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

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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII)Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII)
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
Gots:
2,325
Trade:
152
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Photo of Thorfinn960
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chopp02
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Age this for 3 years then drink. Best beer I have ever had.

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Photo of Kinnick21
4.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vitaly91
4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of kitch
4.22/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a cap date (bottled +3 years) of 1st September 2019. Poured into a Chimay goblet glass.

Appearance: After a careful pour to leave most of the yeast in the bottle, a clear brown colour with a copper red hue and a just over one finger off white head that had great retention, but eventually settled to a very nice self replenishing cap while leaving great lacing around the glass.

Aroma: Strong fruitiness, apple, plum, dates, fig, toffee with light clove and banana notes.

Taste: Sweet, plum, dates, fig, banana bread, toffee, yeast and a touch of spice.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied, with moderate carbonation.

Overall: I’m not a huge fan of sweetness, and this definitely leans on the sweet side, perhaps overly so for me. I prefer both Rochefort 10 and St. Bernardus Abt 12 over this. It’s still good, and not by any means bad, but if I had to pick a special Westvleteren beer, it would definitely be a fresh bottle of the Westvleteren Blond, as that is just one of the best Belgian Pale Ale’s ever.

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Photo of santig0nzalez
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gongfu
4.57/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bombelsky
4.8/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

[ ] Medium Hoppy aroma herbal hops fruits from Forrest bread crust medium high level. First impression.
[ ] Hugh malty grainy flavor, bread and prunes.
[ ] Hugh creamy foam. Very good lacing
[ ] Dry finish. Cherry, spicy
[ ] Fluffy, creamy and velvety palate
[ ] Full bodied
[ ] Warm alcohol

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

Photo of KamaZootra
4.48/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Belgian Quads are my weakness, and Westy 12 is one of my favorites!

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Photo of bierfonteintje
4.45/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Veteranbrew
4.46/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FrankCazabon
4.24/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

This was many years ago, back in the early 90s before 12 was available in the US, but it was absolutely the best beer I had ever had up until that point, and it was spot on for its style.

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Photo of southsidejoe8089
4.39/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of illtexzona
4.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Zach_Attack
4.44/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

04/2013 - Super rich oaky nose, dark malts everywhere, fantastic dark fruit on the nose; the palate has more of the same, namely the rich malts, plum, some anise, and wee tobacco. Great body, which lingers along with some sweetness. Terrific!

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Photo of Jkolls
4.39/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sam_Gladieux
4.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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