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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,476 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,476
Reviews: 1,603
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,791
Gots: 1,263 | FT: 100
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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Zraly

Virginia

4.3/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Westvleteren chalice. Soft off-white head floats upon a tawny hued ale. Soft notes of fruit and earth waft up and invite the first sip.

Rich fruit upfront. In particular, raisins predominate. A touch of "fruity leather" and candied ginger makes for a novel flavor profile. Very interesting mix of phenol, pepper, star anise, and cinnamon toward the finish. Compact, tight bubbles comprise carbonation, and with each sip, they provide the right amount of tickle and lift to a very complex, round ale.

Finish is clean and powdery dry. The carbonation makes this ale deceiving as this does not drink like it is 10.2% ABV.

Bring on the roasts and lamb. Overall, this is delightful. Way too expensive for regular enjoyment but great for special occasions (or needed moments of joy).

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 00:58:59 | More by Zraly
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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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