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Old 02-06-2013, 05:41 AM   #1
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Anybody try westvleteren 12 and is it still available in the US? Where to buy?

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:06 AM   #2
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No longer available in the US. I have two bottles in my fridge, though. I intend to drink one soon and lay one down.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:17 AM   #3
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No longer available in the US. I have two bottles in my fridge, though. I intend to drink one soon and lay one down.
you wanna make 60 bucks? haha

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:44 AM   #4
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Try getting a St. Bernardus Abt 12 , it's almost the same beer.

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:40 PM   #5
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I split a 6 pack off ebay about 5 years ago with a buddy. Was definitely tasty stuff, just wish I had layed a bottle down and had one to drink now that my pallet has changed.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:13 PM   #6
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My buddy has two bottles and I may get to try it. He said he would share it, but you know how that goes.

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:55 PM   #7
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My son brought some home late last month for a gift to his brother and me. Totally great business model. Create a demand based on lack of availability.. read Pliny the Younger..

He had to make an appointment with the abby on a specific date between a specific time.. he was lucky to get the call in as I understand it. They give him a date for pick up.. between such and such a time. He drives from Ramstein AFB to W.Belgium.. gets in line.. hands over credit card.. picks up and drives home. You are allowed one carton of beer with two glasses per person in the car. Five hour drive each way.

I thought the beer was good.. as did my wife. The takeaway for me was the experience. Would I go thru this to get it? No. Is it over hyped? Yes, IMO. Is it good? Yes.

All I have left is the bottle and a cap.. I tossed the packaging container. Bids....

I'm headed down to RRBrewery again today for a couple glasses of Younger
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:16 PM   #8
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If I remember properly, the Westmalle Dubbel is supposed to be very similar. Obviously a Dubbel, not a Quad. I've also read that the same yeast strain is used in Westmalle as in Westvleteren.

Westmalle Dubbel is very, very good.

There is a website that has Westv 12 for sale.

 
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I'm headed down to RRBrewery again today for a couple glasses of Younger
Lucky! I waited 7 hours on Saturday to get inside. And I thought showing up at 10am would be early enough for lunch lol

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:54 PM   #10
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I have had it before. It's good but not that great. I am moving to ramstien Germany soon so I will try to get a case or so but it's cause my friends in the states love it. I like rochefort 10 more and st Bernardus 12 is about the same thing.

 
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