robinvboyer (4719) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2007
wow.......if you cant get westy 12, this is just as good. excellent! aroma of dried fruit, and caramel. nice big fat frothy head. absolutely a piece of heaven. Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Bottle. Poured into a St. Bernardus Tulip. My favorite Belgium which makes it my favorite beer. A wonderful pour, Frothy white head. Dark amber in color. Fruity smell. Wonderful complex taste. I like this better than the Westvlederin because I think it tastes "cleaner", and is much more available. That being said, the Westi is the original.(for those who do not know the story, westvlederin used to sale its recipe to St. Bernardus for mass production, in 1992 the trappists started selling for themselves (to retain the trappist "logo’) and St. Bernardus carried on the "formula" note it is not a trappist, but the same basic stuff as a Westvlederin Abt. 12) pintocb (654) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Awesome. Very bready and fruity nose. Can smell the alcohol, but it doesn’t detrace. Very murky in the glass. More effervescent than I expected. Tastes like heaven. Lots of malt and esters. Sweet and bitter hops all at the same time. Alcohol in the finish, but not hot, just present. Awesome. pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2007
Bottle. Dark reddsih brown with off-white lasting head. Heavy malt and pretty high level of hoppy bitterenss. Some orangecid is also detected. Malt and a high level of carbonation on the palate. Average finish, with nice hoppiness. Certainly a well made and tasty beer. Jerre (3766) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2014 Bottle; 33 cl Deep brown with off-white head. Aroma very yeasty/bready, with dark fruit notes and some alcohol. Dark fruits again in the mouth, with a yeastiness as well, and the warming alcohol, though that is very well-integrated considering the abv%. Soft and delicate, but packed with flavour, a truly, outstanding beer.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2007
Poured from bottle. Dark reddish brown...Slight head, good lacing...VERY fruity, yeasty aroma...Taste was fruit fruit fruit...Apple, figs, plums...Very pleasing after taste...Very easy to drink. sojifio (11) - madison, Alabama, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Dark red pour, fruity aroma. flavor of caramel, malts and alcohol which combines for a nice flavor profile, though not extraordinarily complex. nice bitter finish Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2007
12 oz bottle . dark brown pour , beige head ,good lacing. yeasty,sweet malt , figs/pear aromas . Sweet , fruity flavors ,figs -plum -banana .. medium mouthfeel . alcohol shows up more as it warms .very dry finish . smooth , great abby BelgianBeerGal (4119) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2010 Bottles of various ages. Just a classic quad that’s accessible. Awesome how they produce the larger volume but keep such good quality. "Similar" to Westy 12 but maybe a touch thinner and the alcohol a little more raw. wholejustin (6) - USA - JAN 1, 2007 does not count
The best Abby ale I have ever had. Smooth, low tannin, slightly sweet caramel flavor due to the execptional hops.