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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3467   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Westvleteren has the smallest output of the Trappist breweries, with only a small part of their production available outside of Belgium.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pythonmets (14) - Charles Town, West Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2007
From the bottle, poured into a wetvleteren chalice. Finally got the opportunity to try this, and it did not disappoint. Color was chocolate brown, but not murky or cloudy in my opinion. Nice size off-white head. Aroma was sweet with all the malt characteristics one would expect: fig, raisin, chocolate, currant. Extremely well balanced, the finish was smooth and satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Sampled at the O-Town throwdown and a big thanks to Kevster for bringing this puppy along. Never thought I’d have a chance to try it. Pours murky brown with almost no head. The aroma is a mix of caramel, figs, dates and alcohol. The flavor has a big caramel component with some dark fruit notes like figs, dates and plums. Also some roasted malts also show up for a moment with a bit of alcohol in tow. Ends on a nice even keel requiring another sip. Wow, no sense of the ABV.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hamirubi (370) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2007
This must be my favourite trappist-beer. I drink it from time to time, and I just like the sugary taste. This beer is a must try for women.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Bottle. Pours a rich dark brown color with a big fluffy tan colored head. Big malty aroma with complex mix of plums, dates, cherries, raisins and many other flavors. Taste is almost the same.It is hard to naill down any one flavor. Very nice beer but not one of my favorites.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BillVanE (19) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2007
This beer I now understand completly why it is rated at one of the best beers in the world. a wonderful aroma that pours out of it slite alcohol taste along with a bowl of mixed fruits. Delicious everyone serious about beer shoud try to get there hands on one. Thanks again for the bottle Ford9719.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2007
I’ve had this beer quite a few times but have finally gotten around to rating it. I believe Kevster provided this one for me. Thank you sir. Pours a cloudy dark maroon with a somewhat lighty dense white head. Big, luscious aromas swirling around the top of the glass. Alot of dark fruits, berries, sweet malts, yeast, and a touch of chocolate round out the big notes coming off of this brew. The taste is just mouthwatering as it hits the tongue. The blend of fruit and light chocolate in this beer is near perfect as it masks the alcohol beautifully. Sweet Belgian candy sugar coat the inside of the mouth in the aftertaste. Finish is smooth and delightful. Just heaven in a bottle. I’ve got one left and I’m saving it. Always a treat drinking this beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Huge, huge thanks to the one and only Kevster for being generous enough to share this with us at the O Town Throwdown. I’m sure not many people have the chance to have this beer as one of their first 40 ratings, so I feel very honored to have the chance to do so. Pours a murky, dark, cloudy brown with an off white head. Aromas of plums, figs, apricots, chocolate, dates, dried fruits. I literally spent a good 15 minutes smelling and looking at this beer before I even attempted to taste it, savoring the experience. When I finally did take a sip, my mouth was assaulted with a huge array of flavors: fruits, candy, chocolate, nuts. Sticky, creamy, warming mouthfeel. Flavors are so intense and complex, cannot wait to try this one again, if I should ever have the opportunity. Swirling around in the glass, the beer leaves a thick coating on every inch it touches. Warming finish with a nice hint of the alcohol that is present. One of the few things in life that lives up to the immense hype that has been placed upon it. The most complex, flavorful, wonderful thing I have ever tasted. Well worth any and all effort to try it for yourself. For me so far, this is as good as beer gets.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - FEB 26, 2007
Muddy brown coloration. Aroma of champagne. Dense and creamy consistency. Notes of nuts, coffee and chocolate. Light bitterness. Good cream. Excellent aftertaste. Residues in the deep of the cup. Average carbonation (in the point). The fame of this beer is fully justifiable, cause it is qualified and differentiated.................................... Trata-se de uma autêntica cerva de mosteiro trapista, que muitos dizem ser a melhor cerveja do mundo, a exorbitantes 100 reais a garrafinha, a qual rachamos em 3 bebuns no Belgian Beer Paradise. Só uma coisa posso dizer: é uma experiência pra nunca mais esquecer. Quer você goste muito ou nem tanto assim, não dá pra ficar indiferente depois de tomar uma Westvleteren 12. Creme denso, escuro e consistente. Coloração escura e MUITO turva, com abundante suspensão de sedimentos minúsculos, os quais são magicamente "integrados" ao líquido, sem decantar. No paladar, extremamente complexa e possivelmente diferente de todas as que já experimentei. Densa, sedosa e algo "licorosa". Paladar de nozes e um pouco de café, mas intensamente saborosa. Seja ou não a melhor do mundo, trata-se, talvez, de algo muito superior (ou, no mínimo, diferente) das cervejas a que estamos acostumados, mesmo as outras trapistas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Belgianshop, 12/04. multiple bottles. Beer bottle brown with meium beige head. Sweet, fruity malty aroma with some alcohol. Some alcohol on palate. Smooth creamy palate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - FEB 24, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2008 Coloração preta avermelhada, com creme bege não tão volumoso, mas que deixa uma camada fina perene. Consistência densa e cremosa (licorosa). É um pouco mais doce que a Westvleteren 8. Encorpada e complexa (mais que a 8). Álcool e amargor presentes, mas equilibrados. Licorosa. Looooooonga! Torrefação. Carbonatação alta. Sabor e paladar mais completos que a 8. A 8 é mais suave/equilibrada, mas a 12 é mais completa. A fama dessa cerveja, ao meu ver, é plenamente justificável, uma vez que ela é qualificada e diferenciada nos quesitos básicos.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 252 253 254  255  256 257 258 » 347

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50