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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,481 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,481
Reviews: 1,603
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,795
Gots: 1,265 | FT: 100
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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carlosega

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-16-2013 18:26:37 | More by carlosega
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N8DAGR8

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

01-09-2013 00:13:20 | More by N8DAGR8
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LEdubs

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-05-2013 12:35:56 | More by LEdubs
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Jlu73183

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3%

02-18-2014 01:24:13 | More by Jlu73183
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eyemustard

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -13.2%

01-15-2013 15:34:15 | More by eyemustard
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Mayo2323

Colorado

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-28-2013 23:39:50 | More by Mayo2323
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rollncalguy78

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-13-2014 04:21:14 | More by rollncalguy78
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numenor1

North Carolina

4.72/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Friend of mine brought me a few of these back from Belgium at my begging.

Pours a deep ruby shade of brown with a nice head that dissipates before too long. Smells of sweet malts, dark fruits, spices with slight mint and clove. It begins to flesh out as it warms. The taste is phenomenal. it's incredibly full and seems to put every taste receptor and area of the tongue on overload. Mouth tingling. At first it's all spice and sweet dark fruits. Raisins, plums, black cherries, some slight earth and rum. Then there's a nice gentle hop twang and then the spice really gets going and completely overwhelms me in the finish. Blackpepper, clove, coriander and faint mint. A bit phenolic. As I swallow my tongue begins to water and tingle all over. Owned thorougly. The taste lingers in my mouth and nasal passages. Truly remarkable. The body is medium and the carbonation too, but it coats the mouth beautifully and conceals the alcohol like a master thief.

Fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2005 04:57:35 | More by numenor1
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Orrshow

Alberta (Canada)

4.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Before I say anything I want to put out a huge thanks to Martin (Goldorak) for this bottle. Very generous of you man.

Appearance – This beer pours a very cloudy brown color. There is a slight bit of maroon tinge to it as well. The head is virtually non existent besides a ring and a tiny bit of bubbly froth in the center of the beer.

Smell – I get all those nice dark fruit like dates, plums, and prunes big time. There is a very strong dark spiced rum aroma arising from this beer as well giving it an alcohol scent. Some yeast is detectable along with some brown sugar sweetness and spice. The complex combination of all these things makes this beer absolutely wonderful to sniff at again and again.

Taste – Up front this beer is extremely strong of sweet malts and that nice dark rum characteristic I smelled. The plums and raisins make themselves present with a caramel and brown sugar sweetness added on. Dark spiced rum flavors linger on strongly after a sip is taken. It’s wonderful.

Mouthfeel – Carbonation is very nice here. Nothing to complain about. The feel of this beer is almost silky…it has this nice subtle creaminess that I enjoy quite a bit.

Drinkability – Top Notch. It is so easy to drink despite the high alcohol content and robust flavor. This beer would not have lasted long if I didn’t show restraint to enjoy it.

For me it lived up to the hype. I must say this is among the best beers I’ve ever had. The only downer is that it did not look amazing which is not that important.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2006 04:32:38 | More by Orrshow
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EinWeizenbitte

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

12-18-2011 04:39:52 | More by EinWeizenbitte
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paytoplay

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pristine condition, cap said oct 08 as the brew or bottle date. stunner of a nose. best i've ever had. warm it was very silky, satin, smooth ect ect. great balance, acidity, woodsy. super finish. cooled down a bit more chocolate came out but the best milk chocolate you could ever imagine, with muddled fruits. super finish. could drink this all day every day. lives up to the hype and the best beer i've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2009 18:09:16 | More by paytoplay
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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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Walshwi

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +3%

06-01-2014 20:05:44 | More by Walshwi
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Leiting

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

03-26-2014 18:41:00 | More by Leiting
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julielynndubee

Virginia

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-10-2014 15:35:50 | More by julielynndubee
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Sirre

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

01-05-2014 18:06:38 | More by Sirre
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ejquin

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Obtained in trade with ManekiNeko. Thanks.

App: Beatiful Chesnut brown with thick white head with some lacing.

Smell: Piney, phenolic, and fruity with a tinge of alcohol. Caramel and honey there as well.

Taste: Deep and rich. Nicely malty, and spicy. Alcohol is defintely there but not overwhelming. Very nutty semi-dry finish with slight bitterness.

Mouth: Thick and smooth. Perfect carb.

Overall: Obviously this is amazing. I found that the alcohol provided a great dimension to the taste overall whereas I thought it overpowered the Rochfort 10. This is what every beer wants to be when it grows up.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2005 23:31:07 | More by ejquin
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Asgeirr

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

4/5  rDev -13.2%

02-05-2012 16:39:02 | More by Asgeirr
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Altenor

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

01-11-2014 07:42:13 | More by Altenor
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itsthepleats

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +3%

03-30-2013 12:41:20 | More by itsthepleats
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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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shagens

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-01-2013 22:14:17 | More by shagens
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nabit

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-09-2014 07:13:44 | More by nabit
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gyllstromk

Belgium

4.95/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark ruby with a rocky head. Aromas of candied sugar and cloves, with some raisins, dates, grapes, and currants. The burnt banana peel often attributed to it is apt. Taste is more caramelized sweetness, dark fruit, and a deep, rounded clove finish. This beer gets more flavor and complexity out of the yeast than probably any other in the world (lambics excepted). A velvety body adds wonderfully to the experience. Worth the hype and a true delight.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2010 19:08:25 | More by gyllstromk
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brydeen

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

11-14-2011 13:12:18 | More by brydeen
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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