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
Ratings:
6,326
Reviews:
1,867
Avg:
4.61
pDev:
8.89%
 
 
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What can be said, wonderful!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I was actually expecting to be let down. It's the most highly anticipated beer I ever had so I though there was no chance it would be as good as others have claimed. Ok, so I was wrong. Deep garnet color with a long lasting had. Fresh plums in both the aroma and the taste. Also hints of molassass in the taste. The level of complexity is unbelievable. This beer lives up to it's expectations and that's saying a lot.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Westvleteren branded chalice at In De Vrede next to the Abbey of Sint Sixtus in Belgium.

A: Pure brown. Cannot see though it. Awesome color. Head was 1.5 fingers with pretty good retention.

S: Lively aroma with more new notes at each new smell. Dark fruits mostly - raisin, plum, currant. Spicy with anise and nutmeg. Slight whiff of alcohol covered quickly. Slight hint of those baked cinnamon and sugar coated almods you can find from street vendors.

T: Amazingly complex. Dark fruits of course. Slight hint of rum soaked fruits and a bit of rum itself. Fruitcake. Vanilla. Earth. Brown sugar-coated roasted nuts. Clove and other spices. Finish is crazy as well. Somewhat alcoholic then covered with a flood of flavors - wood, yeast, tobacco. Brown sugar. Anise.

M: Very smooth and the alcohol does not dry, amazingly.

D: Alcohol level almost undetectable. Evident in the taste somewhat but not in the drinkability. The experience goes way too fast

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Trappist Westvleteren 12 (XII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
4.61 out of 5 based on 6,326 ratings.
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