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The Abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren

Westvleteren, Vleteren, Belgium
+32 57 40 03 77
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Unforgettable beer, forgettable food

Re-visited this hallowed establishment almost exactly three years to the day after my prior visit... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Steven M
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Converted my wife to dark beers

What can I say..............Anyone who is a beer bore (like me lol) has heard of Westvleteren 12 so... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
CambsAdamski
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  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
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“per person” (6 reviews)
“great beer” (4 reviews)
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Westvleteren, Vleteren, Belgium
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+32 57 40 03 77
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Re-visited this hallowed establishment almost exactly three years to the day after my prior visit, this time with the same friend I went with last time plus two Uruguayan pals who were very excited to join. The drive to the Abbey is enjoyable, and arrival...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

What can I say..............Anyone who is a beer bore (like me lol) has heard of Westvleteren 12 so we detoured on the way to Ypres to buy a case.We arrive at about 13.30 so the beer from the Abbey had not that long been delivered...More

2  Thank CambsAdamski
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We were lucky enough to be able to attend the afternoon prayer inside the abbey. This is not usually possible unless you know someone. On top of that, we were lucky enough to get through on their beer line and purchase two cases of the...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

My daughter loves the beer made here, so when we are in Belgium we stop off, I love the cafe attached and so does my husband, he likes the beer ice cream, I love the cheese and pate, you have to get here early to...More

1  Thank ElaineShaw62
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

when comes to beer, yeah Belgium is the kingdom of brewery. the location isn’t easily reached by public transportation. I’m not so sure if there is public transportation passing by the road of this location. but if you’re really beer lover, this brewery is a...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Beer for diehard beer geeks. The food reminds you that this is an abbey and sacrifices must be made, but the beers redeem the sins of the food and the service. If you're really lucky the store will be selling beer. Hot Tip: get in...More

3  Thank groupwww
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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Yes...this is a bucket list for any beer lover. This is the Mecca of Trappist beers: Achel, Chimay, Rochefort, Westmalle, Orval and of course the world famous 12 Westvleteren. Home of one of greatest tasty beverages in the world. Thou the abbey is closed to...More

4  Thank cjchristensen
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

If you like beer then this is worth a trip to try one of the rarest beers in the world. It is slightly difficult to find using GPS on bicycles, we cycled out from Ypres, although this is mainly due to a number of local...More

1  Thank Davetheaddick
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Achmed gave such good service, good recommendations and the food & drink was wonderful. A must if you're in the area & worth the trip if you're not.

Thank Mark V
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Great place with one of the best beers to try in Belgium, and buy at the little shop in the cafe. Superb food to accompany the beer - pate, cheese, beef pate and bread Worth the drive out there! At the shop you can buy...More

Thank Jenners13
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Mark B
18 May 2018|
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Response from CambsAdamski | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is anywhere to stay and I can't imagine any public transport as it's fairly remote.Sorry I can't be of more help
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subidajo
28 April 2016|
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Response from sam1976in | Reviewed this property |
We bought the beers from their CAFE - In De Vrede. No need to call. they will sell till stocks last. its 22.50 euros for pack of 6 Wesvleteren 12. maybe buying from the abbey is cheaper but no one has shared the abbey sales... More
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