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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,464 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,464
Reviews: 1,603
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,785
Gots: 1,255 | 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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Mattias

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -24.1%

05-22-2013 20:10:19 | More by Mattias
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grover37

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-22-2013 04:19:12 | More by grover37
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zonker17

Texas

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-22-2013 03:43:32 | More by zonker17
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CosmoHopHead

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-21-2013 03:59:45 | More by CosmoHopHead
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-21-2013 02:34:38 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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Thedrizzle

Florida

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-21-2013 02:14:26 | More by Thedrizzle
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adhallick

Manitoba (Canada)

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-21-2013 01:02:17 | More by adhallick
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DoubleJ

California

4.41/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This has been a long time coming. I had a small taste of it years back, but having a taste is not the same as having an entire bottle to yourself. It also isn't the same as being in the cafe across the street of the monastery and having it served properly in its own chalice. The main event is here. On to the beer:

A large rocky head sits on top of this dark, creamy brown colored beer. It retains well and leaves reasonable lace around. The aroma is...not as intense as expected. It features notes of plum, chocolate, and pudding, however I needed to dig deep to find this subtle, lovely notes.

The flavor puts this beer on track. The flavor is as intense as I thought and does feel more so than the 8. Ironincally, soft yeasty fruit hits first, followed by figs, a peppery biterness, pudding, and dark chocolate. Very deep in flavor, and the full creamy body of the beer suits the beer very well. Yum yum yum!

On its own, Westvleteren 12 is an excellent beer. If you're not at In de Vrede, it's a bit of work to track down a bottle, even at bottle shops in Brussels! Everyone shoud try this beer at least once.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 23:52:06 | More by DoubleJ
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-20-2013 21:34:32 | More by Jslay013
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powz87

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-20-2013 17:17:17 | More by powz87
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chippo33

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-20-2013 14:26:14 | More by chippo33
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kirkfrailey

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-20-2013 14:21:42 | More by kirkfrailey
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-20-2013 11:06:23 | More by Dave_Treat
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-20-2013 03:23:31 | More by Kmat10
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gfx

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-20-2013 01:26:25 | More by gfx
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bcuz7

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-19-2013 21:41:35 | More by bcuz7
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-19-2013 21:18:29 | More by HumanParaquat
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TreeBeard

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-19-2013 20:35:44 | More by TreeBeard
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Kreko7

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-19-2013 16:20:35 | More by Kreko7
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ShawnMH

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-19-2013 15:52:35 | More by ShawnMH
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haknort

Illinois

4/5  rDev -13.2%

05-19-2013 03:27:40 | More by haknort
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robwestcott

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-19-2013 00:28:18 | More by robwestcott
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SightinColor

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-18-2013 23:19:17 | More by SightinColor
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jonmikel

Spain

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-18-2013 20:17:52 | More by jonmikel
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travismiller80

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-18-2013 17:20:09 | More by travismiller80
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 4,464 ratings.