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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

4,480 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,480
Reviews: 1,603
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,794
Gots: 1,264 | 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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bsuedekum

Missouri

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-28-2012 05:34:32 | More by bsuedekum
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dtmets84

New York

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

07-28-2012 00:22:25 | More by dtmets84
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TheZabba


4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-27-2012 15:44:23 | More by TheZabba
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AutumnBeerLove

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-27-2012 13:46:05 | More by AutumnBeerLove
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cyrusturbak

Montana

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-26-2012 15:03:27 | More by cyrusturbak
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hunteraw

China

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-26-2012 08:17:30 | More by hunteraw
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into my little Westy chalice that came in my brick

A slight haze in a caramel brown body, thumbs width of beige foam hangs around for quite a while ending up as a thin film that leaves just a few random patches of lace

S brown sugar or perhaps its brewers candy, has some dark fruits and dried fruits alike, rum raisin with a little yeast and booze, I get some spice but can't quite place it and a little candied cherry

T more spice and booze then I could smell, not as much complexity as the nose but still quite nice, a little wet wood I didn't smell

M its a little foamy and has a faint booze burn, nice lingering aftertaste of spice, hazelnut and raisin

O I almost really liked the taste so I'm bumping the overall. Pretty solid beer but it needs a few years too mellow out

I hate too say it but I'm a little disappointed even though I really enjoyed it. I couldn't taste the hype or rarity perhaps because I didn't need too go further then the liquor store I work too buy it. I preferred an aged bottle of the "8" for sure and will perhaps re-rate this one after it has some age on it.
Great beer but nowhere near the best the world has too offer, I've only had this one fresh but I have a feeling it won't stand up too a Rochefort 10 of the same age

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 05:28:01 | More by wordemupg
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ellswrth

Oregon

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-26-2012 01:39:15 | More by ellswrth
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ChicagoJohn

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Westvleteren 12. I have had the Westy 12 fresh (1 year old) and aged 6 years.

On this particular night, I opened up Westvleteren 12 from 2007 alongside a Rochefort 10 2006 with my good friend Greg (BeerListMan) in Chicago.

Westvleteren 12 and Rochefort 10 aged are both super complex, but the Westvleteren 12 won due to it's smooth drinkability. There was absolutely no trace of alcohol and everything was so well balanced in the drink. Rochefort 10 still had some 'power' in it and it was extremely tasty and drinkable but the flavors were a little bit more unbalanced. The date, raisin, plum flavors in the Westvleteren 12 were more pronounced while I tasted more bready characteristics (almost like drinking rye) in the Rochefort.

The only difference is that I enjoyed the heavier, syrupy mouthfeel of the Rochefort 10 over the slightly lighter bodied Westvleteren 12.

A good way to describe this would be to drink a Highland Park 18 year scotch alongside a similar type of scotch with 15 years.. The 18 year will rock your world due to its drinkability and smoothness and the Westvleteren 12 did the same thing against the Rochefort 10. That being said, I would still age my Rochefort 10s because of its availability in the US.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 16:05:44 | More by ChicagoJohn
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -13.2%

07-25-2012 15:36:19 | More by jsilva
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jtdolla911

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-25-2012 14:49:21 | More by jtdolla911
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Friskybeerrapist

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

07-23-2012 01:57:15 | More by Friskybeerrapist
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bentonquest

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-22-2012 17:05:24 | More by bentonquest
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-22-2012 15:42:58 | More by PEIhop
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mhenson42

Texas

4/5  rDev -13.2%

07-21-2012 20:49:17 | More by mhenson42
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psychotia

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-21-2012 17:10:32 | More by psychotia
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Kanewai

Hawaii

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-21-2012 03:42:04 | More by Kanewai
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

BIG UPS to Zyn in Calgary for bringing in the gift packs of Westy 12 and allowing beer geeks to pre-order. Will be sharing this rare score with my BA in crime Andrenaline who is at the mercy of the pitiful LCBO beer selection in Ontario.
A - poured into the small gold rimmed chalice that came with the gift pack, hazy ruby brown, creamy tan head that didn't go anywhere and left perfect lacing all around
S - toffee, sour boozy raisins, grains, herb/mineral, all mellow and balanced aromas
T - starts with a blend of toffee and candied plumb & cherry, moves to a bread pudding flavour with mild wintery spices, finishing with a faint boozy sweetness and and gentle herbs
M - not sure if I've every given a 5 for mouthfeel but this is it, light and fluffy, the creamiest smoothest brew i've had the privilege of drinking, light pleasant boozy warmth with no bite to be found, it melts in your mouth
O - I must admit given the price paid I was instantly skeptical and expecting a lot, and this delivers the goods, its not a big in your face brew and therein lies the genius, it is so mellow and well inviting that you would never guess this is a big ass Belgian. BELIEVE THE HYPE!

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 01:57:42 | More by joemcgrath27
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M27

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-19-2012 02:02:31 | More by M27
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-19-2012 01:44:48 | More by BeerHunter76
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-19-2012 01:19:17 | More by Brown120
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BrianV


4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-18-2012 23:48:00 | More by BrianV
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drush1980


4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-18-2012 20:09:53 | More by drush1980
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Quik4life3

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -29.5%

07-18-2012 00:46:46 | More by Quik4life3
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-16-2012 23:34:16 | More by ncaudle
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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