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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

4,709 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,709
Reviews: 1,617
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,890
Gots: 1,357 | FT: 104
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the fundraiser batch, so still quite young, purchased at a cafe in Brussels.

A - Pours a clear red-tinged brown with one finger of tan head that has very good retention.

S - Lots of dark fruits, sweet caramel malt and bread. Very nice.

T - Starts a bit on the sweet side, with caramel, dark dried fruits and some burnt brown sugar. From midway through the finish, taste turns spicy and earthy, with considerable bitterness on the finish.

M - Incredibly smooth and creamy initially, gradually transitioning to a bit prickly, then finishing earthy and dry. Some mildly numbing alcohol on the finish.

O - Excellent beer? Yes. Light years ahead of the Rochefort 10 I can buy any day of the week? No, but I did have a Rochefort 10 immediately after this and it was considerably sweeter than the Westy 12. Sadly, I may not have the chance to have a nicely aged bottle for comparison. Overall, this was spicier and more bitter than I was expecting (in a good way) and thoroughly enjoyable.

warnerry, Apr 06, 2012
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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 4,709 ratings.