Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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4.35/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
One of the 4-pack i got for my 23rd birthday. Served very slightly chilled in a Bodum Double-walled glass.
A - Pours an impeccably clean, almost jet black brown with a finger or two of airy yet resilient head.
S - Oaky dried fruit and brown sugar backed up by an alcohol haze and an almost peppermint note way in the back. Not a very strong aroma, but what i did get was pleasant.
T - Roasty bready malt, slight sugar/dried fruit sweetness, slight coffee bitterness, alcohol fairly upfront. It's not an overpowering drink, but subtle and complex, actively challenging you to slow down, sip, and savor.
M - Lighter than I thought, but oh so smooth and velvety on the palate, with surprisingly active carbonation, converging to make this ethereal, tingly mouthfeel that really elevates the experience.
D - It's like liquid velvet, even with the 8% ABV. Actively remind yourself to sip this one, because it's amazingly drinkable.
Overall - I'm starting to believe that Trappist Monks are proof of god existing. Seriously, this beer was a joy to drink, and for the first time in a long time, I'm sad now that my glass is empty. I want more. Oh god do I want more.
Serving type: bottle
11-08-2010 04:40:07 | More by DannyS
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