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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

4,472 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,472
Reviews: 1,603
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,791
Gots: 1,260 | FT: 99
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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chadman7il

Illinois

1/5  rDev -78.3%

02-16-2013 15:28:11 | More by chadman7il
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flipdog0

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -78.3%

12-28-2012 00:11:09 | More by flipdog0
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Talkie85

Zimbabwe

1/5  rDev -78.3%

03-20-2014 03:19:39 | More by Talkie85
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Godfava12

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -78.3%

12-13-2012 17:39:19 | More by Godfava12
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

1/5  rDev -78.3%

01-08-2013 13:39:35 | More by yourefragile
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porkinator

California

1/5  rDev -78.3%

01-14-2012 07:16:40 | More by porkinator
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Bozz22


1.25/5  rDev -72.9%

07-27-2014 16:10:44 | More by Bozz22
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -62%

01-23-2014 09:07:25 | More by dcisco44
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blaheath

Missouri

2/5  rDev -56.6%

12-18-2011 03:53:27 | More by blaheath
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meb3476

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -56.6%

05-02-2013 12:01:22 | More by meb3476
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ShadyJay

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -56.6%

03-04-2012 00:08:51 | More by ShadyJay
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

2.14/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle courtesy of Steve via an IP trade this week. Thank you for the opportunity! My old balls still remember when this beer traded highly, never saw stateside distribution, and was ranked the top beer on this site. Bout time to get around to drinking and reviewing I guess. Cap reads 16.02.13 which makes this an 08 if my cap translation is up to par.

Pours a rusty brown with some spotted bubbles. Looks like mud- butt toilet water to be honest.

Smells of yeasty prunes with a splash of almond.

Taste is watery raisin juice and a touch of almond bark and cherry thrown on top. Feel is watered down and thin. What the hell is going on here?

Maybe I'm on hidden camera...in fact, I hope so. Maybe I'd chuckle and wag my finger at the scalawag who expertly placed their bullshit attempt at a quad in this bottle and expertly recapped it. If I'm not being tricked, then I'm a healthy mix of bewilder-pissed. Not since watching The Happening and feeling a palpable loss of all respect for M. Night have I been this bewildered. Prankster Monk possibility aside, this is one "world class" beer that's hitting my fucking drain.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 02:47:05 | More by BarrytheBear
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skiit13

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -51.2%

07-16-2012 20:27:37 | More by skiit13
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towboatman

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -45.8%

05-12-2014 18:40:48 | More by towboatman
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ErraticToast

Maryland

2.71/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

A- copper/brown
S- Fruits
T- I didn't get much taste what so ever from this beer due to the carbonation
M- This is the part that I think completely ruined this beer for me. This beer was so heavily carbonated that it felt like it swelled in my mouth and made it hard to get down. Due to this fact I actually contemplated drain pouring, but I sucked it up and finished it.

I will try another bottle I have I don't know if this one was off or what. Once I try the other I will update my review.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 05:48:25 | More by ErraticToast
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madnismo

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -40.3%

03-07-2013 04:12:43 | More by madnismo
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dpnelson1978

Minnesota

2.78/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

330ml bottle into glass snifter.
55°F

$$$

A: Very Cloudy brown body with a small tan head. Very light lacing and only a small ring of bubbly cover. Significant grit on the bottom.

S: Brown sugar and raisins jump out immediately with a slightly hot and slightly solvent character. No hop aroma.

T: Slight cardboard... may be a bit oxidized. Slightly sweet raisin and maple flavors. Spicy yeast character (not much of a surprised based on the appearance) and just enough hops to balance the sweet body. No lingering aftertaste.

M: Medium to light body and light carbonation. Brief carbonic bite that caught me off guard.

D: This particular bottle is unimpressive and not particularly enjoyable. There is definite potential here, but I'll need to track down another bottle to realize.

O: I think I bought a defective bottle. Very disappointing. I'm sure that this one can perform better, but I'll need to come back and revise when I get a chance to sample the beer again. Hopefully for Christmas.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 04:24:55 | More by dpnelson1978
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pepsican

Iowa

2.95/5  rDev -36%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours dark brown head. Lots going on in the aroma. Dark fruits, sherry, candy, quite a bit going on here. Flavor is very complex, fruit, funk, alcohol, caramel, chocolate. Finishes highly carbonated, but doesn't get in the way of the beer. I could still use less carbonation on this one. Light alcohol notes which melded well with the beer without taking away from the flavors. Overall I can see why people would enjoy this if big boozy belgians are your thing. I personally don't have the want to drink this more than once a year at most.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2009 23:20:27 | More by pepsican
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jkscast

New York

3/5  rDev -34.9%

02-06-2012 23:33:13 | More by jkscast
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ryno09

California

3/5  rDev -34.9%

12-17-2011 22:32:05 | More by ryno09
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Lasering

Florida

3/5  rDev -34.9%

02-20-2014 03:10:57 | More by Lasering
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DonSaleen747

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -34.9%

05-02-2014 01:28:30 | More by DonSaleen747
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beans923

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -34.9%

06-17-2013 18:06:31 | More by beans923
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chefduff2

New York

3/5  rDev -34.9%

06-29-2013 02:51:04 | More by chefduff2
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gordnbiers

California

3/5  rDev -34.9%

06-13-2014 04:15:54 | More by gordnbiers
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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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