cut prunes (or something like that); velvety soft on the lips and very rich; wow, nose is top dog here; as is the creamy texture; flavor the only letdown, but just a slight one; a very big beer in richness and sweetness

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2008
33cl, exclusive brewery, from the brewery, very complex, but heavy (and sweet), cloudy, good head, very good brew

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2009 Big thanks to Jason for this one. Pours brown with a little slightly off-white head. Nothing too special to look at. Flavor and aroma are lots of dark fruits, with brown sugar and a lot of sweetness. Obviously this beer is well-regarded, as it should be, but to me its just not the best beer Ive had.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dimavirsla (5) - sombor, SERBIA - JUL 27, 2008 does not count
Faint aroma. I couldnt help it, I was quite disappointed by the smell, but the taste of this is excellent. Very sweet, but the complexity never makes it cloying. So many fruits in this.. Excellent brew, but is this the best in the world? I can imagine this being to sweet for me on some days, Id rather have a Rochefort 10 then...

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Mad props to Tony at Oldsmar Tap House for the Westy 8, 12, and Blonde side-by-side. Judging by appearance alone, one would have no idea that this is the highly-regarded nectar of God Himself, as it is quite an unattractive brown liquid just sitting in a snifter. Aroma and corresponding flavors are as complex as a Thanksgiving feast -- spicy figs, dates, brown sugar, touches of honey and molasses, rich malts, nutmeg all over top subtle warm alcohol. Definitely a complexity of flavor that is unrivaled to date for me personally. Its an absolutely stunning beer that lives up to its reputation.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
arepeejee (3) - , South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2008 does not count
Quite simply the best beer I have ever tasted. The initial petrol/diesel waft melts quickly into an excellent palate taste of spice and warmth. Just edges St Bernadus for me, but only due to rarity making drinking a bottle a special occasion (as opposed to the St Bern’ which I can get in my local pub)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ahalloin (54) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2008
A 12 oz. bottle split courtesy of a dude who doesn’t have a screen name or account on here. I was very thankful for getting to try this famous brew! Pours a dark brown nondescript looking fluid with great whitish tan head with adequate lacing. The aroma is of trappist yeast, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, and slight alcohol. The mouthfeel is smooth but adequately carbonated. The flavor is classic trappist with spicy cinnamon and sugar with hints of dried fruits. All bow to the great Westy 12!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MuttyD (93) - Cambridge, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Lived up to the hype. Huge dark fruits and slight roastiness aroma. Figs, brown sugar, bread, plums, other dark fruits and cookie flavor. Finish is long and sweet. Syrupy mouth feel. Amazing beer. I bought 6 of them and I’m going to age 2 of them. Can’t wait to try them in a few years.


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