When searching for how to figure out when Westvleteren beers were bottled based on the best before date printed on the cap I’m finding a lot of conflicting information. There’s quite a few very old forum threads from here and BA, as well as random beer blogs that seem to be quoting that same information. As there’s no info on their own website about it I thought it’d be good to have a more recent thread.
For 12 I’ve read that it’s either 5 years or 3 years prior to the date on the cap
For 8 - either 3 or 2 years
For Blond - either 3, 2 or just 1 year
Not sure where people got these different figures from, it seems logical that all three beers would have 3 year dates on but it would be nice to know for sure. Can anyone confirm?