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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,720 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,720
Reviews: 1,617
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,895
Gots: 1,356 | FT: 103
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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark brown with typical head for the style. Leaves slight lacing.

The aroma is more bright fruit based than I'm used to for a quad rather than blatant caramel and prune like I'm used to.

The flavor is much like a double, but with additional fruit. Some raisin and plum as well as apple. Bubblegum in the background. Almost a hint of scotch ale flavor.

The feel is full yet light. Slightly sticky aftertaste.

Overall I was quite impressed with this. It was far less sweet than I expected, and that was quite welcoming. The apple was quite nice too. I'm quite glad that I tried this. I didn't expect it to live up to the hype, but it's the best quad I've had to date. It even makes me optimistic about trying quads again.

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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 4,720 ratings.