Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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Reviews by zimmerbloke:
4.5/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Bottle split and poured into New Belgium globe glass. Thanks to crazeguy, PaulMPap and hitokirinate85 for gifting me critical mass of bottles to finally warrant trying this one.
A: Very thick, foamy two finger off-white head. Beer is brown and mostly opaque with a hint of red.
S: Bready sweetness, yeasty. Fruity esters. Only a hint of alcohol, but everything as a whole seems slightly muted.
T: Apples, dark fruit. No booze flavor, but warming. Bready sweetness and phenols with a hint of Belgian spice. Really well blended flavors, in that nothing is particularly aggressive and everything is very well balanced. Quite nice.
M: Very mildly carbonated with only the slightest hint of alcohol heat. Sits on the tongue beautifully, goes down very smooth.
D: Pretty high. Delicious, warming without alcohol burn, feels like it just disappeared.
Glad I finally got to try this. Very good, great even... but I think the other Trappist Quads are comparable. Looking forward to seeing how other bottles age.
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2010 03:17:28 | More by zimmerbloke
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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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