Skip to comments.'World's Best Beer' Finally Available
Posted on 12/12/2012 1:18:06 PM PST by shove_it
Beer aficionados are pouncing at the rare opportunity to buy one of the world's most elusive and revered beers for the first - and perhaps only - time in the United States. It is called Westvleteren XII, and it is often hailed as the "world's best beer" by reviewers and fans. Westvleteren XII is produced by Trappist monks in Belgium and sold at the abbey of Saint Sixtus in the Belgian countryside. The beer can usually only be purchased by reservation at the abbey - and reservations are extremely hard to come by. But when the abbey found itself hurting for money for an expensive renovation, the monks reluctantly made the decision to sell the beer outside of the walls of the monastery on a one-time-only basis. "I think it will be the last [time]," Westvleteren Brewery spokesman Mark Bode told NPR. "They say, 'We are monks, we don't want to be too commercial. We needed some money to help us buy the new abbey and that's it,' Back to normal again." Beginning today, limited quantities of the beer are being sold in the U.S. and abroad. A number of stores have been sent "bricks" of the beer, which include six bottles and two glasses from the monastery. The gift box retails for $84.99...
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Hey, Red...over here.
Hey, Red...over here.
This Red’s on it, too....
After the Fed’s genius move today; we will be looking back at $84.99 a six as “the good old days...”
Right. I know something I’m ordering...
PBR stock may take a hit.
It’s not a “six”; it’s a “four”.
I’ve tasted it. It’s very good, but I don’t think it’s better than the Rouchefourt 10. And not nearly as good as anything from Cantillon.
I have had it twice, it is outstanding. 9% alcohol and goes down easy as german chocolate cake. It is the real deal.
That would be Maisel’s Weisse.
Beats the pants off Trappist brews.
Is it beechwood aged?
Maisel Weisse was the beer that introduced me to truly fine European beers. In the 90’s I drank enough of it to float a battleship. I put most of my home brews up in half-liter Maisel bottles.....it was a labor of love to gather bottles for my own brewing output.
I got to meet Oscar Maisel (by sheer coincidence, it turns out that my doctor there in that small town in South Carolina was Oscar Maisel’s brother in law!)...had a very pleasant evening sharing my home-brews with him.
Jungle Jim’s in Cincinnati got an allocation....it will sell out fast, even at $85/four-pack.
I used to drink Maisel when I lived in Chicago 20 years ago. Impossible to find on the west coast. Lots of amazing local IPAs out here though.
I’m working on improving the Maisel’s clone recipe I have.
I still haven’t progressed beyond extract brewing yet, but plan on doing all-grain in the near future.
Can’t get Maisel’s over in the States anymore. It’s not being imported. I have to rely on friends that visit FRG to enjoy any. Major bummer.
Ever have Ratzeputz?
The importer of Maisel is in Georgetown, SC....plenty of it in the Carolinas.
I’m gonna have to make a trip down that way. Where?
If you like really good Bavarian wheat beer, you should also try Planck Heller-Weizenbock. Difficult to find, but absolutely outstanding. It’s one of those beers that causes one to muse, “If I could only drink one beer for the rest of my life.....”
If you look at the packaging, it’s clearly a 6 bottle package. 3 rows of 2 bottles. It even says so on the picture.