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

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BA SCORE
4.6/5
World-Class
6,432 Ratings
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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:
#32
Reviews:
1,885
Ratings:
6,432
pDev:
8.91%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
3,688
Gots:
2,248
Trade:
156
HISTOGRAM
 
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4.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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4.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.21/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The holy grail of beer by many standards, I was lucky enough to enjoy this one on Christmas day with some family.

The pour was nothing terribly impressive. It had a nice brown-red color with a thin head and low carbonation. The nose was very muted and disappointing but still smelled delicious. There was dark fruit, plum, some brown sugar, and raisins in the nose. The flavor was delightful though. All the smells came through in the taste only intensified. The belgian yeast was present but not overpowering. The candied dark fruit was the star of the show. It was incredibly smooth and easy to drink. Full bodied without being heavy, low carb without being flat, and no alcohol detectable.

This beer is the real deal and worthy of the hype. The nose was disappointing and it's not much to look at but other than that, this one is close to perfect.

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4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.9/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.78/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.46/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.77/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.69/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A big thank you from the fellow beerfanatic that brought this to finland for me.

A great dark and strong abbey beer, despite it's high alcohol percentage it is very drinkable though a bit sharp down the hatch.

A must try if you can get your hands on it.

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

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4.36/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An excellent beer but edged out by St Bernardus which still uses the original Yeast.

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4.48/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.63/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.67/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.57/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.76/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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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