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Westvleteren 12?


read 1246 times • 10 replies • posted 1/17/2012 9:27:57 AM

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Phier
Hey,

Wondering if there’s anywhere reasonably close to Berlin that occasionally stocks this, or would i be better off getting it delivered from Belgium? If so, who would be the cheapest option?

Cheers.
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Erlangernick 1:2
Good luck finding any Belgian beer at all outside of bierzwerg.de and of course bierkompass.de. Westvleteren 12? Book a trip to Westvleteren.

(Am I right?)
1/17/2012 11:31:30 PM

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Erzengel 2609:55
Yes, you are :-) - The "standard" Belgium beers (like Westmalle, Lindemans, etc.) can be found in Berlin, but there is no shop in Germany selling Westvleteren. And: A trip to Belgium is always nice, the café at the Abbey is great and you can buy the beer for a reasonable price!! In my opinion the beer is not as good as the ones from Rochefort and not worth more than 3 or 4€/bottle... And the Rochefort 12 f.ex. is available here in Northrhine-Westphalia for €1.99/bottle... In Belgium even for ~€1.50 or less.
1/18/2012 10:46:31 AM

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Erlangernick 1:2
Originally posted by Erzengel
Yes, you are :-) - The "standard" Belgium beers (like Westmalle, Lindemans, etc.) can be found in Berlin, but there is no shop in Germany selling Westvleteren. And: A trip to Belgium is always nice, the café at the Abbey is great and you can buy the beer for a reasonable price!! In my opinion the beer is not as good as the ones from Rochefort and not worth more than 3 or 4€/bottle... And the Rochefort 12 f.ex. is available here in Northrhine-Westphalia for €1.99/bottle... In Belgium even for ~€1.50 or less.


I really like Westvleteren beers but agree, they’re not really worth more than Rochefort. Where in NRW do you get Rochefort?
1/19/2012 12:26:02 AM

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Erzengel 2609:55
Akzenta in Wuppertal has it ( http://www.akzenta-wuppertal.de/standorte/index.php), and as far as I can remember sometimes Rudat in Dortmund as well.
1/19/2012 11:12:35 AM

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Erlangernick 1:2
Originally posted by Erzengel
Akzenta in Wuppertal has it ( http://www.akzenta-wuppertal.de/standorte/index.php), and as far as I can remember sometimes Rudat in Dortmund as well.


Seriously? Price?
1/20/2012 6:10:52 AM

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Erzengel 2609:55
The Rochefort 12 at Akzenta: €1,99 + 8¢ deposit.
1/20/2012 2:40:40 PM

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pivnizub 8864:469
Originally posted by Erlangernick
Originally posted by Erzengel
Akzenta in Wuppertal has it ( http://www.akzenta-wuppertal.de/standorte/index.php), and as far as I can remember sometimes Rudat in Dortmund as well.


Seriously? Price?
Originally posted by Erlangernick
Originally posted by Erzengel
Akzenta in Wuppertal has it ( http://www.akzenta-wuppertal.de/standorte/index.php), and as far as I can remember sometimes Rudat in Dortmund as well.


Seriously? Price?


Yes, indeed. I saw some bottles of Rochefort on the shelves of this large drinks-market last weekend....
1/21/2012 2:37:20 AM

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Erlangernick 1:2
Originally posted by Erzengel
The Rochefort 12 at Akzenta: €1,99 + 8¢ deposit.


Erm...I thought you meant Westvleteren 12, not Rochefort. (And just a small quibble: Rochefort brew 6, 8, and 10, not a 12.)

Bzgl. Pfand: ich habe mir immer gedacht, dass ich kein Pfand mit Flaschen aus dem Ausland hier im Land einlösen kann. Stimmt das nicht? Kann ich Lambic- und Thornbridge Flaschen zum hiesigen Getränkemarkt nehmen?

Andererseits ist der Spaß, Flaschen in die Altglastonnen zu werfen, mir 8¢ wert. ;)
1/21/2012 4:19:03 AM

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Erzengel 2609:55
Sorry - of course Rochefort 10 - I always can’t remember the correct numbers...
--> Mit dem Pfand: Wenn der Getränkemarkt Flaschen dieser Form verkauft, wirst Du sie auch los - Rochefort sind die "normalen" Belgischen 0,33er-Flaschen - damit kannst Du die da auch abgeben. Werden ja dann zurückgeschickt & wieder befüllt.
Rudat hat die 0,375er und 0,75er Flaschen in grün (they sometimes have the Lindemans-Beers) - damit kannst Du alle Flaschen dieser Form da auch abgeben... (musst dann - je nachdem, wer da steht, dazusagen, dass das die selben Flaschen sind)...
Ich sammel die immer im Keller und nehme die dann mit nach Belgien... 10 - 15€ bekomme ich da immer zusammen, die ich dann gleich in neues Bier umsetze ;-)
1/21/2012 7:45:18 AM

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brugmanneke 278:40
@ Phier: If anybody is selling Westvleteren 12 to you, this person either has managed to acquire a number of Westvleteren gift packs that were sold in Belgian Colruyt supermarkets some months ago or he/she is acting against the express wish of the monks at the Sint Sixtus brewery, because the beer is only sold to individual customers and must not be re-sold. I have seen beer shops in Brussels offering a bottle of Westvleteren for free with large purchases and others selling it for outrageous prices. Even in bars/pubs outside Westvleteren, it seems impossible to order any of it nowadays (that was different some years ago).
If you are planning on following Erlangernick’s advice and book a trip to Westvleteren, be aware that availability is limited to what you can drink in the restaurant and what is available at the gift shop, unless you manage to make a reservation for larger quantities at the brewery and be there at the correct pickup time with a car.
That’s what a top ratebeer rating will do to a beer.... ;o)
3/12/2012 5:47:02 PM

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