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

6,359 Ratings
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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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.11/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A fitting beer for my 1000th review / had. This bottle has sat in my cellar for awhile. The date on the cap 18/04/10. So this bottle 5-6 years old. The bottle was chilled and served in a chalice and allowed to warm up a bit.

A- The body of the beer is chestnut brown colored a little murky. Nice highlights when the beer is held to the light. The head was off white and resolved quickly.

S- This beer has a huge malty bready aroma. Lots of dark fruit dates, plums, and tons of raisins, almond nuttiness, brown sugar, cloves and nutmeg. Smells great!

T- The flavor of this beer is a huge malty treat, very bready, the dark fruit gives raisin / date preserve notes, lots of brown sugar a bit of banana, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves fill out the spice bill.

M- The beer is full bodied and very smooth. The carbonation is low and nearing flat at times. This isn't a deal breaker but certainly diminishes the drinking experience. The alcohol is a non entity in the mouth.

O- Best beer in the world? I am really enjoying this beer and would never turn a bottle down; however, I will not go out of my way to have another. Far too many other great beers available for less effort.

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -29.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of King_KongDCO93
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: cloudy, dark amber light head and constantly carbonating.

S: Getting some hints of sweet berries, caramel, cherries and tropical aroma.

T: Perfect, not overly sweet, bitter, or boozy. It has some dark fruit taste, with cherries, and almost like it was barrel aged. Perfect balance.

M: mid-to-large body. not boozy and is nicely carbonated

O: must have beer and A+ rating is deserved.

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -13.2%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +4.1%

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
4.61 out of 5 based on 6,359 ratings.
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