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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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5,192 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,192
Reviews: 1,664
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 3,136
Gots: 1,598 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tried a of bottle Westvleteren 12% (2004) at Kulminator in Antwerp last week. Served from bottle into goblet.
Thick tasting pruney choclate molassas (without the sulpher) and oak barrel vanilla flavors.
Black ruby red. Thin head film that leaves nice lacing
Light dairy funky cheese aroma with whiffs of oaky vanilla.
A meal for the soul. A real treat. Thick rich complicated like a real frersh fortified sherry wine from Jerez de la Frontierea Spain. Come with a clean slate and come mentally prepared.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours into a tulip with a medium brown colored with red undertones. A off white head that laces the glass.

S - Raisins, caramel and dark fruits. Honey and Etoh are prominent.

T - Follows the nose. Dark fruit and sweetness dominant.

M - Creamy and coating with a semi dry and sweet.

O - A treat from a good friend. Not my style bring a quad, but the best quad I've had and well done; this bottle was from the brewery and brought back to US.

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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy medium brown color with a frothy head that persists somewhat and leaves plenty of lace

Smell: Boozy aroma of rum-soaked raisin, dried cherry, honey, cocoa powder and candi sugar

Taste: Starts with a dark fruit laden mouthful of creamy cocoa; after the swallow, the fruit and chocolate flavors build without ever becoming too sweet, although there is some residual honey, cotton candy and toffee elements that appear in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full and creamy body with moderate carbonation; warmth on the finish

Drinkability: I'm glad I finally had a chance to try this but, to be honest, I prefer the Rochefort 10; this one is just a bit too boozy for my taste

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hey it's 5:00 on a Saturday. Why don't we review the highest rated beer in the world.

Pours slightly fogged brown. Nose is malty. Darker sugars. Flavor is bringing much of the same. I want to say it is kind of boozy as well. Not sure if some age would mellow that out. Malty plums start to appear as it warms. Rich, yes. Smooth, yes. Feel is quite smooth on liquid. Carbonation is middle of the road. I like this, yes. It's good. But I feel like this is a bit tight and might need more age to develop more noticeable complexities. And it's certainly not my favorite beer ever.

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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 5,192 ratings.