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

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4.6/5
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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:
#47
Reviews:
1,922
Ratings:
6,581
pDev:
8.91%
 
 
Wants:
3,731
Gots:
2,310
Trade:
153
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Ratings: 6,581 |  Reviews: 1,922
Photo of Jromanowicz09
4.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RollTide7
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpinSamzo
4.87/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jpaulreese
3.33/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of SViterileroux74
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best I ever had. Perfect in all aspects. Smooth caramel notes.

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Photo of sensorglitch
4.67/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had from bottle in Toronto and bought once from ebay. Very good.

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Photo of npolachek
4.69/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the top beers I have ever had. Smells of cloves and allspice. Mouthfeel extremely well balanced with no bitterness. There are a few bars in USA that actually have this beer, so worth the $30 if you are not in Belgium and want to try it.

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Photo of Dizzy242
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of VikingDAB
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of morrowd3
4.12/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BSecaida
4.34/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Torps
3.98/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Running through every Belgium ale while visiting Netherlands and Belgium!

Got a bottle from Cafe gollem in Amsterdam. This one is definitely hyped. I agree with a previous reviewer that this is comparable to Rochefort 10 which is one of my favorite quads. I feel ABT12 is a bit better and has more of a dynamic flavor as the it warms.
Worth a try though!

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Photo of rdmcnrmk
4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robotic_being
4.69/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bum4ever
4.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Heaven in a bottle.

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Photo of Rosco01569
4.96/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of 505beergeek
4/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TedSwing
4.98/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Scottie_A25
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BenHoppy
4.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good quad but not only is it not the best beer in the world, its not even the best quad. Does not taste much different than Rochefort 10 and still I'd rather have a Blue Chimmay.

The pour is a murky caramel brown with flavors of brown sugar, dates, figs, caramel, chocolate, and spice. If you know to go to Au Bron Vieux Temps in Brussels this beer is not that rare. It is super smooth for 10% but so much better brews in today's world yet glad to have gotten to finally try it. Good for what it is but would never pay more than $8 for a second round.

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Photo of Negrelly
4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 6,581 ratings