5 Stars, Quad, Westvletern

12 by Westvletern

Well here she is, after the blond and the 8 you had to know what was coming next, the big one, Westvletern 12.

I have to say pour is pretty unimpressive, sure it looks great sitting there in the proper chalice glass, but I am having a hard time coming up with any fancy adjectives so I will just say it pours a clear brown with a decent amount of very long lasting cream colored head.

Aroma, alright now we are talking, rich malt,  caramel, fruit, raisin, alcohol, mild spicyness, no one aroma stands above the rest.

Rich malt and high carbonation explode on the tounge followed a host of complex flavors; everything in the aroma is still there with the addition of a small amount of sweetness and a long last pleasant bitter aftertaste. Smooth and incredibly well balanced.

This is a fantastic, big beer and my review does not do it justice. Best beer in the world? I do not know, it’s hard to call any one thing best. But I will say I have done blind taste testing with other Trappist 12s and Belgian quads and the Westvletern was the unanimous number one pick.

5 stars. World class.