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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,588 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,588
Reviews: 1,610
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,841
Gots: 1,307 | FT: 101
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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Gunch43

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-28-2014 22:02:58 | More by Gunch43
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AndrewKroll

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

03-25-2013 20:24:44 | More by AndrewKroll
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

10-01-2013 15:50:56 | More by Kmlund
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alleykatking

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Many thanks go out to jdefont for bringing this to our tasting last night. Justin you made a lot of people happy with this one. Review from notes.

A- Pours a dark reddish brown color. Red hues show up when held to the light. Two finger light tan that had good retention to it. Left nice streaky lacing as I sipped this one down.

S- Dark fruits dominate the nose but not overtake it. Raisin and figs are the dark fruits. A nice fresh baked bready aroma in the middle of this that kind of threw me off. LIght spicing along with brown sugar in this beer. Overall a good smelling beer not the best I've smelled in the style though.

T- Dark fruits come up first on the palate. Figs and raisin along with a light cherry note to it. This dies down due to a light spicing in the beer. The middle of this comes through with a interesting bready malt. There is a light sweetness from candi sugar I would say with some yeasty notes in the tail end of the taste. A light but apparent alcohol flavor comes through at the very end washing away all flavor.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation was dead on with this beer. Velvety smooth overall. Some light dark fruits with a bready goodness left on the palate. Light alcohol and some sweetness in the aftertaste. The flavors were blended amazing yet each flavor was individual. Clean tasting overall.

D- This beer is an amazing drinker. Although, I don't see the hype with the all 5's, I do feel the drinkability should be a 5. The alcohol is very well hidden and the beer overall is very smooth. I would recommend this beer to everyone who hasn't tried it.

06-18-2010 00:27:41 | More by alleykatking
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Okisailor

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-02-2013 18:26:48 | More by Okisailor
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justyouraveragebeerguy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

The best beer in the world apparently!!

A- a deep golden/brown color, there is some yeast settlement at the bottom of the bottle

S- Dried figs, big malty sweetness, plums, rum soaked raisins.

T- Big sweetness, again those dark fruits, rum soaked raisins, a little bit of bozzyness on the back end

Overall- This is exactly what a Belgian quad should taste like. Really amazing beer. I wouldn't say it's the best beer in the world, but certainly the standard when it comes to Belgian quads.

02-26-2013 04:21:39 | More by justyouraveragebeerguy
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

06-19-2013 00:09:05 | More by dvmin98
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wardenclyffe

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-24-2013 15:57:25 | More by wardenclyffe
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macesq

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

08-15-2014 19:10:58 | More by macesq
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Magery

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

11-16-2011 01:51:57 | More by Magery
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Wantbeer

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

03-12-2013 17:15:00 | More by Wantbeer
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SirBentham

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-12-2014 19:23:51 | More by SirBentham
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rollncalguy78

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

04-13-2014 04:21:14 | More by rollncalguy78
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Danimal25

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-30-2014 03:56:30 | More by Danimal25
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WolfKeeper

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

03-28-2013 18:34:15 | More by WolfKeeper
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Reynolds

New York

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

06-29-2012 00:34:45 | More by Reynolds
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caseyoharaa

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-19-2014 23:21:11 | More by caseyoharaa
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HoneyLamb

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

01-12-2014 17:50:50 | More by HoneyLamb
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itracy63

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

06-02-2013 19:29:55 | More by itracy63
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Cburden

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

06-27-2014 15:15:02 | More by Cburden
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sarge27

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-21-2013 06:41:56 | More by sarge27
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carlosega

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-16-2013 18:26:37 | More by carlosega
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powder245

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

06-14-2012 23:44:13 | More by powder245
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sunnrider

Spain

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-04-2013 16:47:37 | More by sunnrider
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BKArmstrong

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

06-02-2014 08:08:36 | More by BKArmstrong
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 4,588 ratings.