Brewed by Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Westvleteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3327   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.44   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Westvleteren has the smallest output of the Trappist breweries, with only a small part of their production available outside of Belgium.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ronaldtheriot (1436) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Westvleteren 12 Trappist has a thin, fizzy, off-white head and an opaque brown (orange-brown, under light) appearance, with tiny bubble streams and rather minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is of fruity, sweet red wine and possibly some malt. Taste is of figs, raisin, dates, zingy yeast, bready malts, and just the slightest hint of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and one gets a tingle on the tongue from the bitterness. Westvleteren 12 finishes very dry, crisp, and highly drinkable. Overall, it really is a perfect beer! I beg you to try it! RJT

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
David_Deas (2) - - APR 13, 2015 does not count
Beer is an excellent representation of the style, but difficult to obtain. Similar to the Rochefort 10 in terms of the flavors present, but it is not so similar to the Bernardus Abt 12 as has been popularly rumored.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KamGoPro (137) - Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
Deep chocolate pour with sifting buoyant sediment visible through the chalace. High caramel head actually overflowing bottle when opened. 330ml strong sweet rich raisins with roasted malts and candied sugar nose. Strong alcohol presence. Bright like champagne. Refreshing zestiness throughout. Finishes with the warming of alcohol on the back of the tongue and throat. Wonderful once in a lifetime Texan experience!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
clockk (72) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 12, 2015
Con la fama que tiene esta cerveza me eaperaba mucho de ella y asi fue mi decepcion. Buena espuma y aroma. Pero el sabor no me gusto nada.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thellgren (378) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
0.33 l bottle from beer and chocolate shop in Brussels. Very nice taste, similar to Westvleteren 8. In my mouth this tasted more smooth than that, which is interesting since this has more alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (325) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2015
Pours a deep brown with a medium brown head. Aroma is a caramel, butterscotch, toffee, raisins and figs. Taste is caramel, figs, butterscotch, toffee and raisins. Medium bodied with a rich mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LarryBeast (579) - - APR 8, 2015
330ml bottle. Felt sheepish about shelling out the cash for this one, but had to try it. Glad I did. For me, it more than lived up to its lofty reputation. Just an incredible brew. So rich, so complex, so much flavour, old-world character, lasting warmth, layers upon layers of excellence...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gbgbrouge (291) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
Poured from bottle, deep reddish brown with wery low beige head. Aroma is complex with notes of caramel, dried fruit, honey, nuts, spice and herbs. Taste is full and not too sweet. Notes of bread, caramel, leather, cinnamon, fruit and some honey. The alcohol gives a nice warmth and leads to a long bittersweet finish. Incredibly well balanced and complex, a joy to drink and you want to hold on to it forever.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garrold (2211) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Jamesie1857. Cheers, Stu! Murky, cola brown. Thin, dense, lasting, off white head. Deliciously complex aroma. Dates. Figs. Marzipan. Prunes. Some treacle. A hint of savoury. Taste is rich sweet, turning dry, and light bitter. Smooth, rich, and silly easy drinking. Finishes long lasting, fruity sweet, with a dried fruit, dry, and light bitter close. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (331) - - APR 6, 2015
UPDATED: APR 15, 2015 Pour is dark reddish brown. Intense smell of dried fruits, raisins, herbs, nuts.Taste have lots of prune, raisin and some chocolate notes. Medium bitter finish. High carbonation. Great complex beer, but i still a little bit preffer Rochefort 10. Next bottle: Dark reddish muddy brown with light brown head. Smell is the same as the first time, with little muscate grape notes, the same are flavours. In the middle aroma and flavours transforms from slightly sour to sweet, with honey notes. Once again I have to repeat, that is complex, but delisious beer with well hidden alcohol note, but it immediately kicks your ass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Couch0508 (43) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2015
Didnít really know what to expect and I was disappointed by what everyone thinks is a top 10 beer. I would definitely drink again but itís not top 10.

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