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

BA SCORE
100
world-class
6,347 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
Ratings:
6,347
Reviews:
1,875
Avg:
4.61
pDev:
8.89%
 
 
Wants:
3,677
Gots:
2,212
For Trade:
155
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,347 |  Reviews: 1,875
Photo of kirkfrailey
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Dave_Treat
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Kmat10
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of gfx
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of bcuz7
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of HumanParaquat
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of TreeBeard
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Kreko7
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of ShawnMH
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of haknort
4/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of robwestcott
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of SightinColor
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of jonmikel
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of travismiller80
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of eyeenjoybeer
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of NJB145
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Mscarpen
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of polloenfuego
4.94/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

330 ml bottle, poured into a Westvleteren chalice. Bottle cap stamped 25-05-15

A: A beautiful hazy ruby or deep maple colour. A small tan head of about 1 finger appears, but some halo sticks around for your enjoyment the entire time.

S: The first smell I pick up is the yeast. It is gentle and pleasant. Dark fruits are there as well as hints of caramel and yes a bit of alcohol.

T: Carrying over from the smell, the dark fruits come to the fore on this beer. It is fantastically flavorful with so much going on. What jumps out at me is the fact that the yeast is somewhat hidden in the taste.

M: Incredibly smooth. Carbonation is perfect and there is little boozy finish on this. The beer leaves a lovely memory in your mouth with a great warm finish.

O: This is a superior beer. I hemmed and hawed as to whether I should actually pay the price for this, and in the end, it was well worth it (and quite reasonable considering). I prefer Belgian quads and tripels so to me this is like nirvana. What was surprising and pleasant was the complexity of the smell/taste. The fruitiness hid the yeast and the alcohol stayed in the background until the end. I've had Rochefort 10 and St. Bernardus Abt. 12 and Westvleteren just reaches above those making it well worth the chase.

 1,278 characters

Photo of GinsuDave
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of EricClayton
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of darvinlikemarvin
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of slemkuil
4/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of athesing10
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of BillyHayes
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of chossboss
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
4.61 out of 5 based on 6,347 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.