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

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5,039 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,039
Reviews: 1,637
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 3,029
Gots: 1,501 | FT: 107
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren) visit their website

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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've had a few bottles of this over the last few years, and am always amazed at this beer. I at first wanted it to be awful so I didn't have to keep driving over and getting some, but unfortunately I was wrong. The hype is true. Pours a nice dark caramel/toffee color. Bit khaki head that slowly falls and leaves plenty of lacing behind. The smell is a nice blend of caramel, vanilla, figs, raisins, malt, molasses, and dried black cherries. The taste is just as complex and leaves nothing to be desired. A nice sweetness in the finish and it leaves you wanting, craving, more. World class beer.

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Finally got to try this beer with the notorious god-like reputation. Was slightly inebriated which might affect my judgement or review. But nonetheless, it poured a dark murky brown with a tan head. Very nice lacing.

The smell is wonderful. Lots of sweetness, dark fruits, like a typical Trappist beer, but this one overwhelms the senses in so many way.

Lots of breadiness and sweetness on the palette. A fantastic array of dark fruits, caramel malts, vanila, apple. Lots of spices. The alcohol is extremely well hidden and this is crazily drinkable!

The best Trappist beer I've ever had, but not the best beer I've ever had...I have yet to try that I think.

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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 5,039 ratings.