Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) - Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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Reviews by ndolover:
4.95/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Bottle date: 26.09.11
Upon opening: gusher! I believed this affected the overall carbonation.
A: Creamy white head sits atop a brown colored beer with ruby highlights. Similar to coca cola.
S: malty backbone of fruit breads, redolent of figs, raisons, and banana. Some rum type sugar notes, with some citrus notes. No hop aroma to speak of
T: Upfront dark fruit: raisons, figs with banana showing through as it warms. Love the understated bread notes playing with the dark fruits.
M: Some alcohol notes, but not fusels. medium mouthfeel, low carbonation, and no real stringency
O: Complex, but very drinkable. Lots of different flavors that are well balanced. Best Dubbel I have ever had and I could drink a 6 pack if I wanted to crappie flop all over the place as the alcohol is quite high! Get this beer!
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2010 19:02:27 | More by ndolover
More User Reviews:
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
Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
99 out of 100 based on 1,588 ratings.