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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,403 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,403
Reviews: 1,601
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,760
Gots: 1,231 | FT: 97
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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paulcdc

Virginia

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-04-2014 03:19:09 | More by paulcdc
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

07-04-2014 02:31:47 | More by jdkitchi
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vancean2

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-04-2014 02:05:37 | More by vancean2
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BeerZombies1

Nevada

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

Westvleteren 12 ( xii )
Quadruple
10.2% ABV

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
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ShuTex

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-03-2014 19:12:51 | More by ShuTex
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matt2591

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-03-2014 19:04:16 | More by matt2591
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boudeysbigbrew

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-03-2014 18:44:26 | More by boudeysbigbrew
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joegard

Virginia

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-03-2014 17:23:43 | More by joegard
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dangelop

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-03-2014 01:20:04 | More by dangelop
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Zorko

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

07-02-2014 20:38:42 | More by Zorko
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bcp5296d

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-02-2014 16:55:22 | More by bcp5296d
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CTaylorBrew

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-02-2014 05:48:38 | More by CTaylorBrew
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MRVermont

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-02-2014 01:58:52 | More by MRVermont
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LordJoshua


5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-01-2014 16:48:08 | More by LordJoshua
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suckaj


4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

07-01-2014 12:02:50 | More by suckaj
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gaildologuin

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-01-2014 04:38:25 | More by gaildologuin
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UnoMasBelgian

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

06-30-2014 18:59:36 | More by UnoMasBelgian
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dtomes

New York

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

06-30-2014 11:52:26 | More by dtomes
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joshwith

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +3%

06-30-2014 06:10:29 | More by joshwith
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DogfishJoe

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

06-30-2014 01:28:27 | More by DogfishJoe
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Ty_Collins

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +8.5%

06-30-2014 00:55:41 | More by Ty_Collins
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Geobus

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -13.2%

06-30-2014 00:04:05 | More by Geobus
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blckout20

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

06-29-2014 17:30:47 | More by blckout20
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

06-29-2014 05:29:17 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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Twoheartedzombie

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

06-29-2014 00:16:59 | More by Twoheartedzombie
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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