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

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BA SCORE
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world-class

1,570 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,570
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 1,167
Gots: 225 | 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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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours mahogany with ruby, orange and brown showing up in the light, nice lace on the glass, tight white to off white head. Smells of alcohol, burnt sugar, dark cherry, apple, caramel, raisin, dark fruit, toffee. The nose on this is extremely complex and inviting. Taste is dark fruit, raisin, candy like sugar, apple, a very pronounced sharp warming alcohol is present upfront that pushes this along but isn't overpowering and a tannic presence in the finish. Mouthfeel is solid with a great weight and a subtle but present carbonation, very solid. Drinks really well, starts off as a slow sipper but as it opens up and warms it drinks much quicker, truly excellent stuff.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2011 03:19:53 | More by peensteen
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On the palate, it's just ever so much a disappointment. The body feels a little thin, and the metallic note comes to the fore. What's there is really excellent, a round, nutty sweetness with an herb-tinged bitterness.

One of the best aromas on a dubbel I've ever had, but not one I'd make a particular effort to seek out, and didn't love nearly as much as the quad or the pale.

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