L_Lovecraft (684) - - OCT 16, 2017 hero27 (19) - Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
11.2 oz humble bottle. Graciously given by Px2GrafX in BIF. Thanks so much for the opportunity to try this highly prized brew. No label, no fancy silk-screened etching. Just a plain, brown bottle with the famous yellow cap of this widely sought after beer.
Simply tremendous flavor. So rich and complex..alcohol is subdued to a point that you can hardly notice it. So many others have described it’s multitude of characteristics in near perfection, so I’ll spare you the details. Truly exceptional mouthfeel..silky smooth and delicious. As drinkable as any beer. This really leaves you wanting more..it’s a good thing this stuff isn’t widely available, because I’d be happy but poor. But then again, if you’re buying Westy 12, you’re probably not too concerned about the price. This is the quintessential treat for any beer lover.
Amazingly, it somehow lives up to the hype. Best beer in the world? I’m not sure, but it is certainly deserving of the title.
(vintage 2010) Good notes of dark fruits, honey, spices, brown with reddish reflection and a good white head, medium/full body, average carbonation, taste is simlar, quite intense...really good. finnius_fog (2) - - OCT 15, 2017 does not count
Bets Trappist I've had, and close to the best beer. Large white head and dark brown colour. Aroma is yesty and slightly fruity, but quite subtle. Flavour is yesty, sweet, and mild alcohol aftertaste. Somewhat plum taste. nyues88 (1) - - OCT 14, 2017 does not count
What is the difference between the XII labeled bottle and the unlabeled version? jaydangordon (1) - - OCT 14, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2017 Smoothest, most flavourful beer I’ve ever had. Surprisingly easy to drink for 10.2 percent alcohol JoTheO (241) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2017
Bottle 330ml, bought in 2016 (bbe 18/11/18). OK, so this is it then. The holy grail (well, being a trappist beer...). Chestnut brown with some reddish tint. Plenty of yeast in the bottle. Slightly beige dense head. Aroma is a bit careful when cold, opening up with increasing temperature. Fruity apples, plums and sweet pineapple(?). Palate is thick and oily. Taste is very complex, chocloate in the beginning, heavy malt sweetness and syrupy with green apples in the finish. None of the yeasty taste notes of Belgian beers. Truly an outstanding beer.
polorval (4) - - OCT 10, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2017 Perfecte balans, volle diepe smaak, lichtjes gecarameliseerd, gewoon goddelijk! p0urmeac0ld0ne (195) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - OCT 7, 2017
Where to begin? Deep, dark and robustly fruity. Very boozy, more akin to a fine wine than most types of beer. Entirely complex. Worth hunting if you are a Belgian beer enthusiast. Truly special, although I cannot deny that it is somewhat over-hyped. Definitely not for everyone. Looking forward to visiting the abbey shop in November where I can hopefully pick up samples of the other Westy brews. Chrisd180 (25) - - OCT 5, 2017
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---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone chich (1) - - OCT 1, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2017 Probabilmente la migliore birra che ho avuto la fortuna di provare, anche se solo in un'occasione, e il cui aroma riecheggia ancora nel mio palato. wilde_joost59 (253) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2017
From a bottle at beernight Huub. There was a lot of yeast so the color looked not so well. But in the aroma and the taste there war really a lot of good things: chocolate and also a lot of spices. Very good.