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

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Average Rating:
9.10792

Number of Ratings: 1603

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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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.
jgraves profile picturejgraves - February 1, 2015
Raisins, plum, and lingering warmth. I get the hype now. Delicious with a bowl full of cheese.
tiredfred profile picturetiredfred - January 17, 2015
I enjoy all Belgian Ales and this is the best of the bunch. Quite smooth. No aftertaste for such a high alcohol content. This is a sipping beer. Not a guzzling beer. Best if sits for just a few minutes in glass. Nearly perfect and worth the hunt!!!
tonyc210@gmail.com profile picturetonyc210@gmail.com - January 12, 2015
Huge aroma of dried cherries & figs upon first pour. Has the requisite Belgian yeast foamy head with lots of carbonation in the form of microscopic bubbles. A bit too carbonated & foamy for me, but a few quick swirls of the glass fixes that. Definitely a big beer, it is amazing this beer is made with only 4 ingredients. Lots of dried fruits, molasses, a bit boozy. Great brew. Thanks to Chad for sharing! 1/10/15 Bottle 5 stars
alan.sadler31@gmail.com profile picturealan.sadler31@gmail.com - January 1, 2015
Very good but only marginally better than St Bernardus 12 which is much more accessible and less expensive
HSAlegend02 profile pictureHSAlegend02 - December 25, 2014
So smooth for the high abv...very complex, I tasted something different with every sip...1st spicy, then subtle booziness, then fruitiness, then caramel, then chocolate, and slightly malty throughout
aaf145 profile pictureaaf145 - December 25, 2014
Excited to finally try this after years of waiting.. A legit quad.. It's hard to say this is the #2 beer in the world, cuz I've tried way too many styles of beers the past few years,but one of the better authentic belgian quads I've had... Definitely lives up to the hype...Dark fruit, caramel, malt, almost a dab of chocolate some sips.. Barely any bite or boozy finish.. 4.5 stars...Great beer..(call me crazy but I still think the Rochefort 8 is still better and the best belgian beer I've had)
(eb) profile picture(eb) - October 14, 2014
Very we'll balanced.
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