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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,392 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,392
Reviews: 1,601
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,754
Gots: 1,227 | 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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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a westvleteren XII gold rimmed chalice. Huge thanks to my friend Adam for giving me this bottle, glass, and another bottle... Which I have yet to open. Everything is from one of the 12.12.12 bricks.

A: pours a deep nutty looking murky brown with a slight hint of ruby... With a gentle pour I get a creamy looking finger of slightly browned head that's dissapates to a thick film and remains forever, the retention is excellent.... Very nice lacing all the way down the glass as well.

S: at first I got a very very lightly toasted, brown breadiness... Then the sweetness stepped in, apple, caramel, toffee, raisin, plum... Smells nice

T: yum. Again right up front I notice a bit of breadyness that is quickly washed over with sweetness, caramel, toffe, apple, raisin, fig, vanilla, deffiantly sugary. The alcohol is there bit very well hidden at the same time. Then on the finish I get the lightly toasty breadyness again along with honey and more sweetness...

M: very very nice, medium body, with lush creamy carbonation which is at the same time also slightly stinging on the tounge... Velvety, creamy and lush... There is a bit of a lingering sweet aftertaste, where at the very end I find a sweet nutty chocolate note

O: this is a great beer... Would i call it the best beer in the world? No. Bit it is certainly damn good, particuarly for its style. It is a tad on the sweet and sugary side I would say. But very nice balance and flavor, along with the amazing mouthfeel put this amongst the elite few.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 05:22:59 | More by PeterIngemi
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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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