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

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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII)Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII)

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,611 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,611
Reviews: 1,611
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,851
Gots: 1,316 | FT: 101
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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bird22

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

06-03-2013 04:26:11 | More by bird22
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leitmotif

Romania

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

12-22-2013 21:49:26 | More by leitmotif
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fsck

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

03-10-2014 22:49:15 | More by fsck
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atis

Finland

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Pours dark brown with tan head that slowly fades to a dense layer, downsliding lacing. There is quite significant yeast sediment accumulating at the bottom of the bottle. Aroma is sweet malt, light esters reminding of dark fruit, mostly plums, alcohol can be felt.

Taste is rich and complex sweet malt, lots of dark fruit, figs, dark plums with slowly drying and light sweet finish. There is also a presence of alcohol in the taste. Mouthfeel is smooth full, light carbonation with nice alcohol warming sensation.

Perfect.

03-31-2009 11:37:23 | More by atis
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oregone

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

01-08-2013 16:48:42 | More by oregone
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dspinler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

03-10-2014 21:11:24 | More by dspinler
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inflatablechair

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

11-14-2011 13:02:00 | More by inflatablechair
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

03-29-2013 04:30:35 | More by sclitch
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Paulkasykes30

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

12-28-2012 18:22:31 | More by Paulkasykes30
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DubbelTrubbel

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

02-03-2013 04:49:17 | More by DubbelTrubbel
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JPeezy

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

01-02-2014 03:20:39 | More by JPeezy
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Jballn

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

02-22-2013 02:41:35 | More by Jballn
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

10-20-2013 01:31:22 | More by RayOhioFelton
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danoeltico

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

01-21-2013 20:28:12 | More by danoeltico
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hurfer

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

12-28-2011 03:41:59 | More by hurfer
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JPortillo

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

02-21-2013 01:24:44 | More by JPortillo
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

11-28-2011 03:44:37 | More by InspectorBob
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bfields4

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Pours a very viscous frothy head. Dark amber caramel color.

Very strong aroma. Sweet malty aroma. Rasins, figs, plumbs are nicely complimented by lemon zest and Belgian fruity yeast aroma.

Toffee caramel malts good dark fruit flavor. Blast of various spices from cinnamon to nutmeg maybe even a hint of clove. Sweet candy sugar and a light citrus note here and there.

Chewy but nice and light with the good carbonation. Little bit of an alcohol burn. Very complex delicious beer. I can understand the hype.

12-26-2011 00:06:25 | More by bfields4
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MNPikey

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

09-24-2013 02:11:40 | More by MNPikey
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AnalScubaHive

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

08-01-2013 15:25:06 | More by AnalScubaHive
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Jakers90

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

01-22-2012 04:18:45 | More by Jakers90
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moneynoobject

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

08-28-2014 23:42:37 | More by moneynoobject
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Trilogy31

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Thanks matt for the bottle share. In the nose i oddly get almost a hefeweisse yeast - slight banana and clove, bakers chocolate, bready malts and carob as well. Thick rich and lush on the palate; bring the flavors on the nose with a dry almost earthy finish. Very complex stuff that i am not equipped to describe. Beautiful head with a ruby tinted hue on the basic quad brown color. Very excited to try this and an excellent beer but not close to the best i have had. Bottle was a usa export.

01-17-2013 05:08:28 | More by Trilogy31
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Afterburner

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Appearance: Dark, cloudy brown. Thick, resilient, creamy head. Takes forever to retire.

Smell: Raisins and malt dominate the aroma. Faint yeast bite. Faint hints of licorice and toffee. Has that lovely Trappist Beer aroma that first hooked me into being a beer geek.

Taste: Holy sheetz. My my my. Hits the tongue like a chilled caramel latté, transforms to toffee and chocolate and malt mid palate. Mid-palate also brings out the Belgian candy sugar flavors. The finish trots out a noticable hop bitterness. Noticable alcohol texture.

Mouthfeel: Perfection. The bead is neither too large nor too small. The beer is creamy without being cloying, bubbly without being fizzy.

Drinkability: As with most of the really interesting beers, this one isn't one you can pound down one after the other. This is a sipping beer.

04-14-2004 01:55:07 | More by Afterburner
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AintNoTele

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

06-08-2014 02:08:05 | More by AintNoTele
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 4,611 ratings.