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


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RATINGS: 3830   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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ruuurd (244) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2017
This beer might be a bit pricy (15 euro the place I bought it) but it is a special one. It’s not a beer you drink, it’s an experience. The story behind it, the fact that it’s hard to get makes it pricy but worth to taste/drink it at least one time in your life! Drank this beer on the 26th of November 2016, a special night for me, together with my father in law.

razvanash (10) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2017
A bit to pricey for when you can get almost the same sensations at a lower price from Rochefort 10 or St. Beranardus. Almost is the key word. A bit tastier than the later two, but tastier enough to explain the price difference? Definitely no. A go to beer for first timers, a must try for everybody but not the type of beer you go back to very often.

ALIBALI (2085) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2017
VINTAGE 2015: 9/4/9/5/19 Andersartiger LebkuchenCellar mit Cake HoppyButterWarmness INFERNO👽!!! A FRESH KRATZER WITH STRONG ALE ATTITUDE!!! VINTAGE 2013: 8/4/9/5/18 Anscheinend der RUNDE!! Obwohl auch hier wird gekratzt. Cherry, Fass, Butter, Candy und Selleriedörrer. Bitte, hier is er👌 . VINTAGE 2011: Cherryearther mit ernsthaften Altersnarben Marke Ledermaske. Und dann ..DER FEUERDRACHE mit Schnapsatem!!! MORE HOPS!?!? 🚀🍄 9/4/9/5/19!!! SCHARF!!! VINTAGE 2009: 10/4/10/5/20 THE MASTERPIECE!!?? Stinky Muffphenoler mit Bourbonfasslagerungskniefall.EdelmarzipanExplosion HOTTER✨👽. VINTAGE 2006: 9/5/9/5/19 Spritziger Cheese Barley Winer mit stumpfer High ABV Power. Wirkung: Psychedelica, Barrelism & Plumyness ✨👽🎆❤💋 THANXXXX TO BEYOND BEER HH!!!!!

BarrelDoctor80 (3) - Rodenbach, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2017 does not count
We taste tested this with St Bernardus 12 and Rochefort 10 for our 1year engagement. Had a strong pungent taste, unexpected but unique and somewhat appealing. Aroma was decent however to the palate not as smooth as the other two listed. An experience I must say and it’s hard to go wrong with a Trap beer

Antonio369 (206) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2017
33 cl bottle, served in trappist goblet by my dear and kind host Joost in the ’Patershoeve’ in Westvleteren. Thank you so much Joost! Poured dark brown with a two finger tan head. Aroma: flowers, caramel, malts, raisins, bread, nuts. Taste: delicious...caramel, bread, jam, honey, raisins, sultana, roasted nuts, malts, coffee, vanilla, dried fruit, plum, figs, nougat, sweet candy, toffee. Medium body with a flowery, malty, bittersweet finish. Comes very close to the st. Bernardus, have to do a side by side tasting sometime soon. Also reminded me somewhat of the Rochefort 10. I had my first Westvleteren 12 in the best setting possible, on a cottage just around the corner of the st. Sixtus abbey. Sometimes life can be so sweet...anyway this certainly lives up to the hype. Absolutely delicious...

Mauritio (9) - - MAY 19, 2017 does not count
Here I went, the best beer in the world.. Unfortunately it really did not deliver to the hype. At ~€10 per bottle in Samson Nijmegen this was not worth it for me. I love the logoless bottle with just the cap. I thought it is a smooth beer with a sweet note to it, little yeast but not too much. Head disappeared very quickly after pouring, not too much carbonation. No alcoholic flavour at all, drinks more like a wine/port than like a beer. Nice beer to drink but not a this price point, especially if you can get Bernardus or Rochefort for 1/4th of the price!

galaxy93 (2) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2017 does not count
Very very good belgium trappist beer. I drunk this one 3 month ago and i can not forget this lovely taste.

JamesMcGowan (11) - KINGSTON UPON THAMES, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2017
Aroma: Sweet, and slightly spicy, in a way that’s evocative of a good mead. Notes of honey, raisin bread and prunes. Appearance: Heavy carbonation dissipates quickly after the pour, but it continues bubbling away in the glass for another minute or two before going flat. Looks an awful lot like coca-cola! Flavour: Charcoally notes of toasted brown bread and dried fruit (prunes, brandy soaked raisins and sultanas). Lingering malts. Sweet, mellow and malty all at once, and the flavour definitely develops as you drink more of it. Very balanced, and masks the alcohol content extremely well. Mouthfeel: Very thin, and not in the slightest bit viscous. Like a mellow red wine.

Nikokaoja (266) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - MAY 10, 2017
10. 5. 2017, Ljubljana. Bottled. Dark brown with clear sedimentation in the glass. Aroma is very shy and not up front at all. Flavour towards sweetness but not too much. Warm and silky mouthfeel with just a hint of hops bitterness present in the lasting and complex afteraste. Funny effect after swallowing is mouthwatering effect that I got. Alcohol is very well camouflaged and not straightforward. Resembles some barley wines that I have tasted so far. Excellent beer but not the best IMHO. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ArtificialCyst (1192) - Szczecin, POLAND - MAY 9, 2017
2-years vintage. Aroma: Dried fruit, esters, lightly spicy, bit acetonic. Appearance: Dark amber body, nice head. Taste: Sweet, alcoholic, esters, dried fruit, pepper, acetone. Palate; Medium body, carbonation medium-high, sweet finish.

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