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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3726   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4676) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Beer #1000!!! Dark brown in color and cloudy with a small off-white head. Aroma is of flowers, bread, yeast, caramel, brown sugar, honey, toffee, nuts, apples, and pear...huge, complex aroma! Taste is also sweet with caramel, honey wood, yeast, toffee, and brown sugar.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (6547) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2009
What do I need to say. Finally!!! This kicked off out Quad night. Big thanks to Sam right off the start. Bottle pours out hazy brown topped with a sand head. The aroma was over the top. Tons of sweetness cherries, apple, malts, yeast, very complex. The tast was just as full of flavor. Every thing from honey to fruit. Very nice. this didnt let me down. May I have another.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2009
Sweetish aroma on this full dark beer. Taste is bittery with a sweet-and-sour touch. A lot of different tastes come by when tasting. Overall an awesome beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo (3647) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2009

2/11/2009: Virgin experience with the #1 beer... Westvleteren 12 has a cloudy caramelized colr with a foamy biege head. The aroma is somewhat fruity (cooked apple) and dry with a sweet, but not over-powering maltiness (not really caramel or toffee). To be honest, the aroma leads me to believe that this bottle is slightly oxidized, but that might be okay... Interesting. The flavor is both dry, but sweet and both fruity (raisin, date?) and moderately malty. Interesting sugary flavors, berry-like, and moderately malty. There is an interesting spicy quality in the finish that is similar to that of a Pils. Sightly dry finish. The alcohol is there, but is not overly obvious. The body is medium-light, with a medium to high level of carbonation. This is good, but I think I am lacking the necessary palate to truly enjoy this beer...

bottle (10.2% vol.) shared by alesdad06. The cap is marked 12.02.11. Damn, thanks man! I was really nice of you to share this hard to get beer with us! Rating #1463 for this beer.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MeisterBrew (138) - Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish-brown color (lots of floaties). Aromoa is of fruits and malts. Taste seemed very wine-like. This was a very complex beer. Initially very fruity and sweet. It finished with a noticeable alcohol burn, but not as noticeable as other Trappist beers. I like this one... more so than the other Trappist beers Ive sampled. Best beer in the world? I dont know. Tasty... yes.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
venichka (2) - USA - MAR 10, 2009 does not count
A truly first-rate beer; warming, complex, deeply satisfying. Dark, very slightly fruity and cinnamonny, warming and delicious ; exquisite, very much worth the difficulty of seeking it out.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MrGGen (333) - ITALY - MAR 8, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2009 Colore rubino-ambrato, schiuma spessa bella e persistente,forte aroma di malto e luppolo,una certa dolcezza residua, forte malto, caramello, liquirizia, poco tasso di alcol in bocca,una delle mie favorite di sempre...ma che prezzi!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 6, 2009
12 oz bottle from BelgianBeerGirl Aroma: Creamy milk chocolate and spearmint. Ap: Dark brown with a creamy head. Flavor: Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, dark fruits (raisin and plum). Bitter hops and a little bit of booze. Palate: Velvety, silky, creamy, and perfect carbonation. Amazing!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nordcore (1365) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2009 Apperance; Dark brown and clear with a small lightbrown head. It is a fantastic aroma with different sets of fruits and when you drink it, it is so complex that I was surprised that a beer could such a fantastic experiense. I gave it 19 in overall impression, so mabye the next time I drink it, it has a chance to blow me away even moore. THIS IS THE BEST BER I VE TASTED. Thanks to AZLondon who bougth this beer to me.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - MAR 5, 2009
Dai la manteniamo alta? Manteniamola alta. Siccome si festeggiava in via ufficiosa il mio compleanno, ho deciso di fare questa piccola pazzia e di concedermi la Westvleteren 12 (siccome non proprio reperibile ogni giorno) anche se costava la bellezza di 15. Li vale? non li vale? non credo li valga in s, ma questo non significa che non sia una grandissima birra; e averla assaggiata una cosa che mi rende contento.


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