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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,609 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,609
Reviews: 1,611
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,851
Gots: 1,315 | 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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604growler

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06-27-2012 13:48:54 | More by 604growler
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Spartan213

Michigan

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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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AkaFlash

Pennsylvania

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04-20-2014 01:37:27 | More by AkaFlash
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Stevenwings

Belgium

4.75/5  rDev +3%

01-20-2014 11:52:25 | More by Stevenwings
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ThatWineGuy

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +3%

Dear friends just returning from Belgium honoured me with this offering that we opened the same night due to a bit of dampness around the top of the bottle, possibly due to the flight over the Atlantic. The bottle cap bore the date 26-05-10. I could hardly wait to see what this Trappist offering was all about!

Poured into a Chimay goblet - with the letters turned around ofcourse. This showed as a dark, opaque plum or prune colour that, under a very bright light, had an off-orange hue around the edges and was hazy and cloudy in the middle. A half-inch head flattenned out to a thinner crown of very tiny bubbles that covered the whole top of the beer. These were a multitude of slow risers that persisted throughout.

The smell was a rich aroma of fresh dates. Full, rich taste in the mouth with balanced bitterness. The finish was elegant and satisfying and not overpowering in the least despite the alcohol content. The mouthfeel was really exceptional and the finish satisfying, long and lingering. The subtle carbonation stayed for the duration of the tasting, even while there was less than a half inch left in the glass. This was truly a delightful taste experience, many thanks for this one.

08-19-2007 13:56:43 | More by ThatWineGuy
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Keyes88

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Benempt

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

Amazing. Just keeps going, tastes so perfect. Thank you OC beer kings for the bottle share.

Appearance - chunky and bubbly! Obvious debris in the dark brown effervescence.

Smell - mild? Hard to recall.

Taste - Amazing. With the deep brown color, it is hard not to think of tootsie rolls.

Mouthfeel - sipping was delicious, didn't want to try quaffing. Coated my mouth with a long lasting taste I'd never had before.

Overall - Unique and precious, must try.

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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 4,609 ratings.