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Brewed By: Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)

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Number of Ratings: 1594

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Brewed In: Belgium

ABV: 10.20%

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Trappist Westvleteren 12

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Tasting Notes

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sward74 profile picturesward74 - October 14, 2015
Good beer, I just didn't like the hint of fruit taste it had. profile - September 17, 2015
To carbonated n taste like a lot of alcohol
LCCRNA profile pictureLCCRNA - August 31, 2015
Great find in Brugge... Balanced, dark cherry
sudz profile picturesudz - August 31, 2015
Westie 12 turned out to be a complete surprise...not at all what I was expecting. Had it bottled and imported to The States. Aged about 8 month old. Dark, rich, and very complex. I'd compare this more to a fine port that to any beer I've enjoyed, in the way it was rich, fruity and smoky at the same time, continued to evolve as it warmed in the glass, and had a finish that went on and on and on. I'll definitely try this again (have another one aging in the beer fridge). But this time, I think I'll hold it for 3 years or so. I'm curious to see what some longer aging will do to the flavors. More to come... profile - August 18, 2015
Like fine sourdough bread
Brwemaster profile pictureBrwemaster - July 25, 2015
Had this at the Monastery in Belgium. The first thing I noticed in the glass was the way it shined like a fine wine. The nose was heavenly sweet and alcohol, this one was 13%, the head was smooth toasty brown, but the flavor and the mouthfeel make me dream of beautiful things, and they linger on the palate for a long time. This is heaven in a glass
wpagrowler profile picturewpagrowler - May 24, 2015
Was expecting more...
Majors1186 profile pictureMajors1186 - May 10, 2015
Dark fruits abound with little to no hint of the 10.2% ABV content of the beer. Strong flavor on the front with one of the smoothest finishes of any beer. Definitely the ultimate Belgian Trappist beer. The hype is all true and if you can get this extremely elusive beer, then don't hesitate to pick it up. profile - April 4, 2015
Pretty amazing!
drgoldfoot profile picturedrgoldfoot - March 30, 2015
I was fortunate to have one in Toronto and am now enjoying one in Brussels. The best way I can describe is a rum raisin taste with a little bit of bitterness. A must have for beer fans!
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