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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,961 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,961
Reviews: 1,633
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 2,983
Gots: 1,447 | FT: 108
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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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

matt_6, Aug 16, 2013
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Rift, Feb 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured almost black with amber/ruby highlights and a silky lace.

Aroma is of dark fruits, raisins, "pastries", and is very malty.

So damned smooth and velvety. Taste is big on malt, with a bit of spiciness brought on by the alcohol which is fairly prevalent. Again a "pastry-like" sweetness. Some yeast.

This stuff will hit hard, because of the alcohol and the price. I wouldn't say that the drinkability suffers to much though, as this is truly a special occasions sort of beer. $9 is a little tough on the wallet for one brew.

In sum, the best example of this style, and one of the best beers I've had.

Admiraldinty, Aug 31, 2004
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

markrmoser, Jul 16, 2013
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brbrocc, May 17, 2014
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RalphA, Aug 30, 2014
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SalMineo, Jun 26, 2012
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tigho, May 07, 2013
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mojiboo02, Jan 19, 2013
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KevinmusPrime, May 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

300th review. Poured into a Chimay glass. Cap dated 06.07.14 (I believe this means bottled July 6, 2011)

A: Very dark brown, cola-like. Some head with the pour, with a very thin layer retained the entire time

S: Notes of belgian spice and lots of dark fruit (raisin, fig, plum). Spiced bread provides balance

T: Dark fruit is prominent, with the belgian yeast providing complexity. Caramel and fresh bread. All the flavors are blended wonderfully. Mix of bitterness from the spices and small amount of heat from the alcohol

M: Medium bodied. Slightly sweet and bitter/spice flavor lingers

D: No doubt a world class beer. Very complex and hides the alcohol well. Very excited to have another two to age a few years

Brez07, Oct 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Dontcounttoday, May 15, 2012
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ObiWanKushnobi, Oct 29, 2012
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Yabev15, Jul 18, 2013
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MurphyCorp, Oct 25, 2014
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dwagner003, Jan 30, 2014
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Stephenjtorres, Oct 25, 2014
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Bwagner1122, Jun 14, 2014
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bmoney, Jan 19, 2013
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CheapBeerBuzz, May 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

absoluthamm, Sep 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally decided to open this bottle and see what the fuss is about. Poured a rich Mahogany colour with an nice fluffy offwhite head. Smell is or dried fruits, prunes, spice and a brown sugar. Flavour was huge. Well rounded caramel flavours combined with liqour soaked dried fruits. A bit of dark sweet bread in the middle i think. Exceptionally well balanced. Carbonation was good and the alcohol was well hidden. Drinkability.... would I have another of course. This was a very tasty brew. Was it the best of the best. Not in my opinion, but then again tasting is subjective and can vary with time and place. A top-notch beer to say the least, but not the holy grail to me

TinusTime, Nov 04, 2004
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22Blue, Nov 15, 2013
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DinoFight, Mar 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

shehateme, May 02, 2014
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 4,961 ratings.