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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mmmbeer (1417) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Rating 500. First of all, a major thank you to daknole who threw this in as a bonus brew in a recent trade. You really didnt have to, but thank you. Bottle (cap reading 12.02.11) poured into trappist glass- poured a murky darken caramel color, tan whisps on top of the liquid surface for a head, initial low-medium carbonation of tiny bubbles. Aroma of figs, plums, moist raisins, and yeast- highly appealing. Hits the mouth with well defined medium body, some sweetness like light caramel and brown sugar comes in but is very subdued, malt is detectable but could be slightly more pronounced, very mild spices in the middle, cream on the back end of the tasting, finish lasts and has very little alcohol character to it. Very well balanced and extremely drinkable. A real treat!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kpresley77 (147) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2008 Bottle courtesy of fonefan pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is dark fruits. First taste is sweet dark fruits then the alcohol burn comes in. The carbonation is nice and the finish is dry with a little alcohol burn. The alcohol is hidden very well in this 10% beer. Not as good as the Westy 8 but still top of my list.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kennydiaz (358) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2008
WAY TO EXPENSIVE IT COST ME 18$ TO GET ONE. IT WAS VERY GOOD BUT NOT WORTH THE WAIT OR MONEY.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
m4rest88 (389) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - AUG 6, 2008
A special thanks to Bman1113vr for letting me drink this beer with him. Also an indirect thanks to jjpm74 for shipping it to bman! Where to start?! The beer pours with a small light brown head that is mostly diminishing. Since i got the bottom portion of the bottle, the body particles were a small to medium size. The body hue was a medium colored brown. The aroma smelled a little like caramel mixed with some barnyard and some meat. But the most dominating smell from the beer were the dark fruits: the raisins and a sour tasting plum. The beer also had a very strong alcohol taste. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and the finish was lightly bitter with lots of alcohol - pretty clean tasting towards the end. The beginning of the beer is light to the palate and ends medium to full with a syrupy texture. The carbonation is lively. What a great beer!!!!!!!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 6, 2008
My 700th rating!! A million thank you;s to jjpm74 for sharing some Westvleteren magic. Bottle marked 28.03.10. Pours with a off-white head that goes and leaves some waves covering a murky brown body with particles. Alcohol legs on the side of the glass. Amazing aroma of figs, dark fruits, raisins, chocolate, alcohol, brandy and a slightly tart plum. Taste is sweet, lighter than expected with complex, rich and spiceyness. There is a complex savory alcohol note on the finish that is beautiful along with a long, clean and pleasant after taste. Brandy, spicey, sweet, yeasty and fruit. There is so much in this beer. It is subtely amazing! Syrupy mouthfeel with really light bubbles. This beer quitely lives up to all expectations.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2008 Beautiful dark brown with fading cream color head. Starts with a mix of dark cholcolate and carmel and fades to a yeasty fig flavor. Finished with a nice alcohol burn......but not too much. Perfect.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2008
11.2oz bottle, bottled 20.04.07--thanks to henrikb for this! My first rating in my new podunk town! Clear ruby brown with some chunky sediment and a one finger fading beige head down to a thin ring. Why doesnt this look more impressive? Figs, raisins, and sweet slightly scorched caramel lead the aroma. Vanilla, Belgian yeast, and chocolate covered cherries come next. Flavor has the chocolate covered cherries (with the syrup and white sugary filling) coming stronger, and the alcohol blends well with this clear into the semi-dry slightly chalky finish, with bitterness peaking around a 2 to 3. Backing up a bit, the addition of a hint of leather makes its way into the flavor. Fairly vinous and figgy again as well. Full body with prickly low carbonation. For the top rated beer, I would have expected this to excel in all aspects, but it didnt.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2008
draught at in de vrede near the abbey. Simply put, fantastic. Caramel sweet smell. Taste is complex, every sip is different. Flavors of dark fruit, caramel, alcohol, very balanced and drinkable. Very smooth. Best Ive ever had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgiskOlklub (1072) - Viby J, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2008
Bottle from 2005. Average size lovely creamy off-white diminishing head, hazy dark brown body. Aroma of raisin, plum port and heavy alcohol. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation and a distinct bitter finish. The flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. A nice beer - but better when it is young

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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 248 249 250  251  252 253 254 » 381
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5