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Re: Westy in the US!
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2011, 09:58:59 PM »
Another thought: The way the beer is hyped up it is bound to be a disappointment. Perhaps no beer can live up to that type of hype.
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Re: Westy in the US!
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2011, 05:26:06 AM »
The one I had deserved the hype, IMO.

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Re: Westy in the US!
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2011, 06:45:57 AM »
I've had it on a few occasions, though never at the Abbey. I've enjoyed every bottle I've had and I'm glad these will be imported for sale and not stealthily received from the brewery and placed on a shelf for sale. FWIW - I really like the Blonde (green cap).
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Re: Westy in the US!
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2011, 08:41:32 AM »
Another thought: The way the beer is hyped up it is bound to be a disappointment. Perhaps no beer can live up to that type of hype.
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Very true.  No beer is worth the price that many "rare" beers go for, IMO. It's beer!  Wonderful, delicious, and never worth $40 a bottle!
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Re: Westy in the US!
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2011, 10:54:09 AM »
Another thought: The way the beer is hyped up it is bound to be a disappointment. Perhaps no beer can live up to that type of hype.
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Very true.  No beer is worth the price that many "rare" beers go for, IMO. It's beer!  Wonderful, delicious, and never worth $40 a bottle!

My westy was pretty delicious at free.  ;D
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Re: Westy in the US!
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2011, 10:59:16 AM »
Westvleteren 12 is a lovely beer and a world-class BDSA along sides the likes of Bernardus 12, Rochefort 10, and Gouden Caroulus Cuvee van de Kaiser.  Nothing more and nothing less IMO.

8 is also a great beer and the blonde might actually be my favorite of the 3.

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Re: Westy in the US!
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2011, 11:17:48 AM »
I had a Westvleteren 12 a while back and I loved it. I haven't Googled it yet, but has anyone here had any luck cloning it?

Yeah, a friend came up with a recipe that I've brewed a few time.  Just pils malt and candy syrup for color and fermentability.
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Re: Westy in the US!
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2011, 11:26:14 AM »
I had a Westvleteren 12 a while back and I loved it. I haven't Googled it yet, but has anyone here had any luck cloning it?

Yeah, a friend came up with a recipe that I've brewed a few time.  Just pils malt and candy syrup for color and fermentability.

Do you happen to have the full recipe?

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Re: Westy in the US!
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2011, 01:16:39 PM »
I had a Westvleteren 12 a while back and I loved it. I haven't Googled it yet, but has anyone here had any luck cloning it?

Yeah, a friend came up with a recipe that I've brewed a few time.  Just pils malt and candy syrup for color and fermentability.

Do you happen to have the full recipe?

I'll try to dig it up in the next couple days.
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Re: Westy in the US!
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2011, 02:07:29 PM »
I had a Westvleteren 12 a while back and I loved it. I haven't Googled it yet, but has anyone here had any luck cloning it?

Yeah, a friend came up with a recipe that I've brewed a few time.  Just pils malt and candy syrup for color and fermentability.

Do you happen to have the full recipe?

I'll try to dig it up in the next couple days.

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Re: Westy in the US!
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2011, 03:47:08 PM »
I had one bottle of this once and found it excellent.  In fact I saved the bottle and the cap, which is marked 23-11-02.  Now, I can't actually remember what it tasted like, but I remember enjoying it.  It will be nice to try it again.
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Re: Westy in the US!
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2011, 05:02:54 PM »
I do hope to get some in my neck of the woods... As a lover of all beers Belgian, I really look forward to trying this one. This is the only Trappist I have not had yet.
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Re: Westy in the US!
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2011, 02:17:57 AM »
The one I had deserved the hype, IMO.

I happen to have a couple in my fridge that some friends brought back from Belgium.  I haven't opened one yet, but I expect it to be excellent.  And even at excellent. it won't live up to the hype.
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Re: Westy in the US!
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2011, 02:30:55 AM »
The one I had deserved the hype, IMO.

I happen to have a couple in my fridge that some friends brought back from Belgium.  I haven't opened one yet, but I expect it to be excellent.  And even at excellent. it won't live up to the hype.

Damn Tom.

It

is

gonna

suck.

 :D
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Re: Westy in the US!
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2011, 02:34:13 AM »
The one I had deserved the hype, IMO.

I happen to have a couple in my fridge that some friends brought back from Belgium.  I haven't opened one yet, but I expect it to be excellent.  And even at excellent. it won't live up to the hype.

Damn Tom.

It

is

gonna

suck.

 :D
No, I mean I really think it's a great beer.  But the hype . . . it makes me crazy.  It's like Dark Lord - if I ever get to try a bottle I'm sure I'll say "that is a damn fine stout" and that still won't be as good as the hype.  :-\
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