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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian 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
Ranking:
#48
Reviews:
1,930
Ratings:
6,609
pDev:
8.7%
 
 
Wants:
3,743
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2,326
Trade:
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Photo of bsp77
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DBLC
4.92/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of coz
4.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mountainmanbaritone
4.97/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

SO MUCH GOING ON HERE! This has to be had to be believed. Toffee, raisin, sweet, delicious!

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Photo of Tony210
4.8/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Huge aroma of dried cherries & figs upon first pour. Has the requisite Belgian yeast foamy head with lots of carbonation in the form of microscopic bubbles. A bit too carbonated & foamy for me, but a few quick swirls of the glass fixes that. Definitely a big beer, it is amazing this beer is made with only 4 ingredients. Lots of dried fruits, molasses, a bit boozy. Great brew.
Thanks to Chad for sharing!

1/10/15
Bottle
5 rating

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Photo of Johnct
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JackRWatkins
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Deep amber mahogany color pretty 1 finger head, off white

Prominent phenolic notes, banana and clove, boozy, a savory quality, some chocolate

Malt forward, fruit, but less of it than st bern, crisp, but not sharp, pleasant estery quality marries very well with phenols and malt, crisp sweetness and touches of cherry

Medium body

It’s better and it’s different than St. Bernardus, and I love st. Bern with all my heart. It’s less forthcoming, feels more like beer and is simply phenomenal. That being said it’s not light years better, but is marginally better. I would argue that it is a fundamentally different beer.

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5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Juggerr
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dadthew
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmdrpi
4.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 ml fresh bottle in a bar in Brugge, BE. poured into goblet.

pours a very dark brown, moderate tan head. rich malty aroma - dark fruit, toffee. taste is fairly dry - not sweet at all. medium bodied.

overall a bit disappointed in this fresh - luckily I was able to bring home a few bottles to age, I think this will improve a bunch like the similar St. Bernardus

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Photo of The4wills
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: wow, deep dark color
S: so many flavors, where to start.
T: best beer In the world. Sweet, spice, linguring wonderful ness
F: each and every part of the mouth is an experience
O: still the best in the World

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5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As shocking as it sounds, worth the $65 for 12 oz. If you are a fan of Trappist/Belgium variety, this beer is a must try. It is amazing on the nose, mouthful and taste. Perhaps the perfect beer.

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4.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.85/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JRG281
4.85/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pretty sweet for a beer. Very fruity and brown. Definitely an amazing beer and I was happy to be able to drink it. Out of a party of 7, we agreed that it wasn't that much more special than some of the current New England beers. But if you can try it, …., it is not overhyped. It's really that good.

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4.63/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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3.96/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.83/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.34/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Holderness
4.66/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L -- Pours a very deep amber body with total clarity. Very gentle pour produces three fingers of beautiful, thick pale tan head that retains and laces excellently. The canonical dark Belgian beer appearance
S -- Brown bread, fig, prune, raisin, molasses, caramelized brown sugar, toffee, hard candy
T -- Lovely semi-sweet toasty malt notes dominate the palate, alongside sugar-coated dried dark fruit, a very light herbal hoppiness, and gently fruity yeast esters
O -- Glad to finally be getting my hands on a few bottles of this while attending a conference in Brussels. This is a true masterpiece and is noticeably better than Rochefort or Saint Bernardus, imo. Didn't pick up from the brewery, but from the store it was quite pricey ($15/bottle), so I feel that I have to lower the overall some to account for that

94/100

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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 6,609 ratings