Joined Jan. 9, 2013
11 months agosweisenb's comment on:
The Westvlatteren reputation thrives to a significant extent on its aura, its sheer scarcity. Until recently the ONLY way to get it was to find your way deep into Flanders & pick up very limited quantities (one case per person/two per car) at the monastery on Saturdays, or buy a glass at En de Vrede, their pub. It's true Rochefort is outstanding, as dbzmah sez; but up on that pinnacle it's little personal nuances that matter. Why get huffy over hierarchies? This cold day one might prefer that smokier, walnutty flavor of the Westvlatteren Trippel, two months from now in the spring I might rather have the Rochefort . . . or a Westmalle or an Aachel, or an Affligem even. What's over-rated are the ratings and raters. In Bier-Welt, as in the real world, is not diversity the spice of life, mesdames et messieurs? Smakelijk!