Trappist Westvleteren 12 is a dark beer with a very lacy white head. Tart dark fruit, raisins, caramel sweetness, warming alcohol, tobacco and leather. It is brewed at the world famous Trappist Abbey of Sint-Sixtus in Westvleteren and it has an alcohol content of 10,2%. Has been awarded the title of "Best Beer in the World" several times. The beer, also called Flemish Bourgogne.
Serving temperature : 12°C
The Trappist beers of Westvleteren are without a doubt the most famous ones in the world. This blond beer is actually the less known of the three. The dark beer Westvleteren 10 is elected almost every year as best beer in the world on Ratebeer and another dark beer by the same abbey, Westvleteren 8, is usually in the top 10 as well. Their incredibly popularity, combined with their limited production capacity, has forced the monks to sell their beers only in very limited quantities (1 crate per person) and customers have to go physically to the monastery to pick up their order.