Author Topic: Westvleteren 12  (Read 866 times)

Offline tuna101

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
Westvleteren 12
« on: March 05, 2017, 01:04:11 AM »
i recently took a trip to Belgium and was able to acquire a couple un opened bottles of W12. 

I'm very new to home-brew and was wondering if it is possible to capture the yeast strain in my W12 bottles so maybe i could try and reproduce the type of yeast used and perhaps clone the beer.

thanks in advance!

Offline Stevie

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 6858
    • View Profile
Re: Westvleteren 12
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 01:38:24 AM »
Wyeast 3787 or WLP530 or reported to be the same thing.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=17039.0

Offline tuna101

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
Re: Westvleteren 12
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 01:43:52 AM »
ok thanks!

Offline HoosierBrew

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 13030
  • Indianapolis,IN
    • View Profile
Re: Westvleteren 12
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 01:46:34 AM »
Wyeast 3787 or WLP530 or reported to be the same thing.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=17039.0




Yep, same strain. I'm envious - damn good beer. I overpaid for a few bottles online once. Great beer, though.
Jon H.

Offline denny

  • Administrator
  • Retired with too much time on my hands
  • *****
  • Posts: 19377
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • View Profile
    • Dennybrew
Re: Westvleteren 12
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2017, 05:05:02 PM »
Wyeast 3787 or WLP530 or reported to be the same thing.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=17039.0




Yep, same strain. I'm envious - damn good beer. I overpaid for a few bottles online once. Great beer, though.

And easy to make..pils malt and candi syrup.
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell

Offline HoosierBrew

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 13030
  • Indianapolis,IN
    • View Profile
Re: Westvleteren 12
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2017, 05:33:09 PM »
Wyeast 3787 or WLP530 or reported to be the same thing.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=17039.0




Yep, same strain. I'm envious - damn good beer. I overpaid for a few bottles online once. Great beer, though.

And easy to make..pils malt and candi syrup.



Yeah, for sure. I wanted to try it to see if it remotely justified the hype. It was excellent,, but didn't come close to justifying what I paid. I can't say I liked it any better than Rochefort 10 or St B Abt 12. I love to make it!
Jon H.

Offline denny

  • Administrator
  • Retired with too much time on my hands
  • *****
  • Posts: 19377
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • View Profile
    • Dennybrew
Re: Westvleteren 12
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2017, 06:25:06 PM »

Yeah, for sure. I wanted to try it to see if it remotely justified the hype. It was excellent,, but didn't come close to justifying what I paid. I can't say I liked it any better than Rochefort 10 or St B Abt 12. I love to make it!

I agree, Jon.  Excellent beer, but overhyped because it's so hard to get.
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell

Offline bayareabrewer

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 532
    • View Profile
Re: Westvleteren 12
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2017, 05:20:12 PM »
Wyeast 3787 or WLP530 or reported to be the same thing.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=17039.0




Yep, same strain. I'm envious - damn good beer. I overpaid for a few bottles online once. Great beer, though.

And easy to make..pils malt and candi syrup.

I thought the grain bill was a blend of pils malt and pale malt?

Offline denny

  • Administrator
  • Retired with too much time on my hands
  • *****
  • Posts: 19377
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • View Profile
    • Dennybrew
Re: Westvleteren 12
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2017, 05:40:49 PM »
Wyeast 3787 or WLP530 or reported to be the same thing.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=17039.0




Yep, same strain. I'm envious - damn good beer. I overpaid for a few bottles online once. Great beer, though.

And easy to make..pils malt and candi syrup.

I thought the grain bill was a blend of pils malt and pale malt?

Yeah, may be, but it makes an almost unnoticeable difference.
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell