Trappist Westvleteren 12

Notes added 07/21/21 10.02.15 (Pictured below) - The final bottle from the retail pack that made it to the USA maybe back in 2012? Odd thing about this bottle is the aggressive fizz that disapate to nothing almost immediately. Turns into a sherry like experience, albeit a thin one. Not the best experience, and age is clearly a factor. Notes added 07/16/21 12.01.24 (Pictured) If I’m completely honest, this has grown on me over the years. Looking back at my earlier notes, I feel I was harsh over...

Trappist Westvleteren Blonde

330 mL bottle. Poured into the Westvleteren chalice. Amazingly dense, perfectly white head with excellent retention and lace. Golden (and I mean golden), hazed body. Creamy smooth in the mouth. A combination of cream and velvet. Nose is frankly NOT much! A little disappointing. Classic peppery, mild bitterness in the taste with an alcohol edge way beyond the advertised ABV. Drying finish and VERY clean. Champagne-like character for me. As Jason noted, this may be the very best session beer in...

Trappist Westvleteren 8

Additional notes, 06/04/17 16.01.11 although the 6 could be an 8. Either way, a little older than it should be, but still just fine. First pour is surprisingly carbonated but he head fades. Almost 'fizzy', this is definitely older. The initial pour gives some burgundy hues that the latter doesn't after the sediment enters the glass. Nose is rich with requisite candy, figs and raisins. Mouthfeel is a little light at this age, but that adds to the drinkability. Alcohol is light too. Mainly woody...