Put quite simply, this is one of the best beers you will ever try. An original recipe from when the brewery used to make the world famous Westvleteren beers, this black Quadruple is bristling with complex flavours all balanced perfectly with an elegance you would normally associate with a fine wine.
St. Bernardus brewery is located in Watou just 5 miles from the enigmatic Westvleteren Monastary. In the early 60's, a deal was reached for St. Bernardus to brew the beers of Westvleteren under licence. Although this agreement ended in the 90's, St. Bernardus' output is said to be the closest thing on the open market to the elusive Westvleteren beers and it is rumoured that they are the only ones still using the original yeast strain.
- Rate Beer - Best Brewers in the World, #22 2013