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

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world-class

1,583 Ratings
THE BROS
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outstanding

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Ratings: 1,583
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 1,173
Gots: 228 | FT: 14
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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ViveLaChouffe

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes from a tasting in 10/08

Bottle ordered and consumed at In De Vrede, the abbey cafe.

Pours a murky brown topped with a creamy and thin ivory head. Leaves sheeting lace on the glass. Smells strongly of dark fruit, vanilla, oak and rich bready malt. Rum-soaked raisins and some squishy-ripe currant in the aroma too.

Just a hint of alcohol in the mouth but a lot more of that raisin and sweet bready maltiness. Yeasty.Prunes and currant, toffee and rich malt.Big and sweet body but still there is a very detectable evidence of persistent herbal hops in the finish.

It's lovely and warming as you drink it. Just as good as its big brother, just enough character to distinguish it from being Westy 12, Jr.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2010 20:04:48 | More by ViveLaChouffe
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Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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