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

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3753   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SylvainCFC (130) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2017
Robe brune cuivre trs fonce, mousse abondante moyennement crmeuse de bonne tenue. Grosses bulles sur la paroi. Nez de fruit trs mrs (compote), sucrosit et malt bien prsent (on dtecte larme de crales). Chaleur de lalcool galement bien perceptible au nez. Bouche trs bien balance qui dmarre sur une lgre amertume avant de dvoiler des notes douces de fruits mrs (prune, pomme), de malt torrfi (trs lger cacao), de crale (petites touches de biscuit). La douceur nest cependant jamais excessive, comme jugule par une certaine fraicheur (surette) et une amertume qui se redveloppe en fin de bouche. Alcool trs bien intgr qui ne perce pas. Fine pour une quadruple, tire vers la texture huileuse. Bire trs ronde, de corps moyen pour le style. Un exemple dquilibre, de complexit et pourtant daccessibilit.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fischersfriend (4) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2016 does not count
Truely one of the best beers in the world. Obviously its hard to live up to the hype associated with this beer. Lets face it , its hard to get and very pricey. Aroma is amazing. Figs ; raisens, brown sugars. Appearance is less murkey than some of its peers. Taste is well crafted malty, and bready but full of dried fruit notes . Definitely not too sweet and with a slightly dry fresh finish. Very complex. Not much i can say that hasnt allready been said. Without a doubt this is a special beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonofian (15) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2016
All aboard the hype train. Definitive trappist quad that tastes and looks like the thick monks robes it was probably stewed in. Nuts, raisins, earth. Full yet fizzy. Is this the best beer in the world? No. But it is still worth it, if only to say that youve consumed a real life myth.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
imperial_suchy (127) - Rybnik, POLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Piwo ma kolor miedziany, duża beżowa piana. W aromacie mid i rodzynki. W smaku karmel, suszone owoce. Piwo jest słodkie, treściwe. Alkohol, jak to w dobrym quadruplu niewyczuwalny, chociaż ogrzewa przełyk. Według wielu opinii to piwo nie jest aż tak dobre, jednak dla mnie jest to rarytas.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
West12 (4) - sarasota, - DEC 28, 2016 does not count
Incredible in every sense of the word. This is THE beer, the gold standard. Ive had a lot of great beers but nothing that is even an apples to apples comparison to this. Yes it does live up to the hype. Makes St. Bernardus Abt 12 taste like a Corona.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Banzale (192) - FRANCE - DEC 28, 2016
Offert par nutjes. Sant ! Bouteille de 33cl. Verre westvleteren dgustation. Couleur : brune reflet cuivre et acajou. Mousse ar mais qui sestompe rapidement col de mousse inexistante. Au nez : cest fruit type fruit rouge comme des cranberry , des baies et des fruit sour cherry. En bouche : lesprit des fruits est la ! Sour cherry assez distinct. Malts torrfi et note de toffee trs discrte. Longue en bouche et assez discrte en alcool. Trs bon corps super bien quilibre un vrai rgal. Gustativement aucun quivalent et surtout indtronable !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle in a restaurant in front of the brewery. If not the best one of the best Quad you may taste ever.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pizd (435) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2016
2019 Exp bottle. Another put in storage for aged comparison. Aroma not as good as expected, mouthfeel exceptional.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rafael52 (1192) - Łdź, POLAND - DEC 26, 2016
Kolor: rubinowy, klarowny.
Piana: obfita, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, dziurawi się, dość trwała.
Zapach: wyraźny aromat słodu, lekkie aromaty przypieczonego ciasta, karmelu, owocw, brzoskwiń, delikatne daktyle, delikatnie wyczuwalny alkohol.
Smak: dość lekka pełnia, rwnież sporo nut słodu, przypieczonego ciasta, meladoidyn, karmelu, lekkie nuty ciemnych suszonych owocw, rodzynek, daktyli, wiśni, całość dość słodka, smukła, wodnista, wyraźny alkohol, podbijający goryczkę.
Wysycenie: w kierunku wysokiego.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
laurenspoons (12) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2016
Pretty epic. Overwhelming explosion of fruity flavours - delicious. Almost tastes like a brandy but clean robust. Dark and rich.


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