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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,439 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,439
Reviews: 1,601
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,773
Gots: 1,243 | FT: 97
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
(Yellow Cap)

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001)
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BrewMaster

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4.72/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark red color with very little light coming through. Lots of sediment in the bottle, some of which ended up in the Duvel glass I poured the beer into.

Smell: Sweet caramel with fruit tones. The fruits seem like cherries, strawberries and even banana. Crisp and malty wtih distinct candy-like sweetness.

Taste: Very rich and sweet. Vinous is probably the best overall descriptor. Clean maltiness with a dry and sandy finish. Well hidden 10% ABV. Dry grass, apple, berries, tannins, and a refreshing carbonation. Some light caramel notes linger delicously. This beer is absolutely delicious. No offensive flavors but very well rounded and tasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thick bodied with a great feel on the palate. Not sticky but nice and dry at the end. The dryness seems to amplofy the aftertaste a bit. Well done.

Drinkability & notes: There is no question that this is an excellent beer and very drinkable. This is the second time I've drank and review this beer and I must say I enjoyed it much more this time. The flavor is much more appealing and tasty to me this time around. This was definately worth a re-review

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2005 01:30:06 | More by BrewMaster
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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 4,439 ratings.