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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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5,117 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,117
Reviews: 1,650
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 3,070
Gots: 1,548 | FT: 116
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Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001

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4.68/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark brown beer with small biege head and yeast..Very complex taste and smell.Sweet smell,wet wood,little smoky,raisins,pulms,spruce,bread,coffee. Taste sweet and dry,wood,bread,chocolate dry fruits,complicated spices,alcohol (but very ballanced with the taste.so good palate,a warm complicate feeling in mouth with a very long lasting finish.It has it all :the taste,aroma,prestige the legent. It is made by monks but the feeling is like orgasm in a glass.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Poured into a Rochefort chalice not too vigorously. 1/4 in. head dissipates fairly slowly.

S: Raisins at first, maybe a little banana. As it warms a dark, honey-like smell is wafting in and out. Sort of molasses, but, not quite. Figs show up as it warms even more. When will it stop evolving? Can't quite put my finger on this nose, but, it is rather heavenly. Complex is a word that comes to mind, but, it's more than that, sort of all-encompassing. Now, even later, licorice comes through as it loses carbonation.

T: Heat is apparent, but, in a good way. Figs, raisins, molasses and a wonderful yeast. Can't wait to crack another, when the snow flies, and go outside for a walk.

M: Superb mouthfeel, carbonation is spot-on, the way beers should strive to be.

O: This, to me, is the ultimate Christmas beer, it has a certain holiness to it, and I am not a church-goer! Glad to finally try this brew, even more glad I have 5 more!

Pray for snow!

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

330 mL bottle poured into a de Struise chalice. 2001 bottle. Best by 9/7/2004. Won this bottle in a raffle at the Funky Buddha.

Appearance - Pours a murky reddish brown with a surprising off white head. Chunky and sedimenty. Collar of foam.

Smell - Sherry and other oxidized flavors. Very fruity. The caramel malt still comes through.

Taste - Significantly better than the aroma. The oxidation makes it a little creamier. Lots of sherry. No booze. Buckets of dark fruit. A touch sweet with a somewhat rough cardboard finish.

Mouthfeel - No booze. Low carbonation. Way too oxidized, but it's still pleasant to drink.

Overall - I should really review a fresher bottle. This is really oxidized but the quality of the beer still comes through. Westy with sherry.

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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 5,117 ratings.