Westvleteren 12 (XII)
Brewery: Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus
Format: 330ml Bottle
Westvleteren 12 is a Belgian Trappist Ale that has consistently been voted the single best tasting beer in the world. All major beer rating sites agree that this is the pinnacle of beers, including: Beer Advocate, Rate Beer and Beer Pal.
Rated 100 out of 100 on Ratebeer.com
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
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Hubby and I had this ( with the blond and the 8 last week at the cafe attached to the abbey ). The 12 is lovely ( and the St Bernardus 12 is VERY close ). The service was awful but trying the 3 beers right there was awesome. The 12 is dark and deep and rich and thick and sweet ( and I loved but hubby was not convinced ). Would pay tbit fly to Belgium again to try the beer.
Best beer ever.
I can't rate this one high enough, it's a fantastic beer.
It is so smooth, so nice tasting ... it's unbelievable. I can't get my head around how did these guys brew something so magnificent. :)
I've tried this beer once and I need to do it again some day. I found it a beer that smelled a bit better than it tasted. But I'll try the St Bernardus first before going back to the Westy again.
OK its nice but way overpriced. The St Bernardus 12 or Rochefort 10 are near identical
Its a nice beer with an almost deserved reputation. For a special event or for the beer snob in your life.
You have to do it once in your life!
Cheaper than a flight to Belgium at least! As much as I love St Bernardus 12 or Rochefort 10 (as per other review), Westvleteren 12 is something that little bit more special (if only for the rarity)
A bucket list beer. If it wasn't for the cost it would become just about the only beer I would ever drink.