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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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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,459 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,459
Reviews: 1,603
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 2,784
Gots: 1,254 | FT: 98
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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JCC78

Mississippi

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

08-04-2013 20:03:38 | More by JCC78
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GStein

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-28-2014 06:02:54 | More by GStein
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Elbrownbag

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-02-2013 20:19:33 | More by Elbrownbag
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Mplsmetro57

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

07-18-2014 15:31:51 | More by Mplsmetro57
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Hopbomber

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

07-28-2013 08:50:40 | More by Hopbomber
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HumuloneRed

Oregon

4.68/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dark crimson in color with a great off white head and silky lacing.

Bread dough, tobacco, leather and prune in the nose.

Tobacco, cookie dough, plum, leather, and raisin in the flavor.

Very complex, creamy texture and finish.
Very well made beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2008 05:36:32 | More by HumuloneRed
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BeerBaron

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-16-2012 20:25:17 | More by BeerBaron
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dborginis

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Brabander for this one, drinking this one relatively fresh. 17.8.14 on the cap.

Was a little worried, the smell during the pour was a bit strange, but it resolved itself in the snifter. Three things hit me in the first taste: the strong solventy Belgian sweetness, alcohol and some hop bitterness. Very rich, after a big meal, this was heavy on the stomach. Very effervescent, strong carbonation. Still with all the strong flavors, it is overall a very tasty beer. As it warms the roasted malts come through. Excellent beer!

Is it better than Younger? I would say they are both excellent, but I don't see the hype. There are many beers more attainable that I enjoy at least as much, but I will say the hype and story makes each try of both an experience.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 01:56:15 | More by dborginis
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jroof1

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

10-20-2013 01:29:01 | More by jroof1
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SwiftyMcBeer

Indiana

4.88/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Okay, the hype makes more sense now. I had the 8, I rated it highly, but it wasn't mindblowing. This beer is an entirely different animal. Quite simply, this are masters brewing a recipe that has been passed down from masters. Fantastic, so deep and broad, yet because it is surprisingly light, extremely drinkable. Find it if you can, it will be worth the hassle.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 13:42:23 | More by SwiftyMcBeer
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drink1121

California

4.88/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2003 with the label that was illegally distributed in the US. Celebrating the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship win.

A - pours a deep mohagany with a light tan head and some lacing. I would like a little more head on this off of the pour, but its a 2003, so that needs to be taken into consideration

S- Major raisins off from the start and alll the way through. I get some light oaky-vanilla and cherries at the end.

T- raisins again, but not as much a the smell. more vanilla and tobacco at the end. lots going on here and they blend very very well. very, very light alcohol kick at the end, but a pleasant one.

m- smooothh and creamy with perfect carbonation. slightly light on the mouthfeel and a tiny hot at the end, but great overall.

d- i could drink this beer until i was blue in the face. my oh my, this is not my favorite beer ever, but probably the best beer i have ever had. lived up to the hype for sure

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2010 04:54:29 | More by drink1121
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jmadrigal2

California

5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-25-2014 20:25:47 | More by jmadrigal2
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JamesWn

Florida

4/5  rDev -13.4%

02-28-2013 20:07:16 | More by JamesWn
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tt0027

New York

5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-08-2012 20:36:02 | More by tt0027
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Swonkie

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-20-2013 16:59:55 | More by Swonkie
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Jsmick

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

05-17-2013 03:47:48 | More by Jsmick
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hatfulofhollow

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -13.4%

05-03-2013 14:59:22 | More by hatfulofhollow
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rbuisson

Manitoba (Canada)

5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-25-2011 18:42:52 | More by rbuisson
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JoeySchlitz

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed a little while ago, from my notes. Cap reads: 17.10.10

A: A thick 2" of head forms from a gentle pour into my Hop Monk snifter. It slowly diminished and melds with the copper mahagony beer below which is a lighter golden at the edges.

S: Initially there's a bit of delicious yeasty funkiness and as it warms, a much stronger Belgian yeast aroma dominates. A rich, concentrated banana bread, soaked in rum with some dark cherries in the background.

T: The taste unfortunately doesn't follow the smell as closely as hoped, and a more medicinal alcohol laden flavor is present with a slight bitter aftertaste. Fairly smooth overall and as it warms is pretty dry and crisp. The Belgian yeast breadiness is in the background but is overpowered by the medicinal flavors unfortunately.

M: Very good carbonation - gives the beer levity. Medium to thick viscosity which is perfect for the style.

O: For the highest rated beer on BA, I was very disappointed. It is a good quad but when I can go to the corner-store and buy a Rochefort 10 or a St. Bernardus Abt 12 (both of which I think are better than this) for much, much cheaper, it makes this obsolete. Very glad to have tried this, but this is a 'one and done' given the logistics of obtaining more.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2010 05:24:46 | More by JoeySchlitz
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Dabeel

California

4/5  rDev -13.4%

06-05-2013 19:46:23 | More by Dabeel
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Cowcakes

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

06-18-2012 21:13:28 | More by Cowcakes
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grze

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

03-11-2014 23:28:27 | More by grze
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astroflounder

Florida

5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-06-2013 17:31:59 | More by astroflounder
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MattLatuchie

Illinois

3/5  rDev -35.1%

07-20-2014 22:11:55 | More by MattLatuchie
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KyleRV

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

01-30-2014 03:23:21 | More by KyleRV
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 4,459 ratings.