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

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

1,633 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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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bigjohn

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-14-2012 16:53:55 | More by bigjohn
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Dellpepper123

Oregon

5/5  rDev +11.4%

If u can find it, buy it. Then, without hesitation, drink up.

09-01-2014 05:20:57 | More by Dellpepper123
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coffygrinder

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-10-2013 11:47:23 | More by coffygrinder
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-03-2014 05:01:17 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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UTCengOwl

Texas

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-16-2011 02:00:54 | More by UTCengOwl
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enelson

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-16-2011 15:44:18 | More by enelson
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Gregaroo

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-06-2014 22:02:44 | More by Gregaroo
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deldredge

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-16-2011 10:41:43 | More by deldredge
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-22-2012 17:52:57 | More by FreshmanPour77
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Harkrank

Sweden

5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-23-2011 21:10:46 | More by Harkrank
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hercondolences

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-12-2011 19:11:35 | More by hercondolences
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Rohkey

Michigan

5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-21-2013 03:10:39 | More by Rohkey
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doopiedoopiedoo

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-14-2011 15:15:59 | More by doopiedoopiedoo
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Ohmu

Sweden

5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-17-2011 10:52:05 | More by Ohmu
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dstc

Florida

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-15-2011 13:32:32 | More by dstc
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Kyleycoyote

Texas

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-01-2014 00:47:06 | More by Kyleycoyote
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FreshHawk

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.4%

A - Dark garnet mahogany with a deep amber hue on the edge. Huge, fluffy, creamy, thick, frothy, off-white head with amazing retention finally settling into a very thick and creamy lace.

S - Good amount of sweet, caramel, and slightly bready malt base. Dark and golden fruit on top of that with a lot of spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, some clove and allspice, amongst others). Wonderfully balanced and strong and enjoyable fruitiness.

T - Similar to the nose with a rich, sweet caramel and bready malt taste being pretty strong. Also a good amount of molasses, brown sugar, and dark candi sugar along with the spices. Fair amount of dark fruit and a bit of golden fruit (particularly apple). A touch of nuttiness is also present.

M - Medium to full body with a good amount of carbonation. Very smooth and creamy.

D - Very easy to drink. Flavors all work well and have a complex mixture. Extremely smooth and goes down easy. Alcohol is very well hidden.

Notes: Best before 30/09/12. Very good beer, and right at the same level as the 12. Very complex, malty beer. Very easy to drink, if only it was easier to get.

08-08-2010 05:40:17 | More by FreshHawk
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ridedammit

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-09-2011 20:54:57 | More by ridedammit
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Kikat2680

Texas

5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-18-2014 04:06:43 | More by Kikat2680
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msfoster77

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.4%

This beer was awesome. In my opinion this is better than the twelve.

Pours a dark brown with a red tinge. The head lingers and has great lacing.

The smell is complex, yeasty, and sweet with a little bit of booze. It is really quite a unique smell.

The taste is crazy complex. It is semisweet and bready, but the carbonation makes it lighter than you would think. It has a great mouth feel and it warms your whole body as you drink it.

This is an incredible beer. I have one stored away for a good day and I can't wait to drink it with a little age on it.

08-05-2011 19:41:46 | More by msfoster77
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DarthKostrizer

California

5/5  rDev +11.4%

Thanks to Ehammond1 for giving me this beer for a birthday present after I told him it was still the best beer I have ever had. Bottle dated 22.06.14

Look: Pours a beautiful coca cola brown with a 1/2 inch off white head and great retention

Smell: Great dark fruits nose. Plums and raisins with a touch of caramel and toffee

Taste: This is still to this day the most complex beer I have ever had. It starts off with just a fantastic party of dark fruits in your mouth. Figs and plums and raisins are all working together to form a perfect symphony on the palate. The beer then finishes with just the right amount of caramel toffee and tobacco

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium to mild carbonation and a bit sticky

Overall: This is hands down the best beer that has ever passed through these delicious lips of mine. If I could only drink this beer for the rest of my life I would be content and die a very happy man. Perfection in a glass

12-29-2011 21:10:26 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Biff_Tannen

Missouri

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-25-2014 02:50:33 | More by Biff_Tannen
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Zorro

California

5/5  rDev +11.4%

A VERY hard to find beer!

Pours a clear walnut brown colored brew with champagne like carbonation.

Smell is a Mozart symphony, tart yet strongly malty scent! Fruit flavors abound too, lots of apple, but grapes and cherries, lemon, Paw Paws, and pineapple!

Taste is as complex as the smell, or more complex. Mildly sweet with a complex mix of sugar flavors, like a gourmets caramel! Molasses, Brown sugar, apple juice, melon, and Maltose are in here. Fruit flavors are in this too, mostly apple but notes of plums and papaya, pineapples. Nutty flavors like Walnuts and Pecans, and almonds are in this too. The Spice layer has cinnamon and all spice as the main flavors, but not the only ones. Bit of black pepper bite and a hop bitterness in the finish. There are woody flavors in this too, mostly oak and cork.

Mouthfeel is full with champagne bubbles.

Drinkability is a masterpiece of a sipper’s brew! This cost $7 for one small bottle for a REASON!

07-16-2004 06:16:25 | More by Zorro
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splax23

Michigan

5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-14-2011 21:15:08 | More by splax23
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NatsnSkinsDC

Maryland

5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-03-2013 00:35:10 | More by NatsnSkinsDC
Trappist Westvleteren 8 (VIII) from Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
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