Westvleteren 12 Trappist beer is a top-fermented Trappist type beer, brewed by the Brewery of the Saint Sixtus Abbey in Westvleteren, Belgium.
The smallest of the Trappist abbeys is located in Flanders (between Ypres and Poperinge) and its name, according to Michael Jackson, can be translated as what we need to live. Its creation date goes back to 1830. If Westvleteren 12 already has the distinction of being one of the eight Trappist beers in the world. For lovers of brewing treasures, it is also the one that has been the most talked about in recent years, much to the displeasure of the monks of the abbey ...
Indeed, this brewery is the only one producing "Trappist" beers that has never increased its production volumes. These are normally fixed at 5000 hectoliters per year, which seems derisory compared to the 100 000 hectoliters brewed annually by the Chimay Trappist Brewery. And this did not pose any problem until 2005, when it was named best beer in the world among a selection of 30,000 beers from all continents...
And then the little Sixtin abbey of Vleteren was plunged into a storm of curiosity, greed and human folly that continues to this day. Because the monks, in spite of this sudden fame and the massive influx of beer lovers from all continents, refused to change their brewing quantities, their distribution circuit and their way of life, thus creating a strong imbalance between demand and supply. And Westvleteren 12, considered the best beer in the world, became the rarest and most coveted beer.
|Beer Type||Dark Ale / Trappist Beer|
|Vol||33cl / 11,16 fl oz us|
|Main Aromas||Malt, Caramel, Spices, Chocolate, Vanilla,.|