Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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Reviews by alleykatking:
4.5/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Many thanks go out to jdefont for bringing this to our tasting last night. Justin you made a lot of people happy with this one. Review from notes.
A- Pours a dark reddish brown color. Red hues show up when held to the light. Two finger light tan that had good retention to it. Left nice streaky lacing as I sipped this one down.
S- Dark fruits dominate the nose but not overtake it. Raisin and figs are the dark fruits. A nice fresh baked bready aroma in the middle of this that kind of threw me off. LIght spicing along with brown sugar in this beer. Overall a good smelling beer not the best I've smelled in the style though.
T- Dark fruits come up first on the palate. Figs and raisin along with a light cherry note to it. This dies down due to a light spicing in the beer. The middle of this comes through with a interesting bready malt. There is a light sweetness from candi sugar I would say with some yeasty notes in the tail end of the taste. A light but apparent alcohol flavor comes through at the very end washing away all flavor.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation was dead on with this beer. Velvety smooth overall. Some light dark fruits with a bready goodness left on the palate. Light alcohol and some sweetness in the aftertaste. The flavors were blended amazing yet each flavor was individual. Clean tasting overall.
D- This beer is an amazing drinker. Although, I don't see the hype with the all 5's, I do feel the drinkability should be a 5. The alcohol is very well hidden and the beer overall is very smooth. I would recommend this beer to everyone who hasn't tried it.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2010 00:27:41 | More by alleykatking
More User Reviews:
4.93/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Pours an opaque brown with a frothy tan head which dissipates leaving a nice persistent lacing.
A bouquet of ripe dark fruits, brown sugar and Belgian yeasts.
Sipping this beer is an adventure. Lots of dark fruits, fig, raisin and plums with sweetness added from brown sugar and caramel. The Belgian yeasts really shine and are fantastically complimented.
Highly carbonated with a smooth creamy mouth feel. The alcohol leaves a nice warming feeling and becomes ever more present as it comes up to temperature.
The only downside is an empty glass.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 15:31:34 | More by byronic
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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