For those of you familiar with the hidden Trappist beer; it needs no introduction. I had heard rumours about this rare and challenging acquisition and knew it only as the unattainable but great Trappist.
I had heard of the great lengths people would go to to get their hands on a couple of bottles and the even greater lengths the Trappist monks would go to; to keep the availability to a tight minimum. They will sell to a maximum of 60 people per day and only to those that have phoned and pre booked in advance.
So why is this beer available in Deveney's; I hear you ask??
The answer is not that I have strong connections with the Holy cloth...
The lads just need the money! The monastery needs a refurb. and what better way to raise some cash than to sell it to the degenerates of the World; the ones that might be refused at the Monastery gates; you and I!! They have released 70000 of these gift packs World wide and we've got some!!.
It's a 6 pack with 2 tasting glasses wrapped up in a cardboard brick. The idea being that you buy a brick and help rebuild the Monastery (if that doesn't tug on the heart strings!!)
This is a one off however; so; buy it and drink it; buy it and store it and drink it or buy it and sell it on e-bay! But buy it!
Westvleteren 12 has a 10.2% ABV. It's a dark; malty beer with a big complex palate; a fruity almost wine nose and a warming alcohol; malty body.
Westvleteren 12 Gift pack on sale in Deveney's €50.00; Limited stock available!!!