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

bottled
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on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3828   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MikeEnIke (6) - - MAY 23, 2012
Wasn’t sure if this would live up to its hype, but I’m happy to say it most certainly did. Fantastic balance of bitter hops and sweet roasted malt. Beautiful dark brown/red pour with a head that lasts the duration of the enjoyment. Tastes of raisins, chocolate, and toasty malt with a nice punch of yeast flavor. Absolutely delicious. As complex as it is delicious.


4.6
vastervikman (16) - Vastervik, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2017
Yes, I also spent shitload of money to illegally buy this charming beer, even munks said they are against it, but dam stop making so perfect beer!!! This is love story no doubt about that! Loved it all the way. Like first kiss or something!

5
ortodox69 () - - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 bevuta nel pub adiacente il monastero in Belgio. birra scura a 12 gradi . gusto particolare forte e nello stesso tempo delicato. mi ha ammaliato

4.6
surething_ii (365) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle from the Abbey. Well, it’s hard to ignore the hype when I traveled quite a way to get it (instead of buying 12€ bottle in Brugge) but I will try. Best comparison that comes to my mind is wine. It’s like a well stored bottle of red. It won’t amuse you with heights and everything, but it’s perfectly well balanced and smooth. Color is black with decent head. Aroma not that significant. Taste keeps in one line leaving no place for irregularities. It’s basically a drink for special occasions, so not what you expect from beer. Very interesting.

5
jorgevial (1) - Santiago, CHILE - JUL 16, 2017 does not count
Simplemente impresionante, sabores a miel, licor, frutos secos. Se ve increíble.

4.7
DubCInjun (40) - - JUL 12, 2017
At Trollekelder in Ghent - Pours a dark maroon with a delightful smell of caramel, dried fruit, and notes of vanilla. Has a thick mouthfeel -- almost a syrup like consistency. Taste starts with licorice, fruit, coffee, and dark chocolate, and finishes with a toffee-like sourness. An absolute experience and a joy have.

5
Bootlegger007 (151) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2017
Does it get any better? I believe all the hype over this beer, I couldn’t fault anything! Dark fruits, earthy aroma, a full bodied Trappist Ale, sensational!

5
monz67 (2) - BULGARIA - JUL 8, 2017 does not count
Tasting notes are: tobacco honey, wild honey, dark honey, molasses, dried fruit, raisins, resin, toffee, cream. Needless to say, there is a reason this goodness is so popular. It’s just that some beers are better than others. The next best trappist doesn’t even come close.

4.2
ironcontra (269) - POLAND - JUL 7, 2017
Trying side-by-side with ABT12 for comparison. This one’s a bit darker, longer lasting head by comparison. It’s got a bit more complexity, something in the background is even chocolate-y. Some more wine and dark cherry to it. A bit drier than the Bernard too, a little bitterness added, which is a +++ for the style.

4.1
miloszd (30) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 7, 2017
toast, roasty, herbs, earthy, alcohol, woody, black, hazy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.7
fillepolo (945) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2017
Bottle from local shop i belgium. Vintage 2013. Pours a brownish colour beer with smal head. Dried fruit with malt and yeast. Dry finish


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