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

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Number of Ratings: 1627

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Brewed In: Belgium

ABV: 10.20%

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Trappist Westvleteren 12

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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!
wanderkons profile picturewanderkons - 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!
jackbauer profile picturejackbauer - March 16, 2015
Outstanding Brew. I'm so happy I was able to get my hands on a few bottles.
solorudys profile picturesolorudys - February 21, 2015
This was a lucky find when I was in Toronto. I enjoyed one while at a pub in Toronto and purchased one to take home. This Quad was amazing. Filled with a nice deep dark color the nose fills you up with raisins and plums. Rare to find, it's worth the money to say you had perhaps the number 1 beer in the world.
Mike_D! profile pictureMike_D! - February 11, 2015
Great balance! Heavy alcohol taste with great malty balance. Nutty/grainy after taste with very slight sweetness.
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