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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)

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
(Yellow Cap)

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001

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Had this on 11/26 at Sweetwater with Urbancaver and Cashew70

- Pours a deep caramel with a small white head

S - Wild, yeasty smell

T - Amazing. Like a magic beer ambrosia. It tastes like Belgian with sweet floral notes

M - Medium bodied and lightly carbonation

D - Medium drinkability

Thanks to urbancaver for this one! Best birthday present ever!

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A- Dark brown with red edges, good lacing and nice head. Looks a lot like the 8 it would be hard to tell them apart sitting next to each other.

S- Mellow some alcohol and malt maybe some hops but shadowed.

T- I find myself hesitating to take a drink....
Wow semi sweet some tartness but a little. Wonderful malt very smooth flavor with caramel in the background just very very nice.

M- Smooth very nice just lovely, can't beat this mouth feel.

D- Very drinkable you don't taste the high ABV at all.

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One of the best beers in the world! This fresh sample came to me directly from belgium via belgianshop.com(thanx!:-) Anyway, this beer poured a very dark cloudy, amber-ish brown. I was pouring this into my genuine Trappist Westvleteren glass and before I knew it the whole bottle was in the chalice yeast and all...Oh Well! This beer had a nice appearance that was a bit cloudy and yeasty(since I poured all the floaties in there...)but it still looked very nice. This smelled of fruity alcohol esters, chewy roasted and chocolate-y malts as well as raisins, figs, plums and you name it! This tasted heavenly, and seemed to be a perfect blend of all of the above mentioned flavors. It sure is amazing what westvleteren can do with very few simple ingredients! This beer had one of the best mouthfeels ever! It was extremely thick and velvetty and rolled down my throat oh so smoothly! I have to tag the drinkability factor by .5 just for the alcoholic flavors and the very high abv %
This is a damn fine amazing beer and possibly 1 that is deserving of the #1 spot on BA if you ask me. although I have only had all of the beers from 3 of 6 trappist breweries in Belgium. For me Westvleteren is easily the best of the 3(orval, chimay and westie)!

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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 6,433 ratings
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