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

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100
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6,362 Ratings
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII)Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
Belgium
sintsixtus.be

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
(Yellow Cap)

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,362
Reviews:
1,877
Avg:
4.61
pDev:
8.89%
 
 
Wants:
3,678
Gots:
2,218
For Trade:
156
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,362 |  Reviews: 1,877
Photo of ErraticToast
2.81/5  rDev -39%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

A- copper/brown
S- Fruits
T- I didn't get much taste what so ever from this beer due to the carbonation
M- This is the part that I think completely ruined this beer for me. This beer was so heavily carbonated that it felt like it swelled in my mouth and made it hard to get down. Due to this fact I actually contemplated drain pouring, but I sucked it up and finished it.

I will try another bottle I have I don't know if this one was off or what. Once I try the other I will update my review.

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Photo of EraDehops
2.84/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of Beersmuggler
2.9/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pepsican
2.96/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours dark brown head. Lots going on in the aroma. Dark fruits, sherry, candy, quite a bit going on here. Flavor is very complex, fruit, funk, alcohol, caramel, chocolate. Finishes highly carbonated, but doesn't get in the way of the beer. I could still use less carbonation on this one. Light alcohol notes which melded well with the beer without taking away from the flavors. Overall I can see why people would enjoy this if big boozy belgians are your thing. I personally don't have the want to drink this more than once a year at most.

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Photo of evanfox81
2.97/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Maybe a bad batch, but I definitely prefer st. bernardus and rochefort.

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3/5  rDev -34.9%

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3/5  rDev -34.9%

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3/5  rDev -34.9%

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3/5  rDev -34.9%

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3/5  rDev -34.9%

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3/5  rDev -34.9%

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3/5  rDev -34.9%

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3/5  rDev -34.9%

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3/5  rDev -34.9%

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3/5  rDev -34.9%

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3/5  rDev -34.9%

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3/5  rDev -34.9%

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3/5  rDev -34.9%

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3/5  rDev -34.9%

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3/5  rDev -34.9%

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3/5  rDev -34.9%

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3/5  rDev -34.9%

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3/5  rDev -34.9%

Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
4.61 out of 5 based on 6,362 ratings.
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