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

6,326 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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

After trolling for months, I was finally able to get my hands on a West 12 (thanks to a wonderful person). This brew most definitely lives up to the standard of possibly being one of the best in the world.

A - pours dark red with a minimal tan head. Notable sediments.

S - Enormous aroma, smells predominantly of raisins and a dark chocolate brownie (at least to me)

T/M - I was expecting a boozey tinge however none found; extremely well balanced. Coated my tongue deliciously. Well bodied, carbonation was excellent. Taste was spot on with the scents, impressed on the drinkability.

O - This is the mother of all Quads; the standard set by Westy is impeccable. At the end of it all you're left with a beautiful toasty to borderline malty after taste; licking your lips.

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A - Dark brown with hints of red in the light, 2 fingers of khaki head

S- Sweet bread, brown sugar, plums

T - Awesome. Follows the nose but more pronounced. Addition of cherries, caramel and chocolate. Finishes with a bit of bitter chocolate

M- Classic Belgian carbonation gives a bubbly feel on the tongue

O - Best beer in the world, hard to say. Best I've ever had? Yes!

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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
4.61 out of 5 based on 6,326 ratings.
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