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

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world-class

1,633 Ratings
THE BROS
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outstanding

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Ratings: 1,633
Reviews: 764
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 1,197
Gots: 244 | FT: 15
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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ryanflc

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

08-12-2014 11:42:56 | More by ryanflc
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arcman001

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

08-12-2014 06:34:12 | More by arcman001
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ElJosharino

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

08-11-2014 23:32:56 | More by ElJosharino
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ktenneydenver

Colorado

4/5  rDev -10.9%

08-11-2014 18:28:16 | More by ktenneydenver
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TechBrew

New York

4/5  rDev -10.9%

08-11-2014 15:56:50 | More by TechBrew
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

08-08-2014 03:25:08 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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pcarney8

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

08-08-2014 00:53:03 | More by pcarney8
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

08-07-2014 02:57:59 | More by lupercmda
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

08-05-2014 17:05:09 | More by Walkerjgt
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Renobrew

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

08-05-2014 02:21:01 | More by Renobrew
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endovelico

Portugal

4.76/5  rDev +6%

Bold and firm, this mohoganny brew shows tremendous complexity and focus, with a warming full body supporting notes of raisins, caramel, grape, chocolate, coffee, fruit, yeast and God knows what else - No joke intended. The finish is long and expressive and overall the beer is abound with stand out features.

08-03-2014 18:23:29 | More by endovelico
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clay23

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

08-03-2014 13:55:52 | More by clay23
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AndyCowles75

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-01-2014 23:43:19 | More by AndyCowles75
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

08-01-2014 23:04:43 | More by jrfehon33
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6string

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

07-30-2014 20:58:37 | More by 6string
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -22%

07-30-2014 06:39:47 | More by facesnorth
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Danimal25

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

07-30-2014 04:02:14 | More by Danimal25
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BigBT

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-27-2014 20:48:41 | More by BigBT
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jakea

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

07-27-2014 13:05:45 | More by jakea
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Schlais

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -10.9%

07-26-2014 04:15:45 | More by Schlais
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PrinceDarren

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

07-25-2014 01:12:23 | More by Johnny_Danger
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Leschber

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

07-24-2014 23:51:16 | More by Leschber
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joshfullam

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

07-24-2014 19:19:20 | More by joshfullam
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Beer21

Florida

4/5  rDev -10.9%

07-24-2014 01:04:20 | More by Beer21
Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
99 out of 100 based on 1,633 ratings.