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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3408   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
BR007 (14) - Strongsville, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Thank you Fiver29. This is one fine beer. Thin head, nice deep color. This is one complex beer with dark fruit being the most pronounced flavor in my mouth. Smooth and so well balanced that it is hard to classify. A must try.

3.7
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Pours cloudy dark brown with a thin offwhite head, decent retention. Smells dark and bready yeasty, slightly fruity like raisins. Tastes sweet and malty and yeasty, again with the raisin flavors. Tasty, not all that though. Medium to full body, mellow carbonation.

3.5
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Dark, cloudy, murky brownish color, Smells of plums and apple mostly. Lots of boozey applish/mystery fruit taste. Raisen in there too. This was my first westy and my first quad. Certainly not my style of beer, to sweet, with to many flavors all mashing together. Glad to try it though , thanks Kan.

3.9
antzman (325) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark deep brown with a thin white head, with just a little lacing. The aroma is full of caramel, raisins, figs, spices. The flavor is very complex. A bit sweet, with plenty of malt, dark fruit, vanilla, spices. Smooth carbonation and an even finish. Not the best quad on the market, not the worst by far, but way overhyped.

4.2
Geuzelambix (376) - København, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2008
Overwhelming beer with a very open taste. The aroma is ok, but the taste simply unique with its almost exploding character. Maybe it’s not as great as so many people tend to think, but it’s something very special and something you just have to taste.

4.6
GAManiac (1946) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Rating #100! Pours a beautiful deep brown with mahogany hints around the edges. The head is a rocky off-white two fingers thick which lingers for quite a while and leaves minimal lacing. Where do I start with the aroma? Sweet bready caramel malts with huge dark fruit aromas of raisins and plums up front. Big and complex with molasses, brown sugar, and some spices on top of that. Just a wonderfully aromatic brew. Just like the smell, the taste is just incredibly complex and wonderful. There is a prevailing sweetness that pervades the entire flavor with molasses, dark fruit, caramel, and vanilla. Spices are also present but perfectly balanced with the sweetness and malts. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth but with a nice big carbonation that tickles the tongue. I honestly don’t think you could improve the mouthfeel...exceptional. Well, what else to add to the praise. I’m not sure if this is the best beer I’ve ever had, but it’s pretty damn close. It’s unbelievably complex but extremely drinkable and is certainly the best of the style I have ever tasted.

4.4
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2008
wow....I wanted to hate this beer but it smelled like dried fruit and tasted like really nice dried fruit and finished dry and super super drinkable......worth the hype.....but not worth the amount people are spending on this on ebay.....

5
BierGarten wine and spirits (15) - Jenks, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 27, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 Simply amazing what else can be said. Sampled this at In de Vrede. Found it at De Bier Temple in Brussels. Brought 3 cases back to the states. If you have never tried this beer you must.

4.2
mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2008 [1173-20080302] Bottle. Mild fruity aroma has hints of malt and roast. Hazy, dark dark brown body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head. Flavour has some fruity malt but mostly is roasted malt with little bitterness. Full body. Impressive and muted like its brothers and still very nice, especially as it warms. (7/5/9/4/18) 4.3
(@ In De Vrede; Westvleteren, BE)

[1312B-20080419] Bottle. Mild vine grapes aroma has boozy green leaf grains and a strange oxo cube background. Murky, dark brown red body pours a big medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Sweet green twigs and fruity mild malt flavour has toasty grain sweetness and booooze. Medium body. Bonus for the experience in Canada. (7/4/8/4/17) 4.0
(w/ DuctTape, jerc, TheRoot)

4.7
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 24, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2008 My first Westy 12! Dark brown with a creamy tan head that disappears into a ring. Huge thanks to Old Style Cub fan! Huge and beautiful aroma of cherries, brown sugar, raisins, figs. Amazing flavor, fresh and strong, yet extremely complex. Has a strong vineous quality. Finish is beautifully smooth and sweet. There’s a lot going on in this beer. It’s worthy of its top beer titile!


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