The Westvleteren 12 is a classic Belgian Quad. The taste originates from dark fruits like raisins and plums, also a clear taste of vanilla and honey is recognizable, these ingredients give the beer a sweet aroma. The taste of Westvleteren 12 opens up after a while as the beer warms up, when it settles the bubble continue to set up from the nucleation which makes for a long lasting foam on top of the body. With the carbonation being so lively and the texture so slick, it’s beer with a refreshing but dark body.
Westvleteren is a brewery founded in 1838 at the Trappist Abbey of Saint Sixtus in Vleteren, Belgium, not far from the hop-producing town of Poperinge. The brewery’s three beers have acquired an international reputation for taste and quality, Westvleteren 12 being considered by some to be the best beer in the world. The beers are not brewed to normal commercial demands but are sold in small quantities weekly from the doors of the monastery itself to individual buyers on an advance-order basis.
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Brewed by the Abbey monks at Saint-Sixtus Abbey in Westvleteren (Belgium), this beer is rated as the Best in the World and people line up every release to get their hands on it.