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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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Phelps

Arizona

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

A one-year-old bottle, shared at a recent tasting by and at the house of one tlay10. Tyler, you are the man.

Looks: absorbing. The beer pours a cloudy dark amber, opaque, with hues of maroon and orange shimmering throughout. The head is fleeting - a rosy tan that becomes a quick ring and film, but leaves some mountainous craggy horizontal lace.

Smells: crazy! Lots of flavors swirling about that I can't decipher. I do pick up brown sugar, molasses, ginger bread, graham crackers, fig, cinnamon and some light maple syrup. Each whiff reveals something new. It's exquisite.

Tastes: just like it smells -- complex and crazy-time good. There's some inviting spiciness, with peppery flavors of coriander, cardamom, saffron and rye. Sweet figs, caramel, cinnamon, brown sugar and sweet dark molasses dance in the sweet finish.

Feels: velvety. Subtly carbonated, with a medium-full body and a delightful smoothness. The alcohol is noticeable but not distracting. Everything here's perfectly in tune.

Drinks: incredibly. While I want to really wait it out and savor it, the beer goes down so easily it's scary. The complexity brings something new and exciting to each sip. Twelve's renown is indeed deserved.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 22:05:37 | More by Phelps
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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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