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

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RATINGS: 3374   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintbypint (3713) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JUN 13, 2013
Rating #2000. 330ml brown bottle - a gift from verticalbaconstrips the night of RBAG 1. I’m not really sure how old it is, or how it was acquired, I’ve had it for over a year now. The cap has a date of 24.09.13. Brown pour, orangey highlights, hazy, some sediment. Dark beige head that fades to a small tight bubbled cap, some creamy edges and ok lacing. Nose has rich plummy fruit notes, sort of winey, a bit of rich alcohol, chocolate. Taste has chocolate malts, toffee, and dark fruit (plum and black cherries, raisin), a bit of late bitterness and some alcohol. Aftertaste has light hops, rich chocolate and toffee malts, lingering dark fruit notes. A lot drier than I was expecting. Mid to full body with pretty active carbonation. Overall, the Westy expresses everything I would like to see in the abt/quad style, it certainly stands up to, but does not surpass my favourites in this style. It was/is an excellent beer, and I feel like a true rater now that I’ve had the Westy.


3.5
PabloZab (1617) - Wroclaw, POLAND - SEP 20, 2017
Butelka 330ml (BB 13.10.2019). Ciemno miedziane z delikatną pianą koloru ecru. Aromat nie powala, alkoholowy, lekko winny, nieco owocowy. W smaku wytrawne, owocowe, winne ale nic specjalnego. Dość wysoko nasycone, leciutko oleiste, pije się z przyjemnością ale oczekiwania były duże wyższe.

5
stanislav_kh (4) - Kharkov, UKRAINE - SEP 13, 2017 does not count
Непревзойденное блаженство при употреблении данного напитка. Одновременно пьешь и закусываешь! Очень мощное и продолжительное послевкусие. Градус почти не виден. Трудно найти. Самое вкусное пиво 100%

4.6
walkerrater (16) - ARGENTINA - SEP 11, 2017
I don't like this style of beer generally and this won me over. Pours deep read with a nice light head. Taste is dark chocolate and toffee but with a very balanced bitterness which makes it easy to drink.

4.3
Gary (2035) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2017 Beer 2000. In an orval goblet. I had a couple of differing bottle ages today but this review is from the date on cap of .15.04.18. It's only taken a decade for me to hit 2k but I'm really not a ticker in my own defence. Fucken A. !!!!I have had this wale before, so I'm not like in awww or anything . Nose is an amalgamation of cool things.. bready , dark brooding fruity and boozy. A damn nice united mix of nuance is really fucken awesome. You smell the divinity in beer like this and are reminded ,while the vibes penetrate your nose -why you're an enthusiast for high boost beers made by isolated 50 year old celibate virgin monks . Poured kinda a subdued textbook autumn leaf colour..shy khaki head doesn't last too long. Tastes great. This could maybe heal throat cancer..the smooth vibes slide down my throat like hote butter on toast. Sippin this yo get sweet toffee, chocolate covered grape, tart plums, lots of bready vibes and boozy buzzes that finish bitter-tart... I'd say this a great beer. The dull and limp appearance holds this bAck from being a higher rate.

4.2
Zilverenmaan (243) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2017
Aroma: plums, red currant, malts, warming alcohol. Taste the same but stronger. Mouthfeel creamy, alcohol warming, a little too strong for me but not disturbing. Very rich, yet balanced and enjoyable quad.

4.1
90 (614) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2017
Rather closed Aroma compared with the full flavored taste. Taste is prunes, tad nuts, very nice yeast, a tad bread. Nice oxidation. Rather much carbonation. Palate is fizzy, because of the carbonation. More complex in the aftertaste: prunes, a little leather, milk chocolate.

4.8
Oddskulle (37) - - SEP 4, 2017
Tag ikke fejl, dette er bare noget af det vildeste. Det kan siges med få ord "Fuck det er godt" Det er en meget hypet øl, den lever op til det hele. Hvis vi kunne drikke dette resten af vores liv, ville vi dø lykkelige. Det er satme i orden med super på!

4.2
GriZZZly (241) - - SEP 3, 2017
Berlin, Muted Horn, butelka. Ar: swietny ciemny slod, ziarnistosc, mocno orkiszowy, slodko bardzo, super dusza slodowa, sladowe szlachetne alko, intensywnosc srednio-wysoka. Swietnie, najciekawszy balans slodowosci jaki czulem, ta belgia i orkisz, bosko. Wyg: koniakowy, brazo-zloto, piana cienka, redukuje sie do ringu. Sm: swietne, bardzo slodowe, lekka palonosc, belgia, mocna orkiszowosc, soczyste, mocna ciekawa dusza quadra, wysycenie wysokie, super jest ta slodowosc, to nie moj styl, ale jest zajebiscie. Pos: cudowny slod, orkisz, belgia, sladowe szlachetne alko. Ov: genialne, cudowne w swej subtelnosci.

4.6
kehliu (1) - Shanghai, CHINA - SEP 2, 2017 does not count
Dark and opaque body with fruit aroma just like citrus clearly, medium head in the glass, very balanced in mouth. Anyway, complex by bitter and sweet taste as the temperature rising. It's really perfect, but too expensive maybe it costs in China.

4.2
Mishnok (355) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2017
Scores high from me on taste. Velvety quadrupel with dark dried fruit, prune and spice. No bitter edges, but I thought the extra alcohol compared to the 8 Extra was a bit overkill. Great beer, but prefer the 8. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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