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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,485 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,485
Reviews: 1,603
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,796
Gots: 1,270 | 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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IPAyForHops

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-02-2013 23:31:32 | More by IPAyForHops
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DrewShalvoy

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-02-2013 15:40:27 | More by DrewShalvoy
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meb3476

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -56.6%

05-02-2013 12:01:22 | More by meb3476
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MrKennedy

Australia

4.6/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle with 07/01/14 on the cap.

Deep russety brown appearance with a hint of murkiness when held up to the light. Nice beige foam on top doesn't require any coaxing to stay at about a finger in height.

Intriguing smell. Lots of dark fruit with figs, dates, prunes some spice there as well. Reminds me of some red wine at certain stages, not that I drink much wine. Seems to have the warming alcohol bring out the spice without inflaming the situation. Brilliant!

Spicy, cinnamon and allspice are there along with the dark fruits of plum and figs and prunes. Seems to transition from the spices on the front to the fruit on the back and then some spice right at the end to keep you really, really interested. Really dry ending.

The body is solid, but by no means too big, i think the spice helps cut through things. Nice interaction between the spice, the warming alcohol and the fruity smoothness. Really well done.

Don't recall ever having liked this as much as i like this sampling. I always seemed to prefer the 8 out of the Westvleteren brews, but this is helping change my mind. Not a big fan of Quads, but this is very well done and so well integrated.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 11:26:37 | More by MrKennedy
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tripelhops

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -18.7%

05-02-2013 02:09:51 | More by tripelhops
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shagens

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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

New York

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-01-2013 12:40:14 | More by scotv
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jdobe13

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

05-01-2013 12:39:40 | More by jdobe13
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americanbelgian

Washington

4/5  rDev -13.2%

05-01-2013 10:01:09 | More by americanbelgian
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The_Beer_Nut

Belgium

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

I think that everything that can be said about this beer has been said ... It is god inspired perfection.
I will add that I was at the abbey today, and ordered one at the tavern right across the way (Owned and operated by the Abbey). They serve it very cold which I personally like and recommend for any beer. However, I noticed that this beer has more taste dimensions when served at cellar temperatures. If you have more than one to try then savour it at cellar temp and see if you agree.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 22:24:38 | More by The_Beer_Nut
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bsinger45

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -18.7%

04-29-2013 21:07:01 | More by bsinger45
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lostrikis

Spain

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-29-2013 19:59:27 | More by lostrikis
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pinnser

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-29-2013 18:57:58 | More by pinnser
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Rohkey

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-29-2013 18:34:40 | More by Rohkey
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Curt1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -13.2%

04-29-2013 18:28:07 | More by Curt1
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adamcthomp

Spain

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-29-2013 15:47:17 | More by adamcthomp
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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -13.2%

04-29-2013 15:13:28 | More by theGlasstronaut
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Abio

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

04-29-2013 14:12:53 | More by Abio
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MattKane

Indiana

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-29-2013 05:03:49 | More by MattKane
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Hefewiseman

Florida

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-29-2013 03:14:37 | More by Hefewiseman
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-29-2013 03:12:40 | More by lilnicky068
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Mayo2323

Colorado

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-28-2013 23:39:50 | More by Mayo2323
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zachattack555

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

04-28-2013 20:29:52 | More by zachattack555
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caguiar

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

04-28-2013 19:20:49 | More by caguiar
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-28-2013 17:02:08 | More by craftbrew502
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 4,485 ratings.