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

Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII)Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII)
BA SCORE
97.6%
Liked This Beer
4.6 w/ 6,392 ratings
Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII)Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII)
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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:
#31
Reviews:
1,881
Ratings:
6,392
Liked:
6,238
Avg:
4.6/5
pDev:
8.91%
Alströms:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
3,680
Gots:
2,227
Trade:
158
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We've been waiting for something big to warrant popping our Westy. The defeat of DOMA seemed like a great occasion.

Giant runaway head settles into a sticky, fingers width blanket of retention. Eggplant color when held to light.

Not as aromatic as I was anticipating. In fairness the smell has a hefty head to break through. Deep, dark merlot - very wine-y and nutty, coppery earth, dark fruit and dandelion.

Very effervescent at first the bubbles quickly calm down and give way to a plush, pillow mouthfeel. There's plenty of flavor here to pick out, some things I found: red wine, brownie batter, bitter backer's chocolate, toffee, earth and soil and even some birch beer. Still packs some heat.

So, so complex and layered. As it sits more flavors emerge and the complexity evolves. Like an evolutionary organism right in my glass.

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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
Beer rating: 97.6% out of 100 with 6,392 ratings
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