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

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100
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6,298 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:
6,298
Reviews:
1,861
Avg:
4.61
pDev:
8.89%
 
 
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3,672
Gots:
2,194
For Trade:
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle Date: 28/11/15. I assume that means 3 years out? so this was bottled on on Nov 28, 2012?

A - Burbandy/brown. pencil thin light mocha head. constant carbonation along glass. barely opaque.

S - Chocolate, cherry, dates, carmel and boozy.

T - initially carbonation hits, cherry, dates, toffee and chocolate tones. finish is bit hoppy and pretty boozy. certainly taste the 10.2 ABVs

M - Very frothy and high carbonation. certainly not thick. almost tastes a bit thin.

O - This is not what I was expecting at all. Much more boozy, missing the thick velvety feel. While yes, a number of complex enjoyable flavors but nothing mind blowing. Rochefort 10 & St. Bernardus abt 12, which I thought were supposed to be similar, blow this away. It is a good beer and I like it, I would order it again, but I am astounded this the 'Best Beer in the World'. I come away disappointed.

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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
4.61 out of 5 based on 6,298 ratings.
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