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Old 12-04-2012, 11:28 PM   #1
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Default Official US Retail Locations For the Westvleteren XII

MSRP $85 for six bottles and two glasses.

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:50 PM   #2
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Don't buy into the hype. It's not that good. I lived in Belgium for 3 years and took many people to St. Sixtus to try the "#1 beer in the world" meanwhile I drank their blonde.

The beer is good. Is it $85 a six pack good? Helll no. I like Rochefort 10 better anyway.

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:54 PM   #3
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And nothing in Texas of course!

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:55 PM   #4
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It is essentially a fundraiser for the Abbey. What is the price for a similar quantity at the Abbey?

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Old 12-05-2012, 12:18 AM   #5
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On the list at the closest place near me.
Been seeking this one for a while.
Great xmas present to myself!
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:35 AM   #6
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In speaking with the wife it was decided that the price was too high. I was leaning that way myself but figure it's a once in a lifetime thing(most likely). If I bought 2 boxes and sold the other off, whole or broken, I could likely recoup my investment, but that just doesn't sit right for me. The monks have discouraged resell all along. Probably wouldn't be a good idea for people to snatch it up and scalp it the first time they import it.

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Don't buy into the hype. It's not that good. I lived in Belgium for 3 years and took many people to St. Sixtus to try the "#1 beer in the world" meanwhile I drank their blonde.

The beer is good. Is it $85 a six pack good? Helll no. I like Rochefort 10 better anyway.
I totally agree. I won a bottle in a poker game early in the year, and I'm glad I did, otherwise I might be tempted to get one of these packs. It was a good beer, but hardly life-changing. I'd rather spend 15 bucks on something like a bottle of the Meddler or Parabola.
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Don't buy into the hype. It's not that good. I lived in Belgium for 3 years and took many people to St. Sixtus to try the "#1 beer in the world" meanwhile I drank their blonde.

The beer is good. Is it $85 a six pack good? Helll no. I like Rochefort 10 better anyway.
I totally agree. I won a bottle in a poker game early in the year, and I'm glad I did, otherwise I might be tempted to get one of these packs. It was a good beer, but hardly life-changing. I'd rather spend 15 bucks on something like a bottle of the Meddler or Parabola.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:35 AM   #9
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I just can't justify that price for a beer style I don't even much care for. I live in San Diego so there will be crazy people lined up possibly days in advance. I'd be happy to visit St. Sixtus if I visited Belgium, however (which I might do at some point).

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Old 12-05-2012, 11:04 AM   #10
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It is essentially a fundraiser for the Abbey. What is the price for a similar quantity at the Abbey?
At the brewery, 39 Euros for 24 bottles which is actually higher than it used to be due to demand.

This is about $2.15 USD per bottle. Stateside, it's $14 USD per bottle in this "fundraiser brick"

If you go to Belgium and don't want to go to the brewery, the monks ban resale of their beer outside of the abbey but a lot of stores in Brussels and Gent carry it for 20 Euro per bottle or "free" if you spend 100 Euro at their beer store since they aren't allowed to sell it.

The brewery and drive to the brewery are great. If you can get it, pick it up in person and enjoy. I have 10 or so bottles left from my trip.

Rochefort 10 and St Bernardus 12 is comparable and far cheaper so I usually give Westy 12 bottles to traders as extras so they can try / review it.
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