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

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RATINGS: 3831   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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4.3
floris87 (35) - Utrecht, - SEP 28, 2011
Had this once before, when I was only starting to like proper beer. Dark beer, not entirely opaque, hint of copper in the colour, nice off white head. Aroma is certainly the best in all of Belgium, dryer and less alcohol/raisins than some of its peers (for instance St. Bernardus 12, which some say is pretty much the same beer - it isn’t). Especially the roasted, nutty flavour is something I have not found this much in other Abts. Also has a hint of licorice, unusual for Belgian dark beers. The dried fruit is very subtle. Actualy, the whole beer is much more subtle than I remembered it to be, and it is certainly a fantastic beer. What I don’t like: it has too much carbonation, which just ruins the palate for me, which I remembered to be much fuller and oilier. Maybe I had a better bottle last time. Anyway, certainly something special, but you don’t miss much if you go for the (almost) equally fantastic Chimay Bleu or Choufe N’Ice, which are much, much easier to get.


4.7
Fujimo2000 (160) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Pours dark cherry with a fairly robust lacing that quickly dissipates. Aroma is cherry, fig and vanilla. Lives up to the expectation

4.5
gurussi (12) - Curitiba, BRAZIL - JUN 22, 2017
Cerveja encorpada de corpo baixo, boa carbonatação, no aroma sente muita fruta seca (uvas,ameixa..). Ao beber é seca o que difere muito das belgas comuns. Vale cada centavo pago. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
labeerinthum (833) - Milano, ITALY - JUN 21, 2017
Bottiglia BBE 4-2018. Il gusto al naso trova maltato, fruttato, fichi, prugna, miele e caramello. L’intensitŕ olfattiva č molto elevata e la persistenza olfattiva č considerevole e pregevole. Il cappello color ocra di schiuma molto compatta ha una discreta resistenza e termina con merletti a contornare il bicchiere. La grandezza delle bollicine č medio-fine. La consistenza del liquido č limpida. Il perlage č costituito da bollicine medio-fini. La carbonazione č nella norma e persistente. Il colore č ebano. Il corpo č strutturato ma duttile. Il dolce č medio in buon equilibrio con l’amaro medio. L’intensitŕ gustativa č elevata e la persistenza gustativa č buona. Il gusto č piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono lunghe e di birra impegnativa a causa dell’elevato tenore alcolico. Il finale č complesso. Il retrogusto č intenso. In bocca l’aroma restituisce percezioni di orzo, cereali, fiori, alcol invadente, vaniglia, prugna, miele e caramello.

4
popiela (860) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 18, 2017
Butelka w Muted Horn. Aromat przyjemny, rodzynki, migdały, suszone owoce. W smaku tak samo, dużo owoców. Wysycenie wysokie, delikatny alkohol.

4
GhostS (318) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 17, 2017
Aromă slabă, cu multe fructe fermentate, malț, ceva lemn fructifer, note de vanilie și fructe uscate. Gust puternic, intens, multe fructe fermentate, dulceață de fructe caramelizate și mult rom, lemn fructifer cu puțină vanilie, totul cu mult alcool și moderat dulce. Foarte bună și bogată, dar cumva sub așteptări.

4.1
homeini (259) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 16, 2017
Jak na ten styl, faktycznie robi wrażenie. Brązowy, pod światło ciemnomiedziany kolor, obfita piana, świetny leysing. Aromat przypraw korzennych i brązowego cukru, w smaku przyprawy i goryczka, która jest krótka, ciężko stwierdzić jej charakter. Generalnie bardzo dobre piwo, jak na ten styl najlepsze, które do tej pory piłem, ale nadal niczego nie urywa.

4.2
djcampbell (147) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 14, 2017
Je to sice nejlepší pivo světa, ale prostě měl jsem i originálnější piva. Nicméně, má vše, co quadrupel má mít, říz , krémovou pěnu, silná chuť, jemné aroma a ucelenou chuť.. Ale toť vše.. Dokonalé ale nemělo to nic navíc jako jsem měl pár piv, která byla dokonalá ale s něčím navíc. Nicméně výborné pivo.

4.6
geolgau (212) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - JUN 14, 2017
Full body, but extremely light. Complex aroma: starts with toasted rye bread, followed by a fine perfume with wood notes and spicy alcoholic (rum) heat. Hazelnut, even some banana detected. Silky mouthfeel, low carbonation. First taste is overwhelmed by a nice marzipan taste, combined with prunes and figs, but also some malty sweetness. Spicy and balanced, this one lives up to the hype!

3.7
TomHendriksen (475) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2017
Fles gedeeld door Inoven, geprobeerd met JoepvW. Het is een donker bruin bier met een medium schuimkraag. Het heeft redelijk veel koolzuur. De smaak is caramel achtig en fruitig. Erg lekker!

4.4
mmmeinike (153) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2017 Brown hazy ale with short white head. Rye bread, malt and dried fruit aroma. Taste of resins, dates, marzipan and spices.


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