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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,394 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,394
Reviews: 1,601
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,759
Gots: 1,227 | 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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Sulvar


5/5  rDev +8.5%

02-07-2013 22:51:21 | More by Sulvar
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sourdog

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

03-08-2014 02:54:08 | More by sourdog
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Juicer

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

12-06-2013 03:16:50 | More by Juicer
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ShuTex

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-03-2014 19:12:51 | More by ShuTex
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mjh0527

Virginia

5/5  rDev +8.5%

06-13-2013 21:07:01 | More by mjh0527
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lawdog367

Alabama

5/5  rDev +8.5%

06-30-2013 22:41:34 | More by lawdog367
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dwren89

Virginia

5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: foamy tan head, medium burgundy color, opaque

Aroma: beet, prune, slightly sugary malt character, Belgian yeast character-- pungent and slightly earthy

Taste: blast of sugary sweetness at first, then developing beet/prune/date flavor, with supporting bitterness, and surprisingly balanced and somewhat dry finish

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, tingly in mouth, surpringly light bodied for the style (medium body), nimble and not at all cloying,

Overall Impression: This is the Quad to end all Quads. An immediate dark fruit punch in the mouth with slowly developing dark malt and yeast character that somehow manages to stay medium bodied and a slightly dry finish. Although it is very similar in taste to most well made quads, its nimble body and drying finish take the Westy XII to another level. This is a malt bomb that is amazingly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 21:30:02 | More by dwren89
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OStrungT

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I got this beer from thomashardy for an AleSmith Barrel Aged Wee Heavy. I have been sitting on it for a few weeks, and now, on my birthday, I think it is the time to try it.

This beer pours a dark rust brown color with a light brown head. The head is quite fluffy. It fades very slowly, leaving many thick laces.

This beer has a spicy peppery aroma. I can detect some alcohol. It also smells of dates and maybe prunes and raisins. It has a rich caramle sweet aroma also. It has an earthy yeast aroma.

This beer tastes very complex. It is very well balanced. I taste some spicy flavor. Also, the dark fruit flavors are present. Raisins, prunes, dates. It tastes sweet. It has a slight bready yeast flavor.

This beer is very smooth. It leaves a caramel sweet aftertaste. It is carbonated to perfection.

This beer would probably make an excelent session beer if you could get it. It is a little high in alcohol, but the great well balanced flavor more than makes up for it.

Is this the best beer in the world? Apparently so. If you want my opinoin, and you must since you are reading this review, it is definately a great beer. I have had other beers of different styles that are equally as good though. It is definately the best Quadrapel I have had though. Thank you thomashardy for helping me finally try this great beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2006 01:51:47 | More by OStrungT
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BobbysLiquors

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-10-2012 18:26:04 | More by BobbysLiquors
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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

5/5  rDev +8.5%

10-14-2012 00:32:04 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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jmadrigal2

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-25-2014 20:25:47 | More by jmadrigal2
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KingHefey

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

THANKS WES!

Poured into a Westvleteren chalice. 21.05.11 stamped on the cap.

A: A deep red mohogany colour. A very tan head with tight bubbles. A lot of sediment in this particular bottle.

S: Raisins, dates, dark cherries, honey, malty goodness accented with vanilla. I cannot stop sticking my nose in the glass.

T: The dark fruits, sweetness of the malts and a fantastic spice. Caramel, caramelized brown sugar and a hint of vanilla are next followed by the alcohol in a very subtle way. So complex and delicious.

M: Very smooth and creamy. The warming sensation from the alcohol is amazing.

D: I wish I had another... and another. I wish I could do this experience justice, I almost didn't write a review.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 23:15:13 | More by KingHefey
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RobertH50

Texas

5/5  rDev +8.5%

03-05-2014 22:13:58 | More by RobertH50
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kslsc400

Washington

5/5  rDev +8.5%

06-13-2012 01:52:45 | More by kslsc400
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sloejams

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

12-27-2013 03:59:32 | More by sloejams
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mightyhef

Colorado

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-28-2012 01:18:41 | More by mightyhef
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LeoPanna

New York

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-26-2011 21:52:55 | More by LeoPanna
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lnashsig

Texas

5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

#BOTG 75! A huge one for tonight, a long time want. Bottled 4-14-11. Poured from bottle into Chimay Chalice. Pours blood brown/red. Super creamy off white head that doesn't go away at all. Beautiful. Smell- apple sauce, cinnamon, raisins, prunes, sweet fusel alcohol, ripe pears, dark cherries, dark overly ripe plums. Brilliant. Super complex. Taste- sweet, deep ripe dark fruits, raisins, plum, with a salty sweet ending. Prunes, brandy notes, a tiny bit of alcohol notes, but it doesn't burn at all. Just super smooth. I was wondering how it could possibly be better than Rochefort 10, and it is. It's just so creamy, smooth, deep, complex. Bravo, its the hype.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 01:04:06 | More by lnashsig
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jonmikel

Spain

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-18-2013 20:17:52 | More by jonmikel
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azorie

Florida

5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

date on cap: 19.03.08

A: its pours from the 330ml bottle into a nice tulip type glass, dark brown with a big head served at 55f. What can say its the perfect beer.

S: very rich dark raisin and other plum type smells, some mild hop, and a slight bit of alcohol.

T: here where the rubber his the road, its all about the great rich taste to me, there is too much in here for me to figure out, but I know I love it, give me some Trappist cheese and I could die after with no regrets.

M: very full body and depending how much its been aged if its fresh you detect some alcohol, its only gets better with age.

D: I always have 3 in a row, so its dam drinkable to me

I love it aged or not aged

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2009 17:08:28 | More by azorie
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advent

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-14-2011 23:39:24 | More by advent
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akukucka

New York

5/5  rDev +8.5%

12-11-2011 23:47:42 | More by akukucka
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Tmappin

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-18-2011 04:11:09 | More by Tmappin
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Pennywise

Germany

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-15-2011 17:35:45 | More by Pennywise
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MrVonzipper

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Best by 1.27.15. Haven't had one in 5 years.
Pours a hazy raisiny-brown color with sediment and a large fluffy tan head with excellent retention and lace.

Smells of rich dried fruits such as dates, raisin and figs. A touch boozy. Caramel and Belgian candy. Even a touch of spice like mild cinnamon.

Flavor explosion following the characteristics noted in the nose. Dark dried fruits especially. Again a touch of heat which I love and fits this beer. I wanna know this will fuck me up when I drink it.

Mouth is bright and effervescent with high carbonation. Ligh bodied yet slightly sticky.

Overall just a world class phenomenal beer. It's been a long time since I was able to enjoy one of these guys. I love it young and look forward to trying my other one with a few years on it in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 00:28:11 | More by MrVonzipper
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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