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@PianoMan asked me for a critique on his Westvleteren 12 clone. Like @camonick , I have no experience with the style. So I bought the closest thing I could find at Total Wine to compare:
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My thoughts are: PianoMan rocks! This is not a style I'd ever embrace, especially since Belgian to me means POF+ and I really don't like that particular "off flavor". But this beer is delicious, I get the malty, raisiny flavors, with a slight alcohol sweetness. Compared to the pictured beer, I'd choose PianoMan's every time...the commercial variant is more carbonated, drier, and thinner. Full disclosure...I have never tasted the real Westvleteren 12. But if it's close to PianoMan's I can see why it would be popular. Cheers!
 

fourfarthing

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@fourfarthing package arrived in tact except the tape seems to have become integral to the seal of Plums Diffusing. It's in the fridge; that's tomorrow's treat :)

Thanks for the OEC and Suarez :) was hoping those OEC's I was do drooling over the last few days found their way into the box :)

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Shipping East to West means that I have been stalking your shipment for like 12 hours. Glad it made it. Very interested in feedback.
 

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Package ‘O beer arrived from @3 Dawg Night today. I was a little nervous about what I might find inside when I found the box. Everything was safe and sound though! Thank you. I’ve set the blonde and raspberry aside to age a little like suggested and have the others chilling and settling for some weekend sampling. I like the labels and coasters.:mug:
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Package ‘O beer arrived from @3 Dawg Night today. I was a little nervous about what I might find inside when I found the box. Everything was safe and sound though! Thank you. I’ve set the blonde and raspberry aside to age a little like suggested and have the others chilling and settling for some weekend sampling. I like the labels and coasters.:mug:
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Whoa. That box scares me as well. Glad everything was OK!
 

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Package ‘O beer arrived from @3 Dawg Night today. I was a little nervous about what I might find inside when I found the box. Everything was safe and sound though! Thank you. I’ve set the blonde and raspberry aside to age a little like suggested and have the others chilling and settling for some weekend sampling. I like the labels and coasters.:mug:
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Those labels though!
 
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