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

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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:
#34
Reviews:
1,906
Ratings:
6,510
pDev:
8.91%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
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3,708
Gots:
2,287
Trade:
155
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,510 |  Reviews: 1,906
Photo of Trilogy31
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks matt for the bottle share. In the nose i oddly get almost a hefeweisse yeast - slight banana and clove, bakers chocolate, bready malts and carob as well. Thick rich and lush on the palate; bring the flavors on the nose with a dry almost earthy finish. Very complex stuff that i am not equipped to describe. Beautiful head with a ruby tinted hue on the basic quad brown color. Very excited to try this and an excellent beer but not close to the best i have had. Bottle was a usa export.

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Photo of ericlawton007
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jbuddle
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Received from Ibrew2or3 in a trade. Thanks man! Looks to be one of the brick box ones that were sent to the U.S., given the gold writing on the bottle. Having this as I brew my first beer ever. Hoping that I will get some good vibes in my wort! Pours deep murky brown with fluffy light kahki head. A bit of reddish hue on the edges. Smells of figs, plums, pears, raisin, light alcohol, bit of bready nuttiness. Flavor is slight bitter up front that explodes into chocolatey fig and white grape. Some nutty bite going on as it mellows into a fruity sweetness. More carbonation than I expected, but still chewey mouthfeel. Lasting bouquet of fruit. So glad I got to try it.

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Photo of headyhopzhead
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Zach136
4.58/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quads of Fame Blind Taste Test

Bottle from the Brick Pack "expires" 10.2.2015

A - Dark, deep amber, thick pillow of a head.

S - Lght nose, some grapefruit and red wine.

T - Rich but hot and boozy, a bit of yeast. Very complex dark fruits.

M - Nice thick feel but not too sweet, big fan.

O - Very great beer it actually came in third for our test, but it was still amazing and worth it. I can't wait to pop open my other bottles in a few years.

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Photo of millertime416
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Keith_R
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of dawatts
5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Kelp
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Slipmthgoose
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of pmarlowe
4.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Much thanks to jgluck and mdfb79 for this. XII release. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a medium-dark, dull coffee brown with a finger of sand colored head. Pretty good clarity, excellent retention and lacing.

S: Vanilla/cream and red and dark fruits (black cherry, plum) and mild caramel in the secondary. Lots of fruit but it's in balance. Almost candyish.

T: Rich, delicious red and dark fruit, finishing with mild bitterness, sweet malt, and a little booze. Really clean, balanced flavor makes this very drinkable.

M: Creamy texture, medium body and medium-high carbonation.

O: Very drinkable, nice complexity. Its excellence is not in being barrel aged, loaded with hops, or 14%, but in a superb balance and flavor.

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Photo of Tittles
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Hultkrantz
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Shoo65
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of jimjim123
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of dwitt24
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jrae2424
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip-type glass. Deep ruby color--quite clear before including the yeast. White head with small, dense bubbles quickly falls, though leaving persistent lacing.

The smell of this brew was of candied apples, figs, and a backnote of a sweet dessert wine.

Like the smell, there is a sweet dessert wine flavor, a sweet hint of alcoholic heat, and deep candied figs and apricots. The carbonation lends a peppery quality to the taste. There is a sweetness in the background. Though this is a pretty serious beer, it isn't terribly heavy in texture.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 6,510 ratings