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

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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII)Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII)

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5,181 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,181
Reviews: 1,662
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 3,129
Gots: 1,592 | FT: 118
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Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Much thanks to jgluck and mdfb79 for this. XII release. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a medium-dark, dull coffee brown with a finger of sand colored head. Pretty good clarity, excellent retention and lacing.

S: Vanilla/cream and red and dark fruits (black cherry, plum) and mild caramel in the secondary. Lots of fruit but it's in balance. Almost candyish.

T: Rich, delicious red and dark fruit, finishing with mild bitterness, sweet malt, and a little booze. Really clean, balanced flavor makes this very drinkable.

M: Creamy texture, medium body and medium-high carbonation.

O: Very drinkable, nice complexity. Its excellence is not in being barrel aged, loaded with hops, or 14%, but in a superb balance and flavor.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip-type glass. Deep ruby color--quite clear before including the yeast. White head with small, dense bubbles quickly falls, though leaving persistent lacing.

The smell of this brew was of candied apples, figs, and a backnote of a sweet dessert wine.

Like the smell, there is a sweet dessert wine flavor, a sweet hint of alcoholic heat, and deep candied figs and apricots. The carbonation lends a peppery quality to the taste. There is a sweetness in the background. Though this is a pretty serious beer, it isn't terribly heavy in texture.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Deep red brown. Thick fizzy head which settles into some nice lacing.

S: Earth and prunes with a little spiciness.

T: Rich and earthy with tons of dark fruit and deep complex Belgian sugar flavor. The warmth from alcohol is present and blends nicely with the depth for flavor for a pleasant mind dulling enjoyment.

M: Medium to heavy in body with a good dose of carbonation. This is my one complaint as it hides the flavor and took a few sips to adjust to the fizziness. Carbonation with fruitiness initially gave me an initial perception of a carbonated wine.

O: This definitely lives up to the hype. I am not disappointed at all. I have one more bottle so will probably refine this when I break it open.

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