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


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RATINGS: 3718   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Acquired this bottle from a trade a few years past- had it sit on the top shelf of my fridge all this time to finally cherish in celebration of the Bachelorettes season finale. 12oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a foamy off white head that settles quickly to the rim of the glass. Nose is dark prunes, figs, warm pumpernickel bread with poppy seeds on the crust, toffee, vanilla, and banana. Mouthfeel is solid and crisp with a great punch of all around booze that lingers well into the aftertaste. Balanced and top notch. This is the perfect beer for a Sunday night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manker (71) - SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2017
Several bottles and vintages. A beautiful Quad, but after several blind tasting not the best one. Brown sugar, dried fruits, nuts and cardboard. Depending on freshness varied levels of sugary dried raisins. Young, less developed (dhuh) and more fruits in aroma and flavor. Great beer with its own history, but the world has changed.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blackisle (2255) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle 33cl. present from my colleague, thanks Karin! (recently bought at the abbey, bbd 19/11/2019), served in a vintage St.Sixtus trappist glass. Clear deep ruby brown, good frothy beige head, recedes slowly to a stable thin layer with yeast circles remains, good lacing; incredible rich aroma roasted malts, caramel, vanilla fudge, hopjes, chocomel, dried dark fruits, cinnamon, coffee liqueur; taste light heavy sweet and light bitter, roasty, malty, toffee, dried dark fruits, brown sugar, spicy notes, warming alcohol; sweetbitter aftertaste roasted malts and caramel, nutty and earthy notes, laurel, coffee groundings; full-bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation; what to say? very, very good indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scirtes (480) - POLAND - JAN 15, 2017
0,33 bottle, bb 3.09.2018. Pours brown, murky, with large, off-white head. Aromas of sweet wine, caramel, cane sugar. Taste is sweet, with marked bitter aftertaste and a bit alcoholic bitterness. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mliga (18) - POLAND - JAN 7, 2017
Piwo dobre, ale daleko mu do najlepszego piwa na świecie. Trochę przekazywane, olbrzymią piana. W smaku i zapachu taki quadrupel....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shakespiers (13) - Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
Emperors new clothes! It used to be a fantastic beer 20 years ago but theres a lot better around nowadays.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SylvainCFC (106) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2017
Robe brune cuivre trs fonce, mousse abondante moyennement crmeuse de bonne tenue. Grosses bulles sur la paroi. Nez de fruit trs mrs (compote), sucrosit et malt bien prsent (on dtecte larme de crales). Chaleur de lalcool galement bien perceptible au nez. Bouche trs bien balance qui dmarre sur une lgre amertume avant de dvoiler des notes douces de fruits mrs (prune, pomme), de malt torrfi (trs lger cacao), de crale (petites touches de biscuit). La douceur nest cependant jamais excessive, comme jugule par une certaine fraicheur (surette) et une amertume qui se redveloppe en fin de bouche. Alcool trs bien intgr qui ne perce pas. Fine pour une quadruple, tire vers la texture huileuse. Bire trs ronde, de corps moyen pour le style. Un exemple dquilibre, de complexit et pourtant daccessibilit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fischersfriend (4) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2016 does not count
Truely one of the best beers in the world. Obviously its hard to live up to the hype associated with this beer. Lets face it , its hard to get and very pricey. Aroma is amazing. Figs ; raisens, brown sugars. Appearance is less murkey than some of its peers. Taste is well crafted malty, and bready but full of dried fruit notes . Definitely not too sweet and with a slightly dry fresh finish. Very complex. Not much i can say that hasnt allready been said. Without a doubt this is a special beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonofian (13) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2016
All aboard the hype train. Definitive trappist quad that tastes and looks like the thick monks robes it was probably stewed in. Nuts, raisins, earth. Full yet fizzy. Is this the best beer in the world? No. But it is still worth it, if only to say that youve consumed a real life myth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
imperial_suchy (96) - Rybnik, POLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Piwo ma kolor miedziany, duża beżowa piana. W aromacie mid i rodzynki. W smaku karmel, suszone owoce. Piwo jest słodkie, treściwe. Alkohol, jak to w dobrym quadruplu niewyczuwalny, chociaż ogrzewa przełyk. Według wielu opinii to piwo nie jest aż tak dobre, jednak dla mnie jest to rarytas.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
West12 (4) - sarasota, - DEC 28, 2016 does not count
Incredible in every sense of the word. This is THE beer, the gold standard. Ive had a lot of great beers but nothing that is even an apples to apples comparison to this. Yes it does live up to the hype. Makes St. Bernardus Abt 12 taste like a Corona.

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