Session # 111 | St Sixtus | Westvleteren 12 | 10.2% ABV
Quadrupel | Westvleteren, Belgium | Rating: 98/100
It’s a pretty special day when you can say you’ve created over 100 video beer reviews in less than a year. It’s an even more special day when you can celebrate it with the highest rated beer on planet earth (according to Beeradvocate). This bottle of Westvleteren 12was given as a gift from the good folks over at Beer Paintings, and it was delivered at a very convenient time – my one year celebration. The beer, a Belgian Quadrupel, pours murky and brown with intense amounts of dark fruits popping out into the room before you even get your nose in the glass. The taste is extremely complex with miles of dark fruits like prunes, figs, dates, and raisins. There’s even the signature grape bubblegum component I love so much. The overall mouthfeel is perfectly balanced and it is equally sweet, bitter, and dry. Ultimately, there’s really not a whole lot you can say about this beer that hasn’t already been said. Is it the best beer in the world? Probably not. Probably so. It’s hard to argue against it, but I think it’s pretty dang close to perfect. It certainly lived up to my expectations and will make any drinker happy with its complexity and easy drinkability (for 10.2% ABV that is).
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Others: Rochefort 10, St. Bernardus Abt 12, De Struise Pannepot