WHAT: Westmalle Dubbel Ale Rating : NNNN
WHERE: Westmalle, Belgium
WHY: Even though I think they're T-shirt-worthy, slogans like "All proceeds go to the monastery and works of benevolence" or "Made by or under the supervision of vegetarian Trappist monks" probably weren't crafted by the ad industry. Westmalle may be stuck peddling its beer by citing nothing more than its resonant and wonderfully balanced interplay of whole hops, barley and fruity yeasts. I give them another century, at best.
PRICE: 330 ml/$3.45
AVAILABILITY: At selected liquor stores (product #676965)