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

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RATINGS: 3789   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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4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dnstone (3052) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2010
The aroma is of sweet candy sugar; syrupy with a subtle spiciness. Incredible off-white head - its thick and pillowy (reminds me of the foam on a root beer float. The color is deep, dirty brownish-orangish. The taste is wonderfully complex. It starts moderately sweet then gets very roasty/malty with an earthy hoppiness and a nice touch of alcohol and spice tones. Very smooth. The flavors coat the mouth and throat and just linger "forever". This beer was unexpectedly (but pleasantly) complex and hoppy; just excellent. Notes: Tasted 23 Jan 10 at In de Vrede (no bottles available to go)


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
daydesiang (67) - MALAYSIA - APR 30, 2017
I just have to... its the best beer i have ever tasted! The best as describe as per below:- "There are few beers that can transport the drinker into another realm of pure bliss quite like this." - Westy1130 Its simply amazing! This beer have the complex nose of a malt whisky! Chocolate, dark fruits, honey, roasted malt, caramel, nuts, & toasted bread! Sweet aroma of many Belgium beers combined together in this beer~ The taste.. wow the taste is very complex, this maybe the most complex beer i ever had! The first sip, malt, honey, yeast, chocolate and coffee! Then the taste starts to change and turns into a totally different taste - it just taste like Christmas! Christmas cake, dried fruits and more honey. This is a 10% ABV beer and it just goes down so smooth, so very satisfying. Its like some old whisky, that have a medium body but pack with alot of flavors. The aftertaste is another magic from this beer. Its long, intense, fill your mouth with roasted malt and total satisfaction! This really makes you wonder, why monks able to make the very best beer on earth? Maybe they cant have beer in heaven~~~ Yes it live up to the hypes and the price to get one is always priceless! An excellent 5! P/S: there are still some flavor that I just cant named it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KW92 (1475) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 28, 2017

Butelka z datą : 11.09.16 (przeleżał mnie lodwce ponad 2, jeśli nie 3 lata)
AROMAT : Bardzo intensywny, złożony. Karmel, bakalie (nerkowce, orzeszki ziemne, migdały, suszone i kandyzowane owoce).
SMAK : Słodowo-karmelowe. Posmak lekko przypalonego karmelu oraz marcepanu. Bardzo wysokie nasycenie. Alkohol świetnie ułożony, nawet nie grzeje w przełyk, podbija smaki - czas zrobił swoje. Odczucie w ustach pełne.
WYGLĄD : Barwa brązowa, zmętnione. Piana drobna, bardzo niska, krtka.
OGLNIE : Nie wiem czy najlepsze na świecie, ale wiem, że każdy przynajmniej raz w życiu powinien go sprbować.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdls17 (12) - Jemeppe-sur-Sambre, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2017
Not the king of beer but a GREAT beer. Well balanced but very variable from batch to batch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cervmagpt (783) - PORTUGAL - APR 27, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 26D). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown (BBF 19.11.18). AROMA: medium-high malt aroma with notes of roasted bread crust, slight honey, dried grapes and medium high alcohol presence (almost lacquer). APPEARANCE: dark ambar color and clear. medium-high beige, moussy head, with good persistence. lace formation. TASTE: similar to the aroma with notes of roasted bread crust, slight honey and peppery alcohol. medium-low and slight sweet malt background. medium-low bitterness with an almost dry finish. PALATE: medium-low body with medium-high carbonation. smooth alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a nice belgian dark strong ale but with not very much perceptible esters.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thejackpacker (343) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2017
Bottle from the abbey cafe. Its a very hard one to rate. The hype is absolutely enormous, was quite shocked to be able to buy a box on my visit spontaneously. The smell, I really didnt get much of it, just a standard ale smell for me matched by a murky brown colour. The taste is also quite subtle but for some reason, totally satisfying. It feels full of flavour whole also not revealing what any individual flavour really is. It fizzes on the palate - a delight- and washes down like a mix of a fine red wine and a praline chocolate. A very delightful beer to drink, of course not worth the insane hype but one should allow it for a beer of shuffle quality.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
waltz (96) - - APR 22, 2017
O mito das cervejas. Colorao escura, amadeirada, leve retrogosto alcoolico, adocicada, mas na medida.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MetalNHopHead (1847) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 19, 2017
Westy 12 is hard to put into words. Damn hard. Theres so much mythology surrounding this beer. Its obviously not easy to get, and as I found out, its not easy to keep a full glass of it. Pour is brown - mahogany glow when held to light. Malty and fruity aromas - theres only malt sugar on the nose and not much at all in terms of alcohol sugar. Candied fig, prune, plum, raisin, date, brown sugar, molasses, caramel and dark bread bread flavors - thats what I was able to pick out, but Im sure theres much more that I missed. This beer is a paradox. Its deeply complex, yet its so cohesive that you could just easily drink it without giving it much thought. Ill tell you what you dont taste: booze. Mouthfeel is "velvety," "silky" - pick whatever adjective you want to describe how soft it is. It seems impossibly smooth for the 10.2% ABV. I know that it will likely be years before I even get the chance to try this again. I dont take that for granted. This beer is special.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
murzyn (192) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 17, 2017
Barwa prawie czarna, piana duża i szybko opada. W aromacie szaleństwo. Daktyle, toffi, ciemne owoce, winogrona i taki dostojny alkohol. W smaku jeszcze lepiej. Są daktyle, rodzynki, jabłka, figi, śliwki, spalony karmel. Mega złożone i świetnie zbalansowane. Alko niewyczuwalne w smaku ale fajnie grzeje w przełyk. Goryczka niska. Coś cudownego.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hessified (3) - ENGLAND - APR 16, 2017 does not count
In the gardens of the westvleteren Abbey prepared to he disappointed by this massively hyped beer a glass of this brown beer was placed in front of me. What followed was one of the best drinks I have had in my life. The smell, the taste the palet all combined to make my dive back for my next sip. Well worth the visit out and lived up to its hype

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Manslow (1534) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 15, 2017
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