ronaldtheriot (1338) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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
Gramoit (368) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally got my hands on this beauty!! Wow! As good as it gets really, and worth the sum of money of paid for it.
gegwilson (1472) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Crepes de Sophie in Shrewsbury. Opened with a bit of a gush and plenty of chunks of sediment came out with the pour. Not a great start for the world’s best beer. Aside from the chunks, it’s a hazy ruby colour with a good frothy cream head. Pleasant fruity caramel aroma. The flavour is fruity to begin with with quite a bit of spice and quite evident warming alcohol. Other notes of caramel, sherry, raisin, vanilla. Enjoyable beer, but I found it a bit too boozy to be honest.
Petkus331 (281) - Redford, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of brown sugar with a touch of dark fruit, dates, and an oak character. Appears purplish-rubyish dark brown, giant light caramel foam. Big brown sugar flavor and dried dates that are balanced with a european hop bitterness, mild sugar lingers on the end. Palate is foamy, mouth filling, and light. Overall, great.
firstsip (507) - Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (aged roughly twoish years). Super dark brown. A bit bubbly. Very heady/foamy. Faintly spicy nose. High spice at front that fades into subtle clove, light floral hops. Rich without being too sweet.
cavalcanti (3) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Excelente cerveja, forte, sabor marcante. Drincabilidade média. Podem provar que não vão se arrepender!
jackal1961 (4) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Perfecte Trappist. Helaas moeilijk te krijgen. Vrij zwaar maar een zoete nasmaak.
mschaefer (23) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Flesje 33cl tht 15 okt 2017 op 12°C. Gistdepot in een extra glaasje uitgeschonken. Donkerbruin/rode gloed met crèmekleurig schuim dat zakt tot een halve centimeter. Aroma's deeg, granen en een vleugje "platteland". Smaken van karamel, een beetje zoethout en gebrande mout. Afdronk is vol met perfecte bittere tonen, mooi in balans en heel lang. Een echte slow drinker. Alcohol is gevaarlijk goed verborgen maar in de afdronk wel waarneembaar. De kunst van subtiele complexiteit hebben ze wel verstaan daar in Westvleteren.
Karyots (17) - BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted a young one: Ruby brown with a thin head. Caramel, nuts, raisin- also some hops in the background. Full taste - hints of sweetness at the beginning. Not as complex as a two year old one that I had tasted before. The two year one was a totally different animal - mellowed down with very complex taste - like a wine. The fresh one has a taste like fresh hay compared to this. Overall a fantastic beer. Reminded me so much of the St. Bernardus 12. Difficult to decide which is better :-) Both my favourites.
Beardaxe (266) - - DEC 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very good. Unique. Alcohol comes through but it's subtle and lingers in the background. Nice fruitiness, some apple and dark raisin. A hint of wood. Problems are that it's too carbonated. Maybe a touch too sweet. Not the best beer in the world but very good.
Schwarzbart (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The second time I've had a 4oz sample with a couple friends. A great beer and I enjoyed even more the second time. Sweet malts with pear and apple upfront. Bread, caramel, dark dried fruits, yeast, earthy notes and hints of alcohol.
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