244/644) Home: Westvleteren XII by Abdig Sant-Sixtus of Belgium: **1/2; a trappist abbey ale; nose is sweet, brown sugary; tastes fruity, with brown sugar, licorice, alcohol notes;
This is a tough one to rate. The best line I heard was from someone who declared that his palate could not sense scarcity. Neither can mine and it doesn't detect expense either. I did seek it out, however. When my wife asked me after a glass if I would line up now in the cold to pay $76.85 I decided I would go upstairs to bed. It is pretty fine, though and I wouldn't give up the entire experience and what's more I'm not giving up the other bottles. They are for special occasions.