Westvleteren 12 is probably the most famous beer in the world. There has been a big hype around the Westvleteren 12 for many years now and people are willing to pay a lot of money to try one. BUT.....
when I was doing some research for this Blogpost I landed on Youtube. On Youtube I found many, many Westvleteren 12 reviews done by the various Beer-TV channels that are out there.
And they all had a common denominator
and this common denominator is that it seems to be very difficult for an foreign person to pronounce the name; Westvleteren 12 correctly. I am a native speaking Dutch and as we all know, Belgium and Dutch share the same language: Dutch (except for the French speaking part of Belgium ;-)
So how do you pronounce Westvleteren 12 correctly?
When I was skipping through the many Westvleteren 12 review videos on Youtube I noticed that the secondpart of the word Westvleteren is tongue twister...
They all had the firstpart correct (WEST)...but then you get many different versions off how to pronounce VLETEREN... And to behounst...It made me smile! This was just too funny! (In fact, I had to laugh so hard, that it made me cry...)
I want to help you guys out there doing the Westvleteren 12 reviews. Because I love your work and your shows and we are all here to promote the wonderful world of craft beer.
So, if you want to pronounce VLETEREN correctly, and you are an English / American speaking person... You should pronounce it like this
Just practice a few times and you are good to go!
When I was watching all these great Westvleteren 12 review videos I was thinking that it would be very nice to make a short compilation video of all the mispronunciations of "Westvleteren". So please enjoy the video and continue the good en important work of beerreviews!
And these are all the great beerreview channels that I have used in this compilation.
- Real Ale Craft Beer
- James Knott
- Beer Geek Nation
- Greg's Beer Reviews
- Louisiana Beer Reviews
- Albina Rhino Beer Reviews
- Chris Flannagan
- DJs BrewTube (2x)
- Snobby Beer!
- San Diego Beer Vlog
- Brew Review Crew
- Jay's Beer Review
- Scott White