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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,480 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,480
Reviews: 1,603
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,793
Gots: 1,265 | FT: 100
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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oneturbucfan

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +3%

02-16-2014 12:53:22 | More by oneturbucfan
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SharkNado

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3%

03-12-2014 02:30:01 | More by SharkNado
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this beer pours a nice brown color wh a small off white head that recedes quickly. the smell is sweet, slightly spicey and reminds me of concord grapes. the taste follows suit with a very mild yeasty spiciness, with amazing layers of fruit flavors coming through and a nice sweet finish, but not too sweet. the mouthfeel is full and medium carbed overall this beer more than lived up to the hype. would definitely trade for this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 22:47:04 | More by rowingbrewer
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eonbluekarma

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3%

02-17-2014 17:52:09 | More by eonbluekarma
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Gooners

Belgium

4.75/5  rDev +3%

01-11-2014 12:20:41 | More by Gooners
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Beerstorian

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +3%

02-15-2013 15:24:56 | More by Beerstorian
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BigDaveLB

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-07-2014 15:46:31 | More by BigDaveLB
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gradergator

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +3%

03-29-2013 18:29:01 | More by gradergator
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Miamilice

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +3%

11-14-2011 14:11:59 | More by Miamilice
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jtdolla911

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-25-2012 14:49:21 | More by jtdolla911
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Openwyd

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-21-2013 17:14:06 | More by Openwyd
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jjdc

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-15-2014 01:49:39 | More by jjdc
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JarMills

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +3%

01-22-2013 05:13:43 | More by JarMills
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LakesideBrewing

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3%

12-05-2013 11:55:03 | More by LakesideBrewing
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Ungertaker

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +3%

12-17-2012 00:55:55 | More by Ungertaker
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moshea

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3%

06-06-2013 17:17:37 | More by moshea
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pentathlete

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I've had a few of these put away, so today (MAY DAY!) I finally popped one. Pours a deep dark ruby black, with only a table of head that did leave lace on the glass after each sip. Smells like a spicy plum candy, some cinnamon sprinkled prunes, yet without a heavy sweetness. Taste is so velvety smooth, complex combination of dark fruits, slight sucrose, and peppery spices. Is this a big beer? While there is the faint hint of alcohol, this beer is amazingly quaffable. This is the beer to convert your faux-wine-loving friends to come back to barley. Mouthfeel is medium full with just enough carbonation to keep it from being a sweet old ale or barleywine.

Surprisingly, this beer is not overpoweringly "Belgian" meaning that it lacks that dominating Belgian yeast smell and flavor. They're there to be sure, but it takes a back seat to everything else going on. There are only a few beers that deserve such high praise. These beers could easily become an addiction. Luckily, this one costs about US$8.29 for a 330ml bottle. So, unless I start selling off the wife's basket collection, I'll keep this beer to about one a month.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2005 23:14:59 | More by pentathlete
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furthurgone

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-16-2014 04:40:57 | More by furthurgone
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ktenneydenver

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-21-2014 17:15:48 | More by ktenneydenver
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IAmAWalrus

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +3%

02-17-2014 00:29:08 | More by IAmAWalrus
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smolder23

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-18-2014 13:31:36 | More by smolder23
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brittanylicious

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-03-2014 12:56:08 | More by brittanylicious
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bobv

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Poured into a Rochefort chalice not too vigorously. 1/4 in. head dissipates fairly slowly.

S: Raisins at first, maybe a little banana. As it warms a dark, honey-like smell is wafting in and out. Sort of molasses, but, not quite. Figs show up as it warms even more. When will it stop evolving? Can't quite put my finger on this nose, but, it is rather heavenly. Complex is a word that comes to mind, but, it's more than that, sort of all-encompassing. Now, even later, licorice comes through as it loses carbonation.

T: Heat is apparent, but, in a good way. Figs, raisins, molasses and a wonderful yeast. Can't wait to crack another, when the snow flies, and go outside for a walk.

M: Superb mouthfeel, carbonation is spot-on, the way beers should strive to be.

O: This, to me, is the ultimate Christmas beer, it has a certain holiness to it, and I am not a church-goer! Glad to finally try this brew, even more glad I have 5 more!

Pray for snow!

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 03:09:37 | More by bobv
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kodt

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3%

03-06-2013 21:19:28 | More by kodt
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Skrypt

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +3%

10-12-2013 20:57:04 | More by Skrypt
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 4,480 ratings.