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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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5,192 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,192
Reviews: 1,664
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 3,136
Gots: 1,597 | FT: 116
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Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Bluz4Frank fro hooking me up with this.
Poured from a 330mL bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a beautiful garnet color with a deep red hue. A one finger, pearl white head sits on to and reduces to a thin film across the top after a few minutes. Some spotted lacing is left behind.

S: A wonderful blend of dark fruits (blackberries, raspberries, and dark cherries) come through initially. There is significant sweetness, along with a nice caramel malt backbone.

T: Very similar to the aroma with a blast of sweet Belgian sugar, blackberries, raspberries, and cherries. It ends with a slight alcohol finish.

M: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Finishes a little hot, but the sweet dark fruits keep you coming back.

O: This definitely lives up to the hype. I am not disappointed at all. Glad I was able to try it, now I must get more.

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

Excited to get a hold of one of these and it wasn't cheap.

Good dark appearance with a thin off-white head. Lighter than most quads but rich.

Nose is great. Not overpowering, but hints of plum and dark fruit. Alcohol is well hidden among the fruit.

Taste is the same. Very smooth and blended. No particular taste stands out. Very balanced.

Great mouth feel with the perfect amount of carbonation. A truly amazing beer.

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

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a rochefort goblet.

medium brown that shows a ruby amber against the light. golden orange at its thinnest along the edges. an inch of off-white head that falls into lumps and leaves touches of lace.

belgian yeast in the aroma with dark, overripe fruits. a hint of spice, lemon and bananas. a swirl of the glass brings out a hint of the alcohol and some breadiness.

oh dear lord, i understand the hype from the first sip. malty, bready sweetness, the perfect light carbonation, unbelievably rich body with absolutely no hint of the alcohol. ridiculously smooth. a touch dry but with a honey sweetness in the finish. drinkability? i wish it came in bombers, although the alcohol would put me in a coma. i hate being predictable, but this is going to get my highest rating ever.

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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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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 5,192 ratings.