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100
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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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2007 33 cl bottle from the shelf. Dark brown with an abundant, creamy, lacy head. Velvety aroma of malt, molasses, nuts, strawberries... Initially sweet and soft taste followed by an estery explosion in the back of the mouth and flowing into a lasting, pronounced bitter aftertaste. A little sticky body, moderate alcoholic finish. Great balance - robust yet elegant, rather sweet yet very bitter.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (17953) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2007 Bottle. Beautiful lasting head. Last drop still had a small head on it. A bit hazy with sediments of yeast. Very complex taste with lots of spices and fruits to be detected. Aroma is almost as good as the taste

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thornecb (5812) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2006 Quite a chunky pour. Nice carbonation and substantial medium-lasting head. Bottle cap says 30/07/01, so quite vintage. Aroma of dates and plum. Nice, full flavor with a slight alcohol aftertaste. Bitter, long finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Rating #300!!!!!!! 2003 Bottle, surprise beer from Suiiy. Not the most beautiful thing to look at. Pours a muddy brown with some mild off white head, recedes rather quickly. Aroma is lots of sweet dark malts, alcohol, dark fruits, figs, and maybe nuts. Oh yeah, lots of dirty musty bananas in the aroma as well. Taste is rather yeasty, which is the dominant player up front along with the sweet dark malts. Sweet for the most part, with a lurking alcohol presence. Finishes dry and alcoholy. For what its worth, I get much more of a satisfying experience out of the Rochefort 10. Will defintely retry as soon as I get my hands on another bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2005
nice lacing. dark caramel color. plae brown head. raisin smell. slight alcohol burn. nutmeg and spice. im not a fan of belgians but this is pretty good. smooth as hell with the taste sitting lightly on the tongue

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (4059) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2005
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Pours brown with a beige head. Very sweet. Nice dryness. Aromas of almondliqueur, nuts, alcohol and much more. Very full. I can imagine that if I to keep loving this beer Ill have to drink only one per session; otherwise it might be a bit too much. Bought the beer (in a bottle) at the brewery.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Augustbrews (1) - USA - DEC 21, 2005 does not count
The Abt 12 is substantial. You can expect a cascade of flavor. A lovely blend of malt and hops. Inviting aroma. A connoisseur could find a dozen flavors to describe. I found myself sipping and savoring until the last.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Rating #1000. Big thanks to Martin (Engelsmann). I cant beleive I have never rated this before- I think I have had samples at previous tastings. Im glad I waited, this beer is very deserving of the 1000th rating. Pours a very very deep amber- mostly brown and moslty cloudy even when I left the dreggs in the bottle. A very large light beige head is created upon the pour with a crapload of sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. Aroma is truly unlike any other beer I have had- not even the St Bernardus can compare. Aroma of light earthy and spicy hints with light barnyard notes. Next the fruity esters from the yeast come into play, and then finish with a crapload of sweet fruity malt- lots of caramel, chocolate, and special B. Almost a musty hint in the end of the aroma as well. Flavor is mostly sweet malt in the front with caramel chocolate malst in the middle- intermingling with hops and even a touch of tobacco. Good hop bitterness in the end- almost an earthy-hop character. Finishes a bit dry but still a lot of complex malt sweetness. Full mouthfeel with a smooth finish. This beer is so unique and so complex that is is deserving of the highest rating on this site.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2005
Dark brown colour, average off white head. Rather sweet and malty aroma, fruity to. Smouth and creamy palate, wonderfull finish, light bitter creamy, some herbs.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2005
I know most people like this one over Rochefort 10. I dont. I find the palate in Rochefort 10 better than this one. But dont get me wrong - still an exelent brew.


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