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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

4,581 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,581
Reviews: 1,609
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,839
Gots: 1,306 | FT: 102
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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HereforBeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-06-2013 13:15:35 | More by HereforBeer
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CubsJedi

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-06-2013 02:11:39 | More by CubsJedi
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fultonj

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-05-2013 22:37:47 | More by fultonj
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kaneel

France

4/5  rDev -13.2%

07-05-2013 08:08:50 | More by kaneel
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev -0.2%

Previously "Had" this beer at a 5 from years ago. Time for a full review. This is a Westy 12 from the bricks released about 6 months ago. Best by date was Jan 2015.

A: Pours a turbid dark brown. Enormous and ridiculously huge fluffy yet dense light brown head. Starts out dense, gets fluffier as it fades. Fades very slowly. Huge thick layers of lacing everywhere. Top notch head retention. Perfect.

S: Very strong aroma, I can smell it from the other side of the desk. Smells like toast from a distance (even my wife commented on it and she's sitting 5ft away from it). Upon closer inspection, very sweet caramel with loads of dark fruits. Raisins primarily. Other fruits in there, fig, prunes? A bit of toasted malt is notable as well. A little bit of booze but not much. Very pleasant aroma.

T: Again with the sweetness. Sweet caramel up front but sweet grains in the finish. Dark fruit up front. A bit of toasted bread towards the finish, like yeasty dough almost. Has a somewhat nutty character in the middle. Fairly harsh grain alcohol in the finish and lingering aftertaste. Some spices picking up here and there.

M: Heavy-ish but not overly so. Very smooth and easy drinking.

O: Very different from how I remember this one from years ago. I remember noting how the alcohol was completely hidden but in this one there is a lot of alcohol phenols in the aroma and aftertaste. Having said that, this is easily the best quad I've had. Very nice flavors all integrated with each other. Balance is excellent, drinkability is excellent. I look forward to re-reviewing an aged bottle at some point, I feel like this one might be too green given the alcohol harshness.

07-05-2013 04:03:22 | More by Dope
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-05-2013 02:27:25 | More by mcsauter82
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roodie

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-05-2013 01:42:03 | More by roodie
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hockeyemmers

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-04-2013 22:55:17 | More by hockeyemmers
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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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TheSteak22

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-04-2013 00:50:23 | More by TheSteak22
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doremite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -13.2%

07-03-2013 20:45:45 | More by doremite
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N17shelfside

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-03-2013 18:25:24 | More by N17shelfside
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Colossus

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

07-03-2013 00:09:04 | More by Colossus
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bismarksays

Iowa

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-02-2013 18:44:33 | More by bismarksays
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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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mhksuccess

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-01-2013 22:31:41 | More by mhksuccess
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MJsGhost

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-01-2013 17:39:50 | More by MJsGhost
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

06-30-2013 23:29:03 | More by Atomicskis5
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lawdog367

Alabama

5/5  rDev +8.5%

06-30-2013 22:41:34 | More by lawdog367
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GopherPharmer

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

06-30-2013 17:00:44 | More by GopherPharmer
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nandemo1

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +3%

06-30-2013 01:17:47 | More by nandemo1
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

06-29-2013 16:17:42 | More by savagepm
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chefduff2

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -34.9%

06-29-2013 02:51:04 | More by chefduff2
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FranzBC

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +3%

06-28-2013 22:03:17 | More by FranzBC
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CTJman

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +3%

06-28-2013 21:11:11 | More by CTJman
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 4,581 ratings.