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

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4.6/5
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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: Belgian 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:
#45
Reviews:
1,918
Ratings:
6,561
pDev:
8.91%
 
 
Wants:
3,721
Gots:
2,306
Trade:
153
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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dontknojack
4.85/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PprBurke
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ssjmalt
4.41/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FloydTurbo
4.88/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The actual king of beers, aroma of sweet bread, dates, raisins. Has been beautifully brought together by the monks of the abbey. Taste is heavenly. Starts out smooth with great non abrasive carbonation, finishes with a medium body and flavours of anise, raisin and bready. Highly highly recommend visiting the brewery or gift shop at least!

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Photo of justinv29
4.53/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bfork
4.16/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: cloudy dark brown with full head of small champagne bubbles that give away to larger bubbles that dissipates slowly back into small champagne sized bubbles. Clumps of yeast settle on bottom after a few minutes
S: mild smell of pre baked rising bread and Belgium yeast, plumbs and dates
T: tobacco hits first giving way to dark marbled rye bread. Metallic taste fades quickly into a bitter hops forward
F: carbonate forward which fades fast due to the bitterness left on the back of the tounge

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

Photo of vincechan
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gademost
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ahp5026
4.12/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beersgud
4.48/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alexander_Schott
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Literally brought a tear to my eye tasting this one. Hands down best beer I've ever had!

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Photo of bmmayhew
4.98/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Dawon
4.13/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
4.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of chitoryu12
4.14/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Dark ruby red, with a huge head. Lots of carbonation.

Smell: Yeast, bread, and a malty sweetness.

Taste: Unlike any other beer I've had. Chocolate, malt, and bread. A high enough alcohol content that I can actually taste it on the back of my tongue.

Mouthfeel: Very carbonated, like a sharp soda.

Overall: While I don't quite know if I'd declare this "the best", it's certainly up there and unlike any other beer I know.

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Photo of garykarges
4.66/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Abower228
4.96/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of VikingHammer
4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.49/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gudthing
4.87/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Large thick head, not going anywhere fast, Dark ruby colour, gentle fizz, looks delicious.

Smells yeast, biscuit, caramel and toffee. Quite delicate smell, but very pleasant.

Taste is delicious! Certainly get some toffee malts, raisin and a little sugar. Extremely well balanced, an absolutely incredible smooth beer.

The feel is thick and creamy, which goes wonderfully with the beer. A real Belgian gem!

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Photo of lewith
4.61/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbone09
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark muddy chocolate, with a small froth top. Fruity, chocolaty, zesty. It's a very distinguished beverage. I had two of these: one was fantastic, the other like vinegar; clearly past its prime.

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Photo of matthewsween
4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 6,561 ratings