Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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Reviews by timtim:
District of Columbia
4.73/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
dark brown with a tan head that holds and leaves pretty lace. nose is plum, roasted nuts (reminds me of roasting pecans and chestnuts a bit), stone fruit pits, golden raisin and some mild spice (anise? dark spice). all of this is on top of a soothing kind of rum soaked alcohol presence. just wonderful. taste is huge, with flavors of plum, nut and raisins just singing in perfect harmony with the booze notes and phenols. full body with the classic belgian-style light-as-air feeling and a healthy pricklyness to open up the palate and dig the flavors in. the booze is there for sure, but it amplifies and harmonizes more than anything. a true world-class classic brew. thanks dan!
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2012 23:05:14 | More by timtim
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4.75/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
From the 2012 American release. Pours a hazy chestnut, lots of sediment, with a thick, off-white head that diminishes to a frothy cap that remained throughout. The aroma is full of dark fruits, brown sugar, malt, and warm spices. On the palate there's the dark fruit, but unlike the aroma, these are reminiscent of holiday fruit-cake dark fruits - sweet, but not cloyingly so. Nice bready malt with hints of clove. The 10% ABV adds a nice warming feeling but doesn't overwhelm. Velvety, medium bodied mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Overall, this is a very complex and well crafted quad. I'm glad I had the opportunity to try it, but hunting this down is hardly worth the effort with so many other readily available outstanding quads, especially Rochefort and St. Bernardus.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 12:18:29 | More by JohnG190
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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