2014 Westly vs. 2015?

Discussion in 'Cellaring Beer' started by MCurtin90, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. MCurtin90

    MCurtin90

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    Anyone lucky enough to have both recently? I have a 2015 that I have cellared but I'm wondering if I should drink it sooner rather than later.
     
  2. macpete

    macpete

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    I presume you are referring to Westvleteren 12. I have a couple of crates of the 2015 (bought in April 2015). Had one a few weeks ago and in my opinion it's still a little rough around the edges. Had it side by side with a 2012 which was very good (much more mellow with dark fruits, sherry etc.)
     
  3. MCurtin90

    MCurtin90

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    No -- referring to Westly from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales in California, but thank you very much for the info on Westvleteren 12! I have a couple of those and was wondering if I should age them.
     
  4. stupac2

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    Aged Westy is the best. Aged Westly is not the best. It won't hurt it to age for a little bit, but in general I don't want to sit on fruited SARA beers for more than ~6 months. Opinions on this vary, though.
     
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  5. actualethos

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    B1 of Westly was FAR SUPERIOR to B2 in my opinion. But I am sure B1 isn't really drinking as great as it once was.