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

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

1,588 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,588
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 1,178
Gots: 230 | 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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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First review, so here goes...

Serving: Clean Three Philosopher's chalice. Bottle comes from a case of Westy (6, 8 and 12) purchased for Father's Day. Bottle was refrigerated prior to opening and allowed to warm to room temperature prior to enjoying.

Appearance: Robust dark brown ale with visible yeast and sediment throughout.

Smell: Incredible smell, so many different flavors mixing together.

Taste: Powerful taste, the alcohol is just under the surface but evident.

Mouthfeel: Clearly there is a party in my mouth and everyone's invited.

Drinkability: High alcohol inhibits session drinkability, but the brew is delicious (not as good as the 12, but close).

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2005 01:51:18 | More by akorsak
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PrinceDarren

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I initially tried this along with a Westvleteren 12 and a Rochefort 10.

Poured into a new belgium tulip to reveal a thick, foamy head. The aroma reveals some citrus notes. It is decent dubbel that is easy to drink, but doesn't exactly stand out.

I would struggle to identify this in a blind taste test against other belgian-style beers. I can't see any characteristics that explain what makes it unique. I have a feeling that I should not have tried it alongside the other two quads as they seemed to over power it a little.

Edit: Tried it again at Abbey St. Sixtus along with the 12 and the Blonde and this was my favorite of the three. Definitely better this time around. Loved it.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 03:03:39 | More by PrinceDarren
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Johnny_Danger

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

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Texas

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California

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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