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

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RATINGS: 3364   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Pours a copper-brown with a nice ivory head. Malty aroma with ripened, fruit, figs, cherry, caramel, and alcohol notes. Flavor is a very rich and sweet with a bit of spice. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a a nice alcohol warming. Nice carbonation and finish. A very nice brew, well worth the hype. Tip o the hat to Jethro6191 for securing this one a bit early!!!


4.3
ejay58 (5) - Wiesbaden, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2017 does not count
My first experience with Trappist Brews normally prefer Weizens. Great experience getting totally surprised by the sweet and creamy taste that didn’t leave a bitter finish. Truly enjoyed its texture and thickness.

3
rotaman14 (655) - Wiesbaden, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2017
2016 bottle. Aroma of booze, dark fruits, dark chocolate and more booze. Sweet taste combined with a medium bitterness and a boozy and spicy aftertaste. Solid Belgian ale, but certainly nothing mind blowing. Massively overhyped due to its limited availability and place of origin.

4.8
Frankyvh (1) - - AUG 20, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2017 Super bier, stevig van smaak, maar spijtig dat het zo lastig is om deze te bemachtigen .

4.6
mariojbra (13) - 60810160, BRAZIL - AUG 17, 2017
Segunda vez que degusto essa cerveja, agora mais experiente e consciente do estilo quadrupel. A primeira constatação é que o sabor e aroma mudaram sensivelmente com a alta da temperatura. A medida que foi esquentando liberou mais aroma primeiro frutado e depois caramelizado, o sabor tambem se adocica com o aquecimento. Mas uma coisa continua a mesma, a experiência imperdível de degustar essa obra prima.

4.7
valpoaj (745) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2017
Had a bottle from ’04 in the basement, so after passing my PhD defense, figured what better time to pull one out (and when you pull out something like this, its time to get on RB). Body is dark brown, and a minimal head is representative of its age, but the carbonation was still very nice. Started off cold (33F) and allowed to warm up through the 50s...the nose was beautiful from the beginning with a ton of sweet, candied fruit, toffee, mild alcohol and a general richness. Flavor was candied fruit, raisin, toffee, beautiful! Palate was medium bodied, and thankfully the age didn’t seem to take much of a toll here...quite easy drinking for the ABV...a shame I only have one (and of course, couldn’t not share this with a good friend to celebrate). Excellent offering that I should try fresh sometime!

4.7
ratebeerian (2) - - AUG 17, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2017 Poured from bottle at brewery’s cafe. Dark brown with persistent head. Dried fruit/caramel notes, and finishes sweet.

3.8
NightHawk91 (75) - POLAND - AUG 16, 2017
2014 bottle. Late check in from Feb 17. Fruity, wine-ish, caramel. Warming (not bad) alcohol. Simply a solid quad.

5
conor23 (111) - Elgin, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2017
Wonderful. Lives up to expectations. Strong without being heavy. Rich and flavorful and not overly sweet.

4.6
rodenbachvintage (47) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2017
Hier hoeven weinig woorden aan vuilgemaakt te worden. Zeer goed donker abdijbier! Enig minpunt de triestige commerciële uitbuiting op de site in WestVleteren... Heeft dit bier niet nodig.

4.8
BeerRay (1) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 14, 2017 does not count
It is the best Quad. There are others that are close, but none can beat this.


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