Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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4.75/5 rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Westvleteren 12 ( xii )
APPEARANCE: Pours a deep muddy opaque brown, with a frothy, rocky ecru colored head. Sheeting lacing that is dissipating the head rapidly as I watch bringing it down to a spotted thin halo. Very interesting to watch that.
AROMA: Super bountiful bouquet, lots of plum, raisins, dates and brandy right away. Christmas spices hanging around with some sweet caramelized brown sugars that are ever present.
TASTE: Complex flavors that change with every sip. Rich sweet dark deep fruits, cocoa layered with a malty sweetness. Some over ripe banana and those winter spices. There is a bit of hear from the alcohol but still nicely balanced.
MOUTHFEEL: Full body with lazy low carbonation. Creamy and chewy that really expands in your mouth. Long sweet finish with a slight bit of bitterness.
OVERALL: This was on my beer bucket list and it's hard not to be biased from all the hype. I do think it lived up to it though. I think it's a brilliant example of the style and I am really happy I got to try it. I don't feel like it's mind blowing and I can't say it's the best Belgian Quad in the world because I haven't had a lot to compare it to but on its own it really was a pretty amazing beer!
RATING: 4.8/5 Zombie Heads!
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 19:39:27 | More by BeerZombies1
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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