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

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RATINGS: 3770   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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
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 isnt). 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 dont 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 dont miss much if you go for the (almost) equally fantastic Chimay Bleu or Choufe NIce, which are much, much easier to get.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Qnex (19) - ROMANIA - MAR 30, 2017
I managed to drink this one twice. As i see most people rated this beer high, its not my fav from Trappist. Pours dark brown, thick head. Fruity aroma, caramel, raisins and vanilla.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryspin3 (50) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Zamglone, ciemny bursztyn. Piana obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, beżowa. Opada do cienkiej warstewki, nie zostawia lacingu. Intensywny, złożony aromat - kwaskowy, karmelowy, kandyzowane owoce, figi, winny, miodowy, przyprawowy, alkohol. Inny niż wszystkie znane mi quadruple. W smaku przede wszystkim kandyzowane owoce, brązowy cukier, alkohol, ale całkiem szlachetny. Wytrawne na finiszu. Wysokie wysycenie. Dobrze pijalne. Czuje się, że to po prostu dobrze zrobione, tradycyjne piwo.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pawos (61) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAR 24, 2017
Zawiodłem się na piwie, chyba za duży hype był. Kolor ciemnobursztynowy, lekko mętne, piana ładna. W aromacie wychodzi nieprzyjemny alkohol. Za nim trochę suszonych owocw, karmelu i chleba. W smaku pełne, słodkawe. jest Karmel, rodzynki i słodkie owoce. Bardzo wysokie, przeszkadzające wysycenie. Goryczka niska. Przeszkadza też alkohol.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beton (317) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Czas kocha to piwo. Cztery podejścia by wyrobić sobie swoje zdanie. Najlepsze? Przynajmniej czteroletnie! Aromat XII jest bujnie złożony. Głwnie kandyzowane, ciemne owoce, bakalie. Akcenty winne, słodycz wanilii, brązowego cukru. Smak oddaje nam jeszcze więcej tego, co oferuje w aromacie a dodatkowo oferuje toffi, czekoladę, sherry, porto. Feria smakw oblepia język, pomimo ciut za wysokiego wysycenia. Piwo legendarne, pełne mistyki, ktra jest w tym piwie obecna.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cobaink2 (594) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Sample from beer share, thanks Jordan! tastes of dried figs, burnt brown sugar. Really complex tastes and wish i would have had more. The bottle may have been a little over carbonated however i think this is usually the case with Westys.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dropi6 (255) - POLAND - MAR 18, 2017
Pours brown, hazy, big head. Very complex aroma. Grapes, rasins, dark fruits, vanilla, alcohol, caramel, some yeast. Very sweet, but than dry taste. Full body, fizzy, oily feel. Very nice indeed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PiwnyMarek (1014) - Lomza, POLAND - MAR 18, 2017
Zacne piwo. Ciekawy aromat, lekko winny. Świetny wygląd. Smak złożony, aksamitny, trochę ciut za bardzo alkoholowy. Mimo wszystko jedno z najlepszych piw jakie piłem.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HuskerTan (2049) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 17, 2017
(Huge thanks, Brandon "Clownoisseur"!) Bottle. Molasses, fruit cake, raisins, caramel, port wine, subtle Christmas spice, complex. A- Brown color, cloudy liquid, tan head. T- Complex, raisins, subtle booze, caramel, molasses, prunes. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish. O- My 2,000th rate! Thanks to Clownoisseur for the great surprise! Pretty much lives up to the hype. Way better than Bernardus 12 and right along side Rochefort 10. Maybe not the best beer in the world but worth the experience and certainly a must try beer. Excellent stuff. The greedy me wants a whole case now to age and try over the years. Superb, superb, superb.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatiF96 (145) - POLAND - MAR 17, 2017
Brązowe, nieprzejrzyste. Obfita biała piana, ktra z czasem redukuje się do krążka. Aromat bardzo złożony. Ciemne owoce, melasa, figi, cukier, nuta szlachetnego alkoholu. W smaku ładnie ułożone. Jest słodycz, kandyzowane owoce, chlebowość, karmel. Wysycenie nie za wysokie. Sporo ciała. Dominuje słodycz ale skrka od chleba stanowi kontrę. Bardzo dobre, typowo degustacyjne piwo choć raczej nie mogę powiedzieć że najlepsze na świecie

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stefgrig (12) - kalamaria, GREECE - MAR 14, 2017
Pours dark brown color with small head. Aroma of yeast, sugar, caramel, dark fruits, banana. Taste of dark fruits, alcohol, yeast, spicy, caramel. Very complex. Medium carbonation and a great sweet finish.


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