This is the Snobby Beer review of the legendary Westvleteren 12 from the abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren, Belgium. This authentic Trappist Quad is regarded as one of the greatest beers in the world, sometimes even considered to be the greatest. This bottle comes from the only American release of this beer, the Westvleteren “brick”. Can a beer with this much hype actually live up to it?
From the Westvleteren website:
“With the exception of our Blond beer, Trappist beer will keep for years: give the beer time and it will continue to ripen. The minimum sell-by date is stamped on the capsule. Store the bottles vertically in a dark place between 12° and 16° C. It is better not to refrigerate Trappist 8 and Trappist 12; Trappist Blond, on the other hand, may also be served cooled.”
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