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Westvleteren 12?

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Phier
09:27 Tue 1/17/2012

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.

 
Erlangernick
beers 1 º places 2 º 23:31 Tue 1/17/2012

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?)

 
Erzengel
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beers 5638 º places 89 º 10:46 Wed 1/18/2012

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.

 
Erlangernick
beers 1 º places 2 º 00:26 Thu 1/19/2012

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?

 
Erzengel
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beers 5638 º places 89 º 11:12 Thu 1/19/2012

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.

 
Erlangernick
beers 1 º places 2 º 06:10 Fri 1/20/2012

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?

 
Erzengel
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beers 5638 º places 89 º 14:40 Fri 1/20/2012

The Rochefort 12 at Akzenta: €1,99 + 8¢ deposit.

 
pivnizub
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beers 9425 º places 504 º 02:37 Sat 1/21/2012

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....

 
Erlangernick
beers 1 º places 2 º 04:19 Sat 1/21/2012

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. ;)

 
Erzengel
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beers 5638 º places 89 º 07:45 Sat 1/21/2012

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 ;-)

 
brugmanneke
beers 283 º places 44 º 17:47 Mon 3/12/2012

@ 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)