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


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RATINGS: 3717   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Juggernaut84 (242) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2016
Dunkles Kupfer mit schnem mittelhohem Schaum. Sehr reich und voll, rote alte Frchte, Sherry, Wein, Rosinen und Honig. Geschmack: malzig, mildrstig, und die gleichen roten Frchte und eine feine Gewrznote. Im Abgang kommt die belgische Hefe trocken daher. Meine Flasche war noch etwas jung, daher etwas alkoholig. Super Bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
creppyiceman (595) - POLAND - DEC 22, 2016
(3 years old bottle) Aroma:almonds,honey,dark fruits,plums. Appearance:dark brown color,medium-sized head. Taste:sweet,flavour of honey,dark fruits,figs,almonds and bread,sweet honey-like aftertaste. Palate:full body,low to medium carbonation. Overall:Very nice,not the best on earth but still enjoyable

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Scotty001 (559) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Needs to be drunk at room temperature to be fully appreciated. Medium amber, small off white head. Aroma of dark fruit and light spice. Oh, what;s the point in going into detail, this is just a superb beers, it ticks every box you could want in a Belgian ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cantabrian (1072) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2016
Held it for my 1001th, right here in Malaysia, and I just cannot find a proper glass. I had to drink it in my sloppy pint glass, no worries. Im sure I can just copy and paste what I had for the Bernardus Abt 12 in here, with minor modifications that probably have to do much more with the momentum, temperature, age of bottle, than with a true difference between these beers. Perhaps the greatest difference is the more pungent aroma of alcohol in this one, while the Bernardus seemed to be mellower. This is a reasonably fresh one, maximum 6 months old. This dark amber beer has those fruits in the cellar holding the main backbone of the aroma and taste. Alcohol on the aroma to start with, stronger, with freshly tanned leather and an explosion of apples, plums, peaches and apricots, old books and wooden crates, wicker baskets and dusty curtains, dark empty wine bottles and firewood, both on the aroma and flavours. Its all so round and timeless, with sweet malts, vanilla and yeastroasted almondswine pruneshoney, tobacco leaves wow! So perfectly crafted, altogether the flavours are well-mended, nothing standing out or overshadowing each other, with a reasonably dry finish, bitter and sour. Pleasant to drink. Full bodied but not oily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jashiu (637) - Gdask, POLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Backlog. Synchronizing with notes and Untappd.
Aroma of dried fruit, bread and spices, a bit fruity
Taste is medium sweet with plentiful raisins and dates, some rye dark bread and biscuits, a bit spiciness, caramelized sugar, very malty and full of
Medium body, Alcohol present in the finish and that was an unexpected and unpleasant surprise
I have to say its way overhyped and as such its a bit of disappointment. Was expecting more - something magical and even more complex, as this one can be matched by other great Belgian beers. Though I have tasted it fresh, next time Im going to age it at least 3 years.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jjsint (2573) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle shared among good friends. Brown and cloudy with some white head. Figgy pudding and cinnamon toast with heady candied yeast notes. Burnt caramel and roasted sweet potatoes in the next sniff. Taste is warming and massively sugary with a tempering sourness in the background. The finish has more bitter sourness to it. Horehound and hyssop in the aftertaste. I really havent done it justice. Unique and incredible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ngunity (157) - - DEC 7, 2016
The ten year quest ends with a 330ml bottle poured into tulip glass served approx 12c. Head was foamy but not very thick or pretty, dissapating quite fast Id describe the head retention as poor. Seemed a bit of yeast sediment in bottle. Appears a murky opaque brown. Aroma is a little wine like and a bit boozy not great. Flavour is refined and sweet and masks the high abv. Tastes like a sweeter big Belgian beer. Good but not the best

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
horto008 (184) - Alabama, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Ive been waiting a long time to write this review as it has taken me a long time to find the beer...luckily a trip to Germany solved it. That said, its hard to rate a legendary beer, especially one that consistently is placed as the best beer in the world category. BUT. My take it on it is this: its a really, really, good Belgian strong ale. If youre a serious IPA drinker, calling this the best beer in the world would be like trying to explain to a classical music aficionado why Kanye West deserved a Grammy. For me, I thought it had an amazing apple-ness to it, enough toast/bread notes to subdue the sweetness, and a bit of an alcohol edge. Its extremely flavorful and it sticks around, laces the glass, and all those things youd want to see in a great beer. Best Ive ever had? Unsure. Worth hunting for the taste? Sure, why not. Worth hunting because its a Beer Unicorn and having it increase your rank as a beer snob? Absolutely!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alex7x3 (13) - Калуга, RUSSIA - DEC 4, 2016
Legendary beer, excellent taste and aroma, but not so unique as rumors about it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
il_vosa (16) - Torino, ITALY - DEC 4, 2016
Well, it is difficult to review such an icon for every beer lover; The aroma is of citrus and fruity; The apearence is absolutely great with the characteristic red/brown colour; But it is when it came to the taste that i was disappointed: an intense taste of fruit and malt with a tail of alchool and bitterness. Too far away of what I consider the best beer of the world, nothing special or different from the houndred trappist beers, and absolutely not worth such a big price.

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