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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,394 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,394
Reviews: 1,601
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,759
Gots: 1,227 | FT: 97
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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zank


5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-07-2014 00:11:15 | More by zank
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Westvleteren 12. 2010 vintage. Poured into its Westy chalice.

Soft hiss crack. Poured out brown for the first half, then a sludgy dark brown accidentally slipped in. Poor decanting left a colony of yeast dredge on the foam top. The head looks excellent. Stays intact after a long time, like a blanket. The beer is a deep chestnut purple-brown. Classic Westy look.

Earthy brown bread maltiness, figgy fruits, phenols, Belgian chocolate, nutty yeast, prune, and dry light roast. Mild herbal character. No leftover booze to speak of. Some umami aromas included here. Hard to describe. Maybe stewed fruits.

Rich maltiness with brown bread and mild spiciness from phenols and moderate bitterness. Fig, raisin, nutty chocolate, clove, mild roast, medicinal notes, and candi sugar leftovers. Pleasantly, on the dry side. So much going on, and nothing that really dominates. A hearty brew with savory notes and an immense body of endless size and smoothness. So brothy in flavor and in feel. Nice bubble pop here and there in the mouth. Incredible feel.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 23:36:07 | More by thecheapies
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Gregaroo

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-06-2014 22:03:16 | More by Gregaroo
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dpw95

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-06-2014 16:54:46 | More by dpw95
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Jpollock077

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-06-2014 15:16:16 | More by Jpollock077
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Keananmichael5

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

07-06-2014 09:36:41 | More by Keananmichael5
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Jbennette

Germany

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-06-2014 08:41:06 | More by Jbennette
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Nick_isthatstillcool

Florida

4/5  rDev -13.2%

07-06-2014 06:52:04 | More by Nick_isthatstillcool
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Patrickellycooper


5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-06-2014 06:08:45 | More by Patrickellycooper
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jakea

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-06-2014 03:36:47 | More by jakea
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PhillyFan76

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-06-2014 02:56:29 | More by PhillyFan76
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mlew

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

07-04-2014 23:45:50 | More by mlew
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Nunya

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-04-2014 20:29:01 | More by Nunya
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dgtiii

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-04-2014 19:04:35 | More by dgtiii
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Kourt


5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-04-2014 14:14:43 | More by Kourt
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WESTY1130

New York

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-04-2014 06:19:59 | More by WESTY1130
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paulcdc

Virginia

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-04-2014 03:19:09 | More by paulcdc
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

07-04-2014 02:31:47 | More by jdkitchi
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vancean2

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-04-2014 02:05:37 | More by vancean2
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BeerZombies1

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Westvleteren 12 ( xii )
Quadruple
10.2% ABV

APPEARANCE: Pours a deep muddy opaque brown, with a frothy, rocky ecru colored head. Sheeting lacing that is dissipating the head rapidly as I watch bringing it down to a spotted thin halo. Very interesting to watch that.

AROMA: Super bountiful bouquet, lots of plum, raisins, dates and brandy right away. Christmas spices hanging around with some sweet caramelized brown sugars that are ever present.

TASTE: Complex flavors that change with every sip. Rich sweet dark deep fruits, cocoa layered with a malty sweetness. Some over ripe banana and those winter spices. There is a bit of hear from the alcohol but still nicely balanced.

MOUTHFEEL: Full body with lazy low carbonation. Creamy and chewy that really expands in your mouth. Long sweet finish with a slight bit of bitterness.

OVERALL: This was on my beer bucket list and it's hard not to be biased from all the hype. I do think it lived up to it though. I think it's a brilliant example of the style and I am really happy I got to try it. I don't feel like it's mind blowing and I can't say it's the best Belgian Quad in the world because I haven't had a lot to compare it to but on its own it really was a pretty amazing beer!

RATING: 4.8/5 Zombie Heads!

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 19:39:27 | More by BeerZombies1
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ShuTex

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-03-2014 19:12:51 | More by ShuTex
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matt2591

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-03-2014 19:04:16 | More by matt2591
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boudeysbigbrew

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-03-2014 18:44:26 | More by boudeysbigbrew
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joegard

Virginia

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-03-2014 17:23:43 | More by joegard
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dangelop

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-03-2014 01:20:04 | More by dangelop
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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