Vleteren 12, not to be confused with the WestVleteren Trappist.
But that does not mean that this is not a specialty beer.
This Vleteren 12 is a dark beer with an alcohol content of 12%. This old, strong beer was brewed with 4 types of malt, 2 types of hops and was then matured again in oak port barrels.
This gives it a complex taste, in which the full, rather sweet taste goes well with the woody barrel aged taste.
Recognizable also the taste of dark fruits. The barrel aging comes through nicely, subtly and brings the whole nicely into balance.
Please note, the man with the hammer can sometimes come out of the corner after a few of these bottles …