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

bottled
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available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3832   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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3.5
Benzai (15599) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Hazy brown color, small head. Smell malts, lightly alcohol and caramel. Taste malts, caramel, lightly bitter. Decent carbo, medium to full body. Nice beer, but I don’t taste 4.48 in this beer. Maybe because it’s relatively easy to get around here?

3.8
Ferris (15268) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle - Sour dark fruit, brown sugar. hints of cocoa and so much more. Muddy brown with a rich but thin head. Body is nice and rich, velvety on the tongue. Molasses, dark fruits again and a sour bitterness that lingers into the finish. The finish in this is where I think it falls down, grains, booze and a bitter/sourness that just isn’t all that pleasant.

4.4
bhensonb (15190) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle. Light dark fruit aromas. Very dark brown with a tan head that left quickly. Hints of cola and tobacco. Full bodied; sharp but creamy carbonation. A cascade of different flavors. Malt. Possibly chocolate. Fruit is probably present bu not clearly distinguishable - perhaps raisin. To quote Marcus: It just tastes like Vestvleteren.

4.7
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2006
Bottle at Ølbaren, DØE membersmeeting 12. juni. And a couple of times at home. Dark red/brown, small white head. A very smooth quadrupel. Malts, raisins, prunes, hop, licorice. A very rich taste, but no dominating strong flavours, very smooth. Nice

4.6
gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is cellar notes, alcohol, dried fruits, spices. Flavour is cellar notes, alcohol, roasted, dry, spices. Wow , this is a good one.

4.5
Ratman197 (14830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Bottle (thanks to Davecooks) poured a clear copper brown with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of pears, apples, figs, dates, carmel, toffee and light maple. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dates, carmel, toffee, apples and pears with a smooth lingering lightly sweet finish.

3.6
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: APR 26, 2016 Re-rate 4/16: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Lior D. Bottled 2013. Dark brown. Dark fruits, malt, caramel, honey, a bit of oxidation, nuts. Sweet. Rounded. Very nice. 7/3/7/4/15=3.6

Re-rate 3/15: Bottle sample at a tasting at Naama’s place. Thanks Naama. 2012 bottle. Caramel, dark fruits, sweet, a bit of alcohol, a bit oxidized, a bit thin. 6/3/6/3/12=3

Re-rate 11/29/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Tom. Bottle is 5 months old. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma full of dark fruits, a bit of licorice, caramel and a hint of chocolate. Sweet flavor with malt, dark fruits, chocolate, a bit of licorice and a drier finish. Medium-bodied, silky mouthfeel. 7/3/7/4/14=3.5

Re-rate 5/18/09: Bottle sample at a tasting. Deep red color. Aroma of dark fruits - plums and raisins, some cookie notes, caramel, licorice and yeast. Sweet caramelly flavor with yeast, bread, lots of dark fruits and alcohol. Full-bodied. 7/4/7/4/15=3.7

(2/28/08) Bottle sample at PreZBF@Alvinne in Heule. Bottled in 2008 (if the assumption that BBD-3yrs=bottling date is correct). Dark brown color with a light beige-brown head. Aroma of dark malt, caramel and tons of dark fruits (lots of plums, some prunes and raisins). Malty sweet flavor with some fruits and roasted notes. Finishes dry. Medium to full body. This is really great. I got three more bottles to take home (each for about 3-4 Euros!) at the Alvinne brewery shop, so I could taste it again after a bit more cellar time. 9/5/8/4/17=4.3

4.6
Scopey (14723) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2011
UPDATED: APR 29, 2011 2009 bottle from Cracked Kettle. It pours mahogany to deep ruby in colour with a thin foamy beige head. The nose is wood, ginger, raisin, fig, date, orange-zest, leather and dark chocolate. The taste unbelievably complex: wood, caramel, toffee, plum, cherry, date, prune, fig, stewed pear, red grape, banana, vanilla, leather, smoke, charcoal, milk and dark chocolate, rich-roast coffee, liquorice, nice alcohol warmth....the list could go on. The underlying sweetness balances the more savoury flavours. It has fine carbonation, a full body, layers of complexity, surprising smoothness and one of the longest finishes around. Awesome.

4.4
imdownthepub (14552) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2004
Bottle Conditioned at The Kulminator, Antwerpen. Dark black with big tan head. After years of looking, caught up with this in this marvellous little boozer. Both have loads of character, are dark and interesting, smokey and fruity with a hint of licorice root. I was totally impressed with both, but even then I didn’t score a 5, which means the search continues.

4.5
Borup (14484) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle from Belgisk Bryg. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of spice, yeast, caramel, dark dried fruit, alcohol and roasty notes.


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