Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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Reviews by MattSweatshirt:
4.88/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
15.06.14 into a Chimay chalice.
Produces a fizzy tan head that falls down to a nice little thing of almost a finger. The body is brown with red/orange hues popping up at the bottom of the glass when held up to the light. The head sticks around and leaves a nice sheet down the glass.
Pleasant alcohol aroma is present along with a little sweet caramel. Dark bread, dark fruits, and cherry round it out.
Oh my, this thing is smooth as a babies bottom. The alcohol and carbonation leave a little tingle on your tongue. Medium bodied. Dry. Some dark fruity raisin thing going on. Leaves a bready taste in my mouth. A little sweet, but not overbearing like some quads can be.
As close to perfection regarding quads as far as I’ve had. I suggest eating beforehand or pairing with something after you get a taste for it because this leaves the head feeling good afterwards if you aren't prepared.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2011 04:18:18 | More by MattSweatshirt
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4.99/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pretty much the perfect Belgian Quad. Doing two seperate blind tastings with this Abt 12 and Rochefort 10 this came out on top both times. I wish I had more of them to really savior and notice the subtle differences between all three. This is great fresh and with some age on it. I have one that is now three years old and will be opening later this year.
Poured with almost a 2 finger head into a Westy glass.
Smell is that of a Belgian Quad with a little bit less sweetness to it and a little bit more spice.
Both taste and mouthfeel live up to the hype. Little bit more spice to go with the fruits and sugars. Taste opens up more as it warms up.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 21:43:40 | More by ShaneGoodhew
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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