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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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4,693 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,693
Reviews: 1,614
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2,881
Gots: 1,351 | FT: 105
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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5/5  rDev +8.5%

tchaos, Nov 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Leiting, Mar 26, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev -14.8%

I had been saving my Westy 12 for a special occasion, like maybe my 100th review, but I could only look at that number 1 rating so long, so I popped it.Maybe I should have waited. It looked nice enough, an exquisite brown red color, the aroma was malty sweet, with some citrus, but somewhat thin and evasive. The taste was supposed to be the thing, just send me to 7th heaven.Sorry. It was a straight malt citrus with hints of cherry. Nice enough, but simple. My cap read 08-07-06, so it appears that this beer has to sit.Just on its rep, Ill buy another bottle and let it sit

grynder33, Nov 04, 2003
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

George1799, Mar 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

bpk59, Jan 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

SteveMcGlone, Sep 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

hanlonrn, Jul 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

ThrewRedButter, Dec 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

jn84, Feb 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Mayo2323, Apr 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -24.1%

danfix99, Mar 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

ekalb31, Aug 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

bram325, Oct 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Squidly, Nov 23, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

gamanley, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of Azurescens
4.7/5  rDev +2%

330mL bottle with best by date 24.03.13 printed on cap, poured into Trois Pistoles goblet, reviewed on 8/15/11.

A: Pours a dark brown with tan head that leaves some lacing around glass. Clear and maroon when held to the light.

S: Aroma is wonderful, sweet dark malt, brown sugar and molasses, dark fruit, herbs and spices with a hint of spicy alcohol. Everything that I want in a quad.

T: Wow, so flavorful and absolutely delicious. Layers upon layers of flavor. Starts sweet with dark malt, brown sugar and some molasses, followed by candied fruit with herbs and spices, a slight hint of alcohol and more brown sugar in the end followed by a long lingering melody of all the aforementioned flavors.

M: Super smooth, somewhat creamy medium body with some tingling from the carbonation, finishes on the sweeter side.

O: So delicious and drinkable, could easily drink this every night for the rest of my life. Definitely the best quad that has crossed my taste buds. Simply incredible, wish this glass would last forever.

Azurescens, Aug 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

BTHU, Nov 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

nsheehan, Aug 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

wildcats10, Jul 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

PortLargo, Jan 09, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -11.1%

Well, I went into this one with high expectations this past Father's Day as I had this with my dad as his gift. My straight honest opinion was this was not the best Trappist beer I've ever had. The dark fruits and spicy notes came through fully, but did not floor me as "the best beer in the world". The hype definitely comes from it's limited availability methinks.

bnelson997, Jul 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

BringbakFavre, Apr 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

sephyrott, May 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -34.9%

nicholas527, Jan 22, 2012
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 4,693 ratings.