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

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

1,747 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,747
Reviews: 770
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 1,243
Gots: 274 | FT: 16
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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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served slightly chilled just below room temperature. Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

A: Amber or perhaps chest nut coloured liquid crowned by a white - beige head. Got som bubbles playing around.

S: Apricot, butter scotch, almond, chocolate and alcohol. It has some kind of smell that reminds me of the limestone church where I grew up.

T: Sweetness at first. Almonds, raw sugar, chocolate and syrup. The finish is bitter. It also have some fruity tastes to it, towards apricot.

M: Creamy yeat bubbely. A bit dry in the finish.

O: Very balanced and surprisingly easy to drink. An excellent beer but it lacks the big WOW that would make it a true titan among giants.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of jethrodium
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of totoropanda. Thanks Daniel. Pours a dark amber with small tan head that has decent retention and leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is fruity with raisin and plum, some caramel, and some light oxidation. The taste is mildly sweet with raisin plum, and a bit of caramel. The finish is slightly dry with a light bitterness. Medium body. Medium-low carbonation. Good. Like a slightly toned down version of Westy 12.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -22%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
99 out of 100 based on 1,747 ratings.