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Old 03-01-2010, 01:26 AM   #1
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Sacramento, CA had it's 1st annual Beer Week this past week. Last night we went to an awesome Bar called Pangaea that has over a dozen Belgians on tap. They were able to get a case of Westvleteren 12 from Belgium. They did a Beer and Cheese pairing by Mike Moore. They only sold 30 tickets. I have to say I really enjoyed the Westy 12. They will soon have PTE on tap as well.

 
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:31 PM   #2
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I have never had the Westy 12 before but have always wanted to.
Did you think that it was the best beer you have ever had?
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:34 PM   #3
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I have never had the Westy 12 before but have always wanted to.
Did you think that it was the best beer you have ever had?
It is a very nice beer, but I don't think it ranks as best beer ever. The hype really keeps it on a pedestal. That said, definitely worth having.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:22 PM   #4
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It is defnately one of the best. It is hard to pick "the best". I had some Pliny the Younger a couple weeks ago. I think the best part of the Westy was the fact that it is so hard to get.

 
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:10 PM   #5
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My wife got me some bottles of Westvleteren 8 & 12 last year for Christmas. Both were excellent, but I liked the 8 a lot more than the 12.

 
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:27 PM   #6
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It is defnately one of the best. It is hard to pick "the best". I had some Pliny the Younger a couple weeks ago. I think the best part of the Westy was the fact that it is so hard to get.
See, the Younger is another hype beer. It is good, not amazing. I don't judge beer based on how hard it is to get.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:15 PM   #7
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Younger is a damn good beer. I don't judge beer on how hard is to get. I just like the fact that I was able to get them. That makes it an even better experience. Hope that makes sense.

 
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:21 PM   #8
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I suppose. I don't judge beer on its availability, at all though. Probably because I can get most of what I want when it comes out.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:38 PM   #9
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Cool. How do you manage that?

 
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:03 AM   #10
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Well, San Diego is a really good beer town. I think we had like 9 kegs of the Younger here when it came out. Everything seems to make its way here, and anything else I want is easy enough to ask friends for. I don't trade, but I know people who trade and share.
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