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

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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: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the typical plain brown glass bottle into a wine glass. First thing I noticed is a white soapy head floating on a beautiful dark amber liquid. Great subtle smell with lots of dried fruits and a bit of alcohol. The taste is very nice--slightly dank with more fruits and a touch of sweetness. The real strength of this beer is the mouthfeel, in my opinion--super-soft and almost creamy. Well-balanced, overall. This is one of my new favorites; too bad it's so pricy and hard-to-get!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I dropped some cash and purchased some of this from a reputably shop online and was really happy with my purchase. Some could say that it was a bucket list next to actually visting the brewery to buy my own case. Dark appearance with a bit of suspended yeast, malty malty taste and minimal hops. Truly a great beer from the "Westy Lads..."

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into the Westvleteren chalice.

A- hazy, almost clear brown and reddish hue, 1 finger light tan head

S- dark fruits, raisins, plums, toasted caramel, toasted bread, woody, rum soaked cake

T- rum soaked sugary dark fruits, plums, raisins, dates, yeasty bread

M- medium bodied, medium carbonation, little creamy, not much warmth

O- The smell of this beer was fantastic. It really opens up. I found the taste was not near as good as the aroma. Great beer, but I hope it improves more with age. I still have 8 bottles left from the big blow out late last year. I would take a Rochefort 10 over this any day, but I hope some older bottles will change my mind!

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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 6,432 ratings
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