Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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Reviews by flagmantho:
4.78/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I am very excited that I get to review Westvleteren 12 for my 100th BeerAdvocate review. I have long awaited this day.
Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.
Appearance: beautiful slightly opaque mahogany with a nice very light tan head. Gorgeous!
Smell: very subtle; floral with a bit of a spicy yeast character.
Taste: frankly, the aroma did not meet my preconcieved notions of how good this beer is supposed to be; however, the flavor blows them away. The malt is well-rounded and flavors migrate from light berry to tree fruit to a delicious, almost floral je ne sais quoi. Is it too late to become a monk?
Mouthfeel: body is the heavy side of medium, the impression is one of a very light syrup without being at all cloying or over-thick. There is not a lot of carbonation, but I don't think it matters.
Drinkability: the only thing impeding the drinkability is availability. More please.
Serving type: bottle
09-12-2009 01:11:30 | More by flagmantho
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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 3,949 ratings.