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

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common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3753   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UnionBeerCzar (82) - Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2012
I believe this was an 08 unless the dates are weird on the cap??? because I was told it was 05 (why split hairs over a few years on this beer) bottle and my second Westie ever, I shared it with the Yeti. Big thanks to Peter for basically giving me this. Split into two snifters, pours a dark yet translucent ruby brown with hints burnt seinna on the perimeter. Very small tannish head, nice alcohol legs but no lacing really, careful not to disturb the sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Bottle was served straight from cellar, it felt about 55-60 as the crow flies so to speak. Nose was estery, figs, jam, and maple syrup, and also 100 things I couldnt put my finger on. The taste is more of the same, an incredible depth of complexity... I feel like I could do one of those 16 item lists by I wont bore you, Ill just say lives up to the hype for the most part. The real star of the show is the mouthfeel, full as hell yet smooth as silk over your tongue. I could swish this around for days, very sexy. Long caramel-ey creme brulee finish. Overall this beer is for sure in my top ten, best beer in the world is a mighty bold statement. Best Abt/Quad no question.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tjeutn (1) - Brugge, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2017 does not count
Als een goede belg die fier is op zn cultureel erfgoed kan ik niet anders dan dit bier de beste rating geven. Van alle trappisten is deze de Nr. uno! De smaak, de afdronk, de geur etc.. kan nie beter..

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oobawa (885) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2017
2014 bottle. Pour is a beautiful red-brown with a massive offwhite head. Nose is toast slathered in cherry and honey, slight boozy undercurrent. Taste starts with a hit of candi sugar and toffee, then rolls into honey and dark cherries and apricot, hits a yeasty backbone, and finishes with a semisweet fade touched by Euro-hop bitterness. Delicious.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (1141) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2017 Bottle at the monastery/brewery with commonshawn, rosskyle, samalito, and dubtully. Weve arrived at the holy grail for beer lovers. Deep plum, almost cola color with a light tan head. Unfiltered. Aroma leans into a dark fruit quality with malty notes. Taste is quintessential quadrupel. Dark fruit and a healthy sweetness without going overboard. Theres a welcome alcohol bite as you progress through consumption. As it warms, it becomes bigger and more alcohol forward. Delicious overall...great mouthfeel, well balanced, almost wine like taste components. Well done, monks.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
commonshawn (1139) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2017 From brewery in Belgium with commonmac, samuelito, willyp, and rosskyle. Dark plum with thick off white head. Smooth aroma of dark fruit. Starts with high sugar, then gentle yeast, subtle dark fruit. Extremely smooth. A great beer in the mecca of beer.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gebels (29) - Gdańsk, POLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Back log. Brown, cloudy, frothy white head with a lot of big bubbles. In nose Grape, yeast and faint aroma of caramel. In taste similar, grape plus hudge carbonation. Nothink special, too hyped. Mabey was to freesh.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewSensei4 (11) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 20, 2017
Dark brown. Aroma of malts, fruits and spices. Very malty, toffee, candy sugar, chocolate, dark fruity. Rich, smooth. Long dry fruity malty finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SprawdzToGowno (11) - POLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Du?a slodowosc. Bardzo du?e wysycenie. Jednowymiarowosc smakowa (tylko i wy??cznie karmelowa s?odycz ?e slodow)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Speko (302) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle 0,33. Pours clear radish amber with large off-white head with long retention. Fruits, dark berries, yeast, leather, caramel. Quite complex and just excellent. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
john44 (2742) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown coloured. Aroma of malts, fruits and spices. Very malty (bready malts, toffee, candy sugar, chocolate). Fruity (dark fruits, raisins, plums). Yeasty (lots of floaties and sediment). Quite Spicy. Hoppy (some balancing hop bitterness). Rich, smooth, flavoursome. Alcohol well disguised. Sweet malty fruity spicy throughout. Long dry fruity malty finish. Very Complex. Excellent. Deservedly a World Classic. Fantastic beer! (2008)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hednom (170) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2017
Botte 33 cl, pours a brown colour with a beige head, Yeasty aroma, also chocolat en dark fruits. taste starts with a light sweetness but ends in a medium bitterness,


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