Leave it to the monks at St Sixus Abbey to deliver a brew that has been voted on multiple occasions as the best in the world. As the proud folks at Westvleteren will tell you, Beer Advocate, Beer Pal, and Rate Beer are all in agreement that what’s happening out at the Westvleteren Brewery has resulted in the best beer, bar-none.
Each of Westvleteren’s creations are what you would call Belgian Trappist Ale, taking their cue from the creations of the Trappist order in La Trappe, France. Founded in 1838, the Abbey has been producing its most popular label – Westvleteren XII – since 1940. Along with Westvleteren VIII, XII is recommended among beer connoisseurs as a brew that grows better with age, thus you should be able to get maximum shelf life out of it. Not that any beer ever survives the night in my house.