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Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

1,767 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,767
Reviews: 773
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 1,259
Gots: 286 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-03-2001

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Photo of NT99
4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bobbypaulson
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PeakedInHighSchool
4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of greg4579
4.04/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of k47k
3.6/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tyecko
4.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gholmes
4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thewimperoo
4.34/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Svendozen
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding dubbel, I don't care if I was star struck by the Name. I loved it.

Photo of Petertauro
4.61/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jzeilinger
4.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Raison colored pour with a very thick, creamy toffee colored head.

S - Vanilla, dark fruit, dark candy sugar, and some cherries.

T - Sweet Belgian caramel, spice, light cloves, bready, yeasty, and with light cherry undertones.

M - Medium body, gentle carbonation, slightly sticky.

O - This was a pretty old bottle in review.

Photo of trevor_s
4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_chav
3.63/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TonyFrac
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of msumike89
4.51/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of weiserr
4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of d_brommer_nh
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Filabee
4.11/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drewaha
4.13/5  rDev -8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Can you say plum. 2012 bottle. Very smooth. Subtle carbonation. Very tasty. Sweet but not as cloying as other quads. Wish I had more.

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Givemebeer
4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Clownoisseur
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.85/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Murky reddish brown. Big off white head. Thick collar

Smell - Pecan nuttiness when it's cold. Much fruitier as it warms. Yeasty. Kinda phenolic.

Taste - Very yeasty up front. Nutty as the yeast dies down. Some brown caramel malt. Light chocolate. Finish is clove spiciness.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - Not a style I love, but it's really well made.

Photo of danlib21
4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
99 out of 100 based on 1,767 ratings.