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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,404 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,404
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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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-11-2013 20:56:23 | More by MinorThreat
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SimonTja

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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PhilDaBrewer

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-11-2013 14:24:24 | More by PhilDaBrewer
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SDG1070

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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saxclar123

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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bvdubn

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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Liquid_Bread

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a La Trappe chalice. Bottle cap says 17.01.16.

A: the color of dark maple syrup with a hint of a beige head

S: almond and vanilla, was expecting a stronger smell but that probably comes with aging (will write again in 2 years now that I'm cellaring my case!). The La Trappe Oak aged gives off a much stronger scent but this one has some nice notes.

T: coffee and chocolate sweetness to start, finishing with bitter alcohol and even a hint of hops, didn't expect that from a quad. This is quite distinct from Rochefort 10 or St. Bernardus ABT 12.

M: more carbonation than I expected. Light tingles down the throat.

O: I drank the three other quads referenced in this review within 9 days of finally drinking this one and, I'll admit, I struggle to separate my review from the beer's mystique. To be honest, I like the other three better. However, I thoroughly enjoyed Westy 12 with some slices of a very buttery brie cheese. Like I said, I think the magic of quadrupels comes in the aging so I'll write again in a few years.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 23:22:09 | More by Liquid_Bread
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jklecko2

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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JackOfAll

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.75/5  rDev -18.7%

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cgentzkow

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -18.7%

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joshthebearJu

California

4/5  rDev -13.2%

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justforrazors

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-10-2013 01:37:06 | More by justforrazors
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drlovemd87

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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woodchopper

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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basickness

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-08-2013 11:27:43 | More by vrbulldog22
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Thirsty_Rob

California

4/5  rDev -13.2%

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majaqua

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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dalepryor

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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markcp

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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joemacangel

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-07-2013 18:14:07 | More by joemacangel
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 4,404 ratings.