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

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1,568 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,568
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 1,167
Gots: 223 | 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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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled, served in Cafe Gollem, Amsterdam

Pours with a dark brown body, burgandy hues, thick frothy tan head with good retention. Some yeasties floating around

Smell, strong and estery, full of dark dried fruits, plums too. Slight whiff of alcohol although its very refined, like a single malt whiskey only less.

Taste, smooth and dark malty caramel, honey and maple syrup. Raisins, toffee and some alcohol on the finish

:) Fantastic...i prefer this over the 12 actually

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2005 19:37:22 | More by cypressbob
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Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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