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Old 01-27-2007, 10:12 PM   #1
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Default Trappist Westvleteren 12

I know this is widely considered the holy grail of beers, the best on the planet. I'm wondering if anyone has tried it, and if it's even possible to get it in the United States. I have a couple friends that are going to Amsterdam next month, and I'm hoping that they will be able to acquire some for me while they're over there. Any thoughts?



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Old 01-28-2007, 12:24 AM   #2
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1. I have a bottle in my "cellar" waiting for a special occasion to crack open. (Got it in a trade.)
2. You can order it from http://www.belgianshop.com/
3. Check out the Abbaye's website for info on purchasing it there.
4. Send me a bottle when you get it.



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I had it a couple of years ago at a bar in Brussels. You are only supposed to be able to buy it at the Abbey and are limited to one case by reservation only. You are not allowed to resale it but bars often do. It is an amazing complex beer. It is somewhat similar to the St Bernardus Abt 12 if you've had that.

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Old 02-01-2007, 11:15 PM   #4
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The St. Bernardus Abt 12 is the secular version of the westvleteren 12. Our local pub got a shipment in from the Belgian Shop this past saturday and had 6, 8 and 12 available for purchase for <gulp> $25 a bottle. It seemed a little steep, but was definately cheaper than heading to Belgium to get some.

When we were in Belgium a couple years ago we split one and I've got to say that it's pretty freaking fantastic.

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