Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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Reviews by silenius:
4.97/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I ordered this from Delilah's in Chicago for $12.
It was aged since 1997.
Appearance was an opaque chestnut brown with no head except for a tiny patch of tan bubbles and a ring around the glass. The beer was definitely carbonated, though. I asked the server to pour the yeast in the glass.
First sniff was a woody, earthy, fruity smell that made my mouth water.
The taste is a kung-fu master combination of sweet port-like notes, fruit, and wood. It has a woody caramel malty-sweet aftertaste that seriously lasted for more than a minute (I timed it.)
This is one very complex beer that is not tiring to my palate. I would reach for another if they weren't so expensive!
Mouthfeel is slightly oily and smooth with a pleasant crispness from the carbonation.
The Arrogant Bastard I had afterward seemed lame in comparison.
If this is aged beer, I hope I live a long life!
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2004 04:09:36 | More by silenius
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