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

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1,565 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,565
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 1,166
Gots: 222 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
(Blue Cap)

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-03-2001)
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JoeMayo

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a very dark brown, approaching black at the center. A modest foamy cap forms, but dissipates to a rich sheet of bubbles after a few minutes, leaving splotchy lacing down the glass.

S- Complex and fruity. Dark frutis and cherries come through with a slight toasty aroma. A slight spiciness is detected as well.

T- Very well balanced. Malty, dark and rich. Toasty, bready notes come through with Belgian yeast and spice. Black cherries, fig, and plum come through without fighting for the lead, followed by a slight, but surprising hop bitterness. My only complaint is a slight booziness.

M- Very nutty texture with moderate carbonation.

D- Enjoyable and easy to drink. Perhaps this beer is somewhat overrated, but there is no argument that it is at least a really solid Dubbel.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2008 21:01:28 | More by JoeMayo
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Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
99 out of 100 based on 1,565 ratings.