Can someone please explain it to me? The years to be subtracted from the best before date in order to get the bottling dates: Chimay Bleue -5 year marked in the bottle Chimay Rouge -3 Chimay Blanche -2 Westmalle Dubbel -2 Westmalle Trippel -3 Rochefort 6 -5 Rochefort 10, 8 -5 Westvleteren 12, 8 -3 Westvleteren 6 green -1 Achel Dubbel -1 Achel Trippel -2 Orval -5 bottling date marked On Chimay bottles in Europe they are not marking exact dates. Hi, thanks! Based on a long ageing and vertical tasting experience. Home Community Forums Beer Talk.
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Beer lovers go to great lengths for a bottle of Westvleteren
Monks have long played a part in brewing, with evidence dating back to the fifth century. But perhaps the first monks who come to mind when discussing brewing are the Trappists. Officially the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, the Trappists are a diverging order of the Cistercians, which were founded by three fellows in Dijon, France who would later be canonized as saints.
The brewery's three beers have acquired an international reputation for taste and quality; Westvleteren 12 is considered by some to be the best beer in the world. Trappist monks from the Mont des Cats monastery in France founded the St. Sixtus monastery in