Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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Reviews by jtfest:
4.72/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
The Westvleteren website says:
"We are no brewers. We are monks. We brew beer to be able to afford being monks."
If they are half as good at being monks as they are at brewing, then these boys are damn fine monks!
Poured a hazy dark caramel with a small, creamy mocha head. It had a rich, well blended malty aroma with only a hint of alcohol -- one of the most pleasant aroma's I've encountered. The mouthfeel was almost more like eating than drinking -- it was full and flavorful; thick and heavy on the palate with a nice carbonated highlight. I detected toasted, chocolaty hints, but the alcohol was quite discernable. Blended enough to fit well with the flavor, but a definite alcohol presence. Highly drinkable for the style.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2004 04:02:42 | More by jtfest
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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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