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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

5,029 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,029
Reviews: 1,636
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 3,029
Gots: 1,496 | FT: 106
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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ah, the Holy Grail. I acquired a bottle of this by mistake, and the guy said to keep it, and boy was I excited! On to the review.
Poured into a chalice. Pours a beautiful dark dark mahogany brown, with a two finger head that laces up the glass. Aroma is of figs, subtle spices, a bit of alcohol, some dark fruits. Taste is...wow. Incredibly complex, A lot of caramel, a bit of booze, figs, slightly bitter, gives a wonderful warming feeling on its way down. The malt backbone is spectacular, and a fruity aftertaste lingers around the lips. The mouthfeel is the best I have ever had. It slides around so smoothly, and the gentle carbonation pops all over the tongue, bringing out the taste. It is full bodied, and goes down incredibly easily for a beer of this ABV.

This is great, beyond question. It is the best beer I have had so far, but I think that there are a very very small percentage of better beers out there. But for now, long live the king!

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

Without any doubt, Trappist Westvleteren 12 is one of the finest beers, if not the best, in the world. The aroma and taste of this outstanding trappist quadrupel is exceptional and extraordinary, to say the least. It ages extremely well and its drinkability is truly remarkable.

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

Bought eight of these at De Bier Tempel in Brussels and brought them back to the US. Shared some with friends. Want an amazing find.

Pours a very dark brown with not much head into my authentic Westvleteren chalice. Oh, the anticipation.

The smell in taste are remarkably complex. Banana, wheatiness, great subtle spiciness, nice full malt sugars. Every taste reveals additional flavors. In some ways it tastes like a nice wheat doppelbock. And the alcohol is so incredibly well concealed.

Amazing. I could drink this beer forever. And I don't think I'm being biased by the hype.

Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 5,029 ratings.