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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,404 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,404
Reviews: 1,601
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,760
Gots: 1,231 | 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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nlmartin

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4.11/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A fitting beer for my 1000th review / had. This bottle has sat in my cellar for awhile. The date on the cap 18/04/10. So this bottle 5-6 years old. The bottle was chilled and served in a chalice and allowed to warm up a bit.

A- The body of the beer is chestnut brown colored a little murky. Nice highlights when the beer is held to the light. The head was off white and resolved quickly.

S- This beer has a huge malty bready aroma. Lots of dark fruit dates, plums, and tons of raisins, almond nuttiness, brown sugar, cloves and nutmeg. Smells great!

T- The flavor of this beer is a huge malty treat, very bready, the dark fruit gives raisin / date preserve notes, lots of brown sugar a bit of banana, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves fill out the spice bill.

M- The beer is full bodied and very smooth. The carbonation is low and nearing flat at times. This isn't a deal breaker but certainly diminishes the drinking experience. The alcohol is a non entity in the mouth.

O- Best beer in the world? I am really enjoying this beer and would never turn a bottle down; however, I will not go out of my way to have another. Far too many other great beers available for less effort.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 21:14:27 | More by nlmartin
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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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