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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

5,180 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,180
Reviews: 1,662
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 3,129
Gots: 1,591 | FT: 118
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001

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Photo of HurrahBeer
4.93/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JGam115
4.66/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick, rich maple sap. Sweet raisins, ripe plum, bing cherries. Unbelievably smooth.

Photo of poskok
4.97/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of curasowa
4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Slightly hazy, ruby-brown color with a big, tan head that fades slowly with thick lacing.

Aroma: Rich, caramel malt, some brown sugar, slightly medicinal, some yeast.

Taste: Medium bodied, sweet malt with some molasses, spicy booze, slightly oaky, super smooth, some ripe tree fruit and raisin towards the finish which is slightly lingering.

The Rest: Fantastic; super smooth and complex. It was more bitter than I expecting and had less Belgian yest character, but was a real treat none the less.

Photo of drewaha
4.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BenJF117
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bit of a grape smell, unfiltered with lots of particulate. Very good, well worth the extra $ spent.

Photo of TheSSG
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a soapy, tand head that has fantastic persistence and lacing. Fantastic aroma of bread dough and grassy hops. Brown, burnt sienna color. Starts with a rich, deep flavor; toasted malt, booze, slight hop bitterness. This actually is very reminiscent of Kvass. Finish is grainy hop bitterness over toasted malt with biscuit wafting back in.

This is really fantastic. I really, really dislike Quads, and this is delightful. Again, it's similar to Kvass, and so I'm really digging it.

Photo of rct
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CayseyW
4.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tim007007
4.14/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris-1911
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lohbah
4.91/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Irishace9
4.49/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tyecko
4.49/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SweetChicken
4.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trucker68
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IPA1978
4.06/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is damn interesting, when cold it has dark raisiny smell and taste then as it warms it starts to smell exactly like grape Kool-aid! and the flavour deepens to a phenolic warm boozy quad! Epic beer but....... not sure its the best. La Trappe quad is perhaps the best quad!!!

Photo of Markwas
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RocketCityVol
4.78/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dr_Crantastic
4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of etreesh
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of byed
4.87/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wonderful dark fruits and warming alcohol.

Photo of ghirsh
4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zookerman182
4.44/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jgmiller829
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 5,180 ratings.