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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,450 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,450
Reviews: 1,603
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 2,777
Gots: 1,247 | FT: 97
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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leonardoh03

California

5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-29-2011 05:40:54 | More by leonardoh03
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SPLITGRIN

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-29-2011 05:00:42 | More by SPLITGRIN
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kansascitytrader

Kansas

5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-29-2011 00:03:56 | More by kansascitytrader
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Wolfsdenbrew

New Mexico

5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-28-2011 19:49:28 | More by Wolfsdenbrew
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chilly460

Virginia

4/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark brown with slight auburn hues. Fairly large tight knit white head recedes at a moderate pace. Decent lacing.

S - Somewhat floral or herbal was a surprise. Definite sweetness with dates and raisins.

T - Deeply caramelized sugars and raisins come in first. Yeast, cloves, maybe anise or licorice in the background as well. Earthy hop finish.

M - Medium bodied, carbonation is moderate and appropriate.

O - I've learned that I'm just not a fan of many Quad styles, this was a fine beer but can't say it was mind blowing.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 16:02:12 | More by chilly460
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

11-28-2011 03:44:37 | More by InspectorBob
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TheBandit1

Michigan

5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-28-2011 03:27:26 | More by TheBandit1
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-28-2011 02:20:28 | More by BUNZILLA
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trapper2408

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-27-2011 21:47:17 | More by trapper2408
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mcb4538

New Jersey

4.78/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a burgundy color with a thin layer of head that doesn't dissolve quickly. Smells a decent amount of cherries and of some booziness. The first taste warms up the mouth. As the heat recedes the flavors present themselves. Cherries, currants, and slight oakiness.  A complex beer but simple in its enjoyment. Glad I took this journey. Pretentiousness aside, the Westy was well worth it.  Great beer!

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 18:10:18 | More by mcb4538
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PhineasGage

Iowa

5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-27-2011 14:07:24 | More by PhineasGage
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LeoPanna

New York

5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-26-2011 21:52:55 | More by LeoPanna
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Kshock

California

5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-26-2011 21:12:49 | More by Kshock
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-26-2011 18:27:12 | More by kayrex
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Elut

Korea (South)

5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-26-2011 16:57:04 | More by Elut
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thepeter

United Kingdom (England)

5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-26-2011 10:31:13 | More by thepeter
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ccrida

Oregon

4.7/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle that I've had for maybe a year or so, traded from a guy that claimed to get them regularly in Belgium on business, so reasonable provenance. An over-foamer. I was being gentle with the cap to save it, and ended up loosing at least an oz. or two. Bummer. Dark cola brown with a light tan head, decent foam and nice sheets of foamy lace. It had a little spritziness to it that I found concerning, but it didn't decimate the head retention as I expected.

Smell is phenolic, not as sweet as the taste, fruit and spice, macerated berries.

Taste is good, this one is complex, on the sweet side, some big grape flavors, caramel, but it's not to sugary. Just awesome.

Mouthfeel is lighter, some crispness to it, just a touch sticky.

Drinkability is pretty good. I've had this a few times, but this is the first full bottle I've savored on my own. Obviously, it's hard to get a hold of, so that hurts it, but overall, it's a great beer. A top candidate for a desert island beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 07:15:20 | More by ccrida
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-26-2011 01:01:01 | More by Rochefort10nh
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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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BeerBodisafa

California

5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-25-2011 04:36:16 | More by BeerBodisafa
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Bjsetti

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-24-2011 21:59:50 | More by Bjsetti
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -13.4%

11-24-2011 18:24:59 | More by Exiled
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6string

Germany

5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-24-2011 16:27:19 | More by 6string
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McDiddyPop

Florida

5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-24-2011 15:45:29 | More by McDiddyPop
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shwami

Germany

5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-24-2011 11:31:04 | More by shwami
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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