Johan Unscripted: Westvleteren 12 Review – The World’s Best Beer?
It’s Friday night in Denmark and not a particularly fine one at that. It’s cold, it’s rainy, it’s windy. But it doesn’t matter. For Johan the food blogger, today was a good day. Today was the day I finally got to taste one of the most iconic beers in the history of brewing.
Today was my first dance with an unassuming icon: Westvleteren 12, a rare and sought-after Belgian ale brewed by Trappist monks from the Saint Sixtus Monastery in Westvleteren, Belgium. Today’s episode of my video blog, Johan Unscripted, is all about how an unassuming small-scale brew from a reclusive abbey brewery in Belgium grew to be the most iconic and most sought after beer in the known universe, and even assumed the throne as best beer in the world in the mind of various beer journalists and major beer review sites such as ratebeer.com and beeradvocate.com. Today’s episode is all about me trying this massively hyped, quite expensive and almost impossible-to-find beer. Today’s episode is all about me tasting and offering my honest Westvleteren 12 review.
What is the story behind this so-called best beer in the world? What’s the hype all about? And does it even make sense to speak of a so-called best beer in the world? Those questions and more answered in this week’s episode of Johan Unscripted as I take an in-depth look at what might be the world’s if not best then certainly most sought-after beer.
Intrigued? Keep your eyes peeled on the blog. I will do a more in-depth review as well as square it off against some well-known and some not so well-known beers in the same general category.