Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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District of Columbia
4.5/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Sent to me about a year ago from Harrymel who had just gotten back from Belgium. Thanks Harry!
Served in an Olde Hickory shaped glass.
A: Rich, caramel brown red, with tons of yeasties suspended in what looked like dirty gelatin. The frothy, mocha head didn't go anywhere throughout the entire session Gorgeous!
S: So complex. First and foremost, it smells like a red wine through and through. It's not the usual blend of dark fruit such as plums, figs, and brown sugar. This is much brighter. I got grapes, Sweet Tarts, currants, and maybe a mild undertow of figs.
T: A bit more beer-like in its flavor, not in the least bit overly sweet, and still with a nice red wine bill. The aftertaste is smooth and silky at first, but then of bit of boozy bitterness slaps the palate. For some reason, I get a good bit of apple flavor here as well. Remarkable!
M: Creamy and scrumptious, not sweet or cloying, and with a near perfect carbonation bill. The bitterness was played with a steady hand and I'm still in awe of how they got that element of this brew pitch perfect. The lacing left on the glass was ridiculous.
O: They don't call this the "World's Best Beer" for nothing. With out a doubt, the most remarkable quad to ever hit my palate. Sensational!
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2013 03:14:45 | More by Chaney
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