Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,473 | Reviews: 754 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by bcostner1:
4.68/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
As with the Westy 12, thanks to Thijs Brabander for helping me to procure this amazing beer. I opened this beauty up for my 2nd wedding anniversary (felt that drinking a great "dubbel" was appropriate for this day).
A: Poured into a Trappist Westvleteren chalice. Heavy carbonation is apparent. 2 finger thick white head that dissipates relatively quickly. Rich, dark brown in appearance. Looks similar to the 12 in my opinion.
S: Delicious yeast and sweet, dark fruits predominate. Undertones of fresh baked bread. No hop aroma detected.
T: Amazing. Like the nose, heavy yeast (although not as heavy as the Westy 12) and dark fruits predominate. Sweet on the tongue. No hop bitterness. A little brown sugary/molasses ending. Delicious.
M: Easy drinker with only the 8% ABV. Love the yeasty sweet aftertaste. My only gripe, if I have one, is that I actually wish it had a little less carbonation.
Overall, this is by far my favorite dubbel. I haven't had many that didn't leave a lot of banana aftertaste. This one doesn't...and that's why I love it. Glad I have 2 more saved up for other special occasions. Truly an amazing beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-03-2011 22:51:12 | More by bcostner1
More User Reviews:
Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
100 out of 100 based on 1,473 ratings.