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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,611 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,611
Reviews: 1,611
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,852
Gots: 1,316 | 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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SnaxStL

Missouri

4/5  rDev -13.2%

12-12-2013 16:57:22 | More by SnaxStL
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atpca

California

4/5  rDev -13.2%

06-24-2014 05:12:35 | More by atpca
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Boz12

Washington

4/5  rDev -13.2%

09-04-2012 02:32:36 | More by Boz12
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davey

Illinois

4/5  rDev -13.2%

11-16-2011 00:12:38 | More by davey
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ItsAlwaysSunny

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -13.2%

08-03-2013 16:44:19 | More by ItsAlwaysSunny
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WhiteJordan

Washington

4/5  rDev -13.2%

01-11-2013 07:03:38 | More by WhiteJordan
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rflips86

California

4/5  rDev -13.2%

03-08-2014 14:58:09 | More by rflips86
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2beerdogs

California

4/5  rDev -13.2%

01-13-2013 00:31:49 | More by 2beerdogs
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LarryK

New York

4/5  rDev -13.2%

03-13-2014 13:21:33 | More by LarryK
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smallberries

California

4/5  rDev -13.2%

Tasting this beer at all was a convergence of split second timing, vacation angst, and dumb luck. Google led me to the only bar in Brussels that served it, a gorgeous place built in the 1400's I think (and last painted in the 1600's I would wager). Perhaps it was the road weary barmaid or the loco dude siting to my right who was deep into a political debate with someone sitting between us that only he could see, but I hate to say that I was not that impressed. The beer is very complex with deep malty flavors, alcohol forward, caramel and nuts, nice bitterness, but it tasted like every other quad I've ever had. And it was served at what I would call spit-warm cellar temp, which seemed wrong. If I ever find myself in Belgium again, I'm going to the brewery. No more f'ing around, because I believe in second chances.

08-23-2014 00:20:21 | More by smallberries
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mjn5036

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -13.2%

11-14-2011 21:27:15 | More by mjn5036
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FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

4/5  rDev -13.2%

11-26-2012 02:16:48 | More by FlussigkeitMut
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Thirsty_Rob

California

4/5  rDev -13.2%

05-08-2013 07:01:53 | More by Thirsty_Rob
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joesc230

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -13.2%

12-12-2011 04:24:08 | More by joesc230
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Dag48

Florida

4/5  rDev -13.2%

06-09-2014 03:27:00 | More by Dag48
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -13.2%

12-26-2012 23:55:48 | More by Ncpogs
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bhart

Ohio

4/5  rDev -13.2%

03-01-2014 21:52:43 | More by bhart
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ramay86

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -13.2%

07-30-2014 03:49:24 | More by ramay86
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kzoobrew

Michigan

4/5  rDev -13.2%

Review input from notes, enjoyed 01/10/11. Big thanks to Carleton, Spdkilz, for the bottle. Cheers buddy!

Pours a dark brown with slight maroon hues. Fairly large antique white head recedes at a moderate pace. A decent amount of lacing left clinging to the glass.

The aroma is rather herbal and sweet. Brown sugar and dates. I am not getting the depth with the dark fruit that I hoped for. The herbal and spicy aroma are coming through much more clearly than the sweeter scents.

Deeply caramelized sugars and raisins come sweep across the front of the palate. Strong yeast characteristics, cloves and anise, appear mid palate. Medicinal flavor is a bit to pronounced, not a fan of the phenols here. Earthy hops flavor is subtle.

Medium bodied, carbonation is moderate and appropriate. Finish is clean but moderately long. The residual flavor does cling to the tongue a bit.

Maybe my expectations were too high, maybe my palate was not feeling it, I am just not finding what makes this the worlds best beer. Pleasant to drink, I am not sure I want more than one in a sitting. Good beer, worth trying atleast once in your lifetime.

02-04-2011 21:47:02 | More by kzoobrew
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philaflava

Florida

4/5  rDev -13.2%

03-18-2013 15:18:29 | More by philaflava
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hoppymeal

Michigan

4/5  rDev -13.2%

Pours dark brown with a decent size tan head that slowly recedes. A light perfuminess mixes with sweet ripe fruitiness in the aroma. Raisin, plums, and figs, a caramel breadiness as well. Taste is a mix of chocolate and more of the ripe fruity maltiness mix with belgian sugars and sugar cane flavors. There is a crisp peppery hoppiness that begins mid taste and blends with a warming alcohol and some smokiness in the finish. Medium to heavy in body. Besides the warmth in the finish, alcohol is very well balanced, peppery bitterness helps to cut the richness from the malts. Easy to drink, I look forward to seeing what some age does to this one.

01-01-2007 04:11:59 | More by hoppymeal
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sbricker

Illinois

4/5  rDev -13.2%

11-14-2011 15:07:56 | More by sbricker
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -13.2%

01-01-2012 03:15:28 | More by jjheinrichs
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yummybeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -13.2%

11-07-2013 23:07:21 | More by yummybeer
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sbart518

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -13.2%

08-04-2014 18:25:46 | More by sbart518
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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