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

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4.6/5
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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:
#47
Reviews:
1,918
Ratings:
6,561
pDev:
8.91%
 
 
Wants:
3,721
Gots:
2,306
Trade:
153
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Ratings: 6,561 |  Reviews: 1,918
Photo of cshafer7
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of facesnorth
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of SteelersX
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I won a bottle of Westvleteren XII in a charity raffle. I was very excited to try this beer because it was before it bottled for sale in the US. Me and a friend both tried the beer and we are both big fans of Belgian beers. The aroma and flavors we muddled and did not seam like a good example what I had heard people rave about.

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Photo of HitchSlap
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of BriMaster56
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Weebay
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of ixodus
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of jbuddle
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of susanml
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of ElGordito
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of xipho
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Odysseyalien
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Artmcd88
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Jpepe08
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Farnswurth
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of cmgray03
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of traviswhillier
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of siebevl
3.49/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NorCalYeti
3.47/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

color- brown

taste- bourbon, toast, chocolate

aroma- floral, chocolate

appearance- opaque, suspended sediment

i bought this bottle in 2003 so it had some time on it, i was let down with this beer...could have been a variety of reasons...maybe held onto it too long. i would give it another try.

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Photo of PEESHALEODEJANARO
3.47/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First time having this. Before I get on, I will say that, I am cellaring a few bottles to try a year from now and 2 years from now. Had a 6 pack shipped in and just poured myself a nice chalice. Our came 2 fingers of foam. Nice dark brown body with vanilla looking head. A swirl, and it smells very familiar. Smells like malt, maybe a little coffee, roasted goodness. A few small tastes and I wasn't impressed. It was a little disappointing at first. Got better with each sip. The last couple were really smooth like a good creamy dessert. I want more! A fully circle experience. Not hooked but not turned off either. Will be interested in seeing what a little age does to these.

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Photo of Herky21
3.47/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Warming. Alcohol is noticeably present. The darker malts come together with a flourish of dark fruits under the aroma. Good, but I'd rather have several other quads that are easier to get and probably a bit better. A good beer nonetheless.

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Photo of HoldenDurden
3.44/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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