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Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)

Trappist Westvleteren 12

Notes added 07/21/21: 10.02.15 - 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 the last...

Trappist Westvleteren Blonde

Additional notes 11/27/22 (pictured): Have had this several times since the original notes from 2008, but this is the first time doing some thoughts to those 14 year old notes. TBH, there isn't much to add to what I wrote below. Still the same perfect mouthfeel and lovely silky creaminess, that I subsequently attributed to all Westvleteren beers (it's the attribute that for me, truly sets the 12 ahead of St. Bernard's 12 and Rochefort 10). pretty sure it's the yeast that does it, and yes I...

Trappist Westvleteren 8

Additional notes 11/27/22 (pictured): This bottle has a great head; deep and pitted. The Westvleteren creamy mouthfeel and richness as the trademark is stronger in this bottle than I've seen in a number of others. Very robust beer that wipes the floor with other 'Dubbels', although to be honest, is this really a Dubbel in any way other than appearance? 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...