Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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Reviews by weonfire:
4.23/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle Date: 28/11/15. I assume that means 3 years out? so this was bottled on on Nov 28, 2012?
A - Burbandy/brown. pencil thin light mocha head. constant carbonation along glass. barely opaque.
S - Chocolate, cherry, dates, carmel and boozy.
T - initially carbonation hits, cherry, dates, toffee and chocolate tones. finish is bit hoppy and pretty boozy. certainly taste the 10.2 ABVs
M - Very frothy and high carbonation. certainly not thick. almost tastes a bit thin.
O - This is not what I was expecting at all. Much more boozy, missing the thick velvety feel. While yes, a number of complex enjoyable flavors but nothing mind blowing. Rochefort 10 & St. Bernardus abt 12, which I thought were supposed to be similar, blow this away. It is a good beer and I like it, I would order it again, but I am astounded this the 'Best Beer in the World'. I come away disappointed.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2013 18:36:18 | More by weonfire
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4.93/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Pours an opaque brown with a frothy tan head which dissipates leaving a nice persistent lacing.
A bouquet of ripe dark fruits, brown sugar and Belgian yeasts.
Sipping this beer is an adventure. Lots of dark fruits, fig, raisin and plums with sweetness added from brown sugar and caramel. The Belgian yeasts really shine and are fantastically complimented.
Highly carbonated with a smooth creamy mouth feel. The alcohol leaves a nice warming feeling and becomes ever more present as it comes up to temperature.
The only downside is an empty glass.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 15:31:34 | More by byronic
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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