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


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RATINGS: 3684   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JdKrone (15) - West Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Clearly one of the best beers in the world. I was fortunate enough to try this at "in de Vrede" the abby in which it is brewed, in Belgium. It came to us in a glass and the appearance was mind blowing. It was fairly dark and super murky and the head was light tan and creamy and THICK, but thin maybe 1 inch. Frothy would not be a word I would use to describe it. It was perfect through nearly every phase. The aroma was clean and clear and I easily detected hints of dried fruits perhaps prunes or raisins and roasted malts. I would have expected the flavor to be more sweet compared to that of the aroma, however the first sip was incredibly smooth and sophisticated with not even a note of extra sweetness. It was perfect I tell you! After 2 of them I must admit I was feeling happy. Has a wonderful mouthfeel perhaps the best, however I can not give it a perfect rating because another Trappist brew I tried, "Orval" wins(according to me) in flavor. Had I not tried Orval, this beer is a 5.0

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BlackBeerPG (396) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Taste: Bold bready, rich earthy malts, raisins, dark fruit, chewy, and balanced. Big malt and dark bread nose. Dark Mahogany in color, semi opaque with big head of sticky lace. Medium/Full body. Liquid bread, no wonder the monks could survive on this during fasting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Fules (900) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - NOV 27, 2016
Minimlis, azonnal eltűnő hab, sttbarna szn. Illata karamelles-kandiscukros, enyhn konyakos s prklt malts, aszalt gymlcskkel prosulva. Karamelles-kandiscukros zekkel indt, a cscsponton gymlcsk, - szilva, barack - valamint konyakos aromk trnek előre. Hossz lecsengse karamelles, prklt malts, pici konyakkal s hajszlnyi keserűvel. Testes, mgsem telt el, sőt tulajdonkppen friss hats, sznsavtartalma erős, de selymes. Nagyon finom, kiemelkedő sr, nem hiba van akkora hre.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rosskyle (546) - - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle at Cafe Gollem. Plum Amber color with an off white head. Sweet plum chocolate aroma. Chocolate plum figs sugar raisin flavor. Heavy body. Just about the perfect beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grisza77 (607) - Poznań, POLAND - NOV 25, 2016
Brunatne, mętne piwo na dnie z osadem ze średnią pianą, ktra zdobi szkło i pozostaje do końca w formie warstewki na powierzchni. Aromat bardzo przyjemny, rodzynki, ciemne winogrona, zioła. W smaku niespotykanie ułożone, lekko rodzynkowo słodkawe, a z drugiej strony ziołowo goryczkowe czy nawet lekko kwaskowe, bardzo pełne z lekkim rozgrzewaniem alkoholowym w przełyku, ale w pozytywnym sensie. Goryczka średnia w stronę wysokiej, krtka, szlachetna. Oglnie chyba najlepsze piwo jakie piłem do tej pory, nie ma w nim przypadku, wszystko jest w punkt, esencja piwa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Derbeth (765) - Krakw, POLAND - NOV 25, 2016
Rocky head that does not stay long, black colour with ruby reflexes. Aroma is not very intensive, with raisin, candy sugar, figs, alcohol. Light sweetness, light bitterness - more sweet than Rochefort 10. Lively carbonation. I dont feel any magic in this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyzr (1392) - Montana, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Dark brown pour with giant brownish head. Big dried fruity nose. Flavor is plum, with raisin, malt, spice, alcohol and toasted nut. Great full flavor with one of the best textures ever.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zebra (1833) - Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2016
330-ml bottle from mikkeller beer club. always skeptical about these top beers, but: good head, frothed up energetically, multi-bubbled, sweet burnt sugar/quad nose, cloudy brown color, balanced sweet and boozy, creamy, delicate, understated, grew on me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJoer (1207) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2016 Medium mokka like coloured head, dark brown to black coloured body, alcohol liquorise fruity some wine like smell, sourish wine like fresh taste some malts medium co2 and medium bitter I am wondering if this one is like it should be

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mister_Li (1027) - GERMANY - NOV 19, 2016
Bottle from bartlebier, thousand thanks for this! Trbes rtlichbraun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, fruchtig, dunkle Waldbeeren, Brombeeren , Backpflaumen, etwas Karamell, leichte Rstaromen, Pfeffer, wrmend alkoholisch, weich.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KmMat (19) - - NOV 12, 2016
aromat: uderza mid, następnie słodkie owoce; w smaku głownie miodowa słodycz, alkohol praktycznie niewyczuwalny, wychodzi dopiero po znacznym ogrzaniu. Goryczka wyczuwalna na finishu, na niskim poziomie, wysycenie wysokie; oglnie świetnie

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