As previously mentioned, I was pondering whether £14 (plus p&p) was too much too spend on a bottle of Belgian beer. I hadn't come to any concusions, but on Friday night I was out with a friend of a relative of my girlfriend(!) and it turns out that he works in the brewing industry. I mention in passing Westvleteren to him.
"Oh yeah, me and some buddies drove out there last year and bought some. I've got some sitting at home, but I've been waiting to find someone who knows about before I get it out"
Looks like we'll be arranging a trip down to his in the New year!