The Westvleteren 12 is a classic Belgian Quad, the dark beer behind the fancy glass creates a tasteful appearance. The taste originates from dark fruits like raisins and plums, also a clear taste of vanilla and honey is recognizable, these ingredients give the beer a sweet aroma. The taste of Westvleteren 12 opens up after a while as the beer warms up, when it settles the bubble continue to set up from the nucleation which makes for a long lasting foam on top of the body. With the carbonation being so lively and the texture so slick, it’s beer with a refreshing but dark body. Ratings of the Westvleteren 12 are always far above average, ranging from 8-10 to 10. This beer has an alcohol percentage of 10,20%. The limited edition box Westvleteren 12 comes with 6 limited bottles of Westvleteren 12 and 2 limited tasting glasses marked with a gold plated ‘XII’.
These limited edition boxes were issued once in 2011 by the monks to fund their renovation costs of the Sint Sixtus Abbey. This was a unique event which will not happen again in the next 150 years. A true collectors item! In 2011 listings on Ebay went up to a 1000$ for a single box.
This beer has aged for 5 years which is perfect to serve.