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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,579 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,579
Reviews: 1,609
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,841
Gots: 1,304 | FT: 102
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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powz87

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-20-2013 17:17:17 | More by powz87
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chippo33

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-20-2013 14:26:14 | More by chippo33
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kirkfrailey

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-20-2013 14:21:42 | More by kirkfrailey
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-20-2013 11:06:23 | More by Dave_Treat
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-20-2013 03:23:31 | More by Kmat10
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gfx

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-20-2013 01:26:25 | More by gfx
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bcuz7

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-19-2013 21:41:35 | More by bcuz7
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-19-2013 21:18:29 | More by HumanParaquat
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TreeBeard

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-19-2013 20:35:44 | More by TreeBeard
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Kreko7

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-19-2013 16:20:35 | More by Kreko7
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ShawnMH

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-19-2013 15:52:35 | More by ShawnMH
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haknort

Illinois

4/5  rDev -13.2%

05-19-2013 03:27:40 | More by haknort
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robwestcott

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-19-2013 00:28:18 | More by robwestcott
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SightinColor

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-18-2013 23:19:17 | More by SightinColor
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jonmikel

Spain

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-18-2013 20:17:52 | More by jonmikel
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travismiller80

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-18-2013 17:20:09 | More by travismiller80
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eyeenjoybeer

Seychelles

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-18-2013 16:43:38 | More by eyeenjoybeer
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NJB145

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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Mscarpen

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-18-2013 11:19:06 | More by Mscarpen
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

4.95/5  rDev +7.4%

330 ml bottle, poured into a Westvleteren chalice. Bottle cap stamped 25-05-15

A: A beautiful hazy ruby or deep maple colour. A small tan head of about 1 finger appears, but some halo sticks around for your enjoyment the entire time.

S: The first smell I pick up is the yeast. It is gentle and pleasant. Dark fruits are there as well as hints of caramel and yes a bit of alcohol.

T: Carrying over from the smell, the dark fruits come to the fore on this beer. It is fantastically flavorful with so much going on. What jumps out at me is the fact that the yeast is somewhat hidden in the taste.

M: Incredibly smooth. Carbonation is perfect and there is little boozy finish on this. The beer leaves a lovely memory in your mouth with a great warm finish.

O: This is a superior beer. I hemmed and hawed as to whether I should actually pay the price for this, and in the end, it was well worth it (and quite reasonable considering). I prefer Belgian quads and tripels so to me this is like nirvana. What was surprising and pleasant was the complexity of the smell/taste. The fruitiness hid the yeast and the alcohol stayed in the background until the end. I've had Rochefort 10 and St. Bernardus Abt. 12 and Westvleteren just reaches above those making it well worth the chase.

05-18-2013 11:00:16 | More by polloenfuego
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GinsuDave

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-18-2013 01:08:30 | More by GinsuDave
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EricClayton

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-17-2013 18:57:36 | More by EricClayton
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darvinlikemarvin

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-17-2013 18:13:51 | More by darvinlikemarvin
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slemkuil

Illinois

4/5  rDev -13.2%

05-17-2013 16:40:48 | More by slemkuil
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athesing10

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8.5%

05-17-2013 13:37:43 | More by athesing10
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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