Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus Westvleteren 12 (XII)

Westvleteren 12 (XII)

 

Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus in Westvleteren, West Flanders, Belgium 🇧🇪

Belgian Style - Quadrupel / Dark Strong Regular
Score
8.56
ABV: 10.2% IBU: 38 Ticks: 158
De Westvleteren Twaalf heeft een gele kroonkurk en, net zoals de overige Westvleteren-bieren, geen etiket. EBC 79.
 

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9
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Bottle from a crate ordered at the abbey. Bottled: 27/04/2022. Consumed: 06/2022 - hardly two months old. Finally, the world-famous Westvleteren XII has made it to my home and what better way to add my rating than with a young example? Obviously, I'm looking forward to drinking aged examples in the coming years...
Pours a hazy dark amber to brown with a stable, foamy, tan head. Very expressive aroma of tawny port, red wine, wood, red apple slices, dried banana, pear, overripe blue plum, brown bread, baker's yeast, artisan milk chocolate, chestnut. Taste has a sweet estery mix of blue plum, red apple, dried banana & raisin in a thick brown-bready, slightly toasty, somewhat chocolatey malt body with a hint of candi sugar, but never in a cloying way, surrounded by a spicy and a dry-yeasty note, and even a sourish dark-fruity streak. The herbal & peppery hoppy finish offers more dried & candied fruits, spices and 'dry' brown bread and even a very vague hint of coffee. The whole is topped off with a noble, vinous warmth of brandy-like alcohol. Medium to full body, creamy-moussy texture, average carbonation (toning down when warming up). Evidently, it's hard to approach this beer unbiasedly, but its powerful character slowly but surely reveals itself, leaving you without a doubt that it's a masterpiece.

Tried on 19 Jul 2022 at 15:43


7

Koolzuur overheerst, wel lekkere quadrupel

Tried from Bottle on 17 Jan 2022 at 17:20


7

Tried from Bottle on 17 Jan 2022 at 17:19


9

Always solid

Tried from Bottle on 11 Sep 2021 at 21:33


8

Tried from Bottle on 31 Aug 2021 at 13:49



8

Nice!

Tried from Bottle on 23 Jan 2021 at 23:47


9.5

Tried from Bottle on 25 Dec 2020 at 20:51


9

Cap Date 11-10-21 - so Vintage 2018. always a treat. So perfectly balanced.

Tried from Bottle on 24 Dec 2020 at 21:05


9

Yesterday. In amazing shape!

Tried from Bottle on 05 Sep 2020 at 18:28