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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,485 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,485
Reviews: 1,603
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,796
Gots: 1,270 | FT: 100
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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beeruser

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

07-01-2012 05:15:48 | More by beeruser
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +3%

07-01-2012 02:51:38 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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LynnHomeBrewer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-01-2012 00:50:07 | More by LynnHomeBrewer
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DanaDubay

New York

5/5  rDev +8.5%

06-29-2012 16:24:29 | More by DanaDubay
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had from the source. Pour is a deep, opaque, mohogany brown with a creamy tan head and huge lace. Loads of caramel, brown sugar, notes of candied sugar, tons of dark fruits, plums, light raisin, and faint cherries. Taste follows the nose, very sweet. Some yeast kicks in mid palate after all the brown sugar and caramel. Candied sugars more towards the back with the dark fruit notes. Hints of booze and chocolate in the finish. Medium to full body, light bit of a residual sugar feel, very creamy and smooth carbonation. A little sweet but quite a bit of depth, good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 16:09:39 | More by cpetrone84
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lalaloveyou


4.75/5  rDev +3%

06-29-2012 02:29:46 | More by lalaloveyou
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Reynolds

New York

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

06-29-2012 00:34:45 | More by Reynolds
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rbschult

Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Now this is one of those beers that has been talked up to me for years, and now that I have tried it I am definitely not disappointed. I was lucky enough to pick up a gift pack with 6 bottles and 2 glasses after attending The Festival in Worcester, MA.

A: Dark brown, bordering on black, seemingly cloudy.

S: Spice, dried fruits, nuts, and no hot alcohol which many 10% beers can display.

T: Very raisiny and super complex with wood and spice, the flavor bounces all over the place creating happiness everywhere. Upon completion of the swallow the level of alcohol became pretty apparent, but not displeasing.

M: Of the quads I have had, this is undoubtably the best. Level of alcohol is masked quite well, the flavors are extremely complex and blend together perfectly, and the carbonation is spot on for the style.

O: As stated above, this beer lived up to the hype for me. Glad I have 5 more of these gems just waiting to be savored.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 04:54:38 | More by rbschult
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raythealeman

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

06-28-2012 02:15:34 | More by raythealeman
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Snarf103

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +3%

06-28-2012 02:07:26 | More by Snarf103
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flockti


4.75/5  rDev +3%

06-28-2012 01:31:09 | More by flockti
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +3%

06-27-2012 13:48:54 | More by 604growler
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.5%

06-26-2012 23:40:58 | More by rodlavers
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PG_19


5/5  rDev +8.5%

06-26-2012 22:21:36 | More by PG_19
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animortician

California

4.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally got to sample this much anticipated treat!

A: Dark Dark brown, very cloudy. Light brown head that didn't stick around for very long. Left some decent lacing though.

S: Nutty, Lots of different malt characteristics.

T: Rich flavors of nuts, and malt, Belgian yeast and some fruit. The fruit was subtle but prune or fig is what I tasted, very nutty.

M: Very well balanced and light for a quad. good carbonation. Great mouthfeel.

O: This beer was awesome but put next to some of the other great Quads I have had I don't think it really would be leagues above them. This beer def didn't live up to the hype and I don't think it deserves the #2 spot overall. With that said it was still very enjoyable and a great beer!

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 03:19:23 | More by animortician
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SalMineo

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

06-26-2012 02:56:17 | More by SalMineo
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PJGaddi

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +8.5%

06-26-2012 00:16:39 | More by PJGaddi
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dennho

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -13.2%

06-25-2012 22:09:36 | More by dennho
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mcss

New York

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

06-25-2012 05:45:14 | More by mcss
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lnashsig

Texas

5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

#BOTG 75! A huge one for tonight, a long time want. Bottled 4-14-11. Poured from bottle into Chimay Chalice. Pours blood brown/red. Super creamy off white head that doesn't go away at all. Beautiful. Smell- apple sauce, cinnamon, raisins, prunes, sweet fusel alcohol, ripe pears, dark cherries, dark overly ripe plums. Brilliant. Super complex. Taste- sweet, deep ripe dark fruits, raisins, plum, with a salty sweet ending. Prunes, brandy notes, a tiny bit of alcohol notes, but it doesn't burn at all. Just super smooth. I was wondering how it could possibly be better than Rochefort 10, and it is. It's just so creamy, smooth, deep, complex. Bravo, its the hype.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 01:04:06 | More by lnashsig
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +8.5%

06-24-2012 22:03:54 | More by jsnoek
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mlg270

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -13.2%

06-24-2012 20:50:15 | More by mlg270
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8.5%

06-24-2012 04:07:19 | More by DonFrap
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mcintire78

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8.5%

06-23-2012 19:24:49 | More by mcintire78
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StJamesGate

New York

4.45/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pale amber brown with piles of pink-tinged tan foam that is rocky and leaves solid sheets of cream – some of the densest I’ve seen, it actually marbles with new pours.
Plum, raisin cake, brandy barrel, caramelized sugar, carob and sandalwood – different every sniff.
Brown sugar, rum, sultana, dates, some butter, more plums, with some light spice to finish.
Butter toffee ending, a clove hit and spiced plum linger.
Incredibly creamy, medium, slight warmth, very soft.

The creamiest beer I’ve ever tasted – truly extraordinary mouthfeel. Flavors are not super deep – I suspect this is a bit green. Surprise is how amazingly drinkable it is – 10% doesn’t show up at all.

Suspicious as I am of hype, this is worth hunting and hoarding.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 10:52:04 | More by StJamesGate
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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