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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3417   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
albinotron (37) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 13, 2013
One of the best beers I’ve had, but not my favorite. It does live up to the hype of being an amazing experience. The nose is subtle. Sweet, malted bread, sugar, maybe some caramel. Upon tasting it’s not too boozy. Smooth, well-balanced, nice carbonation that I wasn’t expecting. Red wine grape notes finishing with a slight hop bitterness. As the glass warms a note of cherry starts to dominate the finish which is long, lingering, and extremely pleasant.


4.3
Samuel214 (1528) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2017
Flaska från Belgien, drygt ett år gammal. Mörkbrun/kastanjefärgad med beiget skum. Sött och maltigt i doften med massor av kandisocker, jäst, torkad frukt, pomerans, lite kryddiga inslag, nejlika. Stor, fyllig kropp som sväller i munnen. Maltigt och sött i smaken med torkad frukt, kandisocker, russin, jäst och nästan en liten gnutta kakao och choklad. Alkoholen värmer på fint. Maffig!

4.1
Emelie (224) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2017
Tack @samuel214!!
Doft: lätt övernogna äpplen, varma äpplen, mandelmassa, bränt socker, maffig, söt, lätt syrlig som en quad, lite boozy, lätt kryddig.
Smak:len, bränt socker, varma äpplen, mandelmassa, lite boozy, lite champagnig

5
keilhauer (2) - - DEC 13, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2017 Wahnsinn! Unglaublich komplex. Es hört einfach nicht auf zu schmecken. Absolut empfehlenswert.

4.8
Sarlacc83 (2404) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2017
Bottle brought back from Belgium. Thanks Mathieu!

A: Mahogany in color with a foamy creme head and lacing.

N: Very bready with a lot of clove. Enormous raisin and prune layered onto toffee. Plum as well. Touch of honey. Brown sugar and cola. Pumpernickel. Syrupy cherry. Very rich and expressive.

T: Big dried fruit and loaf following through on the tongue. Sweet but not cloying. Neither bitter nor spicy but still so refined.

M: Medium heavy body, no alcohol, soft carbonation.

O: A wonderful beer that ages so well. This one was 6 or 7 years old. Superb; a treat almost every time I have had it.

4.1
ciocanelu (3026) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 11, 2017
Hazy dark amber color with beige head. Aroma has brown sugar, dried fruits and some brownie/cake notes. Taste is sweet, malty, sugary with a light yeast spice. Medium body, quite effervescent. Classic, well made, not too complex.

4.6
Sjefahoy (8) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2017 Gregoriaans gezang galmt door de kloostergangen, het orgel dat daar weer bovenuit galmt. Je haast je naar je kamer. sober ingericht met bed en schrijftafel. Je gaat zitten en je wacht. vluchtig geschuifel klinkt in de gang een klop op de deur. Je hart slaat over als je deur opent. een oogopslag, een stille zucht. twee tellen verder liggen alle kleren op de grond. Zo'n bier.

4.8
clueo (182) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2017
Poured in a tulip glass. A buddy of mine and I split a bottle. I've always been a fan of Belgium's but this beer is next level. The color is a dark brown with a bit of haze. The smell is sweet with a nice finish. The finish gives you no clue to the alcohol content as it's quite clean. A true gem!!!

4.5
Michał (1) - - DEC 6, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2017 Pite piwo było lekko leżakowane (ok 1,5 roku po terminie). W zapachu cała paleta suszonych owoców (śliwki, rodzynki, jabłka) plus słodowość (chleb) i nuty miodowe. Niska goryczka i nienachalna pełnia. Wyczuwalne rozgrzewanie od alkoholu w połączeniu z aromatem daje skojarzenia słodkich wiśni z nalewki.

5
dv-david (2) - - DEC 4, 2017 does not count
The Perfect Beer, one of my all time favorites.

Overall one of the best ones.

4.5
Bricktop86 (920) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 3, 2017
Pours clear brown with hints of red and a tan head. Aroma of dark grains, dark fruits and spices. Taste is heavy sweet, lightly bitter and lightly sour.


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